A. Rafanelli

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Delicious!
Let the wine breathe for an hour or two before it's best. Pair with Thai food or fat ribeye steaks is good. Enjoy!
— 5 days ago

Pied a Terre

Reserve Artist Series Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Lyle Fass
9.2

@Delectable Wine this is the 2018 Pied a Terre Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. Thanks!

Nose is pretty funky out of the gates and this needs a decant as the winemaker told me. Palate is also closed and backwards but shows great promise. I’ll be back for a score. Not cool to judge it now.

3 hours open and we are finally getting there with a terrific fruit core and great acidity and freshness. Silky. Elegant finish. Very deep and long . But I can tell it's at 35-45% and has miles to go. The nose takes a while to open up as well but it finally has as well. Such complex minerality. That's the uniqueness of it. The finish is superb but this is a throwback wine and needs to be aged for 6-10 years. I'll see where it is tomorrow and the next day.

— 11 days ago

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Tenuta del Portale

Le Vigne a Capanno Aglianico del Vulture Aglianico 2016

Dark glass-clinging garnet purple. Blueberry, black raspberry, and leather on the abundant nose and full-bodied, rustic palate. Fine medium plus tannins and high juicy acidity round out this classically Old World red from S Italy. Pizza Margherita is a natural, of course, but Osso Bucco, tomato heavy beef dishes, and Mediterranean fare (maybe even Cassoulet?) will shine as well. Drink now through 2026 or so. — 11 days ago

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A. Rafanelli

Estate Blend Dry Creek Valley Red Blend 2017

This is phenomenal. I would drink this all day. Had it after dinner by itself. It reminds me of California. — 16 days ago

Domaine de la Paillardière

Moulin a Vent Gamay 2015

Splendid nose of cherry moonlight, black currant, hay and a tiny earthy thing. The palate is well done and showing lots of balance. Cherry and black fruits shining all along a great acid backbone, a good width, a soft mouthfeel, some caressing tannins in the rear kicking off a very long finish with fruits. That's a really good effort. More of that! — 10 days ago

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Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

Still raining?
Daniel M

Daniel M

@Timothy Lynch I'm in Bordeaux now and it stopped raining on Thursday. I believe it's over too in Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany now but they sustained heavy floodings over there...

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2018

Amazingly found this bottle at rustic pizza, Clare Valley at a $130. Thought this might be our only chance to drink a Wendouree so grabbed it. Beautifully fresh fruited, lovely balance, crisp acidity, medium bodied. Black/red fruited with violet highlights, spice, earth, eucalypt, silky dry tannin. The longer we sat with it the leather and tannin became quite firm, perhaps overwhelming some of the earlier fruit flavours. Drunk too young but still memorable. — 7 days ago

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A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2010

Finally a Rafanelli on its home turf…..didn’t quite measure up to some other vintages? served with steak sandwiches poolside — 25 days ago

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l'Archetipo

Triple "A"Litrotto Bianco 2018

Tangy floral orange zest and under ripe pineapple on the nose. Zippy bright acidity with a fresh citrus finish. Stupid food friendly or just plane quaffable and a liter’s worth… I’ll take a case! — 12 days ago

A. R. Lenoble

Dosage Zero Brut Nature Champagne Blend

A blend of 45% Pinot Meunier and the rest split between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This wine has zero grams of residual sugar and you can’t get a champagne any drier than this one. Nice fruity nose with flavors of stone fruits, lively acidity, crisp yet rich. Lingering finish with intense mineral ending. Let this age, it just gets better. Tasting Sample. — 17 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 1 other liked this

Mezcal Tosba

A. Angustifolia (Espadín)

Tosba Espadin - predictable but enjoyable. — a month ago

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