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Surfing Delectable: What The Pros are drinking

Grape Collective takes a look at what the experts are tasting and sharing with their followers on Delectable.     

Alexis Iaconis - Hospitality Director at Copain Wines, former Head Sommelier at The Restaurant at Meadowood, Cellar Master at Cyrus Restaurant

Chateau Soucherie Chaume Chenin Blanc 2009
“Sweet! Rich, ripe apple and pie apple upside down cake.  A treat from Anjou.”
Rated 9.0
$36.54 Available at Solano Cellars.

Banshee Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2013
“Crisp fresh tree fruits, white flowers and crushed shells.”
Rated 9.0
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher. 

Henri Prudhon & Fils Les Chambres Chassagne-Montrachet Pinot Noir 2010
“Needs time to open up.  Light oak, fresh, notes of anise.”
Rated 8.6
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher. 

Jean-Marc Brocard Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010
“Signs of oxidation  - not as fresh and vibrant as last year.”
Rated 8.8
$34.99 Available at B21 or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Jolie-Laide Wines Trousseau Gris
“Lovely viscosity and pretty pink color!”
Rated 9.4
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher. 

Jon Bonné - Wine Editor at San Francisco Chronicle           

Southold Farm & Cellar Cast Your Fate to the Wind Cabernet Franc 2013
“Fulfilling an easy New Years resolution:  drink more Franc.”
Rated 9.1
$31.99 Available at Astor Wines or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Cossart Gordon & Co. Colheita Medium Rich Madeira Boal 1990
“Only took about 2 weeks to come out of its shell.”
Rated 9.1
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher. 

Ground Effect Gravity Check White Blend
“Keep loving this wine more each time I taste it.”
Rated 9.3
$31.99 Available at 67 Wine or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Domaine Carroi Bon Air Les Débonnaires Chinon Cabernet Franc 2012
“2012 vintage.  Chinon in carbonic guise, with a certain douceur.”
Rated 9.0
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher. 

Moussé Fils Noire Réserve Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne NV
“No such concerns about these bubbles.  The dosage is still sticking out a bit, but the precision and sass are there.  Meunier rising.”
Rated 9.0
$45 Available at Vintry Fine Wines or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Tedeschi Vineyard Hula O Maui Pineapple Sparkling Wine NV
“Not convinced on the concept, but technically a really curious and solid wine.”
Rated 8.4
Available at NapaCabs or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Anne Sophie Dubois Clepsydre Fleurie Gamay 2011
“Starting 2015 off right, with one of the best specimens of Fleurie I’ve had in a long time.  Here’s to Beaujolais getting its due this year.”
Rated 9.2
$26 Available at Vintry Fine Wines or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Jordan Salcito - Beverage Director at Momofuku, founder of Bellus Wines

Pierre Pétres Réserve Oubliée Le Mesnil Sur Oger Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
“Beautiful expression of Chardonnay.  This cuvee spends extra time on lees before bottling.  Super-elegant.”
Rated 9.5
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher. 

Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery 10 Year Van Winkle 10 Summers Old NV
“Yes.”
Rated 9.8
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher. 

Stein Alfer Hölle 1900 Riesling
“In love with this bottling from Ulli Stein’s old-vine parcel, 3rd oldest vineyard in Germany.  Ungrafted, lithe, pure.”
Rated 9.8
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher. 

Bérêche & Fils Campania Remensis Extra Brut Rosé Champane NV
Rated 9.4
$82.99 Available at Chambers Street Wines or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Giuseppe Rinaldi Brunate Le Coste Barolo Nebbiolo 2008
Rated 9.7
$159 Available at Vintry Fine Wines or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Bérêche & Fils Le Cran Ludes 1er Cru Champagne 2006
Rated 9.5
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher. 

Vincent Dauvissat Séchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2006
“Such an over-performer for ’06.  Round and luxurious yet not without precision.”
Rated 9.5           
$65 Available at Wally’s Wine

Michael Madrigale - Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer for Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud

Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1997
“Floral and feral burgundy stink.  I’ll drink this ALL DAY.”
Rated 9.4
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher. 

H.M. Borges T Vintage Terrantez 1877
“Amazing nose. That Drakes coffee cake cinnamon ribbon type ish.  So Beautiful.  Edgy and beautiful spicy cinnamon palate.  So elegant.  Not rich at all.  Very much on the lacy and lithe end of spectrum.  Very very cool.  Cinnamon stick and acid finish.  Wow.  Very light flavors.  Very beautiful wine.  Gentle.  Gentle.  GREAT.”
Rated 10
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher.

Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune Riesling 1975
“Best Hune I’ve ever had.  Mint leaves and campfire.”
Rated 10
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1985
“Snuggled in my bubble jacket and drunk atop the Eiffel Tower.  Glasses hidden in pockets.  Memory for life.”
Rated 10
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher.

Domaine Armand Roussea Père et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1980
“Fortunate to drink this.”
Rated 10
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher.

Thomas Pastuszak - Sommelier and Wine Director of The NoMad

Anne et Jean Francois Ganevat Y’a Bon the Canon Gamay
“En fuego, so good!  Jura & Beaujolais lovechild.”
Rated 9.2
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher.

Julien Sunier Morgon Gamay 2013
“One of the most elegant Morgons out there.”
Rated 9.0
$23.99 Available at Vine Republic or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2012
“Unstoppable Bourgogne; so awesome.”
Rated 9.2
$52.50 Available at Zachys or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Fleury Pere & Fils Notes Blanches Champagne Pinot Blanc
“Really interesting 100% Pinot Blanc Champagne: super high-acid, but juicy fruit character and weight.”
Rated 8.8
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher.

Pierre Gonon Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah 2007
“What a beauty: intense & powerful, with loads of mineral freshness.”
Rated 9.5
Unavailable through search on wine-searcher.

Jacques Puffeney ‘M’ Arbois Poulsard 2012
“Subtle aromatics today, but plush, crisp & refreshing.”
Rated 8.7
$29.99 Available at Flatiron Wines or elsewhere through wine-searcher

Jean Foillard Beaujolais Nouveau Gamay 2014
“So Good!  And so much more serious than most would expect.”
Rated 9.0
$14.47 Available at PJ Wine or elsewhere through wine-searcher

 

 

 

 

 

 



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