Wine Tasting Notes

Wine Tasting Notes by Company

AGI Partners LLC                                                       Table# 10
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Colledila Barone Ricasoli 2015 (1.5L)
94 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From a single parcel of vines planted on soils rich with alberese stones, the 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Colledilà is a beautiful expression of 100% Sangiovese that offers a very genuine interpretation of this warm and sunny vintage. You absolutely taste the ripeness of the fruit at hand with dark cherry and blackberry flavors followed by tar, licorice and potting soil. These earthy aromas transport your mind and soul to the thickly forested Gaiole in Chianti area. Bottle production for this wine is 18,000 strong." 10/18

Akerman                                                                   Table# S1
Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Giusti Ranch 2015
Dark, rich and vivid, with anise-shaded blackberry, licorice, berry pie, sweet plum and cherry notes that coat the palate and fan out gracefully. Has the substance and drive to further excite and reward.

Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Keefer Ranch 2015
Rust, rock and stone. Blueberry and blackberry. Very aromatic. Full to medium body, tight and linear. Racy and so fine. Tangy acidity. Needs two to three years to soften. But a fascinating wine now to taste.

Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Kopland Vineyard 2015
The bright fruit and hints of citrus come through clearly in this wine on the nose. Medium to full body, linear fine tannins and a fresh citrusy backbone of acidity. Lively.

Kosta Browne Santa Lucia Highlands Rosella's Vineyard 2015
This is so perfumed and floral with blue fruits and lightly unripe strawberries. Lemon rind. Medium body, very fine tannins and bright fruit. Vivid.

Kosta Browne Anderson Valley Cerise Vineyard 2016
his is a beautiful and subtle pinot with floral and ripe strawberry aromas that follow through to a medium to full body. Fine tannins and a refined finish. Very polished and inviting. A new wine from here. Drink or hold.

Kosta Browne Russian River ValleyGiusti Ranch 2016
Medium red, hint of purple, clear. Lovely raspberry and slightly tart cherry, some spice, touch of heat on finish. Recent vintage freshness.

Kosta Browne Santa Lucia Highlands Pisoni Vineyard 2016
it reveals loads of black fruits, crushed rocks, graphite, and crushed rose petals. With medium to full body, sensational depth and richness, ultra-fine tannin, and a huge finish, it’s up with the crème de la crème of this great vintage.

Alpine Investors, LP                                                  Table# 4
Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition Domaine Giraud 2017
93 Points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: "A fleshy core of lightly mulled raspberry, plum and red currant fruit flavors cruises through, backed by ample licorice, singed cedar and dried garrigue notes. Finely beaded acidity adds latent energy to the finish. Best from 2021 through 2035." 9/19

Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes Clos St. Jean 2017
94+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck, "As always, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes has a touch more dark fruits, more concentration, and more structure, which makes it less approachable but more age-worthy. Blackcurrants, ground pepper, bouquet garni, crushed rocks, and garrigue notes all emerge from this structured, focused, yet ripe and beautifully textured Châteauneuf Du Pape that's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age." 8/19

Arcline Investment Management LP                        Table# 52
Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere San Filippo 2013
96 Points, James Suckling: "Subtle and complete aromas of cherry, flowers, and orange peel. Full body, round and velvety tannins. So pretty and refined. Polished. A gorgeous wine. Drink or hold. " 11/17

Toscana Bianco Vistamare Ca Marcanda-Gaja 2017
Intense floral notes of acacia and linden flowers. The refreshing presence of Fiano gives notes of fern, musk and menthol. On the palate, it is fresh and compact with notes of bergamot, pear, nectarine and white currant. Then it shifts toward a more mineral and spicy character, with notes of flint, rosemary, saffron. The wine gets riper in the finish with hints of mango, almond and fig leaves.

Aterian Investment Management, L.P                     Table# 37
Selah Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
95 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: “Selah Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) A dazzling wine, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is also a big step up from the 2014 tasted alongside it. The flavors are deep and expressive in a wine that captures the essence of Howell Mountain. Blueberry jam, crème de cassis, lavender, licorice and menthol fill out the wine's ample frame effortlessly. The 2015 is vivid, dramatic and drop-dead gorgeous. That's all there is to it. (Drink between 2020-2030).” 1/18

Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali Livio Sassetti 2013
98 Points - James Suckling: "This is intense and complex yet subtle with fantastic aromas of rose petal, plum, clove and fresh mushroom. Hints of stems. Full body, focused and polished with a linear line of tannins and fabulous length. A beauty. Better after 2021 but already a joy to taste..." 1/18

Audax Management Company, LLC                       Table# 35
Oreno Sette Ponti 2016
99 Points, James Suckling: "Gorgeous floral and deep, dark berry aromas with hints of spices such as cinnamon and hazelnuts. Full body and ultra-fine and strong tannins that are powerful yet so sleek and beautiful. Fantastic length and texture. Deep, dark and profound. Takes you on a long journey and shows you its true character. Better in 2025. Give it time." 5/18

Sancerre Blanc Les Romains Vacheron 2017
95 Points, Yohan Castaing, Decanter: "This is sourced from the domain's oldest vines, located on west-facing flinty silex soils. The exuberant result is a more complex expression of white fruit and flowers, with great vibrancy and energy on the flint-infused palate and a finish that goes on and on." 2/19

BBH Capital Partners                                                Table# 26
Lavinea Tualatin Estate Pinot Noir 2016
Bright and deep purple in color with a bluish edge, the first nose opens with lovely aromas of sweet cherries in kirsch, fragrant rose and herbaceous rosemary, hints of lavender and boasting fresh cherries.

Bertram Capital Management, LLC                         Table# 6
2017 Holdredge Pinot Noir Petits Cadeaux
It is a big, round and weighty wine, and carries a huge note of blackberries, and Burbank plum skin. In terms of the palate, it carries a creaminess and elegance- and never veers into being ponderous.

2017 Holdredge Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard
I think it expresses the emotion of the vineyard in a most extraordinary way- there is a lifted, almost ethereal quality to it, as those the red fruit notes are fluffy clouds- light red pillows if you will, which, for a vineyard sitting at 1260-foot elevation that often sits in the clouds, is perhaps as true to its origin as a wine can be.

2017 Holdredge Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard
In a vintage in which high-toned red fruit dominated, the darker notes here were refreshing, but what I really loved was it still has that tell-tale note of rose petal in the aromatics.

Caymus Red Schooner Voyage 6 Malbec 2015
A dark reddish purple, Voyage 6 opens with lush earthiness on the nose, as scents of ripe plums mix with Medjool dates, wildflowers, sueded leather and a fresh leafiness. Flavors of this wine follow its aromas, featuring ripe red plums, chocolate graham crackers, brown spice and soft leather. Tannins are smooth and cool, providing an unusual softness. A wisp of smokiness on the finish creates an alluring entreaty to return for another sip.

BHI USA                                                                     Table# S3
Goldschmidt Game Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep red with an intense purple hue. Black cherry, violet, and licorise nose. The palate follows again with black cherry and dark plum. These dark fruits balance perfectly with the sumptuous, French oak. The finish has supple, round tannins with a massive amount of fruit.

Ramey Chardonnay
Light pale color yet still has a vibrancy to it. Looks more like Chablis than a Russian River Chardonnay, but on the nose, it shows distinct tones like those from the Côte de Beaune — there were notes reminding me of coconut, lemon cream, crème brûlée, grapefruit, green tea and vanilla bean.

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC                                  Table# 19
2010 Merlot Tuthills Lane Vineyard 750
A real beauty and reminscent of a Merlot from Tuscany. Deep fruit with bright acidity. If the mid palate had filled out, this would be amazing.

2012 Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest
Rich and sweet, with ample acidity to balance the sugar, resulting in a sensational, full-bodied dessert wine with a long finish. The oak embellishes the wine by imparting a subtle nutty flavor and by increasing complexity.

Branford Castle Partners, LP                                      Table# 15
Morgen Long Sandi Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2017
93+ Points, John Gilman, View from the Cellar: "The Morgen Long “Sandi” bottling of chardonnay is named after Seth’s mother, who passed away in 2016. It is a blend of sixty percent Loubejac fruit, thirty percent Yamhill and ten percent Eyrie, and this is Seth’s only 2017 chardonnay bottling that saw more than a dollop of new oak, as this was raised in forty-five percent new casks. The wine comes in at an even thirteen percent octane and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. It delivers marvelous aromatic sophistication in its blend of pear, white peach, almond, salty soil tones, dried flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full and very elegant in profile, with a superb core of fruit, lovely soil signature, bright acids and a long, complex and gently new oaky finish. This is really a delicious bottle of chardonnay that will age long and gracefully, but is a tad less tightlyknit out of the blocks than the 2016 version was in its youth and it is going to make it that much harder to keep one’s hands off of the 2017 Sandi and let it blossom with extended cellaring! 2019-2045." 8/19

Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
95 Points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: "Sports an intense and pure beam of rapberry and cassis flavors, flanked by sage, incense and black tea aromas and backed by mouthwatering licorice snap notes and a bramble-filled finish. A beautiful example of mountain fruit. Best from 2022 through 2040." 12/18

Brookside Equity Partners LLC                                   Table# 49
Chateauneuf du Pape Charvin 2016
95-97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, “Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape RED) Not yet bottled, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Laurent Charvin is a beauty, and I’d wager one of the finest to date. In addition, it has a vibrant, mineral-laced personality that I’m sure is loved by Laurent. As classic as it gets, with a rocking bouquet of black, black fruits, garrigue, crushed rocks, and pepper, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, remarkable concentration, yet also the freshness and purity that’s the hallmark of Laurent’s wines. I followed this bottle for two days, and it shut down with extended aeration, so I’d recommend trying a bottle on release and then hiding the rest for a good 4-5 years. The blend is the classic 82% Grenache, 5% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah, and the balance Vaccarèse and Counoise, fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged all in concrete tanks. Don’t miss this beauty. One of my favorite estates is Laurent Charvins’s Domaine Charvin. This estate is located in the cooler, northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and you’ll be hard pressed to find a harder working vigneron out there. These are as traditional as it gets, and the wines are not stemmed, spend upward of three weeks on skins with pumpovers, and are aged all in concrete tanks. The wines always lean more toward the fresher, more elegant side of the spectrum yet rarely lack for depth of fruit and texture. They (Côtes du Rhône included) age beautifully, and true Southern Rhône lovers need to have these wines in their cellars.” 8/18

Occidental (Kistler) Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir 2016
92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: “Occidental Pinot Noir (freestone Occidental) (formerly Sonoma Coast) Sonoma Red) The 2016 Pinot Noir (Freestone Occidental) is a very pretty wine. Expressive floral and savory notes lead into a core of bright red-toned fruits. Silky and medium in body, with lovely aromatic presence, the 2016 is absolutely gorgeous today. The 2016 was done with just a touch of whole clusters (10%), and yet remains quite savory in style. The 2016 spent eleven months in barrel and a few months in tank prior to being bottled in November 2017. (Drink between 2021-2036).” 5/19

Centre Partners Management, LLC                          Table# 50
Nuits St Georges Clos de L`Arlot Blanc Domaine de L`Arlot 2016
93-95 Points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forêts St-Georges includes 50% whole cluster with 50% new oak. This has the most precise bouquet from Domaine de l’Arlot this year: exquisite scents of wild strawberry, cranberry, wild hedgerow and just a hint of graphite. It feels tightly wound at first but gathers pace with aeration in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This feels crisp and linear, and there's good depth of flavor as this gently grips the mouth. Red fruit dovetail into black toward the graphite-tinged finish, the persistence very long. There is palpable energy in situ that should see it age for two decades." 12/17

La Croix de Beaucaillou 2012
89 Points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Bordeaux 2012 Southwold tasting. The 2012 La Croix de Beaucaillou has a reserved but clean and focused bouquet of earthy black fruit, tobacco and a touch of bay leaf. It just needs a little more vigor. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is an attractive pencil lead note, fine balance with quite a long tail on the finish. This is another very satisfying deuxième vin from Bruno Borie, if not quite up there with the very best that he has produced in recent years. Tasted January 2016." 10/16

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.                                  Table# 33
Rosso di Toscana, Montevertine
This is a really fine wine. Bright red with strawberry and lemon rind character. Medium to light body with delicate, silky tannins and a long and persistent finish. Vivid acidity. A lovely wine for a 2014. Drink now but the acidity will keep it going.

Morgon, Cote du Py, Jean Foillard
Earthy, herbs, asian spice, pine tree. Sandalwood afternote.

Gigondas, Saint Cosme
The wine shows intense blackberry and fig fruit with licorice, violets, and charcoal on the finish. It is remarkably fresh and finessed given the sun and warmth of the southern Rhône. The unique micro-climate combined with 60-year-old vines and traditional winemaking make Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas the benchmark wine of the appellation.

CORE Industrial Partners, LLC                                    Table# 17
Altos Las Hormigas Gualtallary Malbec 2016
96 points, Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “My favorite of the collection, the 2016 Malbec Appellation Gualtallary is a wild and structured expression of the grape, place and vintage. Produced with grapes grown at 1,300 meters in altitude, it fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and aged in untoasted 3,500-liter French oak foudres for some 22 months. It comes from two selected plots in Gualtallary and has a very perfumed nose that is intoxicating, with notes of decayed violets, wild herbs and an earthy touch. The palate is pure chalk, with mineral notes, ultra refined tannins and a dry, tasty finish. This has a similar character to the Reserve, with higher minerality and the added freshness of 2016. This has to be one of the best wines ever produced at Altos Las Hormigas. It has the balance to develop nicely in bottle. 10,208 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2018.” 6/18

La Grave A Pomerol 2015
94-Points, James Suckling - "A fresh and focused Brunello riserva with mineral, cedar, spice and chocolate character that follows through to a fresh and lively palate. Lovely now but shows potential for the future. Drink or hold." 2/16

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin Janasse 2017
97+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck, "Deeper colored, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Chaupin comes mostly from the Chaupoin lieu-dit yet always has small parts from La Janasse and a sandy part of the La Crau lieu-dit. Blackberries, ground herbs, graphite, and new leather notes all emerge from this concentrated, rich, powerful wine that stays tight, focused, and elegant on the palate. It's a killer wine, but it's going to need time." 8/19

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Capanne Ricci 2010
95 Points, James Suckling: “This has a carefully arranged array of violets, cedary oak and earth-dusted blackberries. The palate is very silky, elegant and yet effortlessly deep-flavored, delivering suave, velvety tannin richness bathed in dark, ripe summer berries. Impressively silky, glossy finish here. Try from 2022.” 2/2018

Corporate Resolutions                                              Table# S5
Siduri Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
Lush with blackberry jam, lilac, cinnamon and gingerbread. The palate is similarly dense, soft and sultry, with tart olallieberry jam and plum jelly, but also lively with thyme, spearmint and a unique lemon verbena kick.

Patz & Hall Chenoweth Ranch Pinot Noir 2015
Alluring aromas of Bing cherry, red raspberry, plum, and violets, along with sophisticated underlying soy and cedar/cigar box notes. Though rich and silky, there is a lovely energy to the mid-palate that adds freshness to flavors of cranberry and cherry.

Cyprium Investment Partners LLC                             Table# 41
Haut Bailly 2006
95 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: "A superb success for the vintage... Medium-bodied with a stunningly layered texture, impressive purity, and beautiful balance, this cuvee is haute couture in a glass. Although surprisingly approachable, it won’t hit its adolescent stage for 8-10 years, and will last for 25-30 years thereafter. Bravo!..It is an amazing success story, and readers looking for a quintessentially elegant Bordeaux need look no further than Haut-Bailly." 2/9

Eos Partners LP                                                           Table# 38
Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has an opaque crimson color with a purplish hue. The alluring nose draws you in with notes of cassis, black cherry, pipe tobacco, salted caramel, cocoa beans and fresh strawberry. This full-bodied wine enters with a depth of flavor and offers mouth-coating, velvety tannins and flavors of cream soda and red fruit. Black currant and vanilla notes crescendo through the palate to the lengthy finish. This wine is drinkable upon release, but given proper cellaring conditions can be enjoyed through 2040.

Beaune Greves Vigne de l`Enfant Jesus Bouchard 2016
The wines shows superb fruit and spice aromas with an oaky note. Intense, full and yet delicate on the palate, the wine has a charming velvetiness. Very good ageing potential.

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2015
"Intense, fresh and elegant nose, of vine peach, acacia blossom and honeysuckle mixed with mineral and smoky notes (quartz, silica). Delicately creamy and rich palate despite a good acid tension. Exquisite concentration, energy and radiance of fruity taste. Good volume without heaviness. Great long finish. Blend: 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon"

Falcon Private Holdings                                            Table# 25
Brunello di Montalcino Argiano 2013
96 Points, James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of orange peel and dark berry with plenty of plum and cherry. Sweet tobacco and mushrooms. Full body, juicy and fruity with firm tannins and a fresh finish. Complex and gorgeous. Fine and very long. Drink now." 12/17

GarMark Advisors L.L.C                                             Table# 42
2005 Domaine l’Arlot
From barrel, the 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Clos des Forets St.-Georges offers aromas and deep richness of plum and blackberry, with hints of cinnamon, coconut, caramel, and salt. Deep, meaty flavors well up as one works this wine around in the air. It displays impressive amplitude, abundant but relatively fine-grained tannins, and an impressively long cling.

Goode Partners LLC                                                 Table# 45
Castellare I Sodi San Niccolo Toscana 2014
Lots of bright fruit, such as soaked blueberries and lemon and orange rind. Medium body, a fair serving of tangy fruit, very high acidity, medium tannins and a mineral finish. A blend of sangioveto and malvasia nera.

Vins De Vienne Condrieu La Chambee 2017
Exotic and layered, with a dense core of peach, mango, quince and nectarine notes that pump through, offset nicely on the finish by singed almond and fresh fennel accents. Shows great energy throughout.

Graycliff Partners LP                                                 Table# 51
Peirson Meyer Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
94+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has enticing crème de cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry compote notions with touches of cigar box, garrigue, tilled soil and chargrill plus a waft of black olives. Full-bodied, rich and decadent in the mouth, the generous fruit is well-framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and savory. 400 cases produced." 6/19

Rose & Arrow Hopewell Hills Pinot Noir 2016
95 points, Tim Fish, Wine Spectator “Impeccably structured and elegantly polished and layered, with expressive black raspberry, savory bay leaf and crushed rock accents that build toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025. 247 cases made.” 2/19

Gryphon Investors                                                    Table# 8
Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Pinot Noir 2016
93+ Points, Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate: "Medium ruby colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir San Andreas Fault is youthfully shy on the nose, giving up strawberry and raspberry preserves, bergamot, amaro, rose petals, charcuterie and pipe tobacco. The light to medium-bodied palate offers nuanced red fruits with firm, grainy tannins, finishing on a bitters note. 3,488 cases produced." 4/19

Preciado Napa Vallay Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
“The 2016 vintage Preciado offers an inviting inky color, deep blue and black fruit aromas with hints of dark plum and cocoa. A lush palate of textured tannins leads the way with flavors of decadent dark fruit, black cherry, anise and cedar with a well structured, earthy finish.”

H.I.G Capital LLC                                                      Table# 14
Napanook by Dominus Estate 2016
96 Points, James Suckling: “This is a flamboyant red that offers hazelnuts, dark berries and a hint of chocolate. Full-bodied with round and soft tannins. So fresh. So rich, enticing and layered. A blend of 84 per cent cabernet sauvignon, nine per cent petit verdot and seven per cent cabernet franc. Delicious now. Drink or hold. April 2019 release.” 11/18

Mayacamas Mt. Veeder Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016
95 Points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (*Editor’s Choice*): “From the mighty dry-farmed site within the secluded appellation, this incredible wine is expressive in tones of flint, fig, pear and lemon peel, with lasting acidity that brightens and freshens the palate. Medium bodied, it's soft in feel yet structured, balanced and complex.” 8/18

Dom Perignon 2009
97 Points, James Suckling: "This is a DP that shows the ripeness of the 2009 vintage yet remains full of energy. Gorgeous aromas of cream, apple, mango, honeysuckle, and chalk follow through to a full body and super fine, tight texture. Dense and agile. Vinous. It’s like a top grand cru white Burgundy. Think Batard-Montrachet. More depth than the 2006. Drink now." 07/17

Realm Cellars The Bard 2016
98 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot from 21 different lots from 11 different vineyards, the 2016 The Bard is very deep purple-black in color and sashays out of the glass with strikingly beautiful violets, warm cassis, star anise and chocolate mint notes with hints of wood smoke, tobacco and kirsch, with blackberry compote at the core. Full, muscular and built like a brick house with layer upon layer of black, blue and red fruits, it finishes very long and savory." 10/18

Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016
91+ Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast offers up subtle lemongrass, grapefruit and nectarine notes with touches of chalk dust and fresh ginger. Medium-bodied with well-played freshness accenting th

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners LLC                  Table# 48
Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
98+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck: “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Colombia Valley is a beautiful wine and has a more classic profile than the more sexy, massive 2015. Beautiful notes of creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, dried herbs, and loamy earth all flow to a full-bodied, incredibly pure and perfectly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that has no hard edges, a deep, concentrated mid-palate, good acidity, and a great, great finish. It reminds me of the 2002 with its uber classic, balanced yet broad and powerful style.”

Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc     Table# 18
Monbousquet 2016
96 Points, James Suckling: "A soft and very silky Monbousquet with wonderfully caressing texture. Full body. Delicious crushed cherries and berries. Beautiful length, too. Hard not to drink now. Better after 2024." 2/18

Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu Boulay 2017
The Clos de Beaujeu site has existed since the 1400s at which time it was planted with red grapes. The vines are in Chavignol and you will appreciate the richness of this site alongside vibrant minerals that come from the Kimmeridgian soils. A full-bodied rich Sancerre that's a great foil for rich meals - anything in a butter sauce works well but the combinations are endless.

Harbour Group Industries Inc                                   Table# 47
Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. We farm Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa’s 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling us to make the best possible wine in a given year. Our Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis, and ripe dark berries.

Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
92 Points, JM, Wine Spectator: “Distinctive, with lots of singed sage, sassafras, black tea and bay leaf notes out front, giving this aromatic distinction while the core of gently mulled plum, black cherry and raspberry fruit is carried by lightly dusty tannins. Shows a lingering perfume of singed alder at the very end.” 10/19

High Road Capital Partners                                      Table# 23
Smith Haut Lafitte 2010
98+ Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: "This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family, the proprietors of Smith-Haut-Lafitte. They think the 2010 is even better than the 2009. (I disagree, but only slightly.) This wine has laser-like definition in its an remarkable nose of a subtle charcoal fire interwoven with spring flowers, creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur and spicy wood. Full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, long, rich and moderately tannic, this wine is set for an exceptionally long life." 02/13

Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2016
98+ Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: "This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family, the proprietors of Smith-Haut-Lafitte. They think the 2010 is even better than the 2009. (I disagree, but only slightly.) This wine has laser-like definition in its an remarkable nose of a subtle charcoal fire interwoven with spring flowers, creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur and spicy wood. Full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, long, rich and moderately tannic, this wine is set for an exceptionally long life." 02/13

Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2016
99 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, "The white of the vintage is the 2016 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc. It’s a magical elixir based on 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris, and 5% Sémillon that was brought up in 50% new oak. Deep, layered, and powerful, yet also vibrant, it has sensational notes of crushed citrus, liquid rock, white flower, lime pith, and honeyed grapefruit. It shows the classic, balanced style of the vintage yet offers thrilling depth and concentration and is a tour de force in white Bordeaux. Drink it any time over the coming two decades. Get it if you can!

Insight Equity                                                            Table# 21
2012 HALL Bergfeld St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep plum in color, this wine is brooding with a fruit-driven nose of juicy blackberry pie, toasty oak, wet stone and black pepper. The palate exudes dark briary fruit. Structured tannins provide a robust mouth-feel with a wash of acidity, and hints of dark chocolate and tobacco.

2015 HALL Jack's Masterpiece Cabernet Sauvignon
The very deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Jack's Masterpiece reveals the most stunning perfume of violets, chocolate box, star anise, rose hip tea and lavender over a core of kirsch, blackberry pie, warm plums and cassis plus a waft of allspice. Full-bodied and delivering intense fresh black and red fruits in the mouth, the palate maintains a lot of grace and finesse in spite of the obvious power, with beautifully plush tannins and a very long, perfumed finish.

2007 HALL Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
After patient stewardship, the wine is truly extraordinary with honeyed apricot, ultra-ripe pear, coconut and creme brulée aromas. The unctuous texture is underscored by decadent flavors of honey, fig, vanilla and citrus.

J.F Lehman & Company, Inc                                    Table# 29
Gazin 2016
95 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Gazin features a beautifully perfumed nose of violets, Ceylon tea, cigar box, sandalwood and fallen leaves over a core of plum preserves, kirsch and blackberry preserves plus a waft of aniseed. Medium-bodied and elegant, with compelling restraint, it has a seductively plush texture, finishing with bags of poise, perfume and persistence.” 11/18

Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere Henri Boillot 2017
94-96 Points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous: "Bright yellow. Lemon drop and oil, peach, hazelnut and flowers on the subtly complex nose. Tactile and brisk on entry, then thick and energetic in the middle palate, conveying a distinct impression of sweetness countered by pure saline minerality. The wine's peachy fruit hints at almost honeyed ripeness without losing its verve. Finishes with outstanding mounting length. This has the palate presence and depth of a grand cru." 9/18

JLL Partners, LLC                                                        Table# 11
Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
95 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media: “Beaux Frères Pinot Noir The Beaux Frères Vineyard Oregon Red) Brilliant magenta. Mineral-accented red berries, incense and candied flowers on the expansive, seductively perfumed nose, with a spicy accent adding vivacity. Sappy, alluringly sweet and sharply delineated on the palate, offering juicy cherry, raspberry preserve and lavender pastille flavors that are sharpened by a zesty Asian spice nuance. Fine-grained and seamless in texture, finishing extremely long and precise, with resonating spiciness and smooth, well-knit tannins. (Drink between 2022-2031).” 6/19

Bodega Chacra Pinot Noir 32 Patagonia 2016
95 Points, Tim Atkin, Decanter: “These are the oldest vines at Chacra, planted on clay and limestone soils. Fresh and ethereal; enticing rose petal and summer berry notes, understated oak and a crunchy finish. (Drink between 2019-2027).” 6/19

orman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
96 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is dense, pliant and wonderfully expressive. Ric Forman's wines are always on the restrained side, but the 2015 packs a good bit of punch. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, sage, mint, and rose petal overtones all add to the wine's precision and nuance. In 2015, Forman took in fruit from Thorevilos, which he co-manages with David Abreu, but ultimately decided to add that juice to the Cabernet Sauvignon rather than bottle it separately. Dollops of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec round out the blend. This is one of the classiest wines of the vintage.

Kohlberg & Company LLC                                        Table# 30
Calon Segur 1995
97 Points, James Suckling: "I always loved this wine from the first time I tasted it in 1998. It has such purity and power yet it's reserved and beautiful. It's one of the best Calons ever. I drank a bottle with some friends in Manhattan last week and it was the wine of the evening. It was full-bodied with silky tannins and a focused and intense finish. Lots of currant and berry character and hints of dried spices. It's finally opening up and giving real pleasure now like so many 1995 Bordeaux at the moment...97." 5/14

Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Fontaine-Gagnard 2017
90-92 Points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous: “Healthy pale yellow. Musky, smoky scents of yellow peach and gunflint. At once seamless and energetic, showing lovely spicy lift to its intense flavors of stone fruits and white flowers. The wine's silky texture is nicely leavened by lemony cut. Finishes tactile and firm, with very good verve and lift. A very graceful Morgeot in the making.” 9/18

LongueVue Capital, LLC                                           Table# 34
Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Pinot Noir 2016
The San Andreas Fault Estate Pinot Noir is the flagship wine from Hirsch, and the wine that represents the summation of our complex vineyard. David Hirsch says if you drink only one of their wines this should be it. 100% estate, 100% Hirsch. In their 2016 Pinot Noirs, you will find the dark intensity of their 2015s, with the lift and energy of the 2014s.

Kumeu River Mates Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
The Mate’s Vineyard is usually the most reserved and unyielding when young and this is even more so with the 2015 vintage. The nose is extremely closed, just giving hints of the golden queen peach and mineral notes that they expect from Mate’s Vineyard. On the palate however, the flavor is very concentrated and distinctly richer than the other 2015 wines, but maintaining a perfect balance and freshness that sets this wine apart and makes it wonderful. This is a wine of immense concentration that will be very long lived.

LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions                                Table# S2
Lynmar 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
A saturated ruby color in the glass, this vintage showcases aromatics of ripe strawberry, Santa Rosa plum, fresh rhubarb and black tea.

Lynmar 2016 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
The nose was fresh, stone fruit and citrus. Taste was balanced with the stone fruit, citrus, little oak and tannins that were right on in balance. Finish was long. It held up well with our food and great for sipping on after dinner.

Main Street Capital Corporation                              Table# 16
Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura Banfi 2013
96 Points, James Suckling: “Intense aromas of blackberry and black truffle follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a gorgeous finish. Plenty of dried cherry to close. A pretty and focused red that needs two or three years to soften.” 11/17

Clos de l`Oratoire 2015
95 Points, James Suckling: "Aromas of bark, blackberries, currants and basil leaf, not to mention lavender and sage. Full body, integrated tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Layered and beautiful. Drink in 2022." 2/18

Monomoy Capital Partners LP                                  Table# 1
Larcis Ducasse 2008
97 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "One of my absolute favorite wines in this vertical is the 2008 Larcis Ducasse. Black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice, graphite and incense wrap around the palate in a deep, unctuous Saint-Émilion endowed with remarkable depth and pure sensuality. The tannins have softened enough that the 2008 can be enjoyed relatively soon, but it also has the depth to age. This is a superb showing." 3/17

New State Capital Partners, LLC                               Table# 27
Berliquet 2016
95-96 Points, James Suckling: "This is a really powerful red with fantastic density and richness. Silky and chewy tannins. Lots of chalky, crushed limestone character. Impressive. Let’s see what is better: the 2016 or 2015." 4/17

NexPhase Capital LLC                                              Table# 5
Lombardi Sonoma Coast  Chardonnay 2017
It impresses in its grasp of green olive, pear and salty brine, a lilt of lemon verbena in the background. The oak is unabashed but doesn't get in the way of the overall complexity and appeal.

Lombardi Hill Justice Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
This Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir makes an intensely elegant and delicious wine, delivering black raspberry, cardamom and forest pine which slowly melts into all areas of the mouth. There is a nice backbone of fine tannins that provide structure and strength toward the mid-palate, leading to a lingering and persistent juicy finish of sweet berries.

Lombardi Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016
Moderate garnet color in the glass. Slightly confected cherry and oak aromas are featured. The middleweight core of cherry and raspberry fruits are nicely framed with oak barrel treatment. The mid palate is a bit shallow, the fruit is slightly confected, and the cherry-driven finish is slightly tart.

Lombardi Sonoma Coast Pinot Nior 2015

This wine is sourced from Griffin's Lair, Sun Chase Vineyard and Terra de Promissio—three sites cooled by the coast. Candied and perfumed with robust oak and pine, it shows dark red fruit and supportive tannin, with a richness that remains balanced and fresh.

Palladium Equity Partners, LLC                                 Table# 28
Shafer Vineyards Relentless Syrah 2015
95+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: “Blended of 90% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Relentless has a total rock-star nose of flamboyant blackberry pie, plum preserves, mulberries and licorice scents with hints of Sichuan pepper, hoisin, Indian spices and smoked meats plus a waft of raspberry leaves. Very big, rich, full and decadently fruited in the mouth, the palate packs in black fruits and exotic spices layers with a firm, rounded tannin frame and just enough freshness to carry off the long, opulent finish.” 10/18

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna Del Piano Valdicava 2010
100 Points, James Suckling: "A wine with superb finesse and depth. So subtle and understated yet powerful and long. The tannin intensity is amazing. It just builds like a massive wave. Superb. Give this time in the bottle. The length is endless. Better in 2018." 10/15

Pepper Hamilton                                                      Table# S6
O'Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
95 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is redolent of warm blackberries and black cherries with hints of Indian spices, fertile soil, cedar and hoisin. Big, full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, the concentrated, multilayered fruit is well framed by firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. " 10/17

Occidental (Kistler) Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir 2016
92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: “Occidental Pinot Noir (freestone Occidental) (formerly Sonoma Coast) Sonoma Red) The 2016 Pinot Noir (Freestone Occidental) is a very pretty wine. Expressive floral and savory notes lead into a core of bright red-toned fruits. Silky and medium in body, with lovely aromatic presence, the 2016 is absolutely gorgeous today. The 2016 was done with just a touch of whole clusters (10%), and yet remains quite savory in style. The 2016 spent eleven months in barrel and a few months in tank prior to being bottled in November 2017. (Drink between 2021-2036).” 5/19

Chablis Montee de Tonnerre Piuze 2016
94 Points, Christy Canterbury MW, Zachys Buying Team: "Hailing entirely from the Montée de Tonnere lieu-dit, this wine's vines lay in the path of the setting sun. Not surprisingly, it is round, succulent and overtly fruit-driven. Patrick feels he might have harvested this two days too late. Still, there's enough structure to keep everything in line, and this is certainly drinking well already." 07/17

Brunello di Montalcino Manachiara Silvio Nardi 2010
98 Points, James Suckling: "Very complex aromas of tanned leather, dried fruits and flowers. So beautiful to smell. This is so full and velvety textured with amazing richness and complexity. Such a gorgeous and exciting wine. Long and caressing. Turns savory and succulent. Fantastic. Greatest wine ever from here. Drink or hold...98." 12/14

Friulano Miani 2015
Slightly golden in colour. Floral on the nose, with rose petal, white peach, lemon zest and a hint of petrol. Richly aromatic and complex on the palate. Silky and dense, a hint of sweetness with a nice freshness. Long finish. Feels like the grapes were picked at perfect ripeness. Delicious, with high drinkability.

Pike Street Capital Partners LP                                  Table# 43
Spring Valley Uriah 2014
A blend focused on elegance and finesse. Herbal nose with hints of cassis and cherries. Lightly spiced, the texture is rich with velvety tannins and an ultra-long finish.

K Vinters Rock Garden Syrah 2016
An intense peppery edge with dried-rose and potpourri notes, leading to a palate that has a lean and focused edge with a fleshy mid-palate and a forthright, dark-fruited finish.

B. Leighton Gratitude 2014
Chalk and earth with beautiful notes of raspberry and white pepper. Iron and dried herbs complete this wine. It continues to leave an impression long after you've finished the bottle.

Plante Moran                                                            Table# S4
Beaune Greves Vigne de l`Enfant Jesus Bouchard
93-94 Points, James Suckling: "Dark fruits in 2016. The DNA of long, silky tannins is alive and well here. A suave and polished style with an attractive core of flavorsome, elegant mid-palate fruits. Really impressive. Try from 2022." 2/18

Dom Perignon
98+ Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2008 Dom Pérignon is fabulous, but quite remarkably, it was even more open when I tasted it a year ago. Bright, focused and crystalline in its precision, the 2008 is going to need a number of years before it is at its best. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the 2008 its chiseled, bright profile. Several recent bottles have all been magnificent. What I admire most about the 2008 is the way it shows all the focus, translucence and energy that is such a signature of the year, and yet it is also remarkably deep and vertical. In other words, the 2008 is a Champagne that plays in three dimensions." 07/18

99 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Montrose is a little youthfully shy to begin, but with coaxing, it unfurls to reveal the most beguiling scents of wilted roses, oolong tea, crushed rocks, wild sage, star anise and candied violets over a wonderfully pristine, well-defined core of crushed blackcurrants, black raspberries and kirsch plus wafts of pencil lead and wood smoke. The taut, muscular, medium to full-bodied palate straddles jaw-dropping intensity and finesse superbly, featuring a solid backbone of ripe tannins and giving a firm frame right through the incredibly long, exquisitely nuanced finish.” 11/18

PNC Mezzanine Capital                                            Table# 20
Tignanello Antinori 2015
97 Points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (WS #24 wine of 2018): "Dense and intensely flavored, with violet, black currant, blackberry, graphite, wild herb and spice aromas and flavors, this is concentrated and solidly built, yet also harmonious, vibrant and pure. Approachable now, but should be better in a few years. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2035. 5,000 cases imported" 12/18

Prospect Capital Management L.P.                         Table# 36
Brunello di Montalcino Paessagio Inatteso Castello di Camigliano
93 Points, James Suckling: "Complex aromas of dried flowers and walnuts follow through to a medium to full body, a solid core of fruit, ripe tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold." 11/16.

Chanin Bien Nacido
96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck: “The 2016 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard comes from a terrific site just outside of Santa Maria. It has more citrus and minerality, with some marine oyster shell notes, medium to full body, gorgeous acidity, and a layered, seamless texture. This is fabulous stuff all the way and one of the gems in the vintage. As with the Los Alamos Chardonnay, this spent 17 months in 15% new French oak, with plenty of time on lees (no stirring).”

Renovo Capital, LLC                                                 Table# 7
Les Carmes Haut Brion 2015
98 Points, James Suckling: "Instantly impressive nose with pristine lemons and limes as well as subtly flinty, reductive notes. The palate has power and direction, not to mention impressive yeast lees influence and perfectly integrated oak. Power, impressive tension and length. Drink this young or with some considerable age. It will deliver at both ends." 2/18

Saw Mill Capital LLC                                                 Table# 13
Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia Felsina 2015
94-97 Points - Antonio Galloni - Vinous Media: "The 2015 Chianti Classico Rancia is one of the most finessed young Rancias I have ever tasted. Silky, aromatically precise and nuanced to the core, the 2015 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. This is an impressive showing..." 1/18

Fontalloro Felsina 2015
96 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "Sangiovese is elevated to a level of exceptional finesse and purity in this stunningly beautiful, vivid edition of Fontalloro. In fact, 2015 is one of the few vintages where Fontalloro runs truly neck and neck with Rancia. Pliant, silky and floral, Fontalloro is wonderfully sensual from the very first taste. Sandy soils confer aromatic intensity to this super-expressive, arrestingly beautiful wine from Fèlsina." 2/19

Seaport Capital LLC                                                 Table# 40

Chablis Montee de Tonnerre William Fevre 2017
90-93 Points, Allen Meadows' Burghound: "An elegant, pure and airy nose combines notes of white flowers, citrus, lemon-lime and plenty of classic Chablis character. There is also excellent volume, density and power to the refined medium-bodied flavors that presently are not quite as complex as they usually are on the lingering finish. The underlying material however appears to be first-rate and as such my predicted range offers the benefit of the doubt that more depth will develop with time." 10/18

Austin Hope Hope Vineyard Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Dark garnet in color, the 2017 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of freshly picked blueberries, ripe black cherries, with subtle notes of roasted coffee, cocoa and dried spices. On the palate, the luscious supple tannins are powerful yet modern in style with layered flavors of juicy blackberry and red fruit, while nuances of black pepper, clove and vanilla bean round out the long smooth finish. It’s full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and firm, polished tannins.

Sentinel Capital Partners, L.L.C.                                Table# 3
Couvent des Jacobins 2000
87 Points, Robert M. Parker Jr., Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: "I suspect this property could produce even better wines than it does, but there is no denying the charming, open-knit style of Couvent des Jacobins. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet aromas of earth-infused herbs and black cherries. This lush offering will provide straightforward, plump, fruity enjoyment over the next 12 years." 4/03

Sole Source Capital LLC                                            Table# 44
Chateau Pontet-Canet 2012
Medium body wine a bit mute and tight in the beginning. Recommend to decant it for 3 hours, a hint of reduction due to biodynamic viticulture. It quickly blows off.Black currant, chocolate, violets, lead pencil, very fresh. Dark colour with slight edging tile typical of Cabernet. Not opulent but very balanced with good volume. Definitely underestimated vintage. Ready to drink as long as you give it time to breathe.

The Compass Group                                                Table# 12
Cornell Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is bright, polished and super-refined to the core. Medium in body and gracious in the style of the year, the 2014 possesses remarkable balance. The 2014 is tightly wound and in need of time, but it is exceptionally beautiful and resonant. Beams of salinity extend the finish while adding brightness. This is a terrific debut for the winemaking team in their first full year in charge of the farming and winemaking." 07/17

Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir 2015
96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, “Seeing roughly one-third whole clusters and a mix of new and neutral oak, the 2015 Pinot Noir Estate is another terrific wine from this benchmark estate. Possessing a more structured, backward feel as well as a deep, powerful nose of black currants, charcoal, and scorched earth, this is a serious, age-worthy Pinot Noir that needs 3-4 years of bottle age yet will see its 20th birthday in fine form.” 2/19

Mount Eden Chardonnay Reserve 2013
95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, "The 2013 Chardonnay Reserve is a selection of the top 11 barrels made from the estate Chardonnay after spending 10 months in barrel. It then spent another 12 months, on lees, in stainless steel, and there’s a tiny 262 cases produced. It sports a vibrant gold color as well a rich bouquet of golden fruits, citrus, toasted bread, flowers and honeysuckle. It's beautifully concentrated, has plenty of texture, good acidity and a clean finish. I love its balance and purity, and it’s going benefit from short term cellaring and keep for two decades. Want to show your Burgundy loving friends how good California Chardonnay is? Let them try this wine." 8/17

The Jordan Company L.P                                                Table# 24
2015 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
Glorious aromas of blackcurrant, sage and blackberry. Stone undertones. Full body, round and silky with a focused and bright finish of dark berry and mint. Goes on for minutes. Such finesse and balance. Coolness.

2014 Dominus Proprietary Red Wine
98 James Suckling - "Loads of dark tobacco aromas with blackcurrants and black olives. Boysenberries, too. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and lots of flavors of smoke, dried roasted chillis, black truffles, mushrooms and fruit. Bright acidity on the finish. Sexy and subtle austerity. Alluring. Very approachable now but better in 2021."

The Riverside Company                                            Table# 2
Pichon Baron 2015
97 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Pichon-Longueville Baron is enticingly scented of chocolate-covered cherries, crushed red currants and mulberries with touches of baking spices, potpourri and bay leaves plus a hint of fallen leaves. Sumptuously elegant, refreshing and medium-bodied with gorgeous, expressive, perfumed red fruits and very fine, very firm tannins, it has a persistent, perfumed finish. Its remarkable intensity, freshness and very firm frame suggest a long-lived Pichon Baron, which should cellar gracefully for 30+ years.”

Barolo Cannubi Giacomo Borgogno 2013
92 Points, James Suckling: "Very aromatic and floral on the nose. Medium body, fine tannins and a fruity finish. Fine and fun. Drink now." 1/17

Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Mondoca Oddero 2010
97 Points, James Suckling: "Wow. This is very powerful 2010 Barolo with a great depth of fruit and powerful tannins. Full and super-structured Barolo. Goes on for minutes. Great wine from a popular vintage. Better in 2020." 1/17

Grand Puy Lacoste 2015
96 Points, James Suckling: "Swathed in spicy and toasty oak aromas, this has a wealth of superbly expressed red and dark berries, flowers and mint. The palate delivers a very assertive and energetic array of dark berries and spiced plums with a fresh, focused, vibrant finish. Superb wine. Try from 2023." 2/18

Topspin Partners LP                                                   Table# 39
Chateau Gloria Saint-Julien 2015
This is just a terrific wine and value. Elegant, refined, fresh, lively, and with an earthy, ripe, dark, red berry character that grows and expands in the glass and on your palate. Medium/full bodied.

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2013
The bouquet is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; well structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste.

Trilantic Capital Management L.P                            Table# 9
Alban Patrina Syrah 2013
91-93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The only 2013 I was able to taste from this estate, the 2013 Syrah Patrina offers full-bodied richness and depth, lots of dark fruits, cassis, licorice and graphite, perfect ripeness and a polished, elegant personality. Shining for its purity, it's ready to go and will shine on release." 8/15

Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
96+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature has a very deep garnet-purple color and opens with wonderfully expressive notes of warm cassis, baked plums, black raspberries and kirsch with suggestions of underbrush, lilacs and chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals layers of red and black berries with stunning freshness and an approachable, grainy texture, finishing long and earthy." 10/18

La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
95+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Blended of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Cabernet Franc, 7.5% Merlot, 6% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of warm cassis, black berry pie and mulberries with touches of cedar, red roses and cloves plus a touch of cigar boxes. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a great core of black and blue fruit layers framed by firm, ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long." 12/17

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Tommaso Bussola 2013
"Long and creamy, this compact, concentrated, full-bodied red swathes supple tannins in a cloak of sun-dried cherry and date fruit flavors, with aromatic hints of candied orange peel and eucalyptus and a minerally underpinning that echoes on the finish."

Toscana Il Pino di Biserno Tenuta di Biserno 2016
94+ Points, Antonio Galloni - VinousMedia: "The 2016 Il Pino di Biserno is powerful, if rather somber. Dark fruit, scorched earth, graphite, leather, tobacco and torrefaction add to an impression of depth and gravitas. Readers will have to be patient with the 2016, as it needs at least a few years in bottle to shed some of its formidable tannic heft. Even today, though, the 2016 is impressive. I especially admire the way it pulses with energy and tension." 3/19

Brunello di Montalcino Pian Delle Vigne Antinori 2013
91 Points, Ian D’Agata, Vinous Media: “Antinori – Pian Delle Vigne Brunello Di Montalcino Red) Good deep red-ruby. Red and dark berries, roast coffee, peony and game on the nose. Rich and pliant on the palate, showing considerable tannins yet coming across as rather gentle in style. The juicy red and blue fruit flavors and sweet spice notes linger nicely on the long finish, complicated by underbrush and game. Not the most concentrated or complex Brunello you’ll ever taste, but this lovely wine offers earlier appeal than most. (Drink between 2023-2034).” 4/18

Chateauneuf du Pape Les Petits Pieds d`Armand Olivier Hillaire 2016
96 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Petits Pieds d'Armand comes from a parcel of Grenache originally planted at the end of the 19th century in a sandy part of La Crau. It's Hillaire's flagship, and it merits its status this vintage, where it shines with raspberry fruit and layers of dried spice complexity. It's full-bodied and rich yet silky, elegant and long on the finish, epitomizing the delicious contradictions that Grenache can present.” 8/18

TSG Consumer Partners, LLC                                     Table# 53
2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot
On the palate, luxurious red-fruit flavors of strawberry, plum, Bing cherry and loganberry are supported by silky tannins and a bright, mouthwatering acidity that carries the wine to a lingering finish, with hints of maple, cedar and sweet spice.

2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Layers of blackberry, huckleberry and black currants are supported by firm, dusty tannins that frame the fruit. On the palate, it is juicy and bright, with luxurious cassis and dark berry flavors supported by notes of fig, cardamom, clove and cracked black pepper that linger on the long, well-structured finish.

Versa Capital Management LLC                              Table# 46
Puligny-Montrachet Bouchard 2017
90 Points, Bruce Sanderson, Decanter: "A touch oaky, featuring a green, woody element along with toasted spice, lemon and citronella flavors. Juicy and focused, showing a light tactile sensation on the lingering finish. Best from 2020 through 2025. 200 cases imported." 7/19

Pommard Bouchard 2016
91 Points, BS, Wine Spectator: “Dark and polished, this red displays black cherry, blackberry and iron flavors. The dense, dry tannins exert themselves on the finish, but this finishes with a civilized character. Best from 2021 through 2035. 200 cases imported.” 5/19

Watermill Management Company, LLC                  Table# 31
La Croix de Beaucaillou 2010
94 Points, James Suckling: "I love the aromas of minerals, flowers, blackberries and blueberries. Full body with a fabulous texture of polished and integrated tannins. It goes on for minutes. Spicy, subtle fruit and a long and marvelous finish. Currant bush undertones. A whole and beautiful wine. The second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou." 02/13

Windjammer Capital Investors LLC                          Table# 22
Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
96 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Composed of 87.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 1.5% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder gives up notions of crème de cassis, violets, baker's chocolate, licorice and yeast extract with a touch of beef drippings. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully expressive, the palate gives lovely ripe tannins and great freshness, finishing long and earthy" 12/17

Ridge Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Saturated purple in color. Aromas of cassis, blueberry, cola, licorice, and sweet oak. Ripe blackberry fruit entry, full bodied, rich textures, exotic spice and toasted oak. Complex, long, sensuous finish.

ZMC                                                                           Table# 32
Chablis Valmur Piuze 2016
92-94 Points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur is harvested late in the afternoon to extract as much fruit as possible. It has an expressive bouquet with crisp lemon thyme and oyster shell aromas. The palate is fresh and vibrant with crisp acidity and a fine sense of tension, linear and poised with those oyster shell notes returning on the nutmeg-infused finish. This might just turn out to be the best 2016 that Patrick Piuze has will be fun finding out." 8/17

Larcis Ducasse 2015
99 Points, James Suckling: "The aromas to this are phenomenal with oyster shell, blackberries, iodine and black truffles. Full-bodied, layered and so refined and intense. Love the texture and intensity. Chalky. Amazing. Goes on for minutes. Try in 2023." 2/18

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November 13, 2019 6 PM - 8:30 PM EST