Taken Wine Company

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Taken to The Pocket in Carmel. Nice dark murky tawny color, opaque. Black fruit nose including notes of blackberries and blueberries, gravel stone, mocha, some menthol and some wood. Tannins are resolved, leaving silky fruit. In a good drinking window. — a month ago

Shay, vinokeeno and 28 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1994

Taken to Merrimans in Waimea on the Big Island. Darkish tawny, not quite opaque. Notes of black cherry, tobacco leaf, cedar, plums, cigar box and some spice. Super silky. Paired perfectly with my ribeye. The waiter said it best, “Oooh… Yummy!” — 3 months ago

Ira, Josh and 20 others liked this
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Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

Enjoyable excellent blend — 7 months ago


Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2004

Taken to our friend’s place on the Big Island for a great dinner. This was young, bright and tight with ample acidity. Still a baby. — 3 months ago

Ira, Josh and 29 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 1998

Taken to the Forest Theater in Carmel. Great nose with notes of red and black fruit, Herbs de Provence, wispy brush and some dry earth. Nice mouth feel and texture. I haven’t been a big fan of this vintage but this was very nice. — 7 months ago

Eric, Juan and 12 others liked this

Taken Wine Company

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

Clean crisp, tropical smooth finish. 2019 vintage on 9/28/2021 — a year ago

Taken From Granite

North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Opened but not decanted. Initially nose was a bit disjointed and flavors were reserved. About two hours in, nose improved and primary Cabernet flavors emerged somewhat. Overall, tannins resolved with more secondary flavor profile. Smooth. No signs of fading but no reason to wait either.
— 3 months ago

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Domaine Leflaive

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 1996

Decanted for a few hours and taken to Kochi in Hells Kitchen. Light straw color. Vibrant and viscous in the glass. Old Leflaive petrol and reductive nose. Notes of citrus fruit, lemon crème, wet stones, petrol, tan spice, hazelnut and white flowers. Good balance of rich fruit with still strong acidity. Long finish. Bottles this fresh easily have a decade or more of pleasure in front of them. At peak but still has plenty to give. — 4 months ago

Josh, vinokeeno and 15 others liked this

Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai India Pale Ale

One of the finest ipa’s available. Smelling it, you might think Seville Oranges, but this is no marmalade. It’s resinous, bitter, but not over the top. You always want more.
Paired with spicy coconut shrimp, ya!
Numerical ratings for beer vs. wine should be taken with a…..
— a year ago

Eddie, Brian and 7 others liked this