Petit Verdot

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

Easily WOTN with a great showing despite slight bottle variation. Fully resolved in all respect, wafting pipe tobacco keeled this baby from nose to back of palate. Bright cherry, tar and tea notes, blackberry and smoke poking through on the entry. Drink ‘em if you got ‘em. — 6 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@LM Segal Interesting to see your comment “Drink ‘em if you got ‘em “. I had a bottle in August 2020 and said I would have my last bottle in the next few years. There was pushback from several tasters that I was drinking them too young and that this was at least a 30 year wine. Jancis had said to 2024. I’ll probably have my next bottle some time later this year. Thanks for the note.
LM Segal

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Thanks, Bob. 23 years and there’s bound to be bottle variability…storage, shipping, aeration…to my palate with some air these were at an apogee, but 1 bottle (purchased here in Canada) was a tad more evolved than the other (purchased in CA and shipped 10 yrs ago). They both went to fast to see if they would fall apart but 3 Bordeaux vets at the table all thought they were peaking but not downsloping - yet. Cheers!
Severn Goodwin

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Great notes, thanks both.

Château Lanessan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

dark fruits, medium acids, bouquet nose — 19 hours ago

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Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

I’m liking what I’m smelling. Pepper and spice on the nose. Subtle tannin and complex notes of fruit and earth on palette. Finish is tannin. Early. Shelf life to it? Too young? — 13 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Another stellar showing. So enjoyed the bottle a few weeks ago I could not resist another dip in the pool. Opened beautifully throughout the night. This producer and wine is one of my favorites so it just synchs with me but I think it’s a vibrant new world take on Bordeaux. Lots always going on in the glass but there is a brightness that makes it a bit livelier and it’s such a blissful harmony between it all. — 15 days ago

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Sounds like a bigg, blind tasting is in order…
Vino Joe

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Now there’s an idea!

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Needed more decanting time, but continued to open up with balanced, beautiful fruit. Needs another 10 years 😁 — 15 days ago

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Château Lascombes

Margaux Merlot Blend 2010

Quite nice. — 3 days ago

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Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend

Still has plenty of life left. Light on its feet, cherry, red apple skin, & other red fruit dominant up front, with sage, menthol herbal notes and gravely earth on the finish. Listed 13.5%, could be even lower. Long finish. Merlot dominant this vintage and shows more of those hallmarks than a modern Harlan likely does. 4th leaf & never released? (allegedly). A softer, quieter wine than expected, lacking structure and more green than I would have thought, but still bright and enjoyable especially at this age — 3 days ago

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

2019 vintage. Classical and elegant for Bordeaux yet slightly less tannic than expected for St. Estèphe. Medium body. Less cherry involved than with the 2018 vintage. Drop in now or throw it in the cellar. Either way, tastes like a winner. Property has stepped up their game in the last few vintages. — 18 days ago

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Château Chasse-Spleen

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Very good value for money. Easy to drink, subtle and souple — 7 days ago

Opus One

Overture Napa Valley Petit Verdot Blend

Oh man I miss the days when these were sub-$100. — 2 years ago