Surfing Delectable: What The Pros Are Drinking

Alex Fishman – Founder of Delectable

Etienne Sauzet Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1985
Rated 10

Domaine Leflaive Les Combettes Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay
Rated 9.6

Domaine Leflaive Les Folatières Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay
Rated 9.3

Heidsieck & Co. Dry Monopole Champagne 1966
Rated 10

Brennan Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Rated 8.8

Brennan Pinot Noir B2 2011
Rated 8.4

Brennan B2 Gewürztraminer 2011
Rated 8.7

Mondillo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Rated 8.7

Scott Torrence – Senior Wine Specialist, Vice President at Christie’s

Sean Thackery Sirius Marston Vineyard Old Vines Petite Sirah 1989
“Siriusly good stuff.”
Rated 9.1

Kistler Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013
“Nice tension. Killer balance as usual…should never be confused with Burgundy in a blind tasting. Purchased off the list for the Wife’s bday.”
Rated 9.2

Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 1er Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 1982
“This wine. HB never fails to deliver.”
Rated 9.4

Château Simone Palette Grenache Blend
“v2008. Served blind. Guessed left field…Santa Barbara :-/ what do I know…ha!”
Rated 9.0

Château Laville Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 2004
“#wine #fail Premature oxidation. Source ex-cellars LHB. Drinkable, but certainly not a best example of a great wine.”
Rated 7.9

Château Latour Grand Vin de Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1947
“#wine #fail VA too much to enjoy. Chalking this one up to poor cellarage. Fewer and fewer of these late 40s Rbdx vintages are holding on.”
Rated 7.3

Domaine De Montbourgeau Cuvée Spéciale L’Etoile Chardonnay Blend 2010
“So good! Lightly oxidized, almond nuttiness, bees wax…the Somm kindly inquired if I understood what I ordered. Hehe I got a kick out of that. (Shame to think people must be returning these once they don’t get their ‘buttery/malo’ fix).”
Rated 9.2

Kenneth-Crawford Lafond Vineyard Syrah 2006
“Last wine of the night. Super ripe. Jammy. Intense. This was perhaps one bottle too many…oh my head! #hydrating now.”
Rated 8.6

Montevertine Il Sodaccio Di Montevertine Toscano IGT Sangioveto-Canaiolo Blend 1985
“The right wine at the right time. Seriously good wine.”
Rated 9.5

Christina Turley - Director of Sales & Marketing, Commander in Training at Turley Wine Cellars

Patricius Tokaji Sárga Muskotály 2009
“Floral, dry, light as air. Fit for a fairy.”
Rated 8.5

Le Pitrouillet Savannieres Chenin Blanc
“Learning new friends.”
Rated 9.4

Turley Vineyard 101 Zinfandel 2013
“Let the wild rumpus start! ZAP off with a bang.”
Rated 9.6

Equis Domaine des Lises Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2009
“La nuit des femmes continue. Allez les filles, les Lises, et des homes nues!”
Rated 9.1

Domaine Des Accoles Le Rosé des Acolytes 2012
“Ladies date w/sissie @tennesseeturley & Suz continues – rosé and Cherry Bombe, natch.”
Rated 9.2

Domaine André Bonhomme Cuvée Spéciale Viré-Clessé Chardonnay 2010
“Quel bon homme, un déjeuner des heroes!"
Rated 8.7

La Cave Du Vin Blanc De Morgex Et De La Salle Valée d’Aosta Prié Blanc
“That label! That bottle! More new pleasure, little waxy and great acid.”
Rated 8.7

Pierre Gaillard Cuvée Tremadoc Collioure Grenache Blanc 2011
“Finding new favorites left and right!”
Rated 9.4

Megan Krigbaum – Deputy Wine Editor at Food & Wine Magazine

Domaine De Ferrand Mistral Côtes Du Rhône Rouge 2013
“Really well-made, affordable cotes du rhone. Raspberry Bonanza.”
Rated 8.2

Chéreau-Carré Château l’Oiseliniere de la Ramee Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Melon de Bourgogne
Rated 8.8

Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Clef de Sol Chenin Blanc 2011
“This needed a while to open up, but lordy, when it did, it was full of honey and bitter almonds and orange rind and yellow apple.”
Rated 9.1

Philipponnat Royale Réserve Brut Champagne Blend
“Such nice richness to this.”
Rated 9.0

Domaine J. Chamonard Le Clos de Lys Morgon Gamay 1997
“Strangest thing: when the bottle was first opened, the wine was floral and lively, throughout the course of the meal, though, the brightness started to seem more and more acetic and all we could smell was VA. Such a disappointment.”
Rated 6.5

Delecheneau (Coralie Et Damien) Nouveau-Nez Chenin Blanc
“Perfect sparkling chenin.”
Rated 8.8

Tenuta De Biserno Bibbona Red Blend 2008
“Italian holiday dreams."
Rated 8.8

Antica Terra Botanica Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Rated 9.6

Fleury Pere & Fils Cépages Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 1990
“Brothy, mushroomy and somehow still vibrant.”
Rated 8.8

Yoon Ha – James Beard award nominee, San Francisco Magazine’s 2012 Sommelier of the Year, Food & Wine Magazine’s 2013 Sommelier of the Year

Dalla Valle Maya Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc Blend 1990
“Still showing young after 25 years. Another 10 years easy.”
Rated 9.5

Pétrus Grand Vin Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend
“So delicious, almost too easy. No tension.”
Rated 9.4

Marchesi Antinori Annata Diversa Solaia Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend 1997
“No surprise that this wine can be mistook for Bordeaux, save for the lifted finish. Drinking nicely.”
Rated 9.0

Château La Gaffelière St. Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2000
“This right bank is approachable and tasty right now.”
Rated 9.0

Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Les Vergers Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010
“Burg lovers don’t get excited over Vergers but this one should.”
Rated 9.2

Robert Sinsky Vineyards Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard à Petits Grains 2012
“A delicate, dry Alsatian inspired Muscat made in very small quantities.”
Rated 8.9

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande Grand Cru Classe Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000
“Surprising green tones here. Prominent structure after 14 years and counting.”
Rated 8.9

Weingut Knoll Smaragd Loibner Grüner Veltliner 2008
“Terry Theise loved this wine tonight.”
Rated 9.3

Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986
“Pleasant nose but starting to sip.”
Rated 7.1

Rajat Parr – Producer of Domaine de la Cote, Sandhi, ELV, Seven Springs, Maison l’Oree

David Moreau Clos Rouseau Santenay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2011
Rated 9.2

Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2010
“Best Bourgogne blanc.”
Rated 9.2

Christophe Et Fils Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012
Rated 9.2

Jean Foillard Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2012
Rated 9.3

Marcel Lapiere Morgon Gamay 2013
Rated 9.2

Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2007
Rated 9.3

Domaine Jamet Le Vallin Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1995
Rated 9.4

Domaine Marquis D’Angerville Fremiet Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2008
Rated 9.5