The City Runner

Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai India Pale Ale

One of finest mass produced “ craft “ beers on the east coast.
Wonderful bitterness on a hot day.
Some sugar shack residual sweetness.
Really packs a resinous punch.
— 12 days ago

Brian, Eddie and 8 others liked this

Thibault Liger-Belair

Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2016

My first time trying the 2016 vintage. This bottle was opened about 90min before service. The wine pours a deep garnet, fading to magenta, with a watery rim. It has a slightly turbid appearance and a nearly opaque core with slight, staining of the tears. On the nose, holy whole cluster city Batman! This Moulin-à-Vent is not faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Notes of dark fruit, curry, cheese rind, wet asphalt, and minerals. Fabulous acid and medium+ tannin. The finish is long, lingering, and slightly green. I fell in love with Thibault’s wines from M-à-V with the 2010 vintage and I’ve been smitten ever since. They are among the most exciting wines made in the Cru today. In 3-5 years, these will really slap. — 9 days ago

Daniel, Eric and 6 others liked this

Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Auslese Riesling 2018

Lyle Fass
9.7

Nose is saffron city and clean botrytis. Just gorgeous. Superb clean slate and minerals. Guava as well. The exoticism of Goldtropfchen is on full display. Wow. Herbal and some fresh honey as well. This is so pretty. Some dried honey as well. Wow that palate is something else. Super focused and precise with unreal purity. Super creamy and fresh. Glides across the palate. Stunning length to it. Brilliant inner mouth aromas and energy. Minerals and exotic fruit all over the place. Coats the mouth but it’s framed and focused and so juicy. Wonderful finesse and elegance and a brilliant finish. Unreal density and material here. The finish is minutes long not seconds. Profound!

After some hours nose is a bit quiet. But that palate. So juicy and so fresh with awesome compactness and purity. Explosive and structured. Super deep but holding back unlike the BJS Ausless 18 after 3 hours. This needs 2-3 years. But wowza it’s stunning. Still sticking with my 9.7. The elegance in this is top notch. Amazing weightlessness.
— a month ago

Daniel, Severn and 12 others liked this

Tantalus Vineyards

Okanagan Valley VQA Old Vines Riesling 2010

Acid and petrol city — 13 days ago

Michael, Severn and 4 others liked this

Cottanera

Diciasettesalme Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2017

Birthday / Memorial Day party. Very quiet and first, then blossomed into full blown funk and sour fruit. Barnyard city. — a month ago

Severn, Dawn and 10 others liked this

Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Spätlese Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

Just as classic as it gets. A stunningly beautiful bottle of Spätlese. Nose is slate city. Green apple. Peach. Rainwater. Rubber. Lemon. Lime. So clean. Super juicy and clean but not over the top concentrated. Everything is in its little perfect place. Welcome to the Dollhouse 2 - Spätlese. (Don’t Google what that movie is about!). Its soaring aromas are mimicked on the palate with a soaring bit sublime perfection. This is not a dense, crazy wine, it’s a a perfect feather of a wine. This is what Spätlese used to be. Nose gets apple juice like with air but man if only apple juice smelled like this and not whatever the hell it smells like now. Lovely mid palate and just perfect but not aggressive acidity. My goodness this is clean and beautiful and just perfect for what it is. — 22 days ago

Ira, Ely and 18 others liked this

Jean-Max Roger

Cuvée Les Alouettes Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc

With Lauren in the city, good, easy drinking — 18 days ago

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Crognolo Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2018

Tried again! In the heart of the Chianti lies Estate of Sette Ponti, 15 miles northwest of the city of Arezzo, past village of San Giustino Valdarno. Has 10% Merlot, aged in French Allier barriques, deep Ruby with red fruit aromas and floral notes. On the palate blackberry, plum and cherry flavors with blossom notes, spice and fine integrated tannins. Good balance, long finish ending with some oak and mineral tones. Nice! Will age a bit! Tasting well now! — 17 days ago

Jamie, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Rudd

Oakville Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Runner up for WOTN. Smooth as silk. — a month ago

Tom, Paul and 14 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Took a bit to open up after the car ride from Central CA to The City of Lost Wages — 2 months ago

Brian Komoto
with Brian
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