J. Calvet

J. Lassalle

Preference Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend

This is a sku made just for Whole Foods. Though it doesn’t specify, I’m nearly certain it’s their Cuvée Preference with a custom sticker. Equally good and severely underpriced on sale- $29 for Premiere Cru growers Champagne. Kermit Lynch import.

Pale rose gold with a greenish tint. Ubiquitous. Autolytic, red fruits, citrus, orchard fruits, plenty of minerals. Lemon, crusty bread, chalky limestone, and fresh red cherries. Stylish. Bold. Elegant.

Keep your eye out for the next sale.
— 14 days ago

Severn, Hugh and 16 others liked this
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

Thanks @Dawn E. ! Means a lot ! 😀
Manny Abascal

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Great article Ely. Thanks for sharing it.

W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1985

Shay A
9.2

Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.

This was really faded and light in appearance. Lot of sediment. I guessed late ‘70s/early ‘80s port. More guessed early ‘70s. It tasted older than it was, actually. Old graham cracker, cocoa dusted dates, licorice and old, candied blackberries. Dusty.
— 11 days ago

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J. Brix

Limestone + Schist Rorick Heritage Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Dry, citrus, no butter, — a day ago

P, Sharon and 9 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Calvet & Co Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Paul K
9.1

Nose is cedar, herb, and leather. Medium body. Raspberry, red currant, and dark chocolate with really nice tannin throughout. Long finish is currant and cranberry. This wine is delicate. Overpowered by aged Gouda. Drink with Brie and French bread.
I pulled a classic and was just a bit disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, still great, but for the anticipation... I have one more bottle that I’ll wait a long time and hope there’s a big payoff.
Interesting note, the 2013 Heitz Cellar in the background was remarkably similar in fruit, weight, and profile. 1/3 the price and I’m giving it a 92.
— 16 days ago

Mark, Vanessa and 13 others liked this

J. Lassalle

Special Club Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2008

Guys night out at The Tasting Room.
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Dough/yeast, nougat, burnt caramel, and mocha. Pretty darn complex and rich, yet agile and light on its feet.
— 12 days ago

Shay, Anthony and 24 others liked this
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

really good Champagne house. Try their Cuvée Angeline.
Ryan Vento

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@Alan Weinberg I’ll keep an eye out for it, thanks for the recommendation.

J. Vignier

Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Very drinkable Grand Cru Champagne by woman vigneronne (Nathalie Vignier), well balanced fruit and minerality, served at ladies’ book club in the Back Bay, Boston — 5 days ago

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J. V. Fleury

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Light nose of blueberries, currants, plums, oak, licorice, spices, espresso, red candy, cola, vegetables, leather, earth, black tea and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, tobacco leaf, vegetables, vinaigrette, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and black pepper.

Long tangy finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a young Syrah from Northern Rhône. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Good by itself or with food. Better after 2 hours of airtime when it shows the tannins.

Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years of additional bottle time.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it was really good with Brie cheese.

100% Syrah grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.
— 5 days ago

Douglas, Dick and 21 others liked this

J. Lohr

Estates Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Gorgeous, rusty deep red color. Gorgeous legs. Deep dark fruit on the nose - black currant, cherry and a hint of vanilla. Silky smooth with a tiny bit of spice on the finish. Delicious! — 3 days ago

J. Charpentier

Millésime Brut Champagne 2008

Loads of bubbles, slutty brioche aroma though more lemony on palate. Notes of baked bread and good persistence keeps the lips coming back. Yummy! — 8 days ago