Southern Tier Brewing Company

Southern Tier

(Blackwater Series) Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout

Heavy vanilla which is great. Good dessert beer — 5 days ago

Mas de Boislauzon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

This is gorgeous tonight. Continue to find that Mas de Boislauzon is consistently one of the best value CNDP around, true to place and terroir driven on all fronts, from traditional cuvée to their prestige offerings. I think the hearty amount of Mourvedre and plenty of holdings in sandy dominated soils of the N/NE part of the appellation make for a remarkably dense, balanced and textural wine. I feel like some 07’s have hit their mark in the last couple years and this is in a sweet spot to me. Nose is meaty, lifted with smoke, hot stones, porcini, truffle, espresso bean, plum marmalade, lavender pastille. Palate is more kirsch, compote, cinnamon, licorice whip, candied bacon, woodsmoke, and stones again. Structurally theres a great interplay of moderate but present acid and granular tannin. Perfect foil for a bacon and mushroom cheeseburger 🤤 — 11 days ago

Keith, Ira and 3 others liked this

Les Halos de Jupiter

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2014

Ken Z

Drank 1/10/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Black cherry, blackberry, undergrowth, and a bit of tar on the nose. Black fruits, earth, and some undergrowth on the flavor profile. Medium, well integrated tannins. Nice balance.

3/22/8/4/3 +50 = 90 pts.
— 6 days ago

Ken, Ron and 3 others liked this

Domaine de la Mordorée

La Reine des Bois Lirac Red Rhone Blend 2014

Wow! So much better value than some CdP.
Plum, cassis, licorice, leather, and earth. Decanted for 30 minutes. This is just entering its drinking window so no rush...
— 4 days ago

Mark, Mike and 1 other liked this

Domaine du Pesquier

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2001

fine example of the elegant style Gigondas. Aged well, don"t wait any longer ☺ — 3 days ago

Peter, Berry and 2 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1998

Tawny color. A little cloudy. High pitched nose. Crazy at first and over the top. With three hours of air this settles in to show notes of tart cherry, herbs, herbal balm, raspberry, and some mint. Rich and heavy in the mouth. Medicinal. Got better over the evening as it gained some air. — 4 days ago

Shay, Keith and 12 others liked this

Clos du Mont-Olivet

La Cuvée du Papet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

I’ve tasted some extraordinary prior vintages of Clos Du Mont-Olivet’s La Cuvée du Papet, but with Jeb Dunnuck’s call of perfection on 2016, my expectations were even higher. Jeb says it’s “pure perfection” and “unquestionably the greatest wine I’ve ever tasted from this estate and is a legendary wine in the making.” And yet it still blew the doors off those expectations. This Châteauneuf-du-Pape wildly outperforms in the following categories: Aromatics, purity of fruit, texture and mouthfeel, layers of complexity, intellectual stimulation, length, and, without question, deliciousness. 100%, wholeheartedly agree with @jebdunnuck “beg, borrow or steal to get a hold of this.” Sexy. Exotic. Spectacular. — 13 days ago

Ellen, Bob and 37 others liked this
Shay A

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Wow. Wasn’t aware. Thanks for the solid review...I’ll have to see if I can source some. Hey @Mark Flesher , this seems up your alley too.
David Clinton

David Clinton

Great bottle, too.

Alain Jaume & Fils

Le Crétacé Tavel Rosé Grenache Noir Blend 2017

Kirk F

A bright, vibrant ruby in the glass. Strawberries and a hint of watermelon on the palate. Refreshing. I just wish it were summer! — 4 days ago

Bill, Dawn and 9 others liked this

Domaine du Galet des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2001

Found this languishing in a friend’s cellar. Cork intact. This poured brick red and somewhat cloudy. However, this was a very pleasant, old CdP despite the rather dreadful color. This was dark fruit, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, leather and earth. On the palate it was very much a joy though clearly in the twilight of its life. Fun to drink. — 5 days ago

Hermes, Ira and 2 others liked this

Clos Saint Jean

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

Enjoyed this the other night albeit several bottles in, showed nice red fruits and light tannins. Please note the notes I am sure are off since like I said there were many bottles of various wine enjoyed that night. This one I must say held its own against some heavy weights that night. I will revisit with better notes I am sure when I can give this nice bottle a little more due diligence. — 9 days ago

P, Mike and 4 others liked this