Superlative Sips

It’s time to dust off those high school yearbooks. Do you remember who won the superlatives your senior year? Have you seen the “Most Likely to be a Star” winner on a television show or on Broadway? Did the class couple make it through freshman year of college? While you reminisce on your high school superlatives, we are bringing you a brand new take: Superlative Sips. Enjoy this list of wines from various regions and grape varieties who stood out the most among their classmates. Next time you sip on a glass, think to yourself, “Would this win best smile?” or maybe “I’m definitely bringing this bottle home to mom.” Cheers! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Superlative Sips Winners: - Life of the Party: Champagne Blend - Most Likely to be President: Oregon Pinot Noir - Bring Home to Mom: Burgundy Pinot Noir - Gamay Blend - Most Likely to Rule the World: Chablis Chardonnay - Best Smile: Barolo Nebbiolo - Best Eyes: Provence Rosé - Biggest Flirt: Chianti Sangiovese - Class Couple: South African Pinotage (Pinot Noir and Cinsault) - Most Stylish: German Riesling - Most Likely to be on Broadway: Red Bordeaux Blend

Giuseppe Rinaldi

Brunate - Le Coste Barolo Nebbiolo 1994

A phenomenal Barolo 1994, blend of Brunate & Le Coste crus, made by the venerable hardcore traditionalist Giuseppe Rinaldi in his garage-looking cantina just outside Barolo village.

Looked and felt amazing. Violets and truffle oil go hand-in-hand with jammy dark fruit, delicate and harmonious at 23 years of age. Incredible depth in a mesmerizing multilayered palate, like a rich cake made of 10 different kinds of chocolate.

Jeff the somm said it was perfect, and hell it was. Totally at peak.
— 2 years ago

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Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker

Какими судьбами здесь? Настолько сильные впечатления, что решил транслировать по всем возможным каналам? :)
Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker

Бутылка классная, конечно
Vladimir Evseev

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Vivino ещё ухудшил качество фоток - решил проверить, как будет выглядеть тут ))) мне показалось, что это наилучший sample для постинга )))

La Bastide Blanche

Bandol Mourvèdre Blend Rosé 2018

The 2018 Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Rosé is absolutely stunning. Composed of predominately Mourvèdre, with the remaining Grenache and Cinsault, this begins with gorgeous aromas of fresh white peaches, strawberries, lemon zest, orange blossoms, crushed stones and a light dusting of dried herbs that all come together beautifully. On the palate this is bright, vivid and beautifully textured, with remarkable overall precision and balance all the way through the mouth watering finish. This Rosé has it all, and it will be extremely difficult to come across a more compelling Rosé in this price range. — 3 months ago

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@Joe D'Angelo Joe looks and sounds good Cheers 🍷
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@P A it’s an amazing value!

Day Wines

Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015

Such a beautiful wine with a combination of New World luscious red fruit and a distinctly Old World earthiness. Lots of smoke, violet, and even lavender to give it striking dimension. This is biodynamic at its best — a year ago

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Château Ausone

Saint Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Where to begin? The Château Ausone 2000 recalls some of my top red Burgundy's—wines of this caliber have an otherworldly quality, that can only be described as an ethereal, gossamer, and transcendent. Complex, evolving layers of black currants, ripe blueberries, gravelly earth, iron, olives, sweet tobacco, violets, camphor, and even a touch of dried honey. It's as multidimensional on the palate, like some living thing with a precise, delineated core, and intersecting mineral tones wound around fine tannins. — 4 years ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I have 6 bottles of 03 Im waiting for, supposedly really good also,

Castello dei Rampolla

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Looking out for one of the best CC from vintage 2016? Well you can stop you’re queste. This is how Chianti Classico should smell and taste, big, vibrant and just awesome delicious. Don’t hesitate and get you’re cellar filled up with this treasure. — 3 months ago

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Charles Heidsieck

Rosé Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

Two great bottles. Have had some bottle variation with the older disgorgement, but these were wonderful. My mother’s 71st bday so very special. — 3 months ago

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Would love to try some of their older NVs!
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When they’re good, they’re great. But the off bottles have been mediocre at best.

Dureuil-Janthial

Bourgogne Passetoutgrains 2016

Big fan of this wine. Very elegant and juicy but with great structure. 50% Gamay 50% Pinot Noir. Cherry pie, and pomegranate seed but with a bit of herbal, earthy kick. Fine tannin. Very approachable. — 5 months ago

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Domprobst Spätlese Riesling Auction 2011

Classic Mosel Riesling. Sweet. RS. Candied lemon/citrus, low alcohol, high acid. Superb — 6 years ago

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Kanonkop Estate

Black Label Pinotage 2017

David T
9.6

Extremely nice of our host Heidi to Coravin some of their flagship wine, Kanonkop Black Label. This was my first time having their Black Label and it didn’t disappoint. It is only one of two bottles I brought back. I couldn’t pass on the trade price Heidi was nice enough to extend to us.

The nose shows very dark currants and dark expresso roast. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries, cocoa powder, saline, dark chocolate, caramel, mocha, vanilla, cinnamon, Black licorice, dry top soil, underbrush, dark, rich soils, touch of mint, sweet tarry notes with dark, blue and red amazingly fragrant florals.

The body is full and thick. Dark, meaty, powdery, sticky tannins. Used expresso roast grounds, steeped black tea, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, raspberries, dark cherries, cocoa powder, saline, dark chocolate, caramel, mocha, vanilla, cinnamon, black licorice, iodine notes, dry top soil, underbrush, crushed granite powder, dark, rich soils, touch of mint, sweet tarry notes with dark, blue and red amazingly fragrant florals. The acidity is near perfect. The finish is juicy fruit driven, elegant, well balanced and delicious. It is impressive and can’t wait to try it again in 10 plus years.

Photos of; the mountains around their property where they took their name. The small left plateau is referred to a Kanonkop, Heidi Kritzinger-their
Customer Relations Manager (sweetheart) with Sofia and I, tasting room lounge area and the Kanonkop entrance.
— 5 months ago

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David T

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@Severn Goodwin Airline luggage weight limitations are also a factor. Sofia & I are notorious over-packers.
Severn Goodwin

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@David T As seasoned travelers you should be packing light, lol. Welcome home.
David T

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@Severn Goodwin Thanks. This trip was a little more challenging with the varying needs of four very uniquely different locations and activities. Thus, requiring very different apparel for each. As well, BSR packed in for our trip. 😜

Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012

Incredible depth minerality; saline , stone fruit tons of depth and power a really great bottle . — 7 months ago

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Ron Siegel

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Could not keep my hands off of this when I recently stayed at Le Cinq. On their list $120 euro. Cheers!
Joseph Barsky

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Still a baby...