Once & Future Wines

Ledge Vineyards

Ledge MCA Cuvée Paso Robles Grenache Blend 2016

Kirk F
9.1

Massive black fruits, this needed a bit of air to tame. Once it did, it was a beauty, full bodied with a tinge of spice. Loved it — a day ago

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Bogle Vineyards

Phantom California Red Blend

JFP
9.0

Excellent, very palatable. Worthy of future buys. — 20 days ago

Podere ai Valloni

Gratus Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo Uva Rara 2017

Nose has vanilla, ripe and tart cherry, ripe blueberry, ripe plum, wet granite and light baking spices.

Palate has ripe raspberry, high acid cherry, ripe cherry, medium tannins, crazy fresh fruits, an assault on the palate. 85% Nebbiolo / 15% Uva Rara. Decanted ~2hrs, need more time on future bottles, very young still.

Paired with a long cooked Bolognese sauce over some just amazing Pappardelle, fantastic pairing.
— 10 days ago

Ely, Ryan and 24 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Dawn E. So young, tho. Their regular Boca is really my favorite, but those really need a minimum of 10+ years.
Lyle Fass

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Yup. Even the smaller wines need age at Valloni

Storyteller

Once Upon a Dream Merlot 2016

S Wood
9.0

Lots of story telling with Laurie and Maggie in palm desert 🏜. Quite lovely. Medium body, smooth finish — 22 days ago

Vincent Dauvissat

Chablis Chardonnay 2015

Evelyn Ignatow
9.3

Beautiful expression of Chablis. Wonderful fruit and acidity. Great for now and in the future. — 2 days ago

Candor

Lot 4 Zinfandel

Enjoyed this with brats and peppers. Held up well. Surprisingly soft when drunk on its own. Fascinated by the blending. I will look for these in the future! — 8 days ago

Domaine Louis Boillot et Fils

Cherbaudes Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2008

Needed a 2 hour decant. Crunchy red fruits. Nice. It was best at the end of the bottle which encouraging for future development. — 6 days ago

Bob, Hermes and 3 others liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1997

Peaked sadly, but still hints at what it once was. — 16 hours ago

Montioni

Montefalco Sagrantino 2014

Nose has burnt cigar box, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, black cherry, ripe plum, moist anise spice, over-ripe blackberry...such concentration on the nose!

Palate has dark chocolate, over-ripe and very juicy black cherry, well integrated cedar notes, over-ripe blackberry, great balance, finish is nearly forever. Crazy bottle! Decanted ~2hrs, need more time on future bottles. 100% Sagrantino.

Paired with a long cooked Bolognese sauce over some just amazing Pappardelle, fantastic pairing.
— 10 days ago

Paul, Daniel and 24 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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Stupid value alert!!