World's End

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

1989 vintage. Tasted 5.5.23 (9.5), 4.4.23 (6 different btls-avg 9.4) and 12.9.22 (9.6). Above average fill for the age and impressive cork (about 70% saturated). Decanted and tasted over the course of two hours. Threw a decent amount of powdery sed. Medium nose slightly muted for the first 10 minutes or so but then came roaring to life. Yes, still the hallmark blueberries and cocoa powder along with a dash of raspberry but bigg graphite with this bottle. Drank consistently great for 1.75 hours, then seemed to lose a little steam at the very end. Not improving but still think cellar dwellers need to be popped in the next five years to enjoy the magic before it fades. 3.28.24. — 19 days ago

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The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend 2021

Wow what a Blend. Bold and a glass-staining dark color! Every sip was savor worthy from beginning to end. While you could taste the Zin the other varietals came through as well. An excellent wine worth the price! — 3 months ago

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Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

David T

Happy New Year!🎈🎆🎊

From mag. Who said the2007 vintage was bad? They didn’t taste it 16 years from inception or 14 years in bottle. Excellent as our first prime rib wine.

2nd night tasting with leftovers. One glass left. It’s dark inky, round, mushy velvety tannins, dark currants, blackberries, blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, plum pudding, strawberry highlighter, dry stones, limestone powder, dark turned earth, soft, fresh & dry tobacco notes, soft lead pencil shavings, wet volcanic ash, moist clay, charcoal, sandalwood, understated dark spice, dark chocolate, just a touch of baking spices, dark & red withering flowers, violets, excellent round acidity and a well knitted structure, balanced fruit & earth, good tension with a long elegant finish that falls on a dry mineral finish lasting 90 seconds.

I always leave an inch to inch and half in the bottle to pour a bit to all at the end. I believe the expression for that is, “The Truth! From the expression, the truth is inside. It doesn’t lie and makes for more extremely concentrated sip(s). You might say it is a lot like monosodium glutamate…everything you tasted in the wine previously, taste more.
— 4 months ago

Shay, Bob and 16 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

1986 vintage. Sampled five bottles for a 1986 BDX tasting @ Mister A's in San Diego. Double decanted and tasted over four hours. Medium body. Pretty rustic early on and that stayed consistent till the end. Opened up a little later with a splash of bright cherry fruit. Should stay the course for another 5-6 years. 3.14.24 — a month ago

Lyle, Jan and 9 others liked this

World's End

Crossfire Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Had several bottles of this wine in the past 5 years. And this one is easily the best.
Gorgeously rich and pure on the nose: black cherries, blueberry pancakes and blackberry preserve.
This all echoes on the palate and some well dosed pinches of caramel, cocoa, coffee and toast take this wine to another level. Just enough acidity to give it some fraicheur, soft and ripe tannines backing up the long and incessant finish.
Totally beautiful.
— 2 months ago

Hans, Shay and 11 others liked this
Jan A

Jan A

Had this twice something like 5 years ago, back then it was still a bit rough around the edges. Should have waited much longer reading your notes
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen Koenen

@Jan A Maybe yes, maybe no. Could be due to substantial bottle variation as well.

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

2006 vintage. Decanted and tasted immediately, after 30 minutes and 2 hrs. Unexpected amount of frontal palate richness mitigating back-end tannins. Still has years to go. 10.18.23. — 6 months ago

Eric, Daniel and 17 others liked this

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Wonderfully balanced, dry through and through. Medium body start to finish with persistent tannins to the end. — a month ago

World's End

Good Times, Bad Times Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

I am a fan of the World’s End family of wines and I enjoyed this one. A little chewy and dense but nice flavors. — 3 months ago

Marilea Campomizzi
with Marilea


Chardonnay Where the Dreams have no end .... 2018

100% Friulian Chardonnay. Light straw color. Aromas of cooked green apple, pear, white flowers and puff pastry. The palate also features green apple, but also some pineapple, unripe peach and lemon. Just a touch of both butterscotch and minerals. Hint of salty vanilla on the very long and smooth finish. Nice oak integration. Medium-plus body with fresh acidity. I love everything about this wine except the price. ($60-$80) — 4 months ago

Tom, Bob and 3 others liked this

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Full body and dark. Sticky tanins at the end. — 9 months ago