Once & Future Wines

Carpineto

Riserva Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2016

Starts out very subtle. Once it opens, black cherry, oak/vanilla, pepper become the prevalent noted. — 5 days ago

Kim Loizzi
with Kim
Alex, Billy and 7 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Was worried by soggy crumbling cork, but flavor developed after almost 90 min decanting. Historic! Toasting a brighter vaccinated future at first indoor dinner with friends in 1+ year! — 17 days ago

Chris, Bill and 12 others liked this
Chris Bensick

Chris Bensick

Yup, a good bottle of this is hard to beat!

Château Lynch-Moussas

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

A light Bordeaux with decent flavor once it opens up — 14 days ago

Aston Estate

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

Ron R
9.4

Nose is dominated by flowers and cinnamon. Palate displays coffee notes, sandalwood, smoke and star anise. Tannins are still prominent, as is the acidity. It’s so vibrant and textured. The finish just extends and expands. Another one of our domestic pinot faves.
I was thrilled to read in a recent WS article shared by a friend, that TRB has taken full ownership of this winery. He has a compelling vision for its future. Schrader inadvertently threw shade on this. That’s going to change going forward.
— 10 days ago

Arden, Tom and 40 others liked this

Terroir al Límit

Les Manyes Priorat Garnatxa Negra 2017

Exceptional once again from Huber. All the right things in the right place. — 16 days ago

Peter, LM and 6 others liked this

Tormaresca

Calafuria Salento Rosé Negroamaro 2020

This pink wine’s nose is laden with ripe, red fruit - cherries, strawberries - and a touch of citrus - lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. There is also an herbal note, a sort of greenness than leans into minerality. The palate brings the red fruit first, followed by the citrus. The acidity is great, and the mouthfeel is quite full. If Negroamaro is the future of Italian rosé, bring it on. — 10 days ago

Jason, Anthony and 6 others liked this

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1945

Tasted blind. Regal tawny color. Almost opaque. Sweet nose, but less so than the 64 red burg. Notes of cola, red fruit, cut cigar, smoke and some nice soil and spice thing. Rustic and austere in the mouth. Still has some pucker and a little structure but acidity is lighter. Reminds me of a very old Clos de Tart I had once so go with a 45 as my guess. Right vintage, wrong grape/region. Ha. — a day ago

Juan, Alex and 18 others liked this

Valdespino

Viejo C.P. Macharnudo Vineyard Palo Cortado Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino

Elegant as all get out. I can’t get over Palo Cortado, even with its shady requirement to be called “Palo Cortado”—pretty sure some are no more accidental “failed Finos” than chocolate chip cookies were a ‘whoops I dropped chocolate in the dough’—but that matters not. Mixed nuts and lemon and amaretto don’t sound like things I’d want to consume all at once but they are elements of this wine I love all at once. — 19 days ago

Severn, David and 9 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

So posh you are! After dinner sherry.🍷
Ellen Clifford

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@Trixie lol the things I do for work...albeit want to work Palo Cortado into my life post-assignment. Have you tried it?! I think it could be up your alley ❤️

Big Basin Vineyards

Homestead Red Rhone Blend

Faint hint of brett, rustic but still fruity, pizza friendly GSM, with nice tannin once a bit aerated. Quite enjoyable. — 4 days ago

Elena Fucci

Titolo Superiore Riserva Aglianico del Vulture 2015

Exceptional once again from Elena. Best Aglianico going. — 16 days ago