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Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Started the night with the 2018. This year also had scents of walnuts, boysenberry and a bit of barnyard, but extended into cigar smoke. The texture and color were both excellent and the flavors were full bodied spanning from boysenberry, through leather, into seared steak, but also had cigar/tobacco. Enjoyed by all. — a month ago

Scott, Jay and 2 others liked this

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

K L
9.4

Treat. Forgot how good this wine is. Balanced. Early clay. MD loved. Should bring it into the rotation. — 5 months ago

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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

2000 vintage. Decanted and tasted over the course of 1.5 hours. Expected amount of sed. Chunky, unresolved nose. Medium body. Still too youthful. Would try to give it another 7-10 years if possible. Initial tree branches/greenery dipping into morning fresh water morphed into classic graphite/lead pencil after 45 mins in the decanter. There was a slight metallic streak on the finish that appeared about 20 minutes in and still hadn't dissipated after 1.5 hours. More nimble than the og bad boys from this estate ('86, '88, '89, '90) and a bit less weighty. Mostly positives along with a few (mostly) minor quibblings. A ways to go, tho, before hitting the summit this estate established four decades ago. 9.24.23. — 5 months ago

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La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2016

Very good. Zachys. Into super full bodied but interesting and smooth — 2 months ago

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

2005 vintage. Decanted and tasted immediately and through 3 hours. Great fill/appropriate aging cork. Medium sed. Noticeably dark color. Any trace of the usual Cos baby fat for the first decade+ after release long gone geek. Interesting. This was a lean, mean, street-fighting machine with "minerality" to spare. Intense. Compact. Unsure if it will continue to menace in the next decade of life or retreat into a reclusive, "turtling" period. Best guess? Street-fighter par excellence. Regardless of taking the high or low road, it's not devolving into a drink 'em if you got 'em any time soon scenario. Thanksgiving 11.23.23. — 3 months ago

Ted, Severn and 17 others liked this

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Ron R
9.4

This is high up on the totem pole, and it shows on all senses. The nose is complicated and dense, which then leads into a rich variety of notes such as tobacco, cedar, coffee and cherries. While it seems to have already evolved into its drinking window, powerful tannins and good acidity provide the hallmarks of a wine that will hold its own for a long time. — 5 months ago

Timothy, Anna and 39 others liked this
Jody Scharf

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looks great out of my price range...maybe if said individual would invite 🤔 me over....
Ron R

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@Jody Scharf, suggest a date, please. Pizza in NY???
Jody Scharf

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I'm retired, wait Ron, I thought you live in NJ, if so that's me also, as far as date? I checked my calendar I'm available anytime this year, next year and 2025. 2026 is tight though.

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Popped and poured; enjoyed over a 24-hour period with very little evolution. No formal notes. Enjoyed alongside the 2015. Tonight, the 2019 showed brighter and almost exercised some restraint. Definitely still showing signs of its youth and a more proportional mix of red and black bramble fruit when compared to the 2015 which was more black in profile. Balanced and endowed with great structure; acid showing particularly well. Better after 2025 but I wouldn’t at all be surprised to see myself enjoying this late into the 2030’s. — 3 months ago

Paul, Ira and 6 others liked this

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2006

David T
9.4

Happy Anniversary Sofia. I miss you honey and will forever! Cortona calling. Cheers! 🍾🥂

I had this a few years ago and thought this needed another 3-4…apparently wasn’t wrong. Not as stellar as the 07. Starting come into its own. Golden apple, green apple, lime pulp, tropical melon, just ripe pineapple, ripe pear, vanillin, caramel, cream, sea spray, alluvial limestone minerals, beautiful mid grain chalkiness, brioche, baguette crust, nice, soft yeastiness, jasmine, yellow lilies, really nice acidity, well structured, balanced, delicious finish that lasts two-minutes. 🌹
— 5 months ago

Shay, Paul and 19 others liked this

Gérard Bertrand

Diving Into Hampton Water Rosé Blend 2021

Crisp french rosé, slightly acidic, very light fruit, strong minerality — 7 months ago

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1997

Vintage 1997. It’s the most complex wine I’ve had to date. Opened at noon. Put into a filter aerator around 7 and served to me at 9. Wonderful. Tobacco, leather, smoke, and later changing to oxidized apple. So good. — 7 months ago