Vinous Live!

Welcome to Vinous Live!, a 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 hosts Antonio Galloni, Neal Martin, and Eric Guido in conversation with some of winemaking’s most influential figures. Below is the schedule for the week of May 4 – May 8, 2020. Watch all webinars on YouTube Live . ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Monday, May 4, 2020: Cleo Pahlmeyer (Wayfarer) - 5pm EDT Hosted by Antonio Galloni Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Emmanuel Cruse (D’Issan) - 12pm EDT Hosted by Neal Martin Wednesday, May 6, 2020: Vinous Critics' Roundtable - 12pm EDT Thursday, May 7, 2020: Francesco Ripaccioli (Canalicchio di Sopra) - 12pm EDT Hosted by Eric Guido Friday, May 8, 2020: Matt Dees (Jonata & The Hilt)- 5pm EDT Hosted by Antonio Galloni ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Upcoming guests include: Chiara Boschis (E. Pira), Greg Lambrecht (Coravin), Axel Heinz (Ornellaia & Masseto), Marco & Iano De Grazia (Tenuta delle Terre Nere), and more. Schedule subject to change.

Château d'Issan

Blason d'Issan Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Interesting wine, much better on day two. Nose was great from the outset, blackcurrant, pencil lead, leather with a floral and herbal, tea like aroma. Day one it starts fruity on the palate but finishes woody and a little dry / sour, by day two the finish is sweeter and a little smokey with a hint of ash. Rich and deep red in colour. Probably needs a few more years in the bottle to really be at its best but enjoyable now. — 4 years ago

Mike, Severn and 18 others liked this

The Hilt

The Old Guard Pinot Noir 2014

Fresh and silky Pinot with a great nose. — 5 years ago

Shay, Paul and 2 others liked this

Jonata Winery

La Sangre de Jonata Ballard Canyon Syrah 2010

Give a great wine 8 years and wow! — 6 years ago

Shay, Stanley and 16 others liked this

Canalicchio di Sopra

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2011

Great fruit, dark berry, light tannin. Long finish. Great complexity. — 6 years ago

Alex liked this

Jonata Winery

Todos Ballard Canyon Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

A blend of 47% Syrah, 28% Cab Sauv and adding Cab Franc, Sangiovese, Viognier, Petit Verdot & Metlot. Deep Ruby with complex aromas of dark fruit, spice, almonds and wet earth. On the palate blackberry, currant and raspberry flavors, soft tannins on a long finish ending with leather, pepper and oak tones. Very Nice, a beauty. — 4 years ago

Shay, Paul and 2 others liked this

The Hilt

The Old Guard Chardonnay 2016

Nick H

Re-committing to my long review backlog. This one is a perennial favorite for me, and Wayne does a great job from year to year with this central coast chard. More on the honey/peach side of the spectrum, with a light amount of oak and butter. Definitely one (like Aubert) that benefits from a bit of time in the glass and approaching room temp. — 5 years ago

David, Shay and 4 others liked this


Golden Mean Fort Ross - Seaview Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2013

The other wine for tonight’s Asian pork. This was outstanding. Wish I had more of it. Perfect pairing and so multilayered and a good mesh of being American with a solid Burgundian edge to it. — 6 years ago

Mike, Shay and 6 others liked this

The Hilt

The Vanguard Pinot Noir 2012

Shay A

Very enjoyable and in a good spot. I found this to be slightly stemmy and herbal, but plenty of gummy fruit to it. Small whole cluster usage? Spicy too...sweet rhubarb tart with blackberry spice. There is a fleshy profile to this showing soft red plum and mulberries. Acidity is holding strong. This is likely at peak...enjoy! — 5 years ago

Mark Flesher
with Mark
Mark, Stanley and 26 others liked this

Château d'Issan

Blason d'Issan Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Classic Bordeaux profile, with no shortage of persistence or complexity, especially on day 2. — 5 years ago

P, Matt and 19 others liked this


Fort Ross - Seaview Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015

Gorgeous Chardonnay of superb finesse and balance, carrying its weight effortlessly all through the palate and buoyed by just the right degree of acidity for the style. Citrus, jasmine, light baking spice and gentle minerality. There is both power and subtlety going on here, great display of dense fruit that is not the least bit heavy or ponderous. One of the best California Chardonnay tasted in recent memory. — 6 years ago

P and Alex liked this