Château Bel Air

Château Bel Air

Lussac-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Liked it with and without food, had a bit of a bite. S actually said he liked it (he tried it on the second day it was open) — 13 days ago

Vincent Dancer

Tete du Clos Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

This needed quite a bit of air to get going, I’d recommend a decant. Very elegant, precise wine. High acid, layers of citrus and stone fruit 😍🍋⚡️ — 12 hours ago

Andrew, Ira and 9 others liked this

E. Fuligni (Cottimelli)

Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Popped and poured; no formal notes. A little shy upon opening but after 30min of air, this was bangin’! Montmorency cherry, orange peel, black tea, dry dusty earth, spices. Firm structure. Still quite youthful but undeniably delicious. A wonderful accompaniment to pasta, marinara and panzanella. Drinking very well now with a little air and should continue to do so for another 10+ years. — 13 days ago

Severn, Alex and 11 others liked this

Domaine de la Brunély

Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf Du Pape Red Rhone Blend 2018

A nose of saluted licorice

Heavily weighted, A mouthful of elegant dark fruits wrapped in cedar, Thai basil, sea air, eucalyptus, blackberry, Mexican cacao.
Very approachable and pleasant after - couple of hours airtime.
— 7 days ago

Sharon, Tom and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Delicious sounding review! 😄Cheers!🍷

Edmond Cornu & Fils

Les Moutottes Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Better with air. Better on its own. Better night two. — 11 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 1 other liked this

Joost de Villebois

Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc

Maybe it’s the California air but I think it’s fabulous. — 5 days ago

Paul, Beth and 4 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Vacation or relocation?
Jennifer

Jennifer

I wish relocation. I love Carmel. The weather is divine and it’s totally my style.

Three of Cups

L' Aste Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2017

Nose is kind of uncharacteristically reticent for a Walla Walla Syrah. Gives up a bit of dark red fruit and some scorchy notes. Bit of that campfire ember smokiness lots of Syrahs from here show, but you have to search for it. Very savory and a little scorchy in the mouth, a tad lacking in fruit. I will save some for tomorrow night to see if air helps.

NIGHT 2: Better. More plummy berry fruit on the nose. Softer and fruitier in the mouth. Upping score from 8.7 to 8.9, with the caveat that this needs air to show its stuff.
— 3 days ago

Peter, Severn and 2 others liked this

Krug

Grande Cuvee 169ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Superbe vin frais et ultra élégant
Bulle fines et longueur incroyable
Très bel assemblage
— 2 months ago

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Andrew, Peter and 1 other liked this

Marie Courtin

Efflorescence Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

Bakery aroma. Ethereal. Yeast that is truly blossoming on the nose; moving from primary to secondary with layers of brine, flowers, cocoa butter, ocean air. Superb. Really come around nicely. 2014. — 7 days ago

Vanessa, Tom and 22 others liked this
Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

Love these wines, nice pull.
Josh Morgenthau

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Truly special.

Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Gamay Noir 2019

At first it taste like any other higher end natty red wine. I would have believed it was Carignan or Pais no problem. But with air things came together and it’s started to actually taste like Gamay, with sweet red berries, pink peppercorn, and woodsy earth. High acid, long finish. Good, but not great. — 5 days ago

Severn, Bob and 4 others liked this