Opus One

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1994

Dinner with my brother at Rikasa in Pittston. Filet, truffle aioli fries, crème brûlée. Probably my favorite domestic. — 23 days ago

DrM
with DrM
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Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 1996

Happy Valentine’s Day! Continuing our tradition of pulling one of these each year - 11 down, only 1 more to go after this! Reminder that we need to choose a new case of something soon.

This is excellent as always but I’m not sure hits quite the same high note as last year’s bottle. Fine mousse, nose a bit more restrained. Palate is explosive and so deep with wonderful candied caramelized lemon peel. Wonderful pairing with carbonara!
— 15 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Baller wine!
Jay Kline

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Oh snap!

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2004

Never a fan. I always get bitter apricot pit but this one is not bad. — a month ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Flight #2 of our 1997 Retrospective and these were the thoroughbreds. Presented single-blind; no formal notes. Wine #2 had great color, was developing, fresh, focused, balanced; great structure. One of those glasses of wine you didn’t want to end and, for me, a tough call for favorite of the flight along with Wine #1. I vacillated between this being Dominus or Monte Bello; ultimately calling the former. This is in a beautiful phase of life. Monte Bello is one of those wines that needs decades to show its best. Drink now through 2040. — 25 days ago

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Littorai

One Acre Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Fantastic Pinot from one of my favorite producers. Very small vineyard from the Anderson Valley area. So elegant, enjoy now or hold for a few years, both will be amazing. — 2 months ago

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Arietta

Variation One Red Blend 2010

Lovely Syrah / merlot blend from the fine folks at Arietta. Doesn’t need more time, quite well balanced and integrated at this point. Surprisingly good acid. Inky dark with nice black fruit. Surprisingly good pairing with a variety of Vietnamese grilled meats. — 12 days ago

Severn, Tom and 3 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Very interesting wine this. Lots of leather with cassis and a hint of menthol. Very easy to drink and very smooth. This could develop in the coming years to an amazing wine...one to watch.
Paired with lamb shanks
— 19 days ago

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David T

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Looks delicious.
GaryWEdwards

GaryWEdwards

Great temporanllo led blend that , to your point,, will only get better over there next 20 years. But she's ready now. This is one of the best values in wine

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2019

Nebbiolo / 2019 / Fav One yet , longer you drink the richer it gets ; can buy at Eataly Vino — a month ago

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