Rich And Bold

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003

Exotic with all the dried fruits and flowers notes. Rich, dense and great to drink now. Does not have the complexity of more classical vintages but its really good stuff. — a month ago

Jose Roberto PalazzoAdriana Pagliano
with Jose and Adriana
Adriana, ESF and 7 others liked this

Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Excellent 2008 encore une fois, fin, frais, très classe, bulles parfaites, juste assez de vineux et riche, sans exces, long et savoureux. 93-94

Great 2008 once more, balanced, crisp, rich, no excess, tight classy bubbles.
— a month ago

Andrew, Billy and 14 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Light straw . Quite rich and ripe on the nose , lemon oil , camomile, roasted nuts , touch of patisserie . Quite rich and decadent on the palate , yellow fruits and citrus peel. Pastry elements also coming through . Good length , round but good balance . For now and the next decade — a month ago

Alan, Billy and 10 others liked this

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Full bodied Cabernet. Smooth tannins. Dark rich color. Blackberry and plum flavors with a hint of tobacco. — a month ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

Medium deep ruby , light lightly pink rim. Quite wide noticeable tears . Touch of dried wood bark , blackcurrant , red fruits also , balsamic touches . Quite high gritty tannin , quite rich but with enough acidity . More tobacco and dried herbs also . Good length , touch of cassis and mineral . Needs time . Leave for a further 5 years , will improve over the next 5 to 10 . — a month ago

Bob, Nicolas and 4 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Shay A
9.5

Curiosity finally got the best of me as it was a buddy’s birthday and he wanted to try this 2007. I think this received a three digit score, so whether points matter to you or not, it’s fun to try and get a data point.

Tried a glass right at pop, then drank from the decanter over the next 4-5hrs.

This was quite the rollercoaster. It was big and bruising the first hour, then blossomed in to an extremely smooth and balanced Bordeaux style blend. Dark red and black berry fruits, violets, mocha, dark chocolate and pipe tobacco all dominate the rich mid-palate. It seemed to somewhat shut down after 3+hrs, so either pop and enjoy or hold another three years for this drinking window.
— a month ago

Jan, Jonathan and 39 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

A lot of respect for This wine, but not my favorite. It’s super rich, deep, thick , syrupy. Heavy black licorice, chocolate, deep red fruits . Had w filet, but needed a ribeye . Just impressed grapes can produce this taste — 21 days ago

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Deep purple with a hint of brick. Cassis and leather and meat in the nose. Pencil graphite cassis violet and a little tar. Rich jammy black fruit. Delicious. Serving with Prime grade rib roast. Sorry to have only one bottle — a month ago

Jay, Ted and 6 others liked this

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1999

What an incredible year for this California blend. This full bodied Opus has an exquisite bouquet and a creamy texture of soft tannins and rich fruit. Flavors of this fabulous wine include plum, cherry and black pepper with hints of tobacco and leather. What a Christmas treat. — a month ago

Daniel Cammarata
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