Vinous Live!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Vinous Live!, a new series of virtual tastings and seminars that will be held daily. Vinous was built on the pillars of education, community and independence. Vinous Live! seminars are free for everyone and are designed to bring you insights straight from the brightest minds in wine. We will be mixing up the format to keep things lively and interesting. We hope these conversations bring you a bit of joy during these unprecedented and tumultuous times. Seminars will be streamed live on Zoom and YouTube Live. Please note that times vary from day to day. For the latest news, be sure to follow Vinous on Instagram , Facebook , Twitter and on . Join Antonio Galloni in conversation with some of winemaking’s most influential figures. Below is the schedule for the week of April 06 – April 10, 2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Monday, April 6, 2020: Luca Currado (Vietti) – Piedmont BYOB 12pm EDT Open your favorite bottle of Barolo or Barbaresco (not necessarily Vietti) and participate in what is sure to be a lively Q&A session with one of Piedmont’s leading growers. Zoom Direct Link | or Webinar ID: 347-846-425 & Password: 146565 | YouTube Live Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Tegan Passalacqua (Sandlands) - 5pm EDT The history of California’s old-vine sites and the re-discovery of California’s heritage varieties are just two of many subjects host Antonio Galloni will explore with guest Tegan Passalacqua in this seminar. Zoom Direct Link | or Webinar ID: 844-821-279 & Password: 146565 | YouTube Live Wednesday, April 8, 2020: Neal Martin (Vinous) - 12pm EDT Host Antonio Galloni and guest Neal Martin will answer all your questions on wine, music and anything else you want to talk about, including the wines they disagree the most on… Zoom Direct Link | or Webinar ID: 269-406-245 & Password: 146565 | YouTube Live Thursday, April 9, 2020: Aldo Sohm (Le Bernardin & Aldo Sohm Wine Bar) - 5pm EDT In this seminar, host Antonio Galloni will have the incredible opportunity to talk with one of the most highly respected Wine Directors in the world and author of the new book, Wine Simple. Zoom Direct Link | or Webinar ID: 960-499-595 & Password: 146565 | YouTube Live Friday, April 10, 2020: Brad Grimes (David Abreu) – Influences & Inspirations 5pm EDT Host Antonio Galloni and guest Brad Grimes will open a few bottles from producers who have inspired them over the years. Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, and, of course, Napa Valley, will all be featured. Zoom Direct Link | or Webinar ID: 620-357-741 & Password: 146565 | YouTube Live ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Upcoming guests include: Whitney & Rob Fisher, Chiara Boschis (E. Pira), Thomas Rivers-Brown (Rivers-Marie), Cathy Corison, Morgan Twain Peterson & Chris Cottrell (Bedrock), Graeme & Alex MacDonald, Saskia de Rothschild (Lafite-Rothschild & L’Évangile), Matt Dees (Jonata & The Hilt), Greg Lambrecht (Coravin), Axel Heinz (Ornellaia & Masseto), Marco & Iano De Grazia (Tenuta delle Terre Nere) and more. Schedule subject to change.


San Benito County Mataro 2015

Ripe nose of black berries, cherries, and plum with a hint of leather and smoke. More weight than I expected with vibrant, rounded tannins. Complex with not a hint of jamminess or oiliness. Worked well with comfort roasted chicken and Mac and cheese. Surprisingly dry but juicy...I suspect another few years of life, though pleasant now! — 4 years ago

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So cool to see some Sandlands wine with a little bit of age on them. Thanks for sharing your notes!


Extra Brut Champagne Rosé

Love this linear, focused Rosé. It never disappoints. I love these Extra Bruts. Drank with some pasta and blistered tomatoes and it was a great pairing, but just a great night with parents and social distancing on the porch. I’ll keep going back to this well. — 4 years ago

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Have had odd glasses of La Grande Dame but this is the first time I have shared a bottle with the better half and we were both mightily impressed. A veritable effervescent cloud of ultra fine bubbles. Yeasty aromas of Vegemite and fresh bread - some green Apple notes (aldehydes?). Lemony and grapefruit flavours on the palate with a silky texture. Very fresh at 16 years of age with intensity. Fine and subtle yet full bodied and intense - quite beguiling. The epitome of fine champagne. Will definitely buy the 2008 La Grande Dame. — 4 years ago

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Cultivation Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend 2012

A gift from the neighbors to drink and eat together via zoom. Would not have guessed this was a zin blend. Great food wine: medium tannins and still fruit forward. Cheers! — 4 years ago

Arden, Eric and 41 others liked this


California Refosco 2017

I think the only other Napa Refosco other than Matthiasson (I wouldn’t take a bullet for this statement). Man, Refosco loves Napa. This has the same wilddarkfruitedferalolivey character with weightless grip. Super delicious. Chant with me...MORE NAPA REFOSCO! — 4 years ago

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Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Spice, fresh blackberry, and floral notes on the nose. Vanilla, almond, cooked dark cherry, tobacco, cocoa, cinnamon, black tea, savory mushrooms, and jammy black and red fruit on the palate. The finish provides lingering oak, cocoa, and tobacco notes with long acid. High tannins, high acid, and high alcohol. Bring on the lasagna. — 4 years ago

Anthony, Alex and 4 others liked this


Perbacco Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

Isolation Wine 3: This Nebbiolo....Baby Barolo... was fantastic!! I chose this wine over food and toilet paper at the grocery store. Totally worth it. Perfect body, tannic and a pleasing floral nose. Went well with braised beef ravioli in mushroom sauce. — 4 years ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia - 30th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

What a terrific cab! Still a dark brooding young wine (at 17)! Wonderfully long finish and still excellent grip. During this confinement at least the Jonathan Club prepared prime rib dinners for grab&go! We are so appreciative of everyone efforts especially the JC & Phelps! — 4 years ago

Eric, David and 7 others liked this

Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

Only 15 acres planted with grapes grown in Rutherford (warmer with rich ripe fruit) & Oak Knoll (cooler with fresh acidity in grapes). Pale lemon, with fresh & crisp citrus & stone fruit aromas, no malolactic fermentation. Palate shows peach, apple & Asian pear flavors, with lemony & toasty notes, lively acidity & balance with touch of vanilla oak (9 months of French oak aging (25% new & 1-year old, remainder neutral oak). Long finish ending with fruit, spice & biscuit notes. Very Nice! Tasting Sample. — 4 years ago

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Brut Champagne Blend 2002

David T

Now, this is a Champagne worthy of my last year in my current decade.

It’s not inexpensive but, there’s a reason for that.

From the moment I put my nose to the glass, I got a a sense of warm, inviting delicacy. There is; cream, soft ginger, fall green apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, green melons, lightly bruised pear, marmalade jam, as soft as white spice can be, grey volcanics, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers.

The palate enters like Tango dancers & cross-fades into ballet. Perfect richness, mousse & micro-oxygenation with gentle, absolute, perfect acidity. The minerality is fine, delicate & straight up in my wheelhouse. Cream, understated, melted butter, ginger, fall, Granny Smith apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/ peel/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, peach, tangerine, green melons, lightly bruised pear, some apple cider, marmalade jam, honeysuckle, herbaceousiness, a shade of mint, as soft as white spice can be, delicate, grey volcanics with limestone, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with, orange blossoms, white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The long, amazing, well balanced finish is simply Mozart.

The 02 is a blend of 39% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay & 21% Pinot Meunier. This bottle spent at least 12 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in autumn 2014.

Photos of; the House of Krug, their very tall & countless stainless steel tanks they hold still wine(s), fermenting or library bottles in their caves & Krug Clos du Mesnil Vineyard.
— 4 years ago

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Ryan Vento

Ryan Vento

Very nice.
Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

Lovely to share this Champagne with you as we celebrate your birthday