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J. B. Becker

Wallufer Walkenberg Spätlese trocken Riesling 2018

My first JB Becker wine
Day 1 Served 2-3 glasses with the Vinloq Wine System and let it breathe in the glass for ~90 mins
Nose- Lemons and mint with a mineral backdrop
Taste- Minerality complements the lemongrass, mint, and lemon citrus notes. There is a candied aspect to the fruits suggesting tropical fruit. The salty minerality makes this refreshing.

Stored the bottle in the fridge under Vinloq Preservation Gas

Day 16 Finished the bottle and it seemed unchanged. There were the same lemon and citrus notes and that rocky minerality was still present
This seems like it would shine with a decade + cellar time and I plan to bury my remaining bottles at least that long
— 2 years ago

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Ron R

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You’re drinking some stuff that I’m not familiar with. Nice one!
Severn Goodwin

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The Becker stuff is great, will be very long lived. I've enjoyed late 80's + early 90's stuff, still drinking young.
Brent Young

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@Severn Goodwin I believe you. These seem to flourish with bottle age. Just finished a 98 Spatelse trocken that I will post soon. Fantastic! Would love to try some of the 80’s and early 90’s 🥂

Screaming Eagle

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1994


1994 Screaming Eagle. Dinner w J&L B and D&M H while staying with D&M in Santa Ynez. Opened and waited about an hour. Decanted right before serving. Tons of jammy dark fruit. Opened more in the glass. JB mentioned full palate and balance. Great finish. Preferred this to ‘91 Dominus once this opened up. — 4 years ago

JB Neufeld

Two Blondes Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Really nice. Most approachable out of their other Cabs. — 5 years ago

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003

Happy New Year! JG says coffee and caramel. JB says butterscotch. Drink now or hold for...ever? — 3 years ago

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Marc Strauss

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Wow bigggg baller

JB Neufeld

Artz Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Some of the best QPR from WA. Get some before you can’t find it anymore. Holds up amazing over time. — 4 years ago

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Joh. Bapt. Schäfer

Goldloch Riesling 2017

This was my favourite in a very interesting blind tasting involving 17' rieslings from 4 different German regions - Nahe, Rheinhessen, Rheingau, and Pfalz. The wines were hauntingly similar at the start, but started to reveal themselves when left to their own devices. The tasting reinforced my belief that German rieslings best show their terrior aged or post-ferment, unsulphured and straight from the tank/barrel.

Regardless, I kept coming back to this wine. It was perhaps the most open of the lot. I guess the vineyard does help here, given the typical opulence of Goldloch - something I picked up while helping Caroline at Diel. The nose definitely shows some ripeness, with apricots and quince dominating, but pulled back with aromas of fresh herbs. The palate's fleshy and salty, with some spicy intrigue, oily texture, and a driven acidity. It's so drinkable at the moment.

NB: I think I need to pay a little more attention to JB Schafer after this. I gotta admit, I might have gravitated towards the Wagner-Stempel if it wasn't a blind. JB Schafer doesn't have the rep yet, espeically given how little their kabi sold for in the last VDP auctions, but I reckon riesling drinkers will be caught off guard in the future if this winery continues in this trajectory.
— 5 years ago

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JB Neufeld

Old Goat Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Absolutely delicious at this age. Rich/Bold/Elegant all at the same time. Perfect balance. — 3 years ago

Jack Safar
with Jack

Château du Cèdre (Verhaeghe et Fils)

Cèdre Heritage Cahors Malbec

Drinked at Geja’s Cafe (fondue) by sugestiona of sommelier (Jason Ballard “JB”) — 4 years ago

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend


1991 Dominus. Dinner with J&L B and D&M H, while staying with D&M in Santa Ynez. Opened and decanted right before serving. Loved it. Drinking beautifully. Still had some fruit in it but well balanced and some good earthy qualities. JB and I preferred this to the ‘94 Screaming Eagle we drank afterwards. — 4 years ago

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Cellier du Rhône

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2017

Hookah bar - new haven with ally brian and jb — 5 years ago