Toscana Merlot 2013

Woo wee woo waa.. very nice! ( in your best Borat voice). I understand it’s too young but this was awesome. I have never had this and was expecting a tannic bomb- like the Pahlmeyer merlot I had the other day- instead- silk. The acidity is a touch high but this wine is perfectly balanced with rich fruit and chocolate. I have no idea if it is a 9.8 or 10.0 but is one awesome wine! — 11 days ago

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Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2004

Easily the best Super Tuscan I’ve ever had (Smokes 02 Masseto) — a year ago

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The Mascot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

@hwharlan, truly delicious wine. I may be naive or silly: tried this twice, don't know the blend. However; in my mind's heart this reminds me of a great Masseto. Very nicely done!! — 3 years ago

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Sanjay Sadhu

Sanjay Sadhu

My favorite. A younger version for sure!
Juan Menendez

Juan Menendez

@Sanjay Sadhu i used to hit a restaurant in Tokyo where a customer and I went through about a case and a half of perfectly aged Masseto. The prices were unbelievably low. On one trip I went there 4 nights in a row just for the wine.

Château Rayas

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 1995

Bday wines. Fun night. 1995 Rayas right in prime drinking window. Roulot was WOTN for some. My fave was the 2015 Masseto. No apologies for drinking this so young as it’s incredible. Have a few laid down to see how it evolves. — 2 months ago

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Hundred Acre Vineyard

Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Nic Z

Ink purple. Beautiful, extraordinary nose of creme de cassis and graphite. Full bodied, reminded me of a good Masseto. Totally drinkable now — a year ago

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Richebourg Pinot Noir 2004

Are you crazy??? Who opens this after 6-7 others....well we did and it was beautiful. I just couldn't bear to see Masseto 2012 opened so we suffered with this instead. A fantastic wine. Incredible. — 2 years ago

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That would've been the first thing I opened. @Rob Sternthal

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 1989


1989 Vega Sicilia Unica Ribera Del Duero Temperanillo. Drank w B&K K at Alimento. Gorgeous wine. Drank like a burgundy. Smooth, light red color, and smooth finish. Glad we drank this instead of waiting. Went flat after a couple of hours and didn't quite go the distance the way the 1997 Masseto did. Tremendous wine though. — 3 years ago

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Dominio de Pingus

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2003

One of the most stunning & beautiful wines I've ever enjoyed, and I've tasted many of the worlds best wines over last 30 years. A 1966 Leoville Las Cases is a close #2, a 1982 Mouton Rothchild, 1989 Pinchon- Longueville, 1997 Masseto, 1997 Insignia, 1997 Dominus, 2001 Termanthia, 2003 Clos de Papes... — 5 months ago

Fattoria Petrolo

Galatrona Merlot 2012

I don't care what Sideways said, I love Merlot. Right Bank at heart. And it's done well in Tuscany too (hello, Masseto). Petrolo's top wine Galatrona from 2012 is a ripe Merlot. Mocha, cherries and spice come together deliciously. We enjoyed this wine at a terrific Japanese steakhouse in Williamsburg called Salt + Charcoal. Fatty, salty, juicy red meat with a big Merlot... kampai! indeed. — a year ago

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Right on, great stuff. I'm sitting on some 2004's on this one.

Castello di Ama

Vigna l'Apparita Toscana IGT Merlot 2009

Known for their Chianti, this Castello di Ama Merlot was super elegant, balanced, and incredibly food-friendly with only 13.5% ABV. What California Merlot should aspire to be and actually would give a run for the money to Masseto, at about 1/4 the price. — 3 years ago

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