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 25 – May 29, 2020. Watch all webinars on YouTube Live . ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Monday, May 25, 2020: Memorial Day Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Paul Hobbs (Viña Cobos) - 5pm EDT Hosted by Joaquín Hidalgo Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Axel Heinz (Ornellaia) - 12pm EDT Hosted by Antonio Galloni Thursday, May 28, 2020: Riccardo Campinoti (Le Ragnaie) - 12pm EDT Hosted by Eric Guido Friday, May 29, 2020: Bruce Phillips, Françoise Peschon & Mike Wolf (VHR) - 5pm EDT Hosted by Antonio Galloni

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2005

This was a wine that I have been holding onto for years and finally deemed my belated birthday dinner to be the perfect or imperfect time to enjoy it. Le ragnaie is for me the very best that Brunello can be especially with this type of age on it: all dried red fruit and dried herbs and leather and all perfectly in balance! Plus Ricardo The man behind the line is just a super nice person! You can read more about it on my blog if that’s the sort of thing you do 🥰 — 3 years ago

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Scott Petrus

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Have @Ted Corvey ship me a couple.
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Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Medium body, blackberry bomb. — 4 years ago

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Vine Hill Ranch

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Antonio Galloni

Simply monumental. Every bit as profound as I remembered it! — 4 years ago

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Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Perfect state of fruit ripeness of fruit with a fresh and lively vibe. Goes deep with a defined earthy, iron like minerality and a savory saltiness. Complete coverage on the palate, where the fruit is brought forward by the ripe, fine grained and playfully charged tannins and a fresh spine. Complexity and drinkability combined. Outstanding for a Rosso di Montalcino and a great QPR. Day 2 and the wine is more comfortable and reveals another dimension. An elegant wine from a classy artist! Salute! — 5 years ago

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Intense potpourri, and somewhat woody nose; silky, creamy palette; acids have become very soft. Delightfully rich without being to heavy. — 3 years ago

Paul Hobbs

CrossBarn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It’s time to get my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, coffee, oak, cedar, leather, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn and pencil lead.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, tobacco leaf, espresso, cola, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Napa Cabernet is very enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Spicy and rich.

Needs a couple of hours to open up and show the tannins, but tasty right out of the bottle.

Robert Parker 91 points. Wine Enthusiasts 87 Points.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now and will get better in the next 5 years.

I sipped on it all by itself. Delicious.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 4 years ago

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@"Odedi" Odedi In my limited experience Paul Hobbs can always be counted on to deliver. Have a great weekend Cheers 🍷

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Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

My favorite Beckstoffer Vineyard, and one of the best representations of it. Outstanding balance, lovely fruit and acidity, strong tannins, rich and full on the palate with a nice long finish. — 5 years ago

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Yummy for sure

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Delectable Wine

A stunning wine, the 2017 Ornellaia offers a captivating interplay of richness and energy. Picking early was the key. Young vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc were harvested in August for the first time ever. In the glass, the 2017 offers up an enticing mélange of mocha, cedar, tobacco and licorice, with soft curves that add to its sensuality and allure. The 2017 is sumptuous and racy, as Ornellaias from warmer years tend to be, but it is not at all heavy or overdone. In a word: superb! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)
— 3 years ago

Vine Hill Ranch

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Stocking up for possible quarantine with twelve bottles of VHR. Oops, now 11 bottles. Very good wine especially for 2017. — 4 years ago

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Enjoy! Stay home. Cheers!

Vine Hill Ranch

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A

Comparing this ‘12 against the PH Stagecoach ‘12 was just a spoil of riches. Very different wines in flavor profile, but very similar in texture. Whereas the PH was very dark fruit dominant with mineral notes, this was more finesse driven showing bright black cherries, mocha, cherries jubilee sweetness and some sandalwood on the nose. So well balanced on the palate with more sweet red fruit and Andes mint chocolate mint at the finish. — 4 years ago

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Love it, Shay! Excellent stuff!
If you get the chance to visit, you will be very happy!
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@Eric LaMasters : That would be a total treat. My first VHR wine and it was just fantastic!
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@Shay A : Never had a VHR. Would love to try someday.