Mikkeller's Windy Hill is one of the great New England style IPA. Made in the West Coast style, appropriately given the location of the brewery, the distinct piney notes come through in abundance. Sophisticated and citrusy with blood orange dominating, this is a superb beer. Shout out to @Josh Raynolds for bringing it to the office. — 14 days ago
Quite a debate about is this skunky, and if it is, how do you define it. To me, it was definitely a bit sulphuric with some burnt popcorn. Fruit is fairly subdued throughout...more grilled buttered pineapple and cashew. Out of the two, this definitely appeals to the French crowd. Thanks for the intro to this @Benjamin Keator ! — 7 days ago
Color : Red
Wine estate : Tenuta San Guido
Designation : Bolgheri
Name : Sassicaia
Country : Italy
Vivino : 5/5
Note : Opening of this Magnum 2002 that had not moved from its individual wooden case in special. Always so many emotions to take out such a wine and please the family. Perfect time to open it and we are on a silky red robe blood with shards garnet. The typical nose of Sassicaia with flavors of black fruits, pepper, copper and cigar. Once in the mouth, the aromas explode and the final is long, greedy, structured and elegant. Excellent.
Ouverture de ce Magnum 2002 qui n’avait pas bougé de sa caisse individuelle en bois. Toujours autant d’émotions à sortir un tel vin et faire plaisir la famille. Moment parfait pour l’ouvrir et nous sommes sur une robe soyeuse rouge sang avec des éclats grenats. Le nez typique du Sassicaia avec des saveurs de fruits noirs, poivre, cuivre et cigar. Une fois en bouche, les arômes explosent et le final est long, gourmand, structuré et élégant. Excellent.
👍🏻Vivino, FB : GabWine | IG : gabriel_dvl 🥂 — 7 days ago
Yes, I have Hirsch San Andreas Fault Pinot in the glass, which was part of a 3 year blind tasting event for Coravin. The objective was to see if you could actually guess how many of the 4 samples were Coravin accessed 3 years ago, and how many were freshly poured that evening. Could not tell what do ever. Gotta love Coravin - owner Greg Lambrecht in the photo - the guy is awesome, and insanely knowledgeable about wine.
About Hirsch - absolutely gorgeous, dried herbs, anise, cranberry, raspberry, allspice, and balanced acidity. 2010 had so much youth in it that it still needs several more years in my opinion. Not classic to the full level of fruit forward Cali can deliver - even a little tightly wound. What a treat! — 2 days ago
Very nice white from San Gimingano. Not very complex but flavorful and refreshing on a hot day. — 11 days ago
Very different Sauvignon Blanc than what I’m used to, subdued fruits, more gooseberry than tropical, some minerality, smooth and goes down real easy. — 8 days ago
While I was down in Argentina a few years ago, I fell in love with Cabernet Francs out of Mendoza. Unfortunately, one of the sommeliers I was talking to down there said that only a small selection of Cabernet francs are imported into the states. Notes of Cherry, Cedar, provincial herbs and spice fill your nose. Full bodied red with hints of pine, black plums, licorice and blueberries. Super peppery finish that doesn’t last as long as I would’ve liked but still pleasant. Super fun and complex for a great price. — 25 days ago