Graham Beck

Montebruno

Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Love it! Incredible balance of fruity pear and mineral. Nice funk and depth from the skin contact. Dry. — a month ago

Joseph Landron

Atmosphères Méthode Traditionnelle Folle Blanche Pinot Noir

Graham crust and hibiscus on the nose. White pepper, viennoiseries, lemon curd, and a bit of rhubarb. — 9 days ago

Dow's

Silver Jubilee Vintage Port 1977

David T
9.3

Allen Brothers Lava Cakes/Soufflé & 1977 Port. Pinch me!

Whenever I have wine this old, I always ask the people I share it with, what were you doing in 1977?

The beautiful thing about really old Port is how it softens all the edges & the elevated ABV. Smooth as silk.

This was a 375ml and farther along than a 750ml. The color was more Tawny than Port at this point. Wine on the leaner side. The fruits were; Thompson raisins, dates, figs, prunes, and some dried blackberries. Caramel, molasses, melted brown sugar, Cognac & Brandy presence, subtle wood shaving, nuts, butterscotch, graham cracker, dark withering flowers with beautiful acidity. The long finish was; rich, polished, well balanced, smooth and persistent for minerals.

If we had gone out for this dinner, it would have been $2500 plus tip & it wouldn’t have been this good which, is why we choose to cook rather than go out.

Cheese Course $25 pp
Salad $18 pp
Allen Brothers 6oz Ribcap $85 pp
Carrots $9 pp
Crispy Potato Wedges $12 pp
Soufflé $20 pp
Launois "Veuve Clemence" Brut Blanc de Blancs N/V Champagne $150
Glass of 2017 Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc $25 pp
2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Rose $75
1967 Bertani Valpolicella Amarone $625
2003 Chateau Lascombes $325
1977 Dow Port 375ml $275
Glass of Ruinart N/V Rose $35 pp
$2591 plus tax and gratuity
7 Hour Dinner

Nor would the music & ambiance been as good.

Interesting exercise penciling it all out.

Photos of; the boats used to transport Port from Douro to Oporto called a “Barcas”, grape stomping in a Lagare and our Allen Brothers Lava Cake/Soufflé.
— 10 days ago

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You had a nice evening. Beautiful described 👍
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I chose not to do the math on many evenings...
In '77 I was soiling cloth diapers.

Folk Machine

Parts And Labor California Red Blend 2018

Bright, tart fruit - cherry and pomegranates - a touch of graham, pepper, and anise. Fun California red. — 8 days ago

Champagne Moussé Fils

L'Or d'Eugène Perpetuelle Champagne Blanc de Noir

David T
9.2

The nose reveals; bruised red, golden & hints green apple, pear, dried pineapple, coconut shavings, cream, pie crust, vanillin, touch yeastiness, sea spray, fine chalkiness, limestone, volcanics, soft white spice, camomile, spring flowers & jasmine.

Mousse is in the name for a reason. The mouthfeel is the first thing that grabs you. Cotton mousse presence. The body is full. Bruised red, golden & hints green apple, pear. dried pineapple, coconut shaving, cream, pie crust, graham crackers, vanillin, touch yeastiness, sea spray, fine chalkiness, limestone, volcanics, strong sense of heat & bite on the white spice, camomile, spring flowers & jasmine. The acidity is round, crisp & lively. The finish is smartly polished;rich, lush, nicely knitted & balanced and long sets in endless grippy minerality & spice.

This will benefit nicely with another 2-5 years in bottle.
— 18 days ago

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Mmm mouse.

Owen Roe

Crawford-Beck Vineyard Pinot Gris 2018

Very fruit forward on the nose and palate with ripe peaches, but also almond notes, reminding me of a fino sherry. A bigger body making it rounder on the palate, with medium low acid that lingers a bit. #gotm2020 — a month ago

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Weingut Beck

Blaufränkisch

Lovely high acidity red. Hibiscus, plum, real minerality even with clear red fruit. Extremely light on the tongue, nothing weighs this down. — a month ago

Graham Beck

Méthode Cap Classique Brut Rosé

Surprise of the night. Nothing cloying but red fruit undertones. Mostly just a nicely balanced and pleasing bubbly. — 2 months ago

Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Deep gold verging on amber. Sweet vanilla, a healthy dose of coconut, Xmas spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice..., Graham cracker, butter cookie, passion fruit candy, lemon candy, honey, saffron, VA- geranium, creme brûlée, caramel, gravelly minerality, forest floor. High acid and long finish. — a month ago

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