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Dee

dee_wine_hedonist

Wine is not just an object of pleasure, but an object of knowledge and the pleasure depends on the knowledge...Tada!🥂🍷💃🏻🇺🇸 Find me on Vivino⤵️

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Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice...😉 • Bertani Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore, 1980 Blend of Rondinella, Corvina & Molinara ... 15% ABV Bottled February 1991 ... • Bertani was founded in 1857 by brothers Giovan & Gaetano Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, usually called simply Amarone, was awarded its prestigious DOCG appellation status in 2009... Despite the changes in hand the formula remains the same - 150 days of drying, 7 years of cask plus a year of bottle after robust maceration ... First vintage 1958 was officially presented as Reciotto da Amarone ... • This particular vintage was a subject of long discussions on Vivino ... regarding its style ... and thank you Sly for bringing this bottle to me ... • Rating ... mine 95 .... ~$250.00 ... • Coravin access- 11/12/18 ... • Intense garnet color w/long legs Bursting with life this 38 years old beauty has a huge delicious aromas of rasins, dried figs, dates, warm chocolate ganache, molasses, sherry/port nuances, caramel, balsamic spices, tobacco & black tea leaves Flavors of dates, prunes, dried figs, mocha, crushed walnuts & earthy undertones  Velvety tannins in perfect balance w/acidity & alcohol  Gloriously elegant & graceful w/silky smooth texture & wonderful layers of complexity ... • Sublime! Tada!🍷💃🏻 • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineporn #wineoclock #winelife #winenight #winetasting #winetime #nightcap #vivino #coravin #bertani #bertaniamarone
Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while😝 • Joseph Phelps Insignia, Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend, 2012 Blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc ... 14.5% ABV ... • Joseph Phelps Vineyards were founded in 1973 Insignia first debuted in 1974 - was the first California’s proprietary red Bordeaux-style blend.... The 2002 vintage was awarded “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator magazine in 2005 ... • Rating - 97 JD; 97 JS; 96 RP; 96 VN; 95 WE; 94 ST; 93 WS ... mine 98 ... ~ $230.00 ... • Coravin access - 11/11/18 .... • Deliciously enticing aromas of blueberry & blackberry marmalade, crème de cassis, dark chocolate covered prunes & figs, clove, sweet tobacco, sandalwood, graphite, underbrush, vanilla, black tea leaves & dried violets potpourri  Flavors of black currants & pomegranate w/ mocha & spicy undertones  Sweet tannins & balanced acidity  Irresistibly brooding & massive, fabulously concentrated & dense w/cashmere texture & terrific multilayered complexity yet elegantly weightless, seductively pure & profoundly well-proportioned ... • Bewitched ... again and again!! 😈 Tada!🍷💃🏻 • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineporn #wineoclock #winelife #wineday #winenight #winetasting #winetime #vivino #coravin #josephphelpsvineyards #josephphelpsinsignia #josephphelps
Every girl needs a bit of whimsy to remind her that life is a game & it’s all about having fun 😝 • Champagne Bollinger, La Grande Année 2007 Blend of 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay... 12% ABV 14 crus - mainly Ay & Verzenay for Pinot Noir, Cramant & Oger for Chardonnay... 91% Grands crus & 9% Premier crus ... Disgorged - September 2016 • Champagne Bollinger House was established in 1829 ... Six generations of the Bollinger family have maintained the trademark style ..., but in 208, for the first time in its history, the House placed its future into the care of a Chairman who was not a family member- Jérôme Philipon ... • Rating 94 JD; 94 RP; 94 WS; 93 JS; 93 VN ... mine 94 ... ~ $ 120.00 ... • Uncorked 11/08/18 .... • Charming aromas of white peaches, nectarines, mango purée, pear skin, warm apple tarte tatin, nougat, lemon marzipan, almond biscotti, gingerbread & honeysuckle  Flavors of dried apricots, grapefruit & cream caramel all laced w/minerality & spices Deep & vinous, ripe & complex w/ lovely focus & grip, elegant & creamy mousse, well rounded & crisp w/long impeccably balanced finish • Sexydelicious! Tada!🥂🍾💃🏻 • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineporn #wineoclock #winelife #winenight #winetasting #champagnetasting #winetime #champagnetime #vivino #champagnebollinger #bollingergrandeannée
We all make time for what we feel is important in our lives 😉 • Château Musar Gaston Hochar, Bekaa Valley Lebanon, 2001 Blend - this vintage is marked by the domination of Cabernet Sauvignon & the Carignan over the Cinsault ... 13.5% ABV ... • Château Musar was founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar In 1959 his son Serge became a winemaker ... “ I know nothing about wine”, he said. “ I know how to make wine, but I know nothing about wine, and each day I discover that I know less” ... • Rating - 91 RP; 89 WS; 83 WE; 17 JR ... mine 92 ... ~ $ 70.00 ... • Uncorked 11/07/18 .... • Alluring aromas of strawberry & raspberry marmalade, dried figs, dates, nutmeg, sweet cigar box, leather, garrigue, dusty earth, rooibos tea & rose petals potpourri  Flavors of pomegranate, cherries & dried strawberries w/supple balsamic spices  Sweet fully integrated tannins & balanced acidity Silky soft texture, effortless & weightless, seamless & harmonious, extremely elegant & sophisticated w/mellow personality ... • Nice ..., but way too nice ...!! 😝 Tada!🍷💃🏻 • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineporn #wineoclock #winelife #winenight #winetasting #winetime #vivino #chateaumusar
What happens at girls night out stays w/the girls 😝 • Domaine Morey-Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Houillères” 2016 100% Chardonnay • Rating - ... mine 94 ... ~ $70.00 • Had it at La Coucou - one of the top restaurants in NY right now ... 11/05/18 • Appealing aromas of baked apples, pear skin, white peaches, mashed banana, lychees, pineapple, nutmeg, butterscotch, vanilla & honeysuckle  Flavors of yellow plums, quince, kiwi & peaches w/touches of honey & spices & infused w/filigree of minerality Dense & concentrated, luscious & creamy, beautifully focused & balanced, w/rich cashmere weight & intensity, crisp, clean & vibrant w/considerable freshness at the end ... • Very enjoyable! Tada!🥂💃🏻 • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineoclock #winelife #winenight #winetasting #winetime #nightcap #vivino #domainemoreycoffinet #chassagnemontrachet
it’s better to grow old w/a sense of humor than to grow old w/no sense at all 😝 • Celebrating my moms 90th birthday with my twin sister & her daughter ... brought the rest of a 3rd bottle back home :)) • Bodegas El Nido, Clio, Jumila, 2015 Blend of 70% Monastrell & 30% Cabernet Sauvignon... 16% ABV • It’s a result of the partnership between the Gil family & Chris Ringland, one of the Australia’s best winemakers ... The first harvest sold was 2002 ... • Rating - 92 RP; 92 JS; 91 WS ... mine 98 ... ~ $45.00 ... • Uncorked - 11/04/18 .... • Enticing aromas of blueberry & black raspberry marmalade, figs & dates paste, clove, kirsch, sweet cigar box, underbrush, briar tea, vanilla & crushed violets  Flavors of black currants & plum pudding w/ mocha & savory spicy accents  Sweet silky tannins & balanced acidity  Velvety smooth & voluptuous, opulent & concentrated, powerful & well proportioned, thick & dense, plush & luxurious ... • Hedonistic delight! Tada!🍷💃🏻 • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #winesnob #wineoclock #winelife #winenight #winetasting #winetime #vivino #bodegaelnido
Like fine wine we get better w/age ... or rather, we feel better about our age w/ lots of fine wine 😝 • Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Tench Vineyard, Oakville 2015 100% Cabernet Sauvignon... 15.4% ABV ... Fruit is sourced from three special blocks w/different type of soils  Block 1A - all rocks - gives the power & density  Block 2A - soil w/red - gives voluptuousness & fruitiness  Block 3 - soil w/clay - gives floral lightness  Only 4 vintages produced 2011; 2013; 2015 & 2016 ... • “A Draconian approach to vineyard management, good energy & karma in the cellar & total focus from vineyard to bottle is what makes the difference between good & memorable wines” - Russel on his winemaking philosophy... • Rating - 99 RP; 98 JD; 94 VN ... mine 98 ... ~ $ 260.00 ... • Coravin access 11/03/18 ... • Gorgeous aromas of black currant & blueberry marmalade, braised figs, prunes, warm dark chocolate ganache, clove, cedar wood, sweet tobacco leaf, graphite, garrigue, dusty earth & violets potpourri Flavors of pomegranate & crème de cassis w/licorice accents  Sweet tannins & balanced acidity  Massive, brooding, intense & exuberant w/immense concentration & velvety voluptuous texture, fantastically multilayered & complex yet pure & harmonious w/explosive fleshy & succulent mouthfeel ... • Outrageously fabulous! Tada!🍷💃🏻 • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineporn #wineoclock #winelife #winenight #winetasting #winetime #nightcap #vivino #coravin #bevancellars #tenchvineyard #russelbevan
Style is knowing who you are & what you want to say ... & not giving a damn😝 • Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Brut Champagne, NV 100% Chardonnay sourced from Côté de Blancs villages of Avize, Cramant, Chouilly & Mesnil-sur-Oger This Cuvée is a blend of two different years ... • It all started in 1818, when Nicolas Francois Billecart & Elizabeth Salmon were married, marking the creation of their Champagne House... This has been a family story since the beginning w/Louis Salmon, brother of Elizabeth & a passionate oenologist, getting involved in the creation of the wines ... • Rating - 95 JS; 92 VN; 92 WE; 92 WS ... mine 92 ... ~ $ 75.00 • Midnight bubbles after few hours of tango ... 11/01/18 • Attractive aromas of warm apple strudel, buttered brioche, mango purée, dried apricots, peaches, nectarines, kumquats, lemon curd, poached pear, marzipan, almond nougat & honeysuckle  Flavors of peaches, lime sorbet & tangerines interlaced w/ chalky minerality Creamy delicate mousse, seamless & well rounded, elegant & vinous, fresh & crisp w/slightly lower acidity & touch of sweetness & salinity on a finish ... • Lovely!  Tada!🥂🍾💃🏻 • #winelover #champagnelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineporn #wineoclock #winelife #champagnelife #winenight #champagnenight #winetasting #champagnetasting #vivino #billecartsalmon
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it’ll annoy enough people to make it worth the effort!😝 • Château Palmer, Margaux Grand Cru Classé, 2015 Blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot... 14% ABV ... • Rating - 100 JS; 98 RP; 98 WE; 98 JD;  97 VN; 96 WS; 95 DC ... mine 98 ... ~ $350.00 ... • Coravin access half a bottle - 06/08/18; 08/31/18 ... uncorked 10/29/18 ... • Striking & enticing aromas of black currant jam, blueberry & blackberry marmalade, kirsch, dark chocolate, baking spices, graphite, charcoal, sweet cigar box & crushed violets potpourri  Flavors of crème de cassis & figs w/mocha & licorice accents  Sweet tannins & balanced acidity  Magnificent power & outstanding concentration, silky caressing luxurious texture, seamless & polished w/effortless structure, superbly harmonious, hedonistic & incredibly sexy as it gets ... • Decadent beauty! Tada! 🍷💃🏻 ... • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineporn #wineoclock #winelife #winenight #winetasting #winetime #nightcap #vivino #coravin #chateaupalmer #châteaupalmer #chateaupalmermargaux
Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing, And your attitude when you have everything 😉 • Château Angélus, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, 2010 Blend of 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc ... 15.5% ABV • Château Angélus, until 1990 known as Château L’Angélus, or simply L’Angélus, since 2012 ranked Premier Grand Cru classé A in the classification of Saint-Émilion wine ... • The name refers to the three Angélus bells audible from the vineyards .... Hubert de Boûard de Laforest joined the family business at Angélus in 1976... Consultant oenologist - Michel Rolland ... • Rating - 99 RP; 99JS; 97 WS; 93 WE ... mine 98 ... ~ $350.00 ... • Coravin access- 03/23/18; 04/09/18; 05/25/18; 08/07/18 ... uncorked 10/28/18 ... • Enticing aromas of liquor infused prunes, figs & dates, raisins, warm dark chocolate ganache, blueberry pastilles, clove, sweet tobacco, graphite, sandalwood, truffles, black tea leaves & dried flowers potpourri  Flavors of plum membrillo, fig paste & mocha w/savory spicy undertones  Sweet tannins & balanced acidity  Impressively rich & concentrated, opulent & powerful w/captivating plushness & complexity, velvety texture, terrific depth & structure, sophisticated harmony & precision ... • Sublime! Tada!🍷💃🏻 • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineporn #wineoclock #winelife #winenight #winetasting #winetime #nightcap #vivino #coravin #châteauangélus #chateauangelus
Accept yourself, love yourself & celebrate yourself! My #1000 wine review on Vivino 🎉🎊 • Vega Sicilia Unico 2005 Blend of 94% Tinto Fino, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon... 14% ABV It was put out on the market at the age of 12 instead the usual 10 ... • Vega Sicilia was founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lecanda y Chaves, who arrived from Bordeaux w/cuttings of local grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Malbec ) & planted them together w/Spain’s signature grape Tinto Fino (Tempranillo).... The estate changed hands several times before its acquisition by the current owners, the Alvarez family in 1982.... • Rating - 97 VN; 96 RP; 95 WS; 94 JS ... mine 97 ... ~ $350.00 ... • Coravin access -  10/27/18 ... • Alluring aromas of ripe cherries, chocolate ganache, spices, cedar wood, sweet tobacco, leather, cured meat, garrigue, herbs, dusty earth & dried flowers potpourri  Flavors of pomegranate w/spicy, umami, mushroom, tomato & mineral nuances  Sweet tannins & balanced acidity  Tremendously silky smooth & weightless texture, graceful & polished, energetic & radiant, harmonious & beautifully proportioned w/inimitable style, complexity & mystique personality • Bewitched! Tada! 🍷🍷💃🏻 ... • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineporn #wineoclock #winelife #winenight #winetasting #winetime #nightcap #vivino #coravin #vegasicilia #vegasiciliaunico
If you listen carefully enough, someone will tell you exactly the kind of person they are... Sit back & listen😉 • Saxum “ Broken Stones “ Paso Robles Rhône Blend, 2015 Blend of 48% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Petite Sirah & 1% Roussanne... 15.6% ABV ... Released January 2018 1,100 cases of 750 ml & 100 - 1.5 L • Another genius creation of Justin Smith ... The Broken Stones is the only Saxum wine, that’s a multi-vineyard blend, utilizing all the vineyards, that they are source from... • Rating - 97 RP; 96 JD; 95 VN ... mine 97 ... ~ $150.00 • Coravin access 10/22/18 .... • Enticing aromas of black raspberry & blueberry marmalade, liquor infused cherries in dark chocolate, clove, sweet tobacco, graphite, cedar wood, dusty earth, vanilla & crushed violets  Flavors of blueberry & crème de cassis w/filigree of spicy menerality Sweet tannins & balanced acidity Powerful & super intense yet seamless & pure w/gorgeous velvety texture, impressive vibrancy & focus ... • Seductive witch!🧚🏻‍♀️ Tada!🍷💃🏻 • #winelover #winesnob #wineinstagram #instawine #winestagram #wineporn #wineoclock #winelife #winenight #winetasting #winetime #nightcap #vivino #coravin #saxumvineyards #saxumbrokenstones #rhoneblend

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