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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1998

David T
9.4

1998 not the best Napa Cabernet vintage. However, good producers still find their way through difficult vintages. Joseph Phelps is the rule rather than the exception.

This was poured out of magnum and drinking beautifully by their Hospitality Manger.

Nicely ripe, lush juicy fruits of blackberries, blackberries, both plums, some purple & blue fruits. Dash of spice & lead pencil, anise-black licorice, soft baking spices, caramel notes, some dark chocolate, fresh dark flowers, round acidity and a well balanced, softened structure & tension, elegant, nicely evolved finish that lasted a full minute.
— 10 days ago

Shay, Paul and 18 others liked this

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2012

Still on the way to be matured. Powerful Gamey from Morgan. Red fruits. 2012 @, Fruit, 231217 — 4 months ago

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1998

Always the best way to finish! — 6 months ago

Shay, Tom and 13 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2013

Screaming blast of tart lemon acidity. Not very pleasant. Beautiful light yellow with tiny scrubbing bubbles. After about 15-20 minutes a type of weighted creamy mid-palate makes me smile. Way too young, but simply luscious and lifted with a long, caressing finish. — 3 months ago

Ron, Severn and 12 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Absolutely delicious champagne. I think the only other Dom I’ve had from 04 was the metamorphosis. This is much nuttier - in a nice way. Fine bubbles, great mouthfeel, very long finish, good acid. Overall perhaps slightly less refined and deep than I was hoping, but still a treat. Nice pairing with a shrimp etouffe that I was inspired to make after a recent trip to New Orleans. — 5 months ago

Severn, Tom and 2 others liked this

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Way to ring in the New Year! Lithe, feminine nose led a nicely delineated palate of dark red fruit, cigar box and velvety tannins. Wonderful. — 4 months ago

Andrew, Scott@Mister and 35 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

MRM
9.6

Pleasing in every way. Lots of fruit remaining. — 4 months ago

Iwan, Paul and 16 others liked this

Samuel Smith Old Brewery

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout Beer

GV
9.4

One of the nicest chocolate stouts I have had. A great brew from those traditional and skilled chaps at Samuel Smiths. — 6 months ago

Sharon liked this

Nippon Craft Beer Co

Kagua Blanc Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Wasn’t expecting this to hold up to the amazingly rich tonkatsu at Butagumi. But, really hit the mark, especially with a bite of cabbage — a year ago