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Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2020

Deep Ruby color with aromas of berry fruits, floral herbs and cedar spice. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry with notes of cinnamon and earthy herbs. Full-bodied, fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, oak and an earthy character. Good now. — a day ago

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Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Nose has ripe black cherry, menthol, few day old chocolate cake, blueberry jam and old cigar box. Initially alcohol makes itself known, but diminishing with air.

Palate has dried blackberries, dehydrated sweet cherry, over-ripe black cherry, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, faint cedar with medium tannins, long finish. A great wine but more air desired as improvements are noted.

Decanted 2H, then double-decant for service; notes at 4H open.

Second bottle of almost a case of old BV GdL from a very trusted local source, no disappointing. Many more bottles to go on this stellar vintage. 😉

A great paring to Ribeye from Allen Bros. topped with truffle butter.
— 2 years ago

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Tenuta Sassoregale

Maremma Toscana Sangiovese 2018

Med body, short finish. Cherry notes with some spice. Finished in oak. Very very smooth. No bite. Drank it with pizza. Lovely paring. — 3 years ago

The Paring

Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Smooth, med to full good with food or without. Fruity but nice long finish — 2 months ago

Moutard Pere et Fils

Prestige Champagne 2021

Drank NYE 2022. Deliciously tart. Good paring with lobster. Also works great in a French 75 with grapefruit. — a year ago

Wilhelm Walch

Prendo Vigneti delle Dolomiti Pinot Grigio 2020

Full-bodied Alto Adige Pinot Grigio served at holiday dinner paring Wellesley — 2 years ago


Savatiano 2018 the Greeks are currently nailing it. A terrific paring with chicken gyro and homemade Tzatziki. Excellent $13 QPR. — 3 years ago

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The Paring

Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Very balanced red wine with blueberry aftertaste. — 3 months ago

Franck Givaudin

Irancy Pinot Noir 2021

Al Val

Tasty and restrained Thai paring, dry and shy red fruit — 8 months ago

Anne Boisson

Bourgogne Aligoté 2012

Some say Aligote is the red headed varietal from Burgundy, rare and exotic, to the daring! And I’m daring, this is my first time trying it. Pale yellow to the eye. The nose is very floral and perfumed plus yellow apple and white peach and fresh green herbs and smoke tertiary scents. The pallet is very clean with green apple, umami and a slightly smoky finish; it is bone dry, light bodied, with bright acidity, no tannings and low alcohol. What can I say? The most interesting white wine I’ve had in twenty twenty one . Oh! And I’m a sucker for red…

Paired with pan seared scallops on a bed of cauliflower purée topped with blacked truffle and wasabi mustard micro greens. The paring? Well, as close as you can get to magical. Also works wonders with smoked oyster flammkuchen. Cheers.
— 2 years ago

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