Threshold Vineyards

Calera Wine Company

Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir

Approaches the oak threshold but does not cross. Pretty substantial bottle! — 2 years ago


Bouzy Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Lyle Fass

Beautiful nose. Yeasty, bready, lemony, mineral. Hint of saline. Just lovely. Has that BDB intensity and driving force. Palate is juicy, clean and pure with wonderful lemon fruit and terrific sappiness and lovely treacly texture. Super elegant and intense. Just so good but will be better with air. With air this gets so refined and so elegant and compact. Almost a 9.4. Think it will cross the threshold. — 2 years ago

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Brut Rosé Champagne

David T

Another go to n/v Rosé Champange because of quality & availability in 375’s. Although, most people think their recent price increases are unwarranted. In large part, I agree. They just haven’t passed my threshold.

Lots of strawberries, black cherries, blood orange, uncooked rhubarb, blackberries, peach, Rainer cherries, loads of white spice w/ heat, sea fossils, dry yeast, some bread dough, weighed, crispy, crunchy minerals, excellent, powdery chalkiness, red flowers & both pink & red rose, lively, crisp acidity, great length and balance with polished, ripe fruits and falling onto pronounced minerality on the long set.

The bottom photos tell you all you need to know as to why the region of Champange is so excellent. Not many places in the world have that kind of chalk & for me, that’s what makes them special.
— 3 years ago

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Gruet Winery

Grand Rosé Blend

Ron R

This a very sold sparkler that comes in way below my financial pain-threshold. Birthday Boy @Shawn R had one going today. Kudos to you dad, husband 🎈
Back to the wine... crisp and energetic, with a limestone/chalky overtone. This oozes quality, and presents just like champagne. Why spend Whiskey Tango Foxtrot type loot when you get this at a fraction of the price of the real thang?
— 4 years ago

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Ryan Vento

Ryan Vento

My wife loves this stuff. One of her top mimosa sparklers.

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MaJ CappS

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A great New Mexican winery! 🥂
Robert Evans Jr

Robert Evans Jr

@Ron R Gruet great story & great value

Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

Ron R

I bought half a case of the 17, since the price and quality didn’t exceed my pain threshold. Very extracted and dense. You can certainly taste the fault lines in the vintage, but they are in the background.
Saluting those men and women who paid the ultimate price, and those who serve, or have served. Thank you one and all.
— 2 years ago

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Jose Lorenzo

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Appreciate your thoughts and all the heroes I had the pleasure to serve and be mentored by. The good in my life comes from the lessons from those heroes. 🙏🙏🙏


Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2005

Sayonara, 2021!! You brought periods of joy and excitement, apprehension and challenge, intense sorrow and grief; a panoply of emotions spanning the spectrum of the human experience…

So, we’re putting one foot in front of the other, crossing the threshold into 2022 with hearts full of gratitude and hope, while sipping delicious wine and savoring this quiet moment together.

We want to pause to say THANK YOU all for being a part of our wine journey and a constant source of inspiration, positivity, and learning for us. Cheers and Happy New Year!
— 2 years ago

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Domaine Parent

Selection Pomone Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Shay A

Attended a virtual tasting with Anne Parent, winemaker for Domaine Parent. The Domaine started making wine back in the 17th century. Many thanks to my good friend @Mike R for setting it all up.

What makes this wine special (aside from the fact that it’s only produced in special years) is the fact that it’s not a typical Bourgogne...70% of this wine comes from the Village of Pommard (70+yr old vines) and 30% of this wine comes from premiers crus vineyards. Clearly a step up from most producers typical Bourgogne, which is a massive amalgamation of fruit. A true testament to Domaine Parent and the threshold for quality.

30min decant and then followed it over the next two hours. Beautiful out of the gate, with so much floral and spice aromatics. Potpourri, spiced rhubarb, dried cranberries, fleshy black cherries, black tea herbal nuances and a brief sweet note of brown sugar. Fairly mellow and plush on the palate with classic underbrush, typical Pommard dried red and black fruits, and a tart, energetic and delicious finish. Nothing thin or overly herbal here. Like a Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast with more restraint. Wonderful QPR.
— 4 years ago

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Mike R

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@Shay A just brilliant description
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Great write up. Thanks

Azienda Agricola Cianfagna

Militum Christi Aglianico Riserva 2008

Pardon the absence - we’ve been ravaged by COVID (despite being 3x vaxxed) and our olfactory sense has finally crossed the threshold—no longer feel like I’m smelling everything though a thick blanket. For our first wine back we chose a big one - 2008 Molise aglianico from @Lyle Fass - served cellar temp we’re able to pick up on some nuances - leather, tannin, medium finish, but not much else. Lovely to be drinking wine again and looking forward to full olfactory recovery. — 2 years ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Fingers crossed
Lyle Fass

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If any wine can wake up the olfactory senses it’s this wine!
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Thanks everyone. Doing much better. 90% of olfaction back in service. Stay safe !!

Azienda Agraria Lisini

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Past notes apply, but let's go through the motions. Decanted for 45 minutes. Nose: Tobacco, pine needles, soil, and a cherry base. Deep ruby in color, medium plus bodied, medium plus alcohol, medium acidity. More red cherry emerges on the palate, and pipe tobacco... More precisely, my dad's Captain Black from the 1980s. Taste not quite as complex as the smell. Finish is medium. Tannins are perfectly centered. This just misses my 94 point threshold.

93 points
— 3 years ago

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Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2006

Very reticent nose. Lovely secondary fruit on palate, has plenty of stuffing, but mute aromatically. On day 3, developing an interesting cigar and ashtray, even meaty aroma. Love produttori, but complexity and fruit I expected never fully emerged with this bottle. Maybe in a transitional period or just an off bottle? (No detectable TCA but my understanding is this could also be consistent with below threshold presence) — 4 years ago

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Low level TCA for sure