Toscana Merlot 2009

Beautiful. Dark fruit and luxurious mid pallet. Finish is wonderful. Alcohol at 15% but still in balance with fruit. — 24 days ago

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Sinning Beauty Montefalco Sagrantino 2008

Loved this wine. So much to unpack - firm tannins, plush textures, wide range of scents on the bouquet. Really fun wine and incredibly well made. Like a mix between Masseto and a not too sweet Valpo or Amarone — 10 months ago

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

This was much more open than the Masseto showing a beautiful nose of fruits & spice. — a year 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... — 2 years ago


Massetino Toscana IGT Cabernet Franc Merlot 2017

Massetino 2017 Second wine of Masseto — 2 months ago

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Ridge Vineyards

40th Anniversary Vintage Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Merlot heavy. Nose like masseto voluptuous cherries and chocolate. Sexy as hell seamless and still needed an hour or two to open. — 10 months ago

Blankiet Estate

Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Shay A

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

You know you are living right when this wine is probably number five out of five reds on the table. Sounds like a slight, but with two old vintages of Insignia, older Masseto, and older Haut Brion, that’s stiff competition. Compared to those other four reds, there was more sweet fruit here. Dark fruit has softened to more of a black cherry medley, but the red fruit is still nicely tart and youthful. I picked up licorice and juicy blackberries here, both of which took me to South America for my guess. Not much herbal or secondary notes here...impressive fruit at 17yrs.
— a year ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Tasted blind and out of a magnum vs the last experience of 5 months ago where this one was tasted from 750. This experience was definitely better and I would say two solid points higher than the February experience. 5th of five red wines in a blind lineup. However, I think if this one was poured out of a 750 it would have shown more age than the vintage suggested. Tasted very similar to the Phelps 01 Insignia out of 750. But those two could not compare to the 97 Insignia, 98 Haut Brion, and 97 Ornellaia Masseto. If served on a table of its own, no one would be disappointed or complain. But this was in a lineup of dynamite reds and was not in contention for the medal stand!

Poggio Foco

San Giusto il Vino Che Non Cè Maremma Toscana Merlot

Brilliant. Loved it. masseto- look out. And — 5 months ago

David Stein
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David Stein

David Stein

Wow. That’s a large statement! Can’t wait to try
Bruce Leboff

Bruce Leboff

Deal. One bottle left.

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Wow, what a night!! The Diamond Creek trifecta (Red Rock, Gravelly Meadow and Volcanic Hill) and Masseto. Oh my. They are all great! Masseto has to be one of the strongest Merlot’s made. The Red Rock Diamond Creek is a such a strong expression of terroir with a strong iron minerality. The Gravelly and Volcanic are much softer and approachable. Much like trying to pick between your kids! — a year ago

Jerry Sax
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Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 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 years ago

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