Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Long. Some leather, cedar, tobacco. #4 BRL tasting — 11 days ago

Medlock Ames

Kate's and B's blocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Wine #4 tasting #1 intro to somm test — 3 months ago

Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir

My #4 but Will's #1. Thin as per usual with Pinot. Taste doesn't linger, fruity (LRR25 2017) — 5 months ago

Alfred Merkelbach

Kinheimer Rosenberg Kabinett 2016

The Merkelbachs are at at again. The Kinheimer Rosenberg Kabinett (AP #4) explodes in your face with papaya and a soft finish with lime and guava. Lighter acids than the 15 vintage. This wine is all about pleasure. — 25 days ago

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Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Cool kids love kabinett.


Baby Tui Syrah

The advanced notice on this was very positive but I wasn't prepared for how absolutely astonishing it was. I opened around 4pm Saturday and I caught a pretty heavy nose of black cherry liqueur, fox fur and game. From the nose I feared heat. I decanted about 4 hours and served with NY Waygu strip steak and twiced baked potatoes. I was immediately jarred by the depth, purity and balance of this Syrah. There was weight but she (this wine is a sexy she) was also so light on her feet. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon barrels and peppercorn and a marked silky mouth feel. This is a special, powerful wine with tremendous structure and a rich, long finish. It's a mythical combination of the funk and depth of a Cayuse Bionic Frog or Charles Smith Royal City and the power, texture and smooth finish of the SQN Poker Face. Such an impressive showing by winemaker @Fraser McKinley and a big thank you to the basketball barrister @Roman Sukley for staying on me and making sure I acquired some of this. I trust Roman's palette without reservation. One last note: this wine was substantially more integrated and more plush and round on day 2. I recommend opening and using the Audouze method at cellar temp followed by a lengthy decant. This will sing loud and clear if you let it explore the studio space. — 4 months ago

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Bill Bender

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@Roman Sukley is likely better with advice on opening/decanting strategies @TheSkip but the Tui just kept evolving so air gives it wings
Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald

@TheSkip @Bill Bender the 2015 Mahe and Ribo is apparently a knockout. I have some but yet to try. Wine Scribe James Suckling put it at #4 in his Top 100 Australian Wines of 2016.
Roman Sukley

Roman Sukley

@Bill Bender @TheSkip @Bob McDonald I've tasted Mahe & Ribo at least a couple of times and believe I've posted notes here. The first time was upon release last December, and it was super tight at the time. But it's every bit as spectacular as Baby Tui. As @Bill Bender said, similar to SQN, the more air the better.

Château Fonbadet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Flight #2 wine #4 intro to Somm test — 3 months ago

Sine Qua Non

Dark Blossom California Grenache 2011

SQN Grenache - #4 for the night — 5 months ago

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Jason Cutrer

Jason Cutrer

Oh I do remember the dark blossom!