Ugly Duckling

Domaine Laurent & Karen Boussey

Sur La Velle Monthelie 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Lyle Fass

This was all out of sorts yesterday. Today it has a gorgeous nose of cherry fruit with a lipstick like intensity and loads of rocky minerals. Lovely spice and mint. Truly a great nose. Full of juicy fruit and luscious ripe tannins. From an ugly duckling to a swan overnight. — a month ago

Severn, Errol and 9 others liked this

Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2001

No Durand needed, but I wasn’t taking any chances.
Ugly label awesome wine!
— 5 months ago

Paul, Mike and 30 others liked this
David T

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And, this a very good one. Deemed, “The Original Rhone Ranger!” Referring to a true Northern Rhone style produced in the US.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

If I could only find an older French Rhone I could pronounce!

Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Rick K

Ugly label, beautiful wine. Blueberry, loam, touch of menthol and still pleasant tannins. Really good. Thanks for finding this@Greg Koslosky ! — a year ago

Robert, Shay and 13 others liked this

Lillian Winery

California Dundee Syrah 2008

Massive amount of black and blue fruit with acidity to balance it all. Unfortunately the alcohol is raring it’s ugly head. I doubt it will ever integrate given the age at this point — 18 days ago

Ira, David and 8 others liked this


Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2013

Integrated VA. Joe was like “Do you like VA?” I responded “Sure, if it’s integrated..” (I dont like that in my own wines but it’s like going to dinner at someone’s house). Naturally i taste shortly thereafter. It’s good. A light bodied PN that is beautiful with a little ugly. I can’t like a perfect all the time but this has soul. — 3 months ago

Chris, Josh and 1 other liked this


Blanco Ribeiro Treixadura Blend 2017

Wow. Floral aromatics. Crisp but smooth. What a joy. Ugly label. — 10 months ago

Château Soutard

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

The sommelier was right. The perfect wine with my duckling. — a year ago

Bouchard Aîné et Fils

Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2018

Yummy! Before we knew it, she was gone. Chuggable, gluggable, quaffable and crushable as they say. I got both red and blue fruits, and smooth tannins. Enough acidity. Very nice. Ugly bottle tho. — 2 months ago

with Devin


Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Ron R

Freshly baked pastry and peaches bring together a great ensemble. In its youth, it was an ugly duckling - ugly no more! It’s now soft and rounded, suggesting short-term cellaring only. Beautiful layers and texture, but minimal acidity - @ Domodomo, NYC.
— 9 months ago

Kimberly, P and 34 others liked this


Sec Tokaji Furmint 2015

After eating at Ugly Baby it was the perfect accompaniment. Delish, refreshing, amazing. Idk
— a year ago