Surfing Delectable: What The Pros Are Drinking

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

Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Grignolino 2012
“Much consonants, such comfort.”
Rated 9.0

Forlorn Hope
“Que Saudade, Saudade. Hardly forlorn!”
Rated 9.0

Agrapart & Fils
Minéral Grand Cru Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay
“I’ve got friends in (old) places.”
Rated 9.1

Vietti Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 1995
“A little magnum goes a long way (and can keep going, and going…!)"

Vietti Brunate Barolo Nebbiolo 1998
“Love all things Brun.”

Vietti La Crena Barbera D’Asti 1998
“Yes Virginia, Barbera CAN age!”

Pierre Péters Cuvée De Réserve Les Mesnil Sur Oger Blanc De Blancs Brut Champagne
“Pairs well with lardo.”
Rated 8.9

Vietti Lazzarito Barolo Nebbiolo 2011
“A joy.”

Vietti Vigna Vecchia Scarrone Barbera D’Alba 2012
“Light bright. Old vines date back to 1918.”
Rated 8.8

Krug Clos D’Ambonnay Blanc De Noirs Brut Champagne 1998
“Everytime it rains, it rains pennies from heaven.”
Rated 10

Turley Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel 2013
“A long way from California, but right at home.”
Rated 9.6

Silvano Bolmida Bussia Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo 2009
Rated 9.8

Christy Canterbury MW – Master of Wine

Zorah Karasi Areni Noir 2012
“Very happy to see & taste a highly sophisticated Armenian wine on US shores. Restrained elegance with solid black fruit concentration.”
Rated 8.9

Domaine Mittnacht Freres Pinot Noir 2013
“Startlingly joyous #PinotNoir at a killer good price.”
Rated 9.3

Hidden Bench Beamsville Bench VQA Pinot Noir 2009
“Very much enjoyed this last night.”
Rated 9.1

Bluxome Street Winery South Of The Slot Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012
“Awesome. Tart blueberries and ripe red cherries. Feels full-bodied but only clocks in at 13.1%. Lightly viscous.”
Rated 9.3

Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1992
“A moment I am again grateful 2 work in wine. Brimming with youthful boysenberries and suavely structured.”
Rated 9.5

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend
“Lovely notes of maturity (cigar wrapper) creeping into this 2009. Super ripe fruits yet provocatively drinkable thanks to solid acidity.”
Rated 9.0

Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2010
“Forward yet restrained. Buxom fruit reined-in but crystalline acidity. Sexy smokiness. A bit contradictory but worth the decoding!”
Rated 9.1

Peter Michael Winery Belle Côte Chardonnay 2012
“Striking different from the more linear, more focused 2011 I last tasted & loved. Loads of ripe fruit with generously oaky overtones. Attractive cloudiness in the body. More acidic lift would bring this to a more ethereal level.”
Rated 9.0

Dustin Wilson – Wine Director at Eleven Madison Park

Mathilde Et Yves Gangloff St. Joseph Rouge Syrah
“Pure. Pretty. Great!”
Rated 9.4

Domaine De La Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir
“Fantastic. Soft, subtle, but amazing!”
Rated 9.5

Domaine Leflaive Les Combettes Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay
Rated 9.7

Jon Bonné – Wine Editor SF Chronicle, Author “The New California Wine”

The Fog Monster Amador County Grenache 2012
“Grenache in mountain man guise, from the Mullineuxes. Swartland meets Amador.”
Rated 9.1

Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
“The year Bearwallow finally hit its stride.”
Rated 9.5

Josmeyer Cuvée Reserve Pinot Noir 1996
“Happy surprise while mining the cellar. End of its run but still some life left.”
Rated 8.6

Stolpman Vineyards Combe Ballard Canyon Trousseau 2014
“Taking a break from packing to check on the latest entrant in the Trousseau campaign.”
Rated 9.2

Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1977
“Astonishing youth, from magnum. Snappy red fruit, tannins still fighting the good fight.”
Rated 9.5

Louis Jadot Domaine De Héritiers Clos Des Ursules Beaune 1er Cru Vignes Franches Pinot Noir
“1959. Astonishing youth.”
Rated 9.7

Domaine De La Romanée-Conti Marey-Monge Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru Pinot Noir
“Always a soft spot in my heart for RSV.”
Rated 9.5

Bouchard Père Et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay
“1990. Astonishing. One of the whites of the night so far.”
Rated 9.7

Vincent Dauvissat Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay
“My first Dauvissat (on Delectable)!”
Rated 9.3

Domaine Ponsot Vieilles Vignes Clos Des Monts Luisants Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Aligoté 2010
“Still one of my favorite whites in all Burgundy.”
Rated 9.4

J.F. Coche-Dury Les Rougeots Meursault Chardonnay
Rated 6.0