Domaine Tortochot

Morey St. Denis Pinot Noir 2013

Dark. Fierce and concentrated. Blackcherry, cough drops, molasses. Lifted by a significant hit of volatile acidity, but it all works. 2013 is a top-rate year in Cote de Nuits areas unaffected by hail. #moreysaintdenis #pinotnoir #burgundy — 13 days ago

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V. Sattui Winery

Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

Mulled and grilled dark fruit nose with charred fruit notes. Big dark fruit forward on the palate transitioning to molasses and caramel. A medium acid finish with the molasses lingering. It can use decanting to open up. Like most Zins, this wine cries out for a food pairing, and is too fruity for my tastes as a stand-alone sipping red. — 24 days ago


Padrone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Paired this with a Prime Flank Steak with a side of molasses and balsamic roasted Brussels Sprouts. Sigs best of the best and it shows. Completely integrated, warm Kashmir nose. Soft supple in texture, not a fruit bomb. Layers of back licorice, sweet black fruit and touch of smoke. Oak is in the background setting up a slightly soft finish. Overall, a great showing. — a month ago

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Eric Shanks

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I guess I teed that one up pretty good 😂
Mike R

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum lmao and trust me the man not only drinks well eats well and burns it off - a true stud @Shawn R


Prime flank? I wonder how that’s graded. Flank hardly has any fat.

Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Blackberries, oak, molasses, and subtle menthol - dynamic structure and well-balanced. — 12 days ago

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The Emerald Pool Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah 2006

Comes from a single block of the Alder Springs vineyard. 16% alcohol! Vinous called it “feral” which is a pretty accurate descriptor. The most concentrated Pax I have ever had. Massive black fruit, pepper, raw bacon and dark molasses. Very complex with a 30 second finish. Awesome stuff! Especially for $40 from the Old and Rare section of K&L. Glad I bought a couple. Loads of time left. — 24 days ago

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Galante Vineyards

Blackjack Pasture Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

I have been drinking 2003 Blackjack cabs for a dozen years. I love the black pepper, leather, tobacco and dark fruit. 15 years may be the beginning of the backside of the apex. The brash dark fruit is somewhat muted, with caramel and molasses starting to replace the blackberry and plum. Still, this is a great wine that paired well with a grilled, marinated flank steak. — 17 days ago

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10 Years Old Madeira Boal

Burnt toffee, molasses, that nutty, lemony dry nose and round palette. Happy to report, this may linger for the rest of the evening. — 15 days ago

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

Ron R

Wifey is unwell, and subtly directed me to focus on the French stuff, so here we are...
For once, “I got my mind right, boss,” and let this breathe for 5 hrs, and lawdy, this is singing.
The nose offers up new oak, cinnamon and a hint of molasses. The palate presents ripe and balanced. Tannins are still bold, but frame the wine superbly. Finishes with black fruits and uncommon sweetness for a bdx example. After my week-day sabbatical from alcohol, this represents a great three-finger salute (control-alt-delete).
— 20 days ago

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Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Love the saint-estephe. I never get those directives here...
Norman Gennaro

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Think this defines better half.
Ron R

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@Jason Brater, it was a directive disguised as a suggestion. You’re right, @Norman Gennaro. And if she reads this line of comments, and there are no more posts from me, call the coroner 😐

Domaine des Perdrix

Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2014

Amazing wine! Perfectly balanced. Translucent dark cherry skin color. Aromas of cooked berry reduction, cedar, baking spices and molasses. Incredible, balanced with dark fruit with a hint of smoked cedar on the finish. — a month ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Sounds like a great wine
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

@Pinotman /// Andreas - if your a fan of Pinot, you can’t go wrong with this Burgundy 🇫🇷. Cheers!


Cheers! Fun review to read with good notes. I also like French wine.