The Cellar

Matassa

Côtes Catalanes White Blend 2014

Awesome. Make no mistake: this is the best place for wine in Uppsala. Owner is fantastic and incredibly knowledgable - will pull cool stuff out of the cellar! — 2 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
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Azienda Agricola Brovia

Villero Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Fascinating how different this is from the Rocche 13' (from the same producer). Goes to show that Piedmont is indeed a great distraction from Burgundy, which has been reflected in the increasing prices. Thankfully, Brovia's wines are still "under the radar." Affordable, in the scale of things.

Neighbouring vineyards. The Rocche - blue-fruit focused, leaner, less tannic on the palate (but you could smell it), elegant if not firmer. The Villero - red-fruited, more classic on the nose, brawny palate, with big spice tones and a blood-like minerality. No preference of one over the other at the moment. Rocche, the queen of Brovia's line-up, and Villero, the king! Their purity, nuance, and turbo-charged aromatics are seriously impressive, though it doesn't make it any easier to drink them at this early stage. Definitely cellar these crus. Minimum 20 years!
— 13 days ago

Jay, Scott and 24 others liked this

Domaine des Orchis (Philippe Héritier)

Quintessence de Mondeuse 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

It’s always fun to taste something 10 months later after you have tasted it only in the cellar. It’s quite a moment. Anyway this is even better now than it was 10 months ago. Superb nose. Wild berries, alpine flowers, intense minerality, violets, lavender, just gorgeous, also a bit wild and feral. Palate is classic Mondeuse with terrific grip, concentration and a wild rustic yet still linear side. Energy for days, ripe and grippy tannins and a knockout finish that keeps pumping. — 3 days ago

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Berlioz Mondeuse that is
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Never had Mondeuse, that’s why I ask.
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@Chris Shultz ok. Just funny that it happened two times in one day and never before ever! Synchronicity!

Saxum Vineyards

Broken Stones Red Rhone Blend 2015

Opened this at 4pm for a party at 6:30. One taste and I knew I had not allowed enough time. Wound tight. Decanted/aerated 8 times over the next two hours and it worked. While, no where near it’s peak, it was enjoyable. Black fruit, black olive, smoked meat, dried herbs. Needs at least 5 more years in the cellar. — 8 days ago

Arden, Serge and 29 others liked this

Tormaresca

Bocca Di Lupo Castel del Monte Aglianico 2010

The 2010 Bocca di Lupo is showing marvelously at the nine year mark. Sourced from this storied Puglia vineyard, the wine was partially aged in new French and Hungarian oak barrels (25%) before bottling. Tightly wound upon entry, this needs an hour decent to fully be aroused. Once awoken, the Aglianico takes the lead with a dense core of red fruits, leather and baking spices, with firm tannins and suggestions of milk chocolate that round out the expressive palate. Showing good freshness and verve, as well as weight, the 2010 Bucca di Lupo will enjoy a long life in the cellar. Drink 2019-2035- 92 — 3 days ago

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Domaine Roulot

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2016

The 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc is a stunning new release from this storied Mersault based estate which was first founded in 1930. Soft and inviting on the mouth, the wine slowly unveils layers of tart green apple, vanilla cream, hazelnut and fresh starfruit.
The sense of finesse, elegance and length is very appealing, as the near minute long finish completes this gorgeous bottling. While a fantastic bottle to savor now, the 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc will enjoy another fifteen years in the cellar. Drink 2019-2033- 92
— 14 days ago

Severn, David and 30 others liked this
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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Dr. Another great post Cheers 🍷
Kimberly Anderson

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Just had this last night! Really enjoyed it.
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@Kimberly Anderson I was really pleased w this new release 👌

Inman Family Wines

Olivet Grange Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006

When turkey becomes turkey pot pie, you raid the cellar for random trials. Fruit and spice and everything’s nice. — 16 days ago

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Amuse Bouche

Napa Valley Red Blend 2006

Ron R
9.3

Heidi’s own cab label. Lovely expression of a blend. Needs more time n the bottle. Eclipsed by the prior tastings. Still excellent. Leave this for another 3 years.
Another stellar gift from
@Mike R and Rhonda’s cellar 😚
— 2 days ago

Mike RAnne-marie Beausejour
with Mike and Anne-marie
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@Ron R Great label enjoy your weekend Cheers 🍷
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No chance for standing out tonight but seems like it reach its peak
9.3
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Great label

Herb Lamb Vineyards

HL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Enjoyed with Jennifer over dinner, a true honor! So good and loved the lingering finish...just all around delicious and special. Could cellar longer but why wait?! — 8 days ago

Tom, Casey and 7 others liked this
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Tom Garland

Right on. We did a lunch back in August with her and she broke out a 3L of the 1997 first vintage! Sad there will be no more HL after the 2016 vintage (vineyard leased to Thomas Rivers Brown) ..get it while you can!
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Hi Tom, I must have missed you... I was there at the luncheon as well and sat at the table closest the bar. That ‘97 was epic!! Definitely bittersweet to see the end of future HL through Jen but excited for her. She’s one of a kind!

Schrader Cellars

Old Sparky Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Entirely sourced from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, the 2009 Schrader ‘Old Sparky’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a massive, dense treat right now that has a long life ahead of it. The nose offers plenty of appeal with its espresso bean, chocolate cake, red bell pepper and creosote tones with blueberry pie that all march in line. Layers of chocolate infused dark fruits, blueberry compote and tar line this exquisite palate, with minerals and dusty terroir melding together in the glass. This wine walks the tight rope between finesse and power, effortlessly moving across the palate. Gorgeous now, this scintillating wine will cellar well for another twenty years. Drink 2019-2040- 97 — 8 days ago

Jason, Dick and 23 others liked this
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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Dr. Another good post Cheers 🍷
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@P A So good, still has a long life to go. Cheers 🍷