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Mixtape Santa Barbara County Red Blend

Tart. Delicious. Thanks, Siri. — 6 months ago

Château Kirwan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 opened July 2021. Still a little too young for it’s maximum potential IMHO. Leather and loam on the nose. Distinct cherry fruit on the front. Heavy tannic structure — more so than the average Bordeaux — and more so than the most of the Margauxs I’ve had. The tannins kick in on the mid palate. They’re velvety (With a lot of complexity that might be revealed in few years). Unfortunately some sour high notes appear at the mid palate and amplify themselves to the end of the pallet. Very much sour cherries. But this wine redeems itself by having a long but subtle mineral finish. I might retry this wine in three or four years. I can’t give it a better score than 9.1 right now, though. But I might’ve the score in 2024 or 2025. Hopefully, I’ll have a personal jet pack by that time. But heavens no, I won’t drink and fly. — a year ago

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Prophets Rock

Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2019

Take a typical good-quality PN and amplify everything from color, nose, mouthfeel, structure, and length - and you get to this wine from Rocky Point, a steep hill above a lake in central Otago. Color is deep violet; nose is high-octane black fruits (mulberry) and ripe cran- and strawberries, and minerality and a sweet herbaciousness; taste is full bodied with round tannins, dense fruit, medium-high aclohol, rubber and spice. And all well balanced. Would love to try in 3-5y. — 2 years ago

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Santa Ynez Valley Garnacha Blanca 2020

Enough skins to make GB interesting. — 8 months ago

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Mixtape White Chenin Blanc Blend

Reminds me of that funky red white mix I like. Had in Maine at fish dinner — a year ago

Aesthete

Dry Stack Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Ron R
9.4

Such a go-to for us, regardless of the season. Displays bright notes of lemon sherbet on the nose and palate. Deftly balanced, with bright acidity, which helps to accelerate and amplify the finish. Should be a case buy direct from the winery. — a year ago

Tom, Deborah and 44 others liked this

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C5 Vineyard Albariño 2019

Really amazing unfiltered & unfined Albariño with some serious body and depth to it. Mad salty and acidic but also smooth and soft. — 2 years ago

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Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Dundee Hills Brut Chardonnay

Ron R
9.2

We were unaware that Serene made a bubbly in the US. Well behaved in the glass with biscotti on the nose. Palate displays roasted nuts and a sliver of grapefruit. Bubbles are energetic, but not distracting. Brut dosage gives this a moderate sweetness, which helps amplify a lifted finish. Overall, a good assembly. — 10 months ago

Andrew Moore
with Andrew
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Château Prieuré-Lichine

Blanc du Château Prieuré-Lichine White Bordeaux Blend 2019

Vibrant aromas of lemon and grass. Complex flavors of lemon, fresh herbs and minerals. High acidity levels which amplify this wine. Bright and fresh. Outstanding! — a year ago

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Subliminal Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2019

Fun to try, solid. Bordeaux white blend made in CA. Traditional style. The Sauvignon blanc is less grassy, more “passion fruit,” as I read defines the spectrum endpoints of expression of the grape. — a year ago

Vicki Sliwa
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