74. Mountain of Magnums


It’s a proper law of physics, the gravitational pull of magnums. A particular type of person leans towards magnums. These “magnum people” are simply more fun; how could they not be? The weight of a magnum, center stage at any table, conveys a message- an implied invitation to all those gathered. Magnums are the signature of “a gathering” which is different than other human interactions. A gathering is more profound, with magnums acting as the connector. We choose to see magnum people as the provocateurs of fun. They are the raconteurs, the stokers, the pied pipers leading their peeps to intrigue and grandeur.  

So there is only one crucial question to ask: If you are a magnum person, what are you going to do about it?



  1.5L N/V Taittinger Brut La Francaise (RP 90) 

  1.5L 2011 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia ‘Ornellaia’ Bolgheri Superiore (RP 94, WS 96) 

  1.5L 2014 Jarvis Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 

  1.5L 2014 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Red (WS 95) 

  1.5L 2017 Château Le Prieuré-Lichine (WS 91) 

  1.5L 2017 Gamble Family Vineyards ‘Heartblock’ Sauvignon Blanc 

  1.5L 2018 The Debate ‘The Ultimate’ (RP 98, WS 92) 

  1.5L 2018 Thompson 31Fifty Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 

  1.5L 2019 Accendo Cellars ‘Laurea’ (RP 93) 

  1.5L 2019 Hourglass Blueline Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 95-97, WS 93) 

  1.5L 2021 Caymus-Suisun Durif 


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