Château De Vaudieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010
"Like drinking jam. Sweet and boozy."
Château De Vaudieu Val De Dieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape
"Like drinking jam. Downright boozy @ 15%"
Browne Family Vineyards Tribute Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2011
"Brown sugar, pushy wood."
Channing Daughters Sylvanus White Blend 2013
"Reminiscent of European montane wines but not as tart."
Drappier Carte D'Or Brut Champagne
"Celebrating William's BD with caviar and potato chips. (Try it...)"
Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Auslese Riesling 2013
"New vintage, same spark."
Ceretto Barolo Nebbiolo
"Savory, earh, black currants. Packed."
Schloss Schönborn Erbacher Marcobrunn Spatlese Riesling 1995
"Love what time has done. Rich and savory but bright, lively and mineral at the same time."
Clos Rougeard Le Bourg Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2008
"INOB intermezzo at Tokyo America Club."
Paul Bara Special Club Brut Grand Cru Champagne 2004
Catherine Et Pierre Breton Les Perrières Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2005
"Perfect with Waygu sashimi."
Yvon Métras Fleurie Gamay 2008
"Well stored, clean and lively. Starting to fade a bit."
Emmanuel Houillon Maison Pierre Overnoy Arbois Pupillin Poulsard 2005
"2005. Great cut!"
Emmanuel Houillon Maison Pierre Overnoy Arbois Pupillin Savagnin 2007
Vouette Et Sorbée Saignée De Sorbée Extra Brut Rosé Champagne Pinot Noir
"Osaka late night fun."
Vouette Et Sorbée Fidéle Extra Brut Champagne
E. Guigal Brune Et Blonde Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1991
"Delicate. No nose to speak of. But life left here. Savory and balsamic. So different from blockbuster la turque I had in January which is still way young."
Domaine G. Roumier Clos De Las Bussière Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2007
"So earthy and smoky compared to the 07 Chambolle Les Cras I had here last week which was silky and ethereal. But 07s are great to open now."
Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Clos De La Maréchale Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir
"Very deep, very dry but not austere. Nuits palate Chambolle texture."
Savart L'Ouverture Premier Cru Brut Champagne Pinot Noir NV
"Very Pinot. Great."
Bérêche & Fils Campania Remensis Extra Brut Rosé Champagne NV
"Dry rich and powerful also racy."
Domaine Pierre Gelin Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir
"Very gamy and earthy but still showing black fruit. Northernmost Gevrey Grand Cru."
Château Palmer Alter Ego Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2008
"Structured but accessible. Beautiful savory nose. Nice fruit and finish."
Starlite Vineyards Viognier 2012
"Super bright and lively for Cali Viognier."
Weingut Knoll Ried Kreutles Loibner Grüner Veltliner 2013
"A precise and complete federspiel."
Ryme His Las Brisas Vineyard Vermentino 2014
"Super fun, original and true to type. Pairs nicely with frog legs, mountain yam, celtuce and yellow chive."
Domaine Perrot-Minot La Richemone Vieilles Vignes Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2009
"This powerful producer took 2 hours to open up, but still too young to open."
Moët & Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne Blend 2000
"The honey is starting to show, but it's awkwardly reductive."
Saint-Chamant A Epernay Brut Rosé Champagne NV
"Authentic, original and stately. Refreshingly old-school in midst of the current hipster nano grower/producer scene."
Rochioli Estate Grown Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013
"Pure, precise, zesty and mouthwatering."
Trimback Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling 2004
"Just stunning, some vintages just as good as clos ste. hune. Sorry to see it go from the list."
Screaming Eagle Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
"This 2012 tasted like plywood topped with ripe black fruit."
Noël Verset Cornas Syrah 1989
Bernard Faurie Hermitage Syrah 1983
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Syrah 1991
Domaine Prieuré Roch Les Clous Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2005
Thierry Allemand Les Chaillot Cornas Syrah 1996
"Old Skool and crusty!!"
Yarra Yering Vineyard Pinot Noir 1992
Hubert De Montille Les Caillepieds Volnay 1er Cru PInot Noir 1992
"Drinking well for 92."
Domaine Marquis D'Angerville Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2007