The Bridge

Franschhoek Cellar

Stone Bridge Franschhoek Valley Pinotage 2018

Lovely Pinotage, very smooth drinking. — 11 days ago

Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Shay A
9.2

WNH 2009/2010 Bordeaux tasting.

I was able to find a couple of these 2-3yrs ago locally at a great price, so I’ve opened one a year since then, and this was my last bottle.

My familiarity with this producer isn’t extensive, but this 2009 shows so much character from that warm, powerful vintage while also providing a bridge to those who enjoy new world Bordeaux blends. 60/40 cab/merlot. I followed this over two days. I decanted almost two hours the first day and had half a bottle, then vacuumed and had the second half the next day. Funny enough, this wine was more tannic the second day! The aromatics here sport a more modern, ripe profile of toasty oak and roasted fruits (blue and black fruits, plum, fig). Even the palate mirrors much of that with added bitter dark chocolate and only a kiss of herbal flair. Zero brett. A mix of mocha/espresso on the finish with structure that really flexed muscles on day two. My initial reaction was enjoy over the next five years, but this has ten in it easily.

As an aside, I tried this out of my new Grassl 1855 glass and loved it, even more so than Zalto’s Bordeaux glass. Weight and balance are impeccable.
— a month ago

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Knights Bridge

West Block Chardonnay

So delicious and gets better as the meal goes on. Easter brunch — 3 months ago

L'Ecole No. 41

Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Delicious with Pat’s rib eye steak ($37) — 22 days ago

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Darby

Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Chain Bridge Cellars. $19.98. Nice smooth Cab with big ripe tannins. — a month ago

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Knights Bridge

East Block Knights Valley Chardonnay 2017

Needed time to open up but very round after! Great w cheese. Drinks w Debbie Shane and bell — 2 months ago

Knights Bridge

Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Fantastic. Darker fruits / chocolate. Great finish. Friday dinner before Easter — 3 months ago

Knights Bridge

Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Kork dinner w John and Robert at the bar. Love the roundness and texture — a month ago

Domaine du Dragon

Grande Cuvée Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2020

Chain Bridge Cellars. $15.98. Clean, citrusy tones. Great minerality. — 2 months ago

David liked this

Fallen Bridge

Lodi Petite Sirah

Very nice! My favorite red so far. Paired with pizza and later on with chicken alaparilla. spicy 3/3 — 2 months ago