White Cuvée

O. M. G. What an amazing wine. Yes it’s too early to open. Oh well. I’m only opening one and waiting on the others even though it will be extremely difficult. Elegant. Aromatic. Full bodied. Delicious 🤤 — 3 days ago

Dawn, Shay and 4 others liked this


EABA Red Blend 2019

Friday night catchup. For fun I pulled this one just to see where it was. Although still a baby it has the makings of all things beautifully. Rich, opulent, beautiful, but not overly anything. Perfect balance. I want to revisit this one in a few years. — 6 months ago

Tom, Serge and 7 others liked this


Paso Robles Syrah 2019

This is the G2. — 10 months ago

Paul, Eric and 3 others liked this


No. 3 Syrah 2014

Always good — a year ago

Amit SrivastavaGunja Gargeshwari
with Amit and Gunja
Gunja, Shay and 8 others liked this


California Grenache 2018

2 hour decant(some cloudy sediment). A remarkable purplish ruby red color. On the nose: dark cherry, caramel, creme de cassis, black olives, cedar. Taste: Power and elegance! juicy, opulent wine with stewed cherries, milk chocolate, iron, meaty and a peppery, toasty oak, cocoa long finish with just a touch of heat. YUM! Cannot wait to try again with more age on it. — 25 days ago

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Hammell Wine Alliance

True Believer California Red Blend 2013

Shay A

My first time trying this wine after hearing about it for so long. Made by the vineyard manager of the famed Bien Nacido vineyard, Chris Hammell.

Clocking in at roughly 50 Grenache/25 Syrah/10 Mourvèdre/10 PS and the rest viognier, this toes the line between SQN/Andremily vibes and serious Paso (Saxum). It sports all of the luxurious fruit but no trace of stems or spice. From start to finish, this is a meaty wine, but not funky. Ripe dark fruits, smoked meat, bit of violets/floral tones. At almost 10yrs, it’s fairly integrated showing dark fig, roasted blackberries, spiced ripe black cherries toward the finish. Bull-in-the-china shop type GSM, but it meets you in the middle if you love big central coast style or Paso. Pop and enjoy.
— 8 months ago

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Santa Barbara County Mourvedre 2019

Hello beautiful, I mean Mourvedre.
“Simply the best.” ~Black Eyed Peas.

Super expressive nose. Scents of preserved fruit, earth, rose petals and olives. Full-bodied and savory. Layers of complexity, dense fruit, balance and fresh acidity.

The 2019 Mourvedre is 81% Mourvèdre, 18% Syrah and 1% Viognier. The winemaker, Jim Binns, was assistant winemaker at Sine Qua Non before starting Andremily. The Andremily website offers this on the 2019 — it leaps from the glass offering a head bouquet of smoked meats, ground pepper, boysenberry, blackberries, expresso, and plenty of Mourvedre funk. With a rich full texture, ripe tannins, and a lingering finish that goes on for more than a minute, this is one sexy Mourvedre.

Rule #35 Absolutely nothing wrong with opening a young wine when it is as good as this one ☝️. Yes I could have held it for a few years, but why?!
— a year ago

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Shay A

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If I ever have to narrow down my purchases to only five producers, Andremily makes the cut. I love every wine, but this Mourvèdre may be my favorite of theirs.
Deborah M

Deborah M

@Shay A I’m late to the Andremily party, but I have become a super fan. Love love love the Mourvèdre. Can’t wait to order more the next go around.
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Well said....rule#35! Started getting an allocation in 2018 and gonna have to break one out. Cheers!


California Mourvedre

I’ve had Andremily a couple of times prior but never the Mourvèdre (86% blended with syrah and viognier). It is a big concentrated full bodied wine. Nicely polished. Black fruits, melted liquorice, crushed rock, espresso with some high toned notes of lavender, mint and anise. It became more delicate on day two. Still young but approachable. — a month ago

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California Syrah 2015

Starting our turkey hunting weekend right. — 7 months ago

Eric, Tom and 5 others liked this

Lillian Winery

Gold Series No. 03 Syrah

Shay A

Last of a 3-pack and another wine (and producer) that I always ask “why don’t I buy more of this?”, especially as prices climb for so many others, yet these stay fairly consistent. Consumed from bottle over the course of an afternoon.

Gold label (extended barrel age). It’s tempting to want to compare these to SQN (or Andremily) due to winemaker, and while they share many similarities, Lillian seems to have a more elegant and floral profile. Deep black/purple in the glass, immediately smells of green whole cluster spice, black peppercorn, lavender and black berry fruit. The palate is very spice driven (herbal, pepper), with ripe red and dark fruit (raspberries, blackberries), and potpurri. Nothing about this is rich or extracted. Still sports a grippy finish, but the acidity right now keeps this well balanced. May get a tiny bit better, but this seems to be in the zone at the moment.
— 9 months ago

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Bryan Kesting

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Agree Shay. Nice note.
Shay A

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@Bryan Kesting : You were the first person to open one of the gold labels for me! Hope to see you back down this way soon, my friend!
Norman Gennaro

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Like both and think you might have put me in them way back when? Found them at K&L which makes it easy for me to add given the cellar is over loaded