Judge Palmer

Christopher Tynan Wines

Judge Family Vineyard Bennett Valley Syrah 2018

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Solid on the pop and pour but best on Day 2. The 2018 “Judge Family Vineyard” pours a deep ruby/purpleish color with medium+ viscosity and significant staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with fresh, dark brambles, blueberries, lavender, black pepper, some herb encrusted salami, slate-like minerals, and soft baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long, tart and full of love. There is that wonderful texture too; something that I have come to expect from Christopher Tynan. The 2018 is amongst the most elegant versions of the Judge Family Vineyard Syrahs that I can recall. A very pretty expression indeed. Drink now with patience and through 2035. — 14 days ago

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Shiraz Viognier 2013

Pepper and spice and all things nice as the saying goes as well as a violet note. Very youthful at 10 years of age. The following night a blackcurrant peppery note. Good persistence and length on the medium bodied palate. Tom Carson, the owner and winemaker of Serrat (a Catalonian word meaning close planting - in this case 8800 vines per hectare - one bottle of wine per vine). Tom is also the chief winemaker at Yabby Lake and an in demand Show Judge with a very good palate - Serrat is his private venture with French wife, Nadege. They also import a small excellent range of Burgundy. — 5 months ago

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Napa Valley Chardonnay 2021

Very good for this style of wine but the Judge is where it’s at. But priced accordingly lol. — 9 months ago

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Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Delectable Wine

The 2005 Palmer, picked from September 9 to October 10, remains deep in color. It has a lovely, intense bouquet with blackcurrant pastilles, raspberry, violet and juniper. It blossoms in the glass, gaining vigor. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, structured and dense, strangely Pomerol-like in style, with touches of black pepper and truffle furnishing the finish. Robust and muscular, it lacks a bit of flair and precision (like many wines of this vintage). I would afford this another couple of years in the cellar. Tasted at the Palmer vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2023)
— 22 days ago

Château Palmer

Mähler-Besse La Réserve du Général Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

A gift from friends.
Great stuff.
— 3 months ago

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Palmer & Co

Vintage Champagne Blend 2011

Sunday evening champagne, delicate and delicious stuff — 5 months ago

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Palmer Vineyards

North Folk of Long Island Albariño

Really liked the 2022 vintage. Crisp and not too sweet — 9 months ago

Palmer & Co

Brut Reserve Champagne Blend

Palmer turned my head in general at a recent tasting—if you can get your hands on the 1996 vintage my gosh…but for exceptional Champagne at (if not everyday) more frequently do-able prices lean in. Toasty white bread with these citrus notes that…can I be honest? It reminds me when as a teen vegetarian in St Louis I’d do late night runs to Steak and Shake where my friends got burgers but I’d order toast and butter with a lime freeze. Those toasty but piquant and refreshing notes. Expect like that on a platter with even more nuance. Obvi it doesnt taste like that precisely but its toast and citrus vibes don’t let go and cream and apple butter are backup singers. Do drink Palmer. — 3 months ago

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Château Palmer

Alter Ego Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Bought En Primeur, and kept until now to drink. Drinking well right now, but has legs to go for a few more years easily.
Blackcurrant and dark fruits nicely balanced with strong tannins very enjoyable
— 5 months ago

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Judge Bell Amador County Zinfandel 2018

Another great Turley Zin — 6 months ago

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