J Et G Baumann

W. & J. Graham's

Aged 20 Years Tawny Port Blend

Liquid dessert! For me, the 20 year Tawnies are the sweet spot and always a special treat. I like the 20 years because you get the intense caramel, toffee, and hazelnut, but can still taste the fruit. Grahams always makes consistent Tawnies - the style leans towards full-bodied and opulent. This batch bottled in March 2018 with 111 g/L RS. Love! NV on March 16, 2020 — 2 months ago

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Weingut Josef Walter

Hundsrück Trocken Spätburgunder ,,J" 2015

Lyle Fass
9.7

I have been waiting to taste this wine for 4 years and it’s better than I imagined. Holee fuck. This is the best young Walter wine I’ve ever had. Blind anybody would say grand cru red burg. Easily up there with the top 5 German Pinots I’ve ever had. Just insane nose. It’s insane right off the bat. The nose is a spectrum. There is so much and its so fragrant and so detailed and so vivid and so so delicate. It’s the Pinot Noir experience from a top vineyard that nothing else can reproduce. Huge chestnut, fresh rotting leaves, orange rind, cherry flower, mid season cherry. Tons and tons of the most beautiful spice your nose gets lost. It’s so stunning. And I’ve only described maybe 1/3rd of the nose. There are accents of mint and menthol and also hints I’d very fine cigar. A new nuance and detail every time you stick your nose in the glass. The palate puts the G in Grand Cru. It’s totally seamless. Just this beautiful orb of Hundsruck that is blessing your palate. It’s opulent and sweet but also velvety and has the most velvety, melty, to die for tannins. Just perfect balance. I know Walter and I know this wine is only showing 10% as I’ve NEVER had a mature Hundsrück. The 11 and 12 are still too young. This is a mindboggljng wine that is so distinctive. No Pinot in the world acts like it smells like or taste like Walter’s Hundsrück. This is a masterpiece. This is Walter’s Seven Samurai. So elegant and deep wirh just an amazing finish that keeps on adding length and richness the more the wine aerates. This is a 9.7 right now. Any other producer we are at 9.8 now but this is Walter and air is this estates friend. A masterpiece and a new benchmark in German Pinot.

UPDATE: after 3 hours this is as transcendent as German Pinot gets. Just velvet. Amazing delicacy in this wine. A privilege to drink now at 3 hours. Waffling between 9.7 and 9.8.
— 7 months ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Blackberry, blueberry and an intense and richly packed aroma. This is a full bodied wine with heft. Glad I was turned on to this gem! @jesus g @Paul T @Martin G Rivard @TheSkip @Terri Walker @Jim Trobaugh — 3 years ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I always tasted the Malbec grape in this wine
Shawn R

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Nice pull @Rob Brobst III Great bottle wish I had more.
Rob Brobst III

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Humm.... now I have to open another bottle @Hugh O'Riordan thanks!!!😊😊😊😊😊

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Brut Rosé 2011

Shay A
9.5

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Third year in a row to hang out with
@jesus g as he pours some amazing Schramsberg and JDavies wines for us. One of the best hosts in the entire valley! If you find yourself in Napa, don’t miss out on doing a tasting with him!

This is spectacular. The cool vintage only strengthened this sparkler in its aging capability. Has everything you could want from a Rosé sparkler...bright red fruit accompanied by underripe mixed fruits like black cherries, hint of oxidation, potpourri, minerality, and a battle of tart and sweet notes on the finish. Great now, likely fantastic with a few years of age.
— 5 months ago

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Arden Barnett

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Hard to beat a J. Schram. Hope to catch up soon!
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I can’t wait for the april release of the 2011 j schram. It will be so much more bright and elegant. I walked past those stacks for 5 years now! Was great to hang out and catch up with you and the fam

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Davies Jamie's Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Mike R
9.5

@jesus g amazing wines and an awesome time - learned so much - you are good my friend

The Jamie is hook places - and quickly - such an incredible taste - I will drinking many more - smiles for everyone
— 2 years ago

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with jesus and S
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Shay A

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It’s always a good time to share great wine and sparkling wine with @jesus g ! They’ve got some killer stuff there.
S Lav

S Lav

Very nice place! @jesus g knows his wine
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@S Lav @Mike R thanks guys for taking the time to visit with me and taste our wines.

J. Christopher

Charlie's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002

Outtasite! Grateful to taste after G brought this along for 2nd night of bday celebrating in Kalamazoo. — 4 years ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2010

Shay A
9.4

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Third year in a row to hang out with
@jesus g as he pours some amazing Schramsberg and JDavies wines for us. One of the best hosts in the entire valley! If you find yourself in Napa, don’t miss out on doing a tasting with him!

When pouring next to the Reserve, this always shows a much more brighter and tightly coiled profile (as expected with BdB). I’ve found that I enjoy the Reserve younger and the JSchram older (as it starts to channel similar Reserve tasting notes with more age). Lemon confit, buttered fresh biscuit, sea spray and grilled aromatics. The acid is almost racy, yet it still is amazingly commanding in how it evolves with complexity.
— 5 months ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2009

Shay A
9.3

Day 4 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Another year, another insane meet up with
@jesus g ! We had the pleasure of hanging out with him twice this time, once at the Davies tasting room and a second time when he gave us an awesome private, VIP like experience at the Schramsberg caves!

This ‘09 JSchram, which is their more Blanc de Blanc style, is young bit delicious. Lemon bar, apple crisp, cashew, meringue and and just beginning to show some honeycomb/honeyed melon notes. I decided I like the JSchram with more age and enjoy the Reserve at a younger age.
— a year ago

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Château de Vaudieu

Admiral G. Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

Smooth and silky, great drop from Eri and J — 3 years ago

Château Margaux

Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

B
10

1983 Chateau Margaux bordeaux. Dinner at The G w J&L B and B&K K. Big wine dinner that ended with this bottle. We didn't decant this as it was a game-time decision to consume it, but it was still awesome! Definitely green, tight, and big when first poured, but opened up beautifully. K thought it was very good, but didn't "love" it. — 4 years ago

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