J. Lassalle

J. Lassalle

Preference Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend

Warm sour dough bread dipped in fresh squeezed apple juice. Uncomplicated, but utterly delicious. — 3 days ago

Mandi, Aaron and 7 others liked this

J. A. Balistreri Vineyards

American Carignan 2018

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of cherries, raspberries, fresh strawberries, spices, light wood, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead, black pepper and earth.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, citrus, pomegranates, tobacco, light wood, earth, herbs, spices, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

Here is another interesting wine from Colorado. Showing a great nose, although still young. Tangy and elegant with a nice mouthfeel, and nice complexity. Alcohol is already nicely integrated.

I let it open up for an hour in a decanter. Has potential to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

A very nice food wine that needs a few years to mature and come to its own. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Grapes actually come from Amador County in California, and are hand-picked and fermented on their own yeast. Aged in American Oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$38.
— a day ago

Eric, Ira and 11 others liked this

J. Brix

Rougarou McCormick Ranch Vineyard Carignan 2018

Cloudy magenta in the glass, there’s a unique fruit profile here... intense nose of pomegranate, cranberry, and crunchy underripe fruit. There’s also an unusual funk here - not barnyard or earth, but an almost cheesy or buttermilk thing. Low tannin, high acid, decent length. Wife hated it, and I get why... I loved it with a slight chill! — 25 days ago

Jay, Neil and 5 others liked this

J. Lassalle

Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend

Nice almond and lemon, tiny but aggressive bubbles. Fairly acidic. — 18 hours ago

Weingut Josef Walter

Hundsrück Trocken Spätburgunder ,,J" 2012

Lyle Fass
9.5

Stunning nose. Mulch, sour and red cherries. Huge mint and menthol. Enormously complex. Tree bark, wood shavings, gorgeous minerality and earth. A divine perfume. Palate is so balanced, so fresh and so pure. Stunning juiciness and purity. But seems to be holding back as Walter always needs mega mega air. Incredible texture and just barely there sweetness and terrific purity. So complex and complete. An amalgam of early and mid season cherries. So juicy. So long. Energetic and mineral. Just a stunner. Concentrated, sappy and structured. Grand Cru all the way. Amazing wine. — 20 days ago

Severn, Glory and 9 others liked this

J. Brix

The Augur Kick On Ranch Vineyard Riesling 2013

JKT
9.1

Excellent new world dry Riesling as noted in ‘17. Perhaps even better three years on. Opened for Bob Marie family’s visit to send Anna on to college. Only had three bottles so hopefully one more. — 16 hours ago

J. Brix

Nomine Amoris Santa Maria Valley Pinot Gris 2019

Deep cloudy pink / orange color and very balanced. I didn’t expect to like this level of “orange” in a wine, but it was pure watermelon juice. Lifted, pretty aromatics. Another wonderful, refreshing, and super-drinkable J. Brix wine. — a day ago

Neil, David and 4 others liked this

J. Christopher

Lumière Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2012

David T
9.3

Perfect timing for a first bottle.

Spiced mixed, red, dark, blueberry wine candy.

More thoughts later.
— 10 days ago

Josh, Shay and 24 others liked this

J. Brix

Cobolorum Kick On Ranch Petillant Naturel Santa Barbara County Riesling 2019

think most of the bubbles went down the drain (with about a third of the wine) but nonetheless pleasantly odd Riesling? with some tropicalia and some tooth. kudos to the bottler for the instructions tied around the neck. — a day ago

Jess Paley
with Jess
Josh liked this

J. Mourat

J. Mourat Val de Loire Collection 2019

Solid Rose. Pair with anything or alone. Salmon color. Notes of fruit on nose and taste. — 4 days ago

Paul liked this