Next Of Kyn

Next of Kyn

Cumulus Vineyard No. 5 Red Rhone Blend

Happy Delectable New Years!!!.....the night is sketchy, but the wines were brilliant!!
1) Manfred Krankl's 2013 Next of Kyn
2) 2012 Marcassin chardonnay.

Not sure which was which, but I remember layers of black fruit, pear, orange peel, cassis, spice, flowers, minerals, earthy, wet rocks, a BlackBerry vanilla finish....elegant. powerful, rich, full
— 22 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Janzen Vineyards

Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Eric S

Next to Mondavi, one of the best BTK deals out there. Just entering into it’s drinking window. — 13 days ago

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Carmel Winery

Kayoumi Vineyard Riesling 2017

Pale lemon in color.

Strong nose of apples, lemons, diesel, minerals, light vegetables and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with a touch of RS, and lemon grass, green apples, pears, light grapefruits, spices, herbs and white pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with tangy limes, grapefruits and peppercorn.

This is a very nice Riesling from Israel. Nicely balanced, tangy and tasty. Spicy with mild complexity.

Reminds me of a riesling from Mosel. A very nice sipping wine to have by the porch.

This Single Vineyard Riesling is a Good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 years.

Grapes are grown in the upper Galilee at 2,500 feet of elevation. Kosher.

12% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 3 days ago

Alex, Rob and 15 others liked this

Bass Phillip

Premium Gippsland Pinot Noir 2010

Generally regarded as one of Australia’s top Pinot Noirs. This is the second one of 6 I had in the cellar and based on this I need to drink the remainder in the next couple of years. The wine is pale to medium Ruby. On the nose there are sweet dusty cherry aromas with lovely florals. The palate is just medium bodied, quite sweet, lighter than expected but quite a persistent long finish. A very good Pinot but lacking some mid palate oomph. With time stewed red fruits - that Bass Phillip swampiness. I have had better examples of the Premium. Next in 4 to 6 months. Footnote: My previous note in May 2019 indicates the wine was showing better at the time. — 12 days ago

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Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

New Years Eve at The Farm Restaurant, Carneros Resort and Spa. Opened some of my favorite wines: Marcassin Chardonnay, 2012 with oysters and caviar and salmon dish. Structure of wine is layered with apricot-orange, floral blossoms, lemon, cedar and vanilla. The Next of Kyn, 2013 Syrah blend paired nicely with the Wellington beef. Covers the pallet with dark blackberry, licorice and chocolate changing in taste as it opened up. Tannins still present but not over powering. Both wines deserve a 9.5 rating with plenty of age left on them. — 22 days ago

Karin BlazonaJill Young
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Jill Young

Jill Young

I’m those wines! Happy New Year to you, Tom and Josh! Sounds like you brought the new Year in with style!
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Brenda Terzich-Garland

Most definitely. We offered the staff waiting on us a taste but didn’t take us up on it. Missed out on a great tasting!

Domaine Henri Boillot

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

This is spectacular right now. Great purity with lifted lemon, hints of honey and softened white floral notes. It has a great balancing salinity on the mid palate and real complexity. Starting to show some of the secondary notes of age/ oxidation but in a really good place. Given those notes I’ll probably drink the next of these soon in case they turn. Wonderful stuff. The best pucelles I’ve had from Boillot — 4 days ago

Bex Green
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Conrad Green

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I don’t think I’ve noted this wine before, but this was one of those bottles where everything felt perfectly in place. There is a question if a 2014 should be showing these slight aged notes at this stage (the Mouchere is more backward and tight but has similar potential) but this was spot on. Up there with Leflaive in quality but significantly cheaper
Jan A

Jan A

Referring to your 91 points review on September 21st for this same wine!
Conrad Green

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How strange. I don’t have a record of that note on delectable. I guess the last bottle was duller, or I’m an inconsistent marker- both of which are possible!

Marchesi Antinori

Villa Antinori Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2013

Pretty tasty. Mature. Kind of polished. Cherry. Hint of wood. Missing the next gear. — 6 days ago

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Prince Hill Wines

Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

Subtle elegance upon opening... But the next night layers of complexity poured in. Loved it. — 19 days ago

David, Ron and 6 others liked this

Daniel Moine-Hudelot

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2001

Pale transparent red with some hints of brown. Tannins are resolved. Elegant. Snappy acidity provides lift. Cherry/Strawberry fruits. Long finish. Very nice. Drink in the next couple of years. — 13 days ago

Severn, Rob and 8 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Auction Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

My first glass said to me another outstanding bottle of Insignia. After dinner I poured a second glass and POW. It opened up and this is beyond outstanding. The balance, structure, tannins, mouth feel and aroma make this a wine that few will ever experience its greatness. I don’t hand out high scores but I might have underrated this one. I have 10 bottles left and I will cherish them over the next many years! WOW🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago

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