Val Frison

Falkenstein (Franz Pratzner)

Val Venosta Riesling 2018

An Alto Adige Riesling,with some age. Bonkers concentration. Familiar petrol & peach on the nose, but less German or Alsatian acidity & more Italian rounded contours- though that could be the age too. Just enough RS. Perhaps the only tell of its 15$ pedigree is a simple mid palate. Still, some length,& enough acidity to make it lip smacking killer good. Crazy Eddie (for old NYCers who remember the stores’ ads) INSANE bargain. — 21 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Ira, Andrew and 8 others liked this

Val di Suga (Angelini)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Medium bodied, cassis, tart cherry, cranberry, red licorice, green pepper , tobacco. Still has some tannins and could sit for a while. — a month ago

Amelia Mowry, CSWPaul TuffOlivia Mowry
with Amelia, Paul and 1 other
Tom, Paul and 2 others liked this

Zarate

Val do Salnés Albariño

Great bottle! — 3 months ago

Pierre Morlet

Grande Réserve Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Shay A
9.2

Easy enjoyment factor with this champagne. When we visited Morlet in Napa last year, they like to pour their vintage offering of Pierre Morlet as a welcome upon arrival. I enjoy their family label, but wish it was more readily available.

Grand cru fruit. 76/24 Pinot/chard and it shows. This is rich, yeasty and powerful. Borders on creamy with the mousse. Limestone grit, lemon and white chocolate scone, with hints of nougat. This NV offering is very enjoyable for the price, and reminds me of a less layered/complex Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve (which is a favorite of mine).
— 2 months ago

Tom, Paul and 18 others liked this

Breton

Vin De Pays Du Val De Loire Grolleau

Nice chilled red, funky — 3 months ago

Charlie Palmer
with Charlie

Clos du Val

Carneros Pinot Noir 1986

Just about to turn, but still a wonderful leathery nose with strong tannin. Probably wouldn’t last much longer. — 25 days ago

Patrick Piuze

Val de Mer Chablis Chardonnay 2021

A challenging vintage as shown by how uncharacteristic this wine is. While the purity and acidic tension are all there, the 2021 lacks the weight of past vintages and displays a noticeable green pyrazine character. There are elements of this wine that read more Sauvignon Blanc than Chardonnay. Great minerality, but it will be interesting to see if this has enough fruit to hold up in the cellar. — a month ago

Severn and Jonathan liked this

Château du Val d'Or

St. Émilion Grand Cru 1996

old soul right bank bordeaux - definitely towards the tertiary flavors but very elegant. the fruits are baked and rhubarb’ed and there is a really nice plum note on a long and distinguished finish. opens up nicely after an hour of air. would open this now. — 2 months ago

Severn and Josh liked this