Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Mike R

Totally agree with my friends @Jason and Jennie - I liked the score they gave and wish we were drinking wine together - someday soon guys I promise and it will be epic — 7 days ago

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@Mike R we just drank this a couple nights ago. Great stuff. Can’t wait for this epic drinking party with you


“Bonka” (Orange) 2019

I promise it won’t explode. — a month ago

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La Pucelle 1er Cru Brut Nature Champagne

A beautiful, cool early Autumn evening, relaxing by a fire in the chiminea.

100% Pinot Noir, Disgorged February 2019.

Words escape me... Just wow!
(Notes later, I promise)

24 Hour Update:
Nose has yeasted dough, flat seltzer, limestone infused apple juice, hard crusted bread, oxidized red apple peel and bruised yellow apple.

Palate has tart yellow apple, saline puff pastry, faint lemon juice, limestone infused water, lemon zest with balanced acidity and a long, long finish. Outstanding.

The P-F wines always need a minimum of 24H open, 48H really if you have patience because then they open to just the most beautiful Champagne you've ever paid under $100 for, every time. No fear, the bubbles will wait over 48H so plan ahead for maximum enjoyment.
— a month ago

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Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Still a few years to deliver on its amazing promise — 18 days ago


Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2016

Wine is going through a difficult period but contains such promise. Sharp, delineated, super long and super closedForget this for minimum ten years. I would probably score it higher in a few more years — 8 days ago

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Hope Well

Eola - Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2017


Cved 10/21/20. Beautiful light red color. Very lively elegant floral young red fruits yet stony notes that changed as I sniffed. A lean athletic elegant acidic texture that continues on to a super lengthy complex finish. Perhaps faded a bit over hours in glass. A young Gelsey Kirkland showing promise. What a wine to go with the Mimi Casteel philosophy and practice! With the effort to obtain from Morrell 65. Best New World Pinot yet, so distinct from the Burgs but equally compelling. Perhaps more so given the effort and youngling vines. One more intact bottle. Be interesting to see how it’ll age. Wow. Next day not much detectable in the empty glass unlike some others with lingering scents. — 8 days ago

Luna Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Fresh and young. Not for folks that like heavy fruit Cabs and lots of Tannins. Shows great promise with further aging. September 2020. — 2 months ago

Domaine Brusset

Les Hauts de Montmirail Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2018

Paul K

The nose on this is really nice. It’s floral, perfume, blueberry, and bright red fruit. The palate almost doesn’t match. Not in a bad way. Nose seem to promise delicacy and palate was big and powerful. It’s red and blue fruit with some salinity, rubber tire, and meaty smokiness.
92 for now. We grabbed a bunch on a good deal. I’m excited to see this evolve over time. Super young but really enjoyable now.
— 12 days ago

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Anselma Giacomo

Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

J. Kim

Old school true Barolo aroma, not defined and detailed but potent and authoritative. The body is big and weighty, but not overripe and flabby like some other Serralunga Barolos. Shows a promise of greatness in the making. Maybe the naturally biggest of them all, except Giacomo Conterno’s. — 10 days ago

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Domaine de la Madone

Le Perréon Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2019

This Beaujolais shows light aging promise. Give a good 20 minutes to breathe. Light fruit and mint aroma. Light-medium body. Not very complex, but a welcome and surprising finish that lingers and may show promise to develop over the next few years. Thanks @GaryWEdwards for this one! — a month ago



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