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Brut Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rosé Blend

Alder Yarrow
9.2

Needed something a little celebratory with dinner. 16 years of marriage!Bright berry with a touch of brioche and seawater and a hint of citrus peel. — 12 days ago

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Ruinart

1729 Rosé Brut Champagne Blend

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ — 3 months ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Happy Valentine's Day! Lovely strawberries.

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

My second favorite after Ruinart. Lovely fine bubbles exuding citrus, orange marmalade, and just baked brioche. Delicious for brunch and Sunday football. — 8 months ago

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Nicolas Feuillatte

Réserve Exclusive Chouilly Rosé

David T
8.9

This was suppose to be a Friday night happy Champagne toast. But like Neapolitan, we drink Champagne in good & bad times.

We raise a glass in celebration of one of the greatest women of our time. Ruth, you were a true champion of Justice for the people. Rest in power. You have earned it. Can’t think of many more deserving. You wanted to hang in there for the people. We are forever sorry destiny had other plans. “2020, The Year of the Apocalypse!”
#RIPRUTH

It has been a long time since I’ve had a Nicolas Feuillatte anything and never had their Rosé until It was at Costco for just over $30. I thought to myself time to give it a try & grabbed one.

The nose reveals; black cherries, strawberries, deep, ripe, watermelon, pomegranate & cranberry juice, hints of tangerine & even less rhubarb, cherry kirsch, good presence of yeastiness, bread dough, baguette crust, oyster shells, sea spray, some white spice, watermelon Jolly Rancher/fruit roll ups, fruit tea, saline, grey volcanics, soft chalky powder, candied, red florals that are brilliant with pink & red roses.

The palate is; round, thick, rich, lush & highly polished. Micro oxygenation. The fruits are very ripe, deep and juicy. Black cherries, strawberries, deep, ripe, watermelon, pomegranate & cranberry juice, hints of tangerine & even less rhubarb, cherry kirsch, good presence of yeastiness, bread dough, baguette crust, oyster shells, sea spray, more white spice on the palate with heat, watermelon Jolly Rancher/fruit roll ups, fruit tea, saline, just a splash of herbaceousness stingy, grey volcanics, soft chalky powder, candied, red florals that are brilliant with pink & red roses. The acidity is round & lively. The long finish is nicely balanced fruit & earth with a long set of spice that persists minutes.

Serviceable at this price point but, it’s not going to replace my BSR & Ruinart N/V Rosé habit.
— 8 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yes my heart sinks😔 and my blood pressure will rise at the same time thinking about what happens at the SC between now and election 🤦‍♂️
Melissa E

Melissa E

Yes RIP
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@Peter van den Besselaar Thank you. Cheers.

Ruinart

Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Vacation Mode: Activated✅🥂 — 20 days ago

Ryan Vento
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Ruinart

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Strawberry, raspberry, tangerine, and apricot loveliness. — 6 months ago

Dow's

Silver Jubilee Vintage Port 1977

David T
9.3

Allen Brothers Lava Cakes/Soufflé & 1977 Port. Pinch me!

Whenever I have wine this old, I always ask the people I share it with, what were you doing in 1977?

The beautiful thing about really old Port is how it softens all the edges & the elevated ABV. Smooth as silk.

This was a 375ml and farther along than a 750ml. The color was more Tawny than Port at this point. Wine on the leaner side. The fruits were; Thompson raisins, dates, figs, prunes, and some dried blackberries. Caramel, molasses, melted brown sugar, Cognac & Brandy presence, subtle wood shaving, nuts, butterscotch, graham cracker, dark withering flowers with beautiful acidity. The long finish was; rich, polished, well balanced, smooth and persistent for minerals.

If we had gone out for this dinner, it would have been $2500 plus tip & it wouldn’t have been this good which, is why we choose to cook rather than go out.

Cheese Course $25 pp
Salad $18 pp
Allen Brothers 6oz Ribcap $85 pp
Carrots $9 pp
Crispy Potato Wedges $12 pp
Soufflé $20 pp
Launois "Veuve Clemence" Brut Blanc de Blancs N/V Champagne $150
Glass of 2017 Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc $25 pp
2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Rose $75
1967 Bertani Valpolicella Amarone $625
2003 Chateau Lascombes $325
1977 Dow Port 375ml $275
Glass of Ruinart N/V Rose $35 pp
$2591 plus tax and gratuity
7 Hour Dinner

Nor would the music & ambiance been as good.

Interesting exercise penciling it all out.

Photos of; the boats used to transport Port from Douro to Oporto called a “Barcas”, grape stomping in a Lagare and our Allen Brothers Lava Cake/Soufflé.
— 7 months ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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You had a nice evening. Beautiful described 👍
Severn Goodwin

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I chose not to do the math on many evenings...
In '77 I was soiling cloth diapers.

Ruinart

Dom Ruinart Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Saturday fun w the Pujol’s. — 18 days ago

Ruinart

Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Very nice champagne. Light and clean. Not yeasty. Celebrating my 42nd birthday. — 2 months ago

Familia Zuccardi

Concreto Mendoza Malbec 2017

... and then there was dinner. Grilled balsamic / soy marinated skirt steak, roasted and herbed baby bell peppers, and grilled ciabatta, paired with Zuccardi’s, Concreto, Malbec from Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina. Delish!!!! Vintage 2017. ABV 14%.
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To start, as noted, the Ruinart! Paired with ribboned cantaloupe, sugar snap pea, ricotta, and tarragon salad. 💕
— 7 months ago

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