Le Grand Ballon

Grande River Vineyards

Cabernet Franc 2016

Excellent white wine blend - the classic Sauvignon blanc/Sémillon blend but made more full bodied with vanilla due to aging in oak barrels. Paired wonderfully with salmon. — 4 days ago

Allie Perkins
with Allie

Paul Bara

Grand Rosé Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Light pink with slight orange tints. Persistent precise perlage featuring tiny bubbles and creaminess. The nose is so alive and forward. Fresh strawberries, blood orange, and cranberries up top with apricots and floral notes playing back up. There’s a little touch of cinnamon along with crushed herbs and dried cherries.

This is a spectacular example of that magnificent Bouzy terroir. This is one of the best grower rosés I’ve tasted and the value is remarkable. 80% Pinot Noir with 12% of that vinified as Bouzy red wine. Aged 4 years on lees and disgorged on 05/17 with a dosage of 8 g/l. Really nice acidity with a little tartness. Elegance and refinement all day long.

Sunny and delightful on the palate. The red berries shine with more herbs and purple flowers. Caramel and warm spice. Toasty biscuits and citrus on the long finish. A no brainer of a bottle to say the least.
— 17 days ago

Ira, Jody and 6 others liked this

Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss

Kastelberg Grand Cru Riesling 2016

Пиздец. Сливочное масло, но при этом яркая крутая кислотность, фрукты — 5 days ago

Mike, Alex and 2 others liked this

Clos Labarde

St. Émilion Grand Cru 2016

Dark red purple. Abundant nose of cedar and black raspberry. Medium full palate yields black raspberry, dried plum (not prune), red licorice, light graphite. Juicy medium plus acidity. Medium plus tannins. Medium finish. Classic French food wine that’s ready for lighter cuts of beef and hearty Sud-Ouest stews (drop a cup or so in the stew to make your own Julia Childs moment!). Drink now through 2026. — 2 days ago

Daniel, Ron and 3 others liked this

Domaine Henri Boillot

Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

Closed wine, incredible debt, wood not fully integrated, white peaches. Lots of acidity. Don’t drink now. — 5 days ago

Brecht, Peter and 2 others liked this

Henri Jayer

Échezéaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1998

Henri et Georges Jayer Echezeaux 1998. Vines owned by Henri’s brother Georges. 2X with this wine. Richer and fuller in body(than the Jayer Cros Parantoux 1998 drunk alongside) and became silkier, more savory, and more elegant with time in decanter. Arguably not at apogee, although drinking fantastically now. — 8 days ago

Josh, Aravind and 7 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Suisun Valley Grand Durif 2018

Wonderful Petite Syrah based wine. BIG and powerful but elegant at the same time! Ripe blue/black fruit aromas and flavors. Nose has touches of lilac and chocolate. Hints of vanilla, milk chocolate and toasty oak come through on the long finish. Deep Maroon/Purple color. Underrated varietal and love the fact that the Caymus Team refers to the grape this wine was made from under its traditional name of Duriff. — 9 days ago

Ericsson, Daniel and 11 others liked this

Domaine de l'Enclos

Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2018

Nose has crushed flint, burnt match, lime zest, dry oak firewood, spiced apple, dried white flowers, dry chalk, warming beeswax and white pear.

Palate has salted orange slice, chamomile tea, tangerine peel, sliced almond, white mushroom, wet sandstone, perfect acidity with a beautiful finish. Decanted 1H.

This is a stunning wine with an acquired price ~$60; We definitely did not buy enough, this should have been a case buy!
— 4 days ago

Lyle, Dawn and 23 others liked this

Southold Farm + Cellar

Grand Gestures Viognier 2020

Growing on men with each sip tbh. The (pleasing) salinity overwhelms the fruit for me in the end, though — 2 days ago

Dawn, Josh and 4 others liked this

Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2011

IMO, MG makes one of the absolute best Clos Vougeot’s. This one drank very youthful and primary but all the material is there for this to be a fantastic bottle down the road. It showed much more producer and vineyard than it did the vintage. There was none of the overt greenness that you can often get with 2011’s. Along with Rousseau, Dujac and Tremblay, MG’s 2011’s are very impressive.

After an initial shyness it does reveal itself after a multi hour decant and begins to waft from the glass with aromas of dark fruit, florals and spices. On the palate it’s deep, elegant and pure with fine grained tannins, excellent focus and delineation. But you can tell it wishes to resume its slumber. It often went back and forth from showing great fruit expression to then aromas of woodsmoke and savory herbs. But the herbal qualities are not at all off putting and just add to complexity. I would love to check in on this again with more bottle age. It is clear that it will have a lot to offer those with more patience than me.
— 7 days ago

Ira, Billy and 2 others liked this