A. R. Lenoble

Weingut Seckinger

R Pure Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Cloudy pale yellow, v. expressive & aromatic but not on the fruit side.
Summer meadow, dried grass, bruised apples, fresh Mandarine peel. Funky, wild, so fresh & juicy!
On the palate this is equally funky, a bit cidery yet has brilliant balance. Great flow & energy, a touch of tannins, a spicy finish.
Definitely unorthodox yet sooo drinkable. The Seckinger brothers have done it again!
Love it or hate it!
— 3 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

This is not your beach quaff rose. Everything written by the other reviewers on this site is true and more. A singular, incredibly complex wine the deserves the hype. Next bottles get several hours of slow ox. — 22 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Tighter & darker than the 2012, more closed & brooding. Turned earth, leather, a bit of tobacco leaf. The dark fruit is hidden beneath, along tin some dried orange peel VA.
On the palate this is tight as well, with finely grained tannins and zippy acidity. But there’s depth here and energy too.
This needs more time or serious decanting, unlike the ‘12.
Need to revisit tomorrow.
Next day: still dark & brooding on the nose - dark cherry, malty notes, wood polish.
On the palate this has lifted - bright cherry, cranberry acidity, a hint of kirsch, some dark cocoa, beef roast, yunnan tea like tannins.
I miss the focus though.
Not bad, still prefer the 2012!
— a month ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2012

N: Marzipan, Oranges, almonds, verging on sherry, petrol.
P: weirdly fresh as a daisy, bright, you can sense the long time in American oak, but it has no weight. All this from the “ lesser” vineyard of Gravonia.
A wine to think and drink.
— 10 days ago

Vin, Ron and 11 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

Dark plum, underbrush. Hints of iodine, a bit of oak. Savory. Very good — 13 days ago

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R Wines

Poor Thing Castilla Y Leon Grenache 2018

Night out as a couple. Very nice! — 25 days ago

Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2016

Absolutely an amazing wine! Thank you @Ron R for recommending this! I am experiencing so many elements at the same time. Reminisce of an aged Chenin Blanc where you get creaminess almost wax cheese rind and honey. Picking up an almond sticky bun. Not really acidity but unique freshness of lemon, peaches & yellow apples. Golden hay in color, Med+ body w/ nice long finish. Drinking this w/ a nice chill presents some nice acidity.
Hard not to make a comparison (sigh) to something I paid a lot more for and enjoyed...not so much! Love the balance and 13.5 alc.
— 14 days ago

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@Dawn E. So happy you enjoyed this as much as I did. Hanzell Sebella at $22 per is just as strong. Get some!


Classy! Have a good weekend!🥂

R. Stuart & Co.

Big Fire Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Well balanced pinot with a nose reminiscent of cherry, wild strawberry, cedar and sage. Medium body with a lingering, slightly tannic finish. — 8 days ago

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Cheers!🍷 Good notes.

Weingut Ludwig Thanisch & Sohn

Liesener Niederberg Helden R Alte Reben Riesling 2018

Just a treat on a sunny evening dinner. Lovely fresh and released from its baby fat. — 22 days ago

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R Wines

Poor Thing Barossa Valley Grenache

Smokey notes of caramel, oak, and tobacco. Well balanced and full bodied with a medium finish. Big fruit sporting currants, cherry, plum, strawberry, and raspberry. Picked up a few bottles about 3 years ago at a tasting and very glad I’ve got a couple more to drink. — a month ago