Riesling Blend

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Yellow Label Brut Champagne Blend

No notes. Friend’s 47th bday celebration. Memorable for the pretty fruit: custard, star fruits, & green grapes. — 4 days ago

Severn, Daniel and 2 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Medium ruby still , with some light bricking on the rim . Surprisingly open when opened , tobacco with mixed red fruits , truffle , grafite , lovely definition , touch of blackcurrant and marine , oyster shell . On the palate good weight and mostly ripe red fruits , almost like a fruit jelly in style , but with great acidity and balance , noticeable rounded fine tannins on the finish . Good length , tobacco and mineral notes . Great now , gets better , really grows in the glass . Now and for the next 15 years I would imagine . — 8 days ago

Daron, Alan and 6 others liked this

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

This bottle is a half bottle released from the Chateau in 2022. It show some development already with a complex spicy nose. Medium bodied with dark fruits, truffle, dry finish and a good posture. This has a old world grace but this vintage makes it harder to justify the price tag. — 9 days ago

Ron, Ira and 2 others liked this

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1998

An old school highly structured CdP. The Mourvèdre earthiness comes shining through. — a day ago

Juan, vinokeeno and 13 others liked this

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Deep ruby with inky saturation, the 2020 Ornellaia is sublime. Mingling precise aromas of wild blueberries, black cherries, blackcurrant, violets, crushed rocks and cigar box with notions of clove, mint and iodine. Full-bodied yet spherical in the mouth, this Tuscan beauty shows excellent flavour concentration, fresh acidity and pixelated, polished tannins, providing a firm structure. Drink from 2028 until 2050. — 2 days ago

Tom, Daniel and 6 others liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

1.5 hour decant(little fine/cloudy sediment). A majestic deep ruby red color. On the nose: perfumed nose of plum, smoked meat, old leather, eucalyptus, burnt cedar, green veggie. Taste: smooth, slightly creamy, elegant, structured wine with black plum, currants, herbaceous, nutty chocolate, leather, graphite and a long peppery savory dry finish. YUM!

The financial crisis and excess wine to sell had the 08 1st growths all priced less than $200 a bottle so I bought a bunch.  At 15 years,  it's finally time to check em all out. This Mouton is a nice start.
— 10 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

A standard that still brings excitement and drama. Medium gold color with plenty of small bubbles. The nose is wonderful with a ton of apples and baked bread. Nice floral accents to match the dried cherry and blackberry notes. Really, really nice.

Composed of the three traditional grapes and injected with a nice bit of reserve wines, this is just one of those bottles that’s always right on time. Powerful, muscular, masculine, and sleek. Lovely fruit on the tongue and an elegant mouthfeel. A classic for a reason.
— 24 days ago

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Love the glass!



Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Thought I’d give this bottle a try after sitting on it for a number of years. Deep garnet color. Cigar box, wild berries, espresso and leather on the nose. Tastes of red plums, tart cherries, dark chocolate and a hint of of licorice. Tannins are still a little rustic and acidity is perfect. I don’t know if this wine improves much more with age. While it paired great with a steak tonight, it is not a wine I would probably want to just sip. — 4 days ago

Vanessa, Tom and 13 others liked this

Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Delectable Wine

The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is the strongest wine from the First Growth in that decade. This bottle, served blind and ex-château in Bordeaux, is so precociously backward that I estimate it to be half its age. Blackberry, cedar and graphite are here as usual, though this bottle has even more intensity than the one served at the estate in 2018. The palate is brilliantly balanced with fine tannins and very intense graphite-infused fruit; there's just a touch more fruité on the finish. Superb. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2023) — 12 days ago

Peter, Lyle and 4 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2019

Ron R

Classic super Tuscan. Already in the drinking zone. Plush, round and dense in the mouth. Nose is attenuated with hints of barrel toast. Mid palate is almost honied. Medium tannins with soft acidity. Nice long tail to finish. Almost no acidity to talk about. I’m not sure this can be cellared for too long.
Kesté, NYC.
— 11 days ago

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SPELLCHECK Correction: “doth protest too much” Shakespeare…


@Ron R 6oz pour??
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Approx. yes @vinokeeno. It’s always a generous pour at Kesté. Upon reflection, when you look at price per bottle, $40 a glass is reasonable…