Pinot Blanc

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Échézeaux Pinot Noir 2011

Casually poured double-blind from a brown bag at the very end of the night while our heads were still spinning from the incredible quality on display. The senses were overloaded. It was blood lust. And then…I smelled my glass. An overwhelming feeling of serenity washed over me. It’s was almost as if a pair of noise-cancelling headphones were placed in my ears. This was different. It commanded attention. This wasn’t a wine from the Rhône. It smelled like Burgundy…and it was special. There was brilliant structure accompanying the most sublime fruits and exotic spices. I looked up at my buddy Matt who was also nosing his glass and our eyes met. He was also spellbound. He then quietly declared to me, “this is DRC”. I thought to myself, surely no. This late? After everything we just had?? Until now, I had never tried DRC so I had no frame of reference but Matt seemed pretty confident. Then some of the others started to fall into the trance. Everyone was falling over themselves. The bottle was pulled from the bag by our host. And there it was. A 2011 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Échézeaux. It was just beautiful. I was different now…almost like losing my virginity. What a sensational nightcap. — 9 days ago

Ely, Severn and 12 others liked this
Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan Influencer Badge

Your review deserves a soundtrack @Jay Kline-I doff my cap!
Jay Kline

Jay Kline Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Ha! Thanks Peter!
Peter van den Besselaar

Peter van den Besselaar Influencer Badge

‘Like losing my virginity’ ❤️

Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013

With Pinot friends so I brought this wine to share. I think it would have been better earlier but still great! — a day ago

Kim Crawford

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Pale straw with green edges and aromas of citrus and tropical fruits with floral herb notes. On the palate juicy apricot, peach and grapefruit with lemon zest, classic New Zealand SB. Vivid acidity and spice complement this well balanced wine to a medium finish. — 11 days ago

Ira, Juan and 1 other liked this

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Les Béguines Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier

Wow. Meyer lemon, hint of pastry, dry and concentrated. Perfect way to celebrate big announcements with friends. — 8 days ago

Jae, Andrew and 1 other liked this

Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Quite lovely. Massive peach and great acidity. Mix in some floral tones and it’s an awesome hot, summer wine. — 23 days ago

Brooke Weaver JakubowskiGeoff Parrish
with Brooke and Geoff
Tom, Paul and 4 others liked this

Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Aroma of soil. Red and dark fruits, soil and spice. A sweetness we found off putting. — 20 days ago

Judy Wagonfeld
with Judy
Ira, David and 6 others liked this

Matua

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

This wine screams where it’s from. Pale lemon with green reflexes, the nose reveals intense aromas of elderflower, asparagus, green bell pepper, gooseberry, ripe peach and melon, followed by a medium body with a pungent acidity, defining the wines distinctive freshness. Drink now until 2024. — 7 days ago

Romain liked this

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

One of the better if the belle glos - Santa Barbara and really mellow and long finish — 8 days ago

Brent, Ted and 4 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Caramel, apricot, brandied pear, deep and rich. (1999). Paired with foie. — 9 days ago

Eric, Joe and 13 others liked this

Domaine Drouhin

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Delicious and refreshing. Wasn't a perfect match for our vegetarian shepherd's pie, but opened up and was lovely after dinner. — 9 days ago

Tim Schroeder
with Tim
Carolyn liked this