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Adam Winkel

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Ariston Aspasie "Brut Prestige" Champagne (1.5L)
Review Date: 11-18-2014
Fine, steady beads. Toasty profile with a lot of bass. Perhaps this is a middle-class man's NV Krug. I suspect that the color of the label is a subtle nod to this. Try with some grilled crostinis or other toasty or rich appetizers.
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2002 C.H. Berres Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett
Review Date: 10-20-2014
This ideally matured Kabinett has realized an excellent harmony between the fruit, petrol, and slate. Shades of white peach, lime, and wild strawberry still reside with the spicy and minerally terroir of Wurzgarten. The sweetness has largely dried out, and there's stinging zip that would satisfy even the biggest acid freaks. This wine is in a great place, but would easily hold for several more years. I encourage anyone to discover how dynamic and versatile this would be as an everyday table wine. You would have to try pretty hard to come up with a lousy food pairing.
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1999 Whitehall Lane "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 3-20-2014
(Popped and poured 03/2014 from magnum) An underrated wine that still delivers a fine value. A savory palate with dusty Napa terroir harmonizes with the tannins that at this stage seem polished and sweet. The overall profile would please someone who likes their Napa Cabs in a classic style, yet the wine is plenty generous. Excellent structure. A 750ml should be right in its drinking window while the large formats could go much longer.
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1999 Whitehall Lane "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)
Review Date: 3-20-2014
(Popped and poured 03/2014 from magnum) An underrated wine that still delivers a fine value. A savory palate with dusty Napa terroir harmonizes with the tannins that at this stage seem polished and sweet. The overall profile would please someone who likes their Napa Cabs in a classic style, yet the wine is plenty generous. Excellent structure. A 750ml should be right in its drinking window while the large formats could go much longer.
Price: $199.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Chartreuse "V.E.P." Green 1L
Review Date: 2-5-2014
The most extraordinary digestif ever made. The most extraordinary anything ever made. My desert island one-and-only (provided the desert island has one or two ice cubes).
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Graham's 10-year-old Tawny Port
Review Date: 1-27-2014
This is a good port to serve with a non-chocolate dessert course. The bombastically nutty and spicy profile complements your dessert course beautifully, when a more delicate style of Tawny would get crushed. Try it with creme brulee or pumpkin pie! An open bottle in the fridge will change very slowly, so pour it when called for... it will last for weeks or even months.

Graham's 20-year-old Tawny Port
Review Date: 1-27-2014
Like Graham's 10 Year Tawny, the 20 Year is a wine that is great to pair with a dessert course. Excellent with pastry or custards, this big boy does amazing things alongside something as down-home as pumpkin pie or even carrot cake with walnuts and cream cheese frosting. The Graham's 20 also has enough richness to pair with caramel-based desserts. An open bottle will keep in the fridge for weeks or even months, so no rush to finish it.

Ferreira "Duque de Braganca" 20-year-old Tawny Port
Review Date: 11-29-2012
This shows amazing nuance and freshness, and the nuttiness comes in late to create a great overarching, transitory complexity. This would prove versatile with custards or nutty desserts, but it's certainly also one to savor on its own.