Caymus Vineyards

1858 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Total Wine #1 for 2019. $35.00. Nice smooth cab. — 5 days ago

Fattoria Zerbina

Bianco Di Ceparano Albana Secco 2018


Moore Brothers 9/18/19 Italian Intro #1. straw white fruit nutty distinctive complex nose. With time evolves into a more fruits and less district profile. Albana grape. Makes a famous sweet wine. Very good lively texture and balance of acids and fruit. pale light body. Good length. This is great value at $18. — a month ago

Cuvelier Los Andes

Mendoza Malbec 2015


It is smooth. It is very drinkable. And it is utterly one dimensional. Shows the limits of this grape when it dominates a blend. Bottle #1 at Marcia's. — 2 months ago

Rene Rostaing

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2006

Blind Rhône’s from Saturday. My #1 wine in flight 2 and also the group #1. Again, this just completely outclassed the competition in the flight. Oozing with depth, concentration and brutish elegance. Black cherry, rich earth, sauvage and a lovely spice/pepper under-current. — 4 months ago

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Bill Bender

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We shall tip many glasses and drain dozens of bottles this Autumn @Ron R
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No one can steal Bill Bender’s Bottles and Boobs’ thunder! 🎈🎈

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2007

Pic #1. 2007 Schramsberg ‘J. Schram’ California. Golden amber hue, aromas of yellow apple, ripe pear, butterscotch, and toffee, with soft bubbles on the palate. Paired with quail egg, smoked panna cotta hay, and osetra caviar. And a b.l.t. bite of goodness seasoned with bourbon and black garlic. #schramsberg #sparklingwine #californiasparkling #méthodechampenoise — 25 days ago

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Charles Krug

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Excellent... But it's interesting to compare this to #1 tonight--- Faust..both 2016 Napa cabs. Faust was $52, Krug $29. So what's the difference? A lot, you be the judge if it's worth 23 bucks. Take the Faust, and remove the blackberry, leaving a greenish-pine alcohol warmed bouquet. Take the spherical mouth of Faust and shave it such that you have angular, sharp edges. Then Krug ends with a dryer, perfumed drying tannins.

So, this is an excellent wine, about 1.5 points below the Faust. So make your own calculation, but to me, I'd spend the money for the upgrade.

91 points
— 2 months ago

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Jeff Venier

Jeff Venier

It’s a nice balanced Napa cab...


Brunate Barolo Nebbiolo 2003

Wine #1 from week at home with access to my cellar. Paired with chicken parm and meatballs. — 3 months ago

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Cliff Lede

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Jeb 💯 Parker/Lisa 99, so pretty consistent scores on the 15. The 16 rated out the same.
For a detailed review see
@David T’s comments, he typically Plagiarizes my mental notes💬 🤔 🤔
— a month ago

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David T

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach You’re getting better! Almost ready for Delectable Wine Improv October 10/11-10/13.
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To Kalon #1
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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2nd day plus 4 hour decant needed,


California Rosé Blend 2018

Duckhorn summer tasting! #1 - stone fruit, rose, a little carbonic. — 2 months ago

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

Muted fruit. Too old, might not be stored properly — 2 months ago

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@Weijie Shi (Jay) I am guessing the vintage was culprit #1
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I guess so, very likely...