Petit Manseng

Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Quite smoky & raw. Gravel & raw cacao. The fruit really hidden right now. Barely hinted. After some time a bit of cassis emerges.
Dense on the palate. And quite burly. Big tannins, juicy yet very present. Great depth. Roast, cacao, very masculine.
This is way too early to drink this, still needs time to settle down. Brilliant but way too young.
— 8 days ago

Tom, Gage and 9 others liked this

Harlan Estate

The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

John W

Tawny coloration.
On the nose, forest floor, spice, vanilla, florals, dark cherry and earthiness.
On the palate, forest floor, green pepper, vanilla, blackberry, tannins still present, good structure still. Very nice blend.
— 4 days ago

Château Chasse-Spleen

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

David T

A perfect bottle, direct import from a Negotiate via K&L. It has seen only Chateau & Negotiate storage.

Love, love, love the style of 80’s Bordeaux. Especially, the very good 80’s vintages. The style at this age is just so good as is the 12.5 ABV.

The fruit is still very solid & fresh. Ruby; blackberries, plums, poached strawberries, black raspberries, raspberries & blueberries hues. Lead pencil for days, some light v/a-bandaid, used tobacco w/ ash, very used leather, dark spice, understated mushroom, baking spices- light nutmeg/clove, cinnamon, vanillin, dry, river stone, limestone, dark rich soil with dry leaves, mix of dry and fresh herbs, touch of mint, moist clay, withering & dry dark, red, flowers, rainfall acidity and a well balanced, nicely structured, softly tensioned, beautiful finish that lasts 90 seconds.

Paired with/ Allen Brothers Cover Ribs.
— a month ago

Rob, Shay and 16 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Fine description, so much joy 👌

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1979

Dark rubi robe with bricking at the rim. Nose of asphalt, cedar, liquorice and asian spices. Very mineral, medium bodied, complex, good length, very polished tannins. Cork was not perfect and bottle was low shoulder. Still excellent which makes us think pristine bottles might taste even better. Great stuff. — 3 days ago

Jose Roberto PalazzoAdriana Pagliano
with Jose and Adriana
Peter, Rob and 5 others liked this

Château Lascombes

Margaux Merlot Blend 2005

Biased but I love this wine. — 15 days ago

Joe, David and 9 others liked this

Beaulieu Vineyard

Reserve Tapestry Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

David T

Just stupendous for $20-$25 on release. Bought this 6-8 weeks ago on the secondary market for $49.

Happy Birthday Angela.
— 5 days ago

Shay, Ira and 9 others liked this

Realm Cellars

The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Ok I just think the Tempest is a bit more refined but that was questioned/debated. I stand by my assessment. Magnum — 22 days ago

Shay, Andrew and 6 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Delectable Wine

The 2012 Insignia is in great shape today. Bright acids lend tremendous energy to a mid-weight Insignia that is more about finesse rather than power. Sweet red-fleshed fruit, cedar, tobacco, mint and rose petal are all beautifully delineated. There's not much left to say. The 2012 offers tons of pure pleasure. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2024)
— 12 days ago

Realm Cellars

The Tempest Napa Valley Red Blend 2019

I’m a Tempest fan but others preferred The Bard. Young but fantastic. Could have spent more time opening but too many people for that. Magnum. — 22 days ago

Shay, Scott@Mister and 3 others liked this

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Rosso Merlot Blend 2021

Opens up with splash of plums, dark cherries, and apple. This is tempered by fig, anise and touch of smoke. There are bitter but light tannins that dominate the final notes. — 19 days ago

Robert Indik
with Robert
Andrew, Jay and 5 others liked this