Somme Des Parties


Grande Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

Fantastic value Magnum. Will bring this to more parties. — a year ago

W. & J. Graham's

Six Grapes Reserve Porto Blend

This wine throws parties that go late but not too late full of characters but polite ones and also invites you to dinners with other intellectuals that go late and are rich but get deep and down to life on earth. Which is to say it hints at decadence but is cool with just having like, a real deep conversation on literature. Full of blackberry and cassis fruit but with baking spices and something that says mud delicious mud. Vibing with tannins that aren’t knitted in and a certain element that satisfies but leaves you unsatisfied so you take another sip and it may be on purpose to remind you you are mortal. — 2 years ago

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La Poderina

Poggio Banale Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 1999

I was dreaming when I wrote this, so sue me if I go too fast
Life is just a party and parties weren't meant to last
— a year ago

Josh, Austin and 12 others liked this

689 Cellars

Napa Valley White Blend 2020

Pale lemon in color.

On the nose spices, light oak, lemons, light grapefruits, green apples and light earth.

Full bodied and creamy with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, bitter herbs, light earth, diesel and spices.

Spicy finish with almonds and limes.

This is a nice and easy drinking white blend from Napa Valley.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel, and better when properly chilled.

A good afternoon wine and good for parties too.

I paired it with a cheese plate and light appetizers.

A blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Aged in French oak barrels and stainless steel vats.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 2 years ago

Vanessa, Juan and 13 others liked this

Orin Swift Cellars

Abstract Grenache Blend 2018

Fleming’s steak house, Syrah and Zinfandel blend. Spicy, bold flavor. Looks like a full body and drinks like a medium. It parties. — 3 years ago

LM, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

Oak Farm Vineyards

Lodi Barbera 2017

A pretty ruby in color.

Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, strawberries, light oak, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, maple, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, pomegranates, cherries, blackberries, wood, spices, tobacco, chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy strawberries.

This is probably my first time having Barbera from Lodi, California. Well balanced and interesting with a nice mouthfeel.

I could definitely smell and taste Lodi, but I won't be able to get the Barbera at a blind tasting. Feels like a lighter Zinfandel from Lodi, with more acidity then expected. Definitely has nice acidity for a Lodi red.

Alcohol is high, but not too noticeable. Good by itself or with food. Good for parties too.

Needs an hour to open up properly.

Nice and engaging and easy drinking and a good everyday wine. I paired it with fatty cheeses, almonds and dry fruits.

Mainly Barbera grapes, with a touch of Petite Sirah, were handpicked and aged in French and American oak barrels for 20 months (24% new).

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 4 years ago

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Château de Sequin

Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2019 vintage. Really decent concentration and finish along with body. A cheap chicken but a consistent bang for the buck in the $10 range. Handy to have a case of this around if you’re the type to host parties/have peeps over on the regular. A Trader Joe’s staple. — a year ago

Ted, Severn and 13 others liked this

MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019

Ruby in color with medium intensity and a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of raspberries, strawberries, sweet cherries, light oak, chocolates and light spices.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, light wood, earth, bitter herbs, light vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, dark coffee and black pepper.

Nice spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is an enjoyable Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast.

Easy drinking and good for parties. Showing mild complexity with a nice smooth mouthfeel.

Spicy and entertaining. A good porch wine, too. Would be interesting to try it again in 3 years.

Shows light barnyard on the nose, that gets lighter after an hour of airtime. After 2 hours of airtime, it drinks more like a Beaujolais. Interesting stuff.

Good by itself or with food. Paired wonderfully with a fresh brick oven pizza with prosciutto, parmesan and arugula.

Aged in French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 2 years ago

Sharon, Hermes and 10 others liked this

Clos Saint Jean

La Combe des Fous Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2003

Bon mes attentes étaient quand meme éleve, dans mon CellarTracker c’était indiqué 2005, je voulais me faire plaisir mais en enlevant la capsule je remarque l’inscription 2003! Bon sang, le producteur s’est trompé de bouchon... mais non l’acheteur c’est trompé de millésisme qui est timidement indiqué à l’endos de la bouteille. Somme tout, la bouteille était tres agréable, on reconnaissait la chauffe du millésisme, la prune, les fruits cuits. Rien de comparable à un 2005 bu il y a deca quelques années déjà! Helas! Il m’en reste une autre que j’ouvrirai tres bientot probablement à l’automne avec un bon plat mijoté — 4 years ago

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Benoit Duhamel

Benoit Duhamel

Quand même spécial... tu avais acheté à la SAQ ou LCBO ? Au moins tu pourras te consoler en te disant que tu as bu le premier millésime produit...
Nicolas Duchesneau

Nicolas Duchesneau

@Benoit Duhamel l’ancienne Signature à Mtl