The Debate

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

A gift is a gift.. super grateful! Always a beautiful wine and we can all debate about the current px etc but if you strip that away, I still think Opus One makes a great wine. Sure we all have preferences and there is always better out there. That said, this is in a great spot. Balanced acidity, fruit and ripe tannins that are don’t get in the way, but keep you engaged. Love! — 2 months ago

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Neil Valenzuela

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Cheers to that! 🍷
E & K G

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@Neil Valenzuela Thanks Neil! Cheers! 🔥👌👏🍷🥂


Terra di Monteverro Toscana Red Blend 2014

Dark fruit, high acid, grainy tannins, long finish. Elegant power. For Bordeaux varieties in CA and IT I always end up liking the cool vintages best. Scorching a giant flank steak to pair with this and Trump’s impending debate meltdown. Bring it on. — 7 months ago

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Bill Koplos

Bill Koplos

Looking forward to this one 🍷

Marcelo Pelleriti

Signature Valle de Uco Cabernet Franc 2018

Fragrant mountain fruit

A few hours of airtime, as per my usual.
Some tropical notes at first sip - Shea, coconut, this opens the floor up for debate on what comes next, is it the dark chocolate cherry, or cacao nibs with red stone fruits? Hard to say, except the finish is even, tannin acid balance is quite nice.
Overall this is an amazing Cab Franc.
— 21 days ago

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Tasteful label. Would enjoy a glass. Cheers!🍷

Quinta de Ramozeiros

Douro Tinto Red Blend 2015

We move on from the great cherry debate. — 4 months ago

Neal Ferry
with Neal
Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

Basic Dry Italian Red wine

Domaine Francois Lamarche

La Grande Rue Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1998

Tasted blind. Reddish scarlet center with reddish tawny rims. Spicy fruit nose. Dark cherries, rhubarb, Asian spice, dark soil and gravel. Comes across as masculine and powerful. The silky nose is followed by a young fruit and chewy mouth experience. Lots of dirt and cherries. We debate which region it’s from. Gevrey? MSD? Someone says it’s Vosne but I think it’s 95 Ponsot Griotte. This wine needs more time to soften its edges. — 7 months ago

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Mike R

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That is incredible the 98 still not soften yet

Beckstoffer Vineyard

The Debate Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Outstanding Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard wine. — 2 months ago

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Patz & Hall

Burnside Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

This could be a debate on real corks. Opened same vintage last week and had to dump the bottle (stored the same). This had a very bright nose w tradition barnyard notes. Big cherry flavors with a long, slightly dry finish. Acidity was light. — 3 months ago

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Bogle Vineyards

California Merlot 2017

Homes. Heartwood. The Great Debate. Kamilla.....
— 7 months ago

Neal Ferry
with Neal
Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

Good Solid Merlot