Pebble Row

Pebble Lane

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2016

Nice wine for a nice steak...will definitely have again. Fruity and mild...nice finish...smooth. — 9 days ago

Sokol Blosser

Twelve Row Block Estate Pinot Noir 2017

Bought on wine tour Sept20.
Full bodied and tasty.
— 2 months ago

Gallery Row

Cabernet Sauvignon

Delightful — 3 months ago

Familia Zuccardi

Concreto Mendoza Malbec 2018

Dark juice with a strong mineral undertone. Like sucking on a pebble. Not that I really do that a whole lot but I let my imagination run lose for a bit. Fresh and vibrant. — 4 months ago

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Tammy de Weerd

Brought great memories of the wine pairing event sitting in the Mendoza area enjoying the beauty of their estate and meeting the owner. Great wine, food and views.

Russian River Brewing Company

Row 2 Hill 56 Simcoe Hop Pale Ale

Nearly perfect pale ale. So fresh, with fruit and pine. Classic — a month ago

Louis Latour

Les Demoiselles Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1986

Deep gold color. Motor oil weight in the glass. Happy to find the nose has some interesting notes and doesn’t signal the wine is too advanced. Candied apricot. Kiwi fruit, apple slices, pebble stones, sweet lemon. Good structure. Great finish. Maybe just a hint oxidized but overall a great old white burg experience. — 2 months ago

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Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Guardiola Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Nerello Mascalese

From DC Canter; had 2018 on 8/16/20. Tenuta Delle terre nere 2018. From Barracks Row 8/15/30 $26. Light bright thin red. Exquisite perfume — roses; cherry. Broad smooth tannins. — 3 months ago

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Sottimano

Pajore Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

The approach here is one of minimal intervention: indigenous yeasts, no fining or filtering. No insecticides are used and only organic fertilizers are used, and only minimally. Natural cover crops (grass cover) are left in the rows between the vines and are mowed 2 or 3 times a year. In autumn the soil of every other row between the vines is tilled. Each of their four cru Barbarescos are given the same treatment to allow the uniqueness of each cru to express itself. Fermentation is done in oak, of which about 30% is new, followed by 18-20 months in neutral barriques. Peppery and herbal with an excellent blend of cranberry and dark fruit. Rather inviting for a young Nebbiolo, with a tannic kick but not so much it rips your face off. Well worth the money. — 2 days ago

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Row 503

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Blackberry, honey notes, fruit finish — 3 months ago

Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay 2015

This is good. I’ve had an unfortunate run with Beaujolais recently, four bottles in a row that were either muddled and overripe or overwhelmed with goût de souris. Needed to open this to remind myself.

Pink and purple flowers, black licorice, delicate pepper atop bright purple fruit. Very pure if a little ripe, the acid melds well into the spicy and subtly structured palate.
— 3 months ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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@Peter Sultan Seriously, nothing that I’ve tried is in quite the same league, save the Couderts which are very different. Frustratingly, a lot of “top” bottling I’ve tried recently have underwhelmed with a pattern of unappealingly ripe fruit combined with a spate of microbial faults. Generally I’m in favor of low intervention wines but every time I spend $30-$40 on an overly hyped, clumsily-made gamay that tastes of beef broth it makes me want to write the whole region off.
Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

How alarming- I’m so used to Beaujo as such a consistent terroir across a broad band of producers. Have you tried any Paul Brun (Terres Dore); Nicole Chanrion; Domaine Vissoux(Chermette); Yardy; or Roillette? I’d be really curious if different importers for your trio of bad Beaujo. I would imagine too the importer (s) would be grateful to know about the wines...@Josh Morgenthau
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@Peter Sultan Bojo was one of the regions that made me fall in love with wine initially (the other being the Loire). I’ve enjoyed countless bottles of brun, breton, lardy, thivin. The disappointments were from dutraive, balagny, chamonard, and cotton, all hyped producers that happened to be the last four I’ve tried. I’ve yet to attempt to identify a pattern among importers. Could just be bad luck, or my palate’s changing. Or low/no sulfur + climate change leading to wines that aren’t stable through the supply chain. It will remain a mystery for now.