R. & L. Legras

Bodegas Muga

Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Mike R
9.2

Ok it is finally here - the wine nerd herd 5 year reunion has started - in 2016 - the herd met in NYC - there were amazing bonds and friendships developed and are intact to this day and growing 
Initially there was @Carl Fischer @Ron R @Joe Lucca @David L as well as myself @Mike R and one other who had such a blast we have decided to this get together as a herd frequently and for most part we have been United and strong even doing zoom tastings whenever 
Not long after the initial conclave in 2016 we traveled and expanded to include @Bill Bender @Shawn R @Eric L and our newest and a true foundation of youth and knowledge @Shay A and we have been to Palm Beach, Raleigh, San Diego, San Antonio, Des Moines, Paso Robles and now back to the starting place - NYC - 5 years later 
Get ready New York as the herd is running hard and with purpose in the city that never sleeps 
The picture / posting are two tune up tastings last Saturday with locals in Raleigh as I need practice a) red wines below 50 and b) red wines above 100
Standout to me was the Muga in the less than 50 and in the over 100 - all were good but Paul Hobbs, myriad, switchback ridge, Pulido walker
Of course the krug and aubert were good but maybe not able to keep up 
The carnival of love and Don Melchor were delicious as well but were not equivalent to the Napa cabs that are all world class vineyards and winemakers 
Again I say all this to say training is over and let the games begin in NYC as we have landed 
Thank you @Ron R and @Carl Fischer for hosting the herd and I am stoked 
Bam 💥🐂❤️🍷
— 2 months ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

Can’t wait to see what the Herd drinks this time. Enjoy!!
Scott Rose

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Pretty sure I got ambushed by you and the gang on a Cheval-Blanc bender (no participant pun intended) Insane Diego. It was a great night.
Sharon B

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Sounds like so much fun!

L.&R. Kox

Cuvée Dosage Zéro Crémant de Luxembourg

Al Val
9.8

Crisp and crackly minerality! Perfectly matched to bite the sweet edge off Thai takeout 🙏🏽 — 6 months ago

Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1985

Antonio Galloni

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Beautiful note!
"Odedi"

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Very nice
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🙌🏼 classic Mondavi reserve rarely fail to impress. Cheers @Rob Brobst III

Paul Hobbs

Nathan Coombs Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Mike R
9.6

Ok it is finally here - the wine nerd herd 5 year reunion has started - in 2016 - the herd met in NYC - there were amazing bonds and friendships developed and are intact to this day and growing 
Initially there was
@Carl Fischer @Ron R @Joe Lucca @David L well as myself @Mike R and one other who had such a blast we have decided to this get together as a herd frequently and for most part we have been United and strong even doing zoom tastings whenever 
Not long after the initial conclave in 2016 we traveled and expanded to include
@Bill Bender @Shawn R @Eric L. and a true foundation of youth and knowledge @Shay A we have been to Palm Beach, Raleigh, San Diego, San Antonio, Des Moines, Paso Robles and now back to the starting place - NYC - 5 years later 
Get ready New York as the herd is running hard and with purpose in the city that never sleeps 
The picture / posting are two tune up tastings last Saturday with locals in Raleigh as I need practice a) red wines below 50 and b) red wines above 100
Standout to me was the Muga in the less than 50 and in the over 100 - all were good but Paul Hobbs, myriad, switchback ridge, Pulido walker
Of course the krug and aubert were good but maybe not able to keep up 
The carnival of love and Don Melchor were delicious as well but were not equivalent to the Napa cabs that are all world class vineyards and winemakers 
Again I say all this to say training is over and let the games begin in NYC as we have landed 
Thank you
@Ron R and @Carl Fischer for hosting the herd and I am stoked 
Bam 💥🐂❤️🍷
— 2 months ago

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Scott Rowe

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Glad to see there is an Aussie in the warm up line up!!
Ron R

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I missed these, but there’s always the next event. Keeps us posted regarding Napa, Mikey!
Mike R

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@Ron R i has this with a few of my friends in NC as a tune up or practice for NYC

L & R Kox

Cotes de Remich Elbling 2019

Dry, neutral, summer, liter, delicious — 5 months ago

L.&R. Kox

Riesling 2019

Apple juice, lemon, vanilla. Bright 😎 — 7 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Go Luxembourg!

Lourens Family

Lindi Carien Stellenbosch Grenache Blanc Blend

L/R Aroma: citrus and apples. Taste: stonefruit and quite a mineral punch. — 3 months ago

R. & L. Legras

Présidence Vieilles Vignes Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2012

No detailed notes. Pop and pour. Fantastic acidity, and linear in style with loads of citrus. Very good, but will surely gain some richness with age. — 5 months ago

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R. & L. Legras

Cuvée St. Vincent Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne 1996

Also terrific. From Magnum. — 5 months ago

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Domaine Richaud

À La Source Vallée du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2019

Vin de Rouge simple table wine recommended by my favorite wine shop in Iowa City!

Open to thoughts on this wine! The bottle says 2019 BUT the cork says 2011 and has a pretty moderate amount of sediment!
@Severn Goodwin @Eric L. @David L @Mike R

Interesting; this taste like a combination of cherry black licorice liqueur, potpourri, cherry pie, black tea leaves, graphitet wet soil, boysenberry, eucalyptus, almost sweet, no tannins!

I am leaning towards the 2011! Thoughts? 🤷‍♀️🤔
I tried to put the vintage as 2112..Delectable would not go for it! Yep..my generation check!
🚄 👋 🌚
— 7 months ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Severn Goodwin thanks for your response! 😁
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie 👍 fun for sure!
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

Revisiting this wine this evening! An absolutely fun adventure which makes wine so interesting to explore! I appreciate everyone's comments and I think @Eric L. is correct in the producer using low SO2. What a difference biodynamic applications produce! This is an entry (very) wine yet so complex at the same time! Whole Cluster on steroids! Think pancake syrup..but this is black strap molasses. Interesting wine for sure!
Conclusion. Vintage 2019 despite the cork. 🤗👍