Sugar Creek Vineyards

Aubert

Sugar Shack Chardonnay 2018

Ron R
9.5

My snowboarding bud just opened a pizza joint in Montclair, NJ. Making dough from scratch and serving it quick, and the quality!!!
SugarShack became the pizza’s perfect foil. Lovely butterscotch notes on the nose transitioned to citrus notes on the mid palate. Just enough acid to caress the Italian mozzarella. I love the moderate sweetness this wine possesses. Overall, another excellent example.
— 19 days ago

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John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

What’s the pizza joint?
Ron R

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@John Bratincevic here you go. Let me know if you want to go and can’t get a table: https://biviopizza.com/
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Thanks @Timothy Lynch. Trying to switch gears and change the lane.

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Young but absolutely promising. Drinks well now and will evolve even more in years to come. Fruit heavy, nice residual sugar mouth feel. — 6 months ago

Legendario

Elixir de Cuba Rum

KA
9.5

Casa Del Habano San Jose Costa Rica — 8 months ago

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1976

Garnet core , terracotta rim . Spiced red fruit undergrowth , touch of brown sugar , grafite , tobacco , dried mushroom, touch of smoke . On the palate quite elegant red fruited , dried cranberry , red currant , still very much alive , just enough acidity. Slightly short on the finish , but with a round palate and a slightly sweet , brown sugar tinged finish . Still very much alive and enjoyable . Better than expected — 6 days ago

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Wonderful
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Emilio Lustau

East India Solera Sherry Palomino Fino Pedro Ximénez

This wine has a burnished look, deep brown. The nose is a treat all on its own. There are aromas of brown sugar, coffee and orange zest which combine for an amazing olfactory experience. The palate is just as joyful, with caramel, raisin and mocha notes. The acidity is fresh and exhilarating. Although the wine is described on the label as “cream,” it does not strike me as creamy. The viscosity is nice, though. It will pair well with dessert, or serve as one by itself. — 2 months ago

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Pine Ridge Vineyards

Clarksburg Chenin Blanc + Viognier Blend 2022

If you are looking for something not so sweet but not tart and not minerally, this is it. Per my husband, it doesn’t taste like sugar, blood, or dirt. Nice to drink by the pool. — 10 months ago

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Good one!

Alvear

Solera 1927 Montilla-Moriles Pedro Ximénez

Deep brown color.
Aromas of demerera sugar, raisins, caramel.
Sweet. Flavors of raisins, baked demerera sugar, chocolate, caramel, butter tart filling.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 5/5
— a month ago

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Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

This wine has a deep ruby hue with viscous tearing.

Aromas and flavors are highly expressive with notes of Luxardo black cherry, dried blackcurrant, ripe blackberry, juicy plum, violet, molasses, mocha, coconut, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, dill, and leather.

On the palate, this wine is dry with a hint of residual sugar that has a softening effect. It has medium(+) acidity, a full body, high alcohol (15% ABV!), high tannins that are smooth and velveteen. The finish lingers.

It’s a rounded, full-bodied, and opulent expression that epitomizes the wines of Paso Robles.
— 2 months ago

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Havana Club

Selección de Maestros Rum

KA
9.1

Casa del Habano San Jose Costa Rica — 8 months ago

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2007

Shay A
9.4

Last of a 3-pack I bought a few years ago. Should have bought more! Thankfully the ridiculous pricing for the 2008 keeps this 2007 an easy choice when looking for more great champagne.

Having had the 2006, 2007 and 2008 all within the last 6 months or so, it’s fun to see the differences. 2006 seems to be a bigger champagne in regards to richness, yet still has great structure…2008 is wound up crazy tight, extremely chiseled and age worthy…the 2007 is a more accessible version of the three with lots of similarities to 2006.

Right down the middle in terms of style (doesn’t come across reductive or oxidative in profile). Tart lemon, yeasty, chalk, and a hint of nuttiness on the nose. Comtes always has this kiss of freshly baked lemon scone note on the nose to me. Not as multidimensional as 2006, but tons of layers here both aromatically and on the palate. Continuously evolving revealing limestone, powder sugar dusted lemon bars, and roasted almonds. Lemon-lime mineral grip isn’t as prevalent as the 2008 on the finish. This can certainly age, but with how good it is now, pop and enjoy!
— 2 years ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Holding on to a few bottles for my kids birth year ❤️