Vineyards Found

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Delectable Wine

The 1996 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a vintage that I have not tasted for a number of years. Matured in two-thirds new oak, it has an open and expressive bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, estuarine scents, touches of liquorice emerging with time. It is higher-toned than the 1995 with iodine evolving with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins, fresh acidity, quite sweet in the mouth and maybe like the 1995, just missing that complexity and terroir expression that I think has defined recent vintages from this estate. Maybe it is slightly compromised by some Merlot (25%) that was picked a but later, but still, there is a lot of pleasure to be found in this 1996. Tasted at the Ducru Beaucaillou vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2022)
— 7 months ago

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1989

Thanksgiving with relatives. Brother-in-law never has had an Opus One so I dug into the cellar and found my last one; a 1989 half bottle. I thought it was passed its prime but the brother-in-law thought it was wonderful! I’m not remembering where this vintage rated. Some people just like the funkiness of old wines but I just like them much younger. It was time for this one to go away and am glad some got some enjoyment out of it. His rating, not mine. I gave up on the brand several years ago, sold off my collection at a profit and haven’t looked back. I’ll try it if it is presented to me but don’t have a desire to purchase anymore. — a year ago

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Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

30 mins after opening I was drinking a Chianti... vacuumed it and revisited the next evening and found myself drinking an exquisite Chianti! It become dynamic and as such, I recommend this wholeheartedly especially if you’re staring down a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs with your homemade red sauce. — 2 years ago

Robert Craig Winery

Affinity Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Found a bottle, aging nicely. A blend of 76% Cab Sauv, 8% Cab Franc, 7% Merlot, 5% Malbec & 4% Petit Verdot, 18 months in 60% new French oak, deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of berry fruit, sweet herb and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, ripe blackberry and currants with notes of cacao and sweet herbs. Long finish, grippy ripe tannins ending with graphite and earthy mineral. Drink now & over next few years, I still have a few bottles in cellar! — 8 months ago

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Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2013

Last nights comparison. Both were very much cherry driven fruit, but more acidic sour cherry in the 2013 at first while an almost cough drop deep cherry in the 2014. I found the 2013 had a more earthy nature while the 2014 seemed more rounded and had more deep fruit. — a year ago

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Famille Perrin

Réserve Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend


Smooth, medium body with dry finish. Found at Rosmore LCBO $17 — 8 months ago

Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

One of the best Caymus SS we have tasted. First one out of the case and found the 2008 to be drinking well!! — a year ago

Brennan Sheehan
with Brennan

Bodegas Muga

Reserva Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

Great Tempranillo, we like their Rose so excited to try this one. Dave found in Vermont — a year ago

Dave Rostker
with Dave
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Louis Roederer

Brut Premier Champagne Blend

My wife decided to buy lobster and make lobster rolls for dinner, so I was looking for a matching drink in the fridge and found this Roederer which was nice and crisp. — 3 years ago