Domaine Dominique Gruhier

Cuvée Juliette Bourgogne Epineuil Pinot Noir 2014

To steal a descriptor from a great customer, this is galactic. Spicy, chalky black cherries abound—also joy. Thanks, Dominique!
— 4 years ago

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Produttori del Barbaresco

Riserva Rabaja' Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1979

Birthday birth year wine with birthday kittens and birthday friends. Special. #screwratings — 6 years ago

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So much fresh, lively energy, yet unmistakably mature Nebbiolo. Don't judge only on vintage.

Bodegas Muga

Alméndora Rioja Rosé Blend 1984

So 31 year-old rosé? A-ok! — 6 years ago

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Mushroom-umamiland. #screwratings
Josh Copeland

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Where did you even go to find this?
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At Flatiron Wines. Full disclosure: We all work there. We get a lot of old wines at the shop—consider signing up for our emails, which is how we sell the lion's share of that type of thing.

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 1997

1997. Keeps adding more distinct flavors to its delivery with every minute in my glass (open 2-2.5hrs). Salty Scandinavian licorice, roses, tar, wildflowers, menthol, black tea, beeswax, and something that is either frankincense or myrrh. #screwratings — 6 years ago

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Les Damodes Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1989

Fig and tomato paste. Composure that comes with age. Regal. #screwratings — 6 years ago

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Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling 2013

Ripe and sappy but with a lot of power. None of the brittle anorexia of many 2013s I've had. Excellent. #nymphet #screwratings — 6 years ago

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Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1970

Kinda dumb. Kinda jammy. — 6 years ago

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Barron Nydam

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@Susannah Smith how would you do it instead?
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Hey, @Barron Nydam, good question. I'd say there are three possibilities, which I lost in ascending order of my personal preference:

1) Keep the ten-point scale, but have all points of the scale from 0.0 to 10.0 available for use. Otherwise, this is a big virtual cheering section.

2) Have no ratings whatsoever. We're all literate adults and can use word pictures to talk about a subjective experience rather than trying to boil down a complex sensory experience that is at its core a matter of opinion and taste to a seemingly objective measure.

3) Because opinion and taste are a central part of tasting, do have a way to record how much you LIKE a wine, but I suggest just a five-star system, and crucially having zero stars as an available option. Sometimes wines are F-ed up and are no good.

And, as always,

Domaine Belluard

Les Perles du Mont Blanc Brut Ayze Gringet

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Belluard Ayse, of course! Just as delicious as the previous bottling, reflective Lisa Frank label notwithstanding. #screwratings — 6 years ago

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