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Alder Yarrow – Wine Writer at Vinography.com

Domaine Bruno Clavelier Vieilles Vignes Les Hautes-Maizières Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2012
“Incredibly young, mulberry and raspberry burg hotness with dried herbs and very light tannins. Keep this another 10 before opening.”
Rated 9.1

Blason De L’Evangile Pomerol 2009
“Smooth operator. Tight and lean and earthy. Floral finish.”
Rated 8.8

Robert Sinskey Vineyards Libration Carneros Red Wine 2012
“Smooth espresso and tobacco plush cherry cola. Good acidity.”
Rated 9.0

Achával-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2011
“So @&$@!ing good. Deep blueberry cassis and wet earth tinged with coffee grounds and tobacco. Great acidity and length.”
Rated 9.5

Matthiasson Rosé Blend 2014
“Hibiscus and rose hip mix with wet stone and rainwater.”
Rated 9.2

Domaine De L’Horizon Blanc Vin De Pays Des Côtes Catalanes 2009
“My newest favorite white wine. Stunning lemon curd saline and a kiss of oak. Grenache Blanc from Mediterranean climes.”
Rated 9.5

Matthiasson Napa Valley White Blend 2012
“Always awesome. Bee pollen, sweet lime, wet stones and white flowers. Pink grapefruit on the finish.”
Rated 9.3

Reuling Vineyard Pinot Noir
“Cherry and cedar and cherry again. Bitter finish with a touch of heat.”
Rated 8.2

Mark Bright - Wine Director and Co-owner of Saison

Pétrus Grand Vin Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1986
“Bobo steakhouse in SF. This is a killer filet wine, great structure and fruit – MERLOT”
Rated 9.7

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1982
“Birthyear!!!!”
Rated 9.5

Château Rayas Réservé Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Rouge Grenache 1988
“Gained that beautiful port like sweetness, love these 80’s Rayas”
Rated 9.6

Château Rayas Réservé Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Rouge Grenache 1994
“Good bottle, great shape and medium body, tasty crab wine”
Rated 9.2

Vieux Château Certan Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2004
“Tasty younger Bordeaux, good acid”
Rated 9.2

Domaine François Raveneau Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2009
“The 2009 raveneau is better by candle light in Mexico”
Rated 9.5

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Le Banc Saint-Aubin Chardonnay 2012
“This wine is better than most people’s Grand Crus, seriously”
Rated 9.4

Domaine François Raveneau Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011
“I feel like I have posted this before…”
Rated 9.7

Arvid Rosengren – Sommelier, Winner of The Best Sommelier of Europe 2013

Hirsh Vineyards East Ridge Pinot Noir 2012
“Serves blind. Wow. Huge structure and so much finesse. Grand Cru for sure. “
Rated 9.6

Domaine Robert Groffier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2012
“Another master of oak. Really lovely, charming BM. Will age beautifully.”
Rated 9.4

Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2011
“Pleasant. Best I’ve had from this producer. Feels heavy handed and a bit sweet.”
Rated 8.9

Domaine Comte Georges De Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2001
“Warming up to @La Paulée dark fruit, violets and real structure.”
Rated 9.3

Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2011
“Charming. Red fruited, light and herbal (in a good way). Really fresh.”
Rated 9.1

Domaine Francois Bertheau Les Charmes Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir
“2010. Brooding, dark stuff. Need time.”
Rated 9.2

Domaine Anne Gros La Combe D’Orveau Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2012
“Velvety. Bright cherry fruit. Very pretty!”
Rated 9.1

Emmanuel Rouget Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir 2012
“Oak handling 101. Rouget is killing it and only getting better. This is outstanding.”
Rated 9.5

Cathy Corison – Winemaker and Proprietor at Corison Winery

Josef Ehmoser Von Den Terrassen Grüner Veltliner 2013
“Lovely Grüner. So happy in Minneapolis. Bright, pretty, snappy, lively spritz. Minteral.”
Rated 9.1

Pilizota Plavina 2013
Rated 8.7

Domaine De La Pinte Pinte Bien Arbois Poulsard 2011
“Pale red orange color. Spritz. Vaguely Pinot Noir-like. Blood orange zest. Bitter component to the tart balance. Full body. Bit tannic.”
Rated 8.8

Anima Negra AN/2 Callet Blend 2012
Rated 8.9

Bodegas Grant ‘La Garrocha’ Amontillado Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino 2013
“Delicious Amontillado. Overpowered oysters. Salty.”
Rated 9.3

Doniene Gorrodona Gorrodona Bizkaiko Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza 2013
“Smells like the ocean. Melon fruit. Green notes. Smells like rocks. Enjoyed with oysters.”
Rated 9.4

Do Ferreiro Rías Baixas Albariño 2012
“Green. Snappy. Smells like oysters. Enjoyed with oysters.”
Rated 8.8

St. Innocent Winery Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
“Gorgeous. From half bottle. Bright red and blue fruit. Savory. Aromatic. Sassafras. Pretty, serious and profound. Value.”
Rated 9.5

Tenuta Col D’Orcia Brunello Di Montalcino Sangiovese 2009
“Pretty. Cherry fruit, mineral, savory goodness.”
Rated 9.1

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

Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1986
“Beauteous Maximus.”
Rated 9.7

Thierry Allemand Les Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2006
“Violets and VA. Silky and stalky. Grippy and gravelly. Delicious.”
Rated 9.6

Moët & Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon Champagne 1983
“Sweet and cinnamon toast. Soft and nougaty. Easy does it.”
Rated 9.3

Clos Du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée Du Papet Clos Du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
“If Dujac made Chateauneuf.”
Rated 9.3

Hardy Wallace – Winemaker at Dirty & Rowdy Family Winery

Domaine De L’Anglore Véjade Mourvedre Blend 2013
Rated 9.1

Maxime Magnon Métisse Corbières Cinsault Blend Rosé 2011
“Brah(hhhhhhhhhh)? No. Bro(oooooooo)!!!"
Rated 9.3

Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot Amphore Trousseau 2013
“Darth Vader Trousseau – so dark but so so fresh.”
Rated 9.2

Demarne-Frison Goustan Brut Nature Champagne NV
“Dough-boy. So easy to drink. Bottle too small juice.”
Rated 9.2

Pop 300 Napa Valley Pinot Noir
Rated 9.0

Domaine J. A. Ferret Cuvée Hors-Classe Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2000
"Yooooooooooooooooo!!!"
Rated 10

Jordan Salcito – Beverage Director at Momofuku, Founder of Bellus Wines

Jean François Ganevat Sainte Cécyle Trousseau Pinot Noir
“Light on its feet. Delightful expression of PN + Trousseau.”
Rated 9.4

Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune Vendanges Tardives Riesling 1983
“Very lucky to try this bottle – pine resin, apricot, limestone and button mushroom. Rounder than expected but balanced and beautiful.”
Rated 9.2

Domaine Michel Lafarge Clos Des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1978
“A stunning bottle.”
Rated 9.4

Domaine Armand Rousseau Père Et Fils Chambertin-Clos De Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1990
Rated 9.5

Domaine Faiveley Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1999
Rated 9.0

Domaine Ramonet Les Ruchottes Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012
Rated 9.1

Domaine Ramonet Les Ruchottes Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2003
“Beeswax, honey, limestone and lemon cream.”
Rated 9.5

Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet Vin De Pays De L’Ardèche Syrah
“A perfect varietal reference point from Hills of St. Joseph.”
Rated 9.2

Thierry Allemand Les Chaillot Cornas Syrah 1999
Rated 9.7

 

 



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