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.


Wayfarer Vineyard 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. — 2 years ago

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Château d'Issan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

Rim to rim unvaried black. The charred tips of coffee rye. Cooked, black olives, wood mushrooms, dried black mix of sand and loam. Exsiccated black cherry, espresso, and bitter chocolate. Medium mouthfeel filled with variegated tannins evoke a murky shoreline tumble. Chamomile and dark cigar, cinnamon stick, salty, dried violets, river rocks freshly shattered, a dark look of scorn from a resentful moon and burnt parchment. #margaux #margauxmoments #MargauxWestYoungMan #DoNotPassMargaux #leftbank #Bordeaux #bordeauxlovers #ChateauDIssan — 3 years ago

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Canalicchio di Sopra

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Very pretty. Great structure. Sweet rose and red cherry. — 3 years ago

Roger Lang
with Roger
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Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Very flavorful, yet balanced and pretty. Black cherry is at the fore if the expressive nose, supported by dark flowers, baking spice and orange pith. Medium to medium+ body in the mouth with fine, silky tannins and a long, lightly mouthwatering finish. Flavors are consistent with the nose, especially that core of black cherry. Drink now thru 2022+ — 4 years ago

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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. — a year ago

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Canalicchio di Sopra

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2007

Excellent, elegant, I would never get tired if this. The love and craftsmanship of this Brunello comes through for me. — 4 years ago

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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! — 8 months ago

Mark Flesher
with Mark
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Golden Mean Fort Ross - Seaview 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. — 2 years ago

Mike, Shay and 6 others liked this

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. — 3 months ago

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Canalicchio di Sopra

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2011

Great fruit, dark berry, light tannin. Long finish. Great complexity. — 2 years ago

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