Montecarlo, Lucca

Vie di Romans

Dessimis Pinot Grigio

This PG surprised me one month ago while having dinner in restaurant La Cecca (great place!) Lucca. What a personality and potential in this wine, world class imho. Back in Holland waited no second and bought some bottles. Perfect tonight with 30 degrees and some cheeses. Love it! — 2 days ago

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Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Undeniably tasty and opulent. The biggest surprise vs expectation in the flight. Showing young and delicious. Shared by @Mike R and it gave @Joe Lucca a mild boner. — a month ago

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Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Blanc Fumé de Pouilly Sauvignon Blanc

Soft entry, mouth smacking back. Kiwi all over the place @Joe Lucca — a month ago

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Bernard Magrez

Chateau Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé de Graves White Bordeaux Blend 2006

What a treat this was! Not seen nearly enough in the wild. Again part of the SB luncheon and contributed by @Joe Lucca himself, thank you! A very solid blend that is richly textured creating a full mouth feel. Hint of the tropics and toasted marshmallows make this a must have. Excellent wine. — a month ago

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Location 👌🏼
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Love his wines!


Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2004

Standout to me, offers vibrancy and depth. Soft bubbles that balance across the palate. Thank you @Joe Lucca — a month ago

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Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz 2005

It’s been a minute since I’ve had an Amon-Ra and this bottle from @Joe Lucca brought back some fond memories. My tastes have strayed from most Aussie Syrah (some notable exceptions aside) but this is still in my wheelhouse. Rich, sweet black cherry, fruit cake, well integrated oak, iron. In a really nice place. Soft supple and warm. Here’s looking at you looking at me Amon-Ra. — a month ago

Bill, Shay and 27 others liked this
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I’ve really enjoyed the Amon-Ra wines I’ve had.
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I always tend to forget about these...@Shay A let's find a few!
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@Mark Flesher : I’ve seen Goody Goody have these in the past...


Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard Syrah 2008

Mike R

Love these guys @Joe Lucca @Shawn R @David L as part of the Wine nerd herd and we get together ever so often

About to post more wines that are from the event

We met last week at Iowa and had a blast

This is not a picture of the wine but we enjoyed the Saxum in a mag with a great dinner at 801 chop house

To the next tine gents - drink well and miss you already
— a month ago

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with Aaron, Joe and 3 others
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This doesn’t show up on my feed 🤷🏻‍♂️
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@Bill Bender your not tagged in the picture and he did it via search.
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@Bill Bender @Shawn R Bill you are tagged on my posting so idea why you did not get bud

Windy Oaks Estate

Proprietor's Reserve Schultze Family Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Even though my dear friend, @Joe Lucca , teases me about drinking wine that sounds like the name of a retirement home, I really enjoy this producer. Light in weight, but spicy and soulful, with plenty of density and a lovely finish. Almost every wine they make shows the hallmarks of orange rind, sandalwood, and raspberries. Very satisfying. — a month ago

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@Joe Lucca is right @Eric LaMasters but your notes make me thirsty
Steve Anderson

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Solid producer, year in and year out.

Pol Roger

Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2008

The ‘08 was more reticent than the ‘06 but still packing a zesty zing with marked freshness. @Joe Lucca — a month ago

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@Bill Bender Cheers 🥂
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The non vintage is pretty great too

Bruno Giacosa

Santo Stefano Di Neive Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1996

This continued to build and was extremely expressive by the end of lunch. Huge turn around from the initial pop. Very “tomboy-ish” combining strength and femininity. Spice cake, sappy tart cherry @Joe Lucca — a month ago

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