#estatebottled

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2019

Gorgeous color of deep purple, without variation, earthy nose of mushroom-loam, grilled duck breast, black cherry both dried and ripe, crushed violets, brown sugar and brown bread. Round and supple mouthfeel of red cherry and bing cherry, shows ample cedar and cigar notes, oak and tart raspberry, cracked black pepper, rose petal and finally winds into a smoky graphite point that will undoubtedly blossom over the next decade.


#fontodi #aziendaagricolafontodi #estatebottled #flaccianellodellapieve #flacianello #collitoscanacentrale #supertuscan #igt #italianorosso #2019
— 2 months ago

David, Andrew and 15 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

1997 and holding up very well. Brisket, prune and baked plum, graphite sparkles, dried red currant, crumbly rose petal, cedar sawdust and baked black currant. Rich and half dried black cherry, similar with black currant, velvety thick robe of tannin, dark chocolate with dried raspberries, violets and cinnamon, fresh raspberry, mild black pepper, coffee splash and long long graphite shine. Amazed at the quality here, and stunned by the longevity.

#chateaumontelena #1997cab #napa #napacab #themontelenaestate #chateaumontelenacab #cabernetsauvignon #estatebottled #bobarrett #newworldcab #newworldfirstgrowth #chateaumontelenaestate
— 2 years ago

Andrew, Dawn and 5 others liked this
ESF

ESF

Epic Vintage!

Azienda Agricola Gradis'Ciutta

Robert Princic Collio Ribolla Gialla

Glinty golden. Sage and olive blossom, lemon bread, orange nano-lade, yellow biquinho, baked apple, white plum, cactus flower. Big caper in a big round mouthfeel with fennel, baked lemon, baked gooseberry, baked table grape, lime peel and pith, soft grapefruit and tarragon. Really a smooth and round wine with a sensuous nature finishing with grapefruit and lemon piths.
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#collio #gradisciutta #ribollagialla #robertprincic #bianco #biancocollio #italianwhite #sanfloriano #estatebottled #doc
— 2 years ago

Sharon, Severn and 2 others liked this

La Cappuccina

Campo Buri Carmenere Oseleta

Deep black heart with star bright reflection. Nose of pipe tobacco and black plum are pierced by bitumen, pepper and licorice, black bread toast and grilled meat. On the palate, tart black cherries lead red cherries with dark juice bordering reduction, tobacco is prevalent but moist and sweet; graphite, smoke and charred oak just hinting. 2015 vintage in magnum making a more cohesive statement on day two. Baked fruits and bricking show the years, but unwavering quality and tannin keeping it chewy, luscious and solid rim to rim. Lovely Rosso Veneto to champion all comforts.



#LaCappuccina #rossoveneto #carmenère #oseleta #veneto #CampoBuri #Tessari #TessaridelaCappuccina #estatebottled
— 5 months ago

Dawn, Severn and 3 others liked this

Cavalier Bartolomeo

Altenasso Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Red cherry and dried cranberry, rose petal, cherry lozenge, cedar, cherrywood, cypress, fresh tobacco, light black pepper. Firm palate.
Grainy tannins but velvet coated. Red currants, black cherry extract, black olive, resinous black currant, tart red tea. Green tobacco. Fresh oregano, bay leaf, cracked pepper. Prickly, pointed and tart, but keeps the interest piqued.


#barolo #cavalierbartolomeo #cavalierbartolomeobaroloaltenasso
#cavalierbartolomeobarolo
#piemonte #piedmont #nebbiolo #nebbiololife #nebbiololover #docg #docgbarolo #estatebottled #castiglionefalletto
— 2 years ago

Severn, Sharon and 3 others liked this

Willett Distillery

Willett Family Estate Straight Rye Whiskey 2 Years Old

Twice this venomous viper has evaded review. She jumps out and thrashes, coils round and inculcates. A devil of a bite too! Seductive, deceptive nose of caramel creme, rosemary, bay leaf and cinnamon roll. Palatal acupuncture ensues, as you slowly succumb to the hot cinnamon oil and scotch bonnet burn of the first phase. Phase two brings cinnamon and grilled peach with brown sugar cobbles and scotch bonnet honey. And finally the nose and close converge in satin vanilla, cinnamon, cracked black pepper and ginger. .
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#willett #willettrye #willettfamily #willettfamilysmallbatch #willettdistillery #smallbatch #smallbatchwhiskey #Kentuckywhiskey #Kyrye #ryewhiskey #rye #rarerelease #estatebottled
— 3 years ago

Neil, David and 1 other liked this

Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Five Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Dark rye toast, blackest of currant, raisin and dried plum complement a nose of toasted sesame and maduro tobacco. Palate shows grill char, burnt brittle, toffee and resin knit into a rich and comforting blanket of espresso, bakers chocolate, black and red currant, blackberry, violet extract, cinnamon and Madagascar vanilla. At once a treat and a depth charge!

#cainfive #springmountain #napavalley #bordeauxblend #redblend #springmountaindistrict #estategrown #estatebottled #cainvineyardandwinery #sthelena
— a year ago

Daniel P., Kevin and 3 others liked this

Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Five Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Despite age, wooden and rich. Fleshy plum and blackberry, blueberry and black currant ripeness, moist tobaccos, tender steak, acanthus, mulberry and melting chocolate. Espresso, mocha, raisinate currants, spicy tobacco, cedar, cinnamon, clove, and barrel. Candied rose petal, smoky violet, and pepper blend. Long and complex finish.



#cainfive #cainfivewine #napa #springmountain #springmountaindistrict #estategrown #estatebottled #bordeauxblend #2007 #2007napa
— 2 years ago

David, Ron and 2 others liked this

Val di Suga (Angelini)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Black and red cherry fruit aromas, dried cran and raisin, display a light tangerine, sage, aloe and pepper dust. Sweet tobacco, and spot on measures of cedar and smoke. Dried cherry, pointedly tart raspberry, black cherry, cocoa, coffee, and tarragon round out the palate. Juicy in places; lean on the pyrotechnics. Balanced in a word.


#brunello #brunellodimontalcino #montelchino #sangiovese #sangiovesegrosso #valdisuga #docg #tuscany #tuscanred #estatebottled #italianred #italianredwine
— 2 years ago

David, Ericsson and 15 others liked this

Cognac Frapin

Domaine Château de Fontpinot Grande Tres Vieille Reserve Champagne Cognac XO Ugni Blanc

Chocolate ganache nose sows lime zest and cedar, vanilla panna cotta, lemon tart, hazelnut, absinthe film, and orange rind across a semi-hot surface that resembles an exotic, forgotten cocktail; tea biscuit, lavender and creme caramel. An olfactory feast that endlessly inspires. Soft and warm palate with herbaceous thyme, chive, cilantro, basil afloat on vanilla-caramel, lemongrass, tea tree oil, bay, lemon zest, lime pith, and candied lemon. Cappuccino and bakers chocolate, spun sugar, dark brown sugar, apple blossom honey, treacle, baklava, pine nut, pecan, and coffee cookie. Most interesting is the layers of cascading flavors maintain their original impact while generously allowing the next to shine seamlessly. I have had this many times sans analysis, without fully appreciating its impeccable composition. A triumph! .
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#chateaufontpinot #chateaufontpinotcognac #chateaufontpinotgrandechampagne #chateaufontpinotXO #cognac #grandchampagnecognac #premiercruducognac #xo #domainespfrapin #pfrapin #singlevineyard #singlevineyardcognac #estatebottled #bouteilleauchateau
— 4 years ago

Severn, Neil and 1 other liked this