Northern Rhône, Rhône

M. Chapoutier

Chante - Alouette Hermitage Blanc Marsanne 1989

Super cool to have a 30-year-old white from the Rhone. Probably would have been better decanted - had a lot of stuff to blow off - but this place clearly stores their wines well. This Chapoutier is still fresh. There was a mustiness to the nose (not corked - just age), but when that blew off, the wine had impressive layers of flavor that was dominated by petrol mixed with white flowers. Was probablt better 5-10 years ago...but still cool! — 8 days ago

Chris ChangGuangshan ZhuJeffrey Long
with Chris, Guangshan and 2 others
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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2002

Classy to the core. Chave never lets me down. Ripe red fleshy goodness and elegant lines. Maybe not as much punch as the 2000 or 2003 but it was damn good today. — 5 days ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

I wouldn’t eat that raw chicken 🐓


Impressive board!

E. Guigal

La Doriane Condrieu Viognier 2016

Always kick ass from @David L this was an awesome compliment to halibut/lobster bisque and saffron potatoes. Will only get better. — 6 days ago

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Wasn’t showing quite as well as I’d hoped.

M. Chapoutier

L'Ermite Blanc Ermitage 2013

Quite a bit of alright...more melon and honeysuckle, pairing with seared foie gras is fantastic... — 6 days ago

Guangshan ZhuVanessa McCaffreyJim McCusker
with Guangshan, Vanessa and 6 others
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Marie et Pierre Bénetière

Cordeloux Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

Birthday celebration for @Cody Uzzel at Lucio’s with a bunch of friends. All wines (except sparklers) tasted blind.
Another one of my contributions. WOTN for sure. When the dinner got planned for Cody I just knew the time had come to kill off this 🦄. During the work week my wife goes home for lunch, so on the day of the dinner I had her open this bad boy and put it in a decanter. Fast forward 8+ hours later and it was still a little tight when first sampling it over dinner. However, the insane part was that it evolved at a mind-blowing rate, dropping its guard and unleashing a payload of fragrance that absolutely shocked people. The whole table was fixated and enamored with this wine and it only got better as the night progressed. Drank beautifully with a heavily perfumed nose of musk, sandalwood, tonka, red fruits, and granite. True craftsmanship, such finesse and power. This was an ethereal experience.
— 4 days ago

Krystal VentoCody Uzzel
with Krystal and Cody
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@Krystal Vento @Ryan Vento @Cody Uzzel Great wines, great friends, great occasion Life is good. Happy birthday Cody. Cheers 🍷🍷🍷

Maison Denuzière

Les Galets Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

Pepper and blackberry nose plus a bit of garrigue. Rather typical and to the point. The palate is very balanced with strong acid and a nice matter rolling along the palate with a bit of a gamey, meaty touch in the end with a saline note. I like the thickness and the layers of the palate : bright blackberry, some tannins before the end, some meat juice too. The finish lingers a bit with the meaty and salty notes fading quicker and leaving the stage to a bright blackberry. You cannot dislike this! — 3 days ago

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Compagnie de l'Hermitage

Le Taurobole Crozes Hermitage Roussanne Marsanne 2011

@delectable This is marsanne roussanne. A white wine. Not Syrah which is red. Nice apricotty fruit. Mineral. Some honey. — 8 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin Hermitage Syrah 2003

Bit of a struggle with the cork and finding a decanter, but wine was sublime—one of the top few I’ve ever tasted. No better way to spend a 50th birthday than drinking this at lunch in Hermitage. Thanks, Dave (nice teeth)! — 7 days ago

Hongkun ParkHaw YangMike Rabinowitz
with Hongkun, Haw and 6 others
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Daniel S

Daniel S

Very nice. Happy birthday.
Muralee Murugesu

Muralee Murugesu

Happy birthday
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Love the pic. Happy birthday!

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

J.L. Chave Sélection Farconnet Hermitage Syrah 2013

Rad already. It’s baby’s first Hermitage and baby is no longer in the corner! She’s dancing in the...well her home. To Sia. I adore Syrah and although I bet in a few years this will take on some meatier old leather notes and maybe the tannins will knit together more I like it a little rough. This wine is sexy stubble. It’s roughing me a little at the same time as handing me toast with blackberry jam and an iced mocha. Meow Hermitage. — 14 days ago

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I find that at the superficial level, metaphor is funny, but at a deeper level, there is often a kernel of truth...
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@Ron R that’s why it’s funny I guess—I strongly believe: in truth, comedy!
Tyler Martinelli

Tyler Martinelli

Sexy stubble you say?? I need this!!!!😍

Etienne Bécheras

Cuvée Tour Joviac La Prieuré d'Arras St. Joseph Syrah 2014

This is a 100 % organic Syrah grown on decomposed granite hillsides in Saint Joseph, displaying violet, ripe black fruits with hint of dried blueberry, black pepper and vanilla. Slightly musky, dusty, med plus body with great acidity and med plus tannin. A wonderful Saint Joseph has depth, structure, and fruitiness. — 19 days ago

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