Angeles Carreño

De Angeles

Vina 1924 Malbec 2014

Essentially perfect — 2 months ago

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Fortaleza

Blanco Tequila

Have @ BARISH Los Angeles — 10 months ago

Los Angeles River Wine Company

Lone Wolf Bob Munoa Ranch Blanc 2020

Joe Carroll
9.0

Really a Ramato made from gray grapes — 3 years ago

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Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Are these Scholium project wines?
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Daniel, its Abe Schoener’s new project using LA and San Diego County fruit.

Moraga Vineyards

Bel-Air Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Luxurious red blend with fruit forward cherry, currant and vanilla. Finish not as complex as my favorite Napa Cabs or blends. Enjoyable. — 5 months ago

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Moraga Vineyards

Estate Red Blend 2010

Matt Austin
9.3

From a 16 acre vineyard in the hills of Bel Air. Probably the most expensive vineyard property in the US. It’s currently owned by Rupert Murdoch, but this is from before his purchase in 2013. This is legit good. Much better than any Malibu wines I’ve had. 13.8 listed alcohol and fairly restrained style. Let’s rip down all of those mansions and plant some grapes! — 2 years ago

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Los Angeles River Wine Company

Lone Wolf Bob Munoa Ranch MISSION (LISTÁN PRIETO) 2020

Joe Carroll
9.2

Made from a very old vineyard in Temecula that hadn’t been pruned or cared for in over sixty years. — 3 years ago

Daniel P., Daniel and 5 others liked this

Angeles Carreño

Barril Mezcal Real Minero 2017

Nice! Shows the agave and has a nice finish. Bottle 170/226 batch RMB-09 age of agave 15 years — 4 years ago

Josh, Ron and 2 others liked this

Wonderwerk Co.

Free Your Mind Piquette Carignan Riesling

Joe Carroll
8.9

This isn’t a piquette. Label says, a carbonic macerated old vine Carignan pressed into a skin fermented Riesling — 7 months ago

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Domaine Yves Martin

Chavignol Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Investigating classic pairings and realized the only thing I had to serve chèvre on was packets pretzels from the flight I just…flew in from?

Fortunately pretzels were good call. Otherwise?I’m annoyed. I’ve never cared for goat cheese. And I’ve scoffed at how Sancerre scarcely tastes like Sauvignon Blanc anymore.

But the two together are so delightful. It’s coming to terms with a madness in line with last week when I found myself hanging with a gorgeous couple (Los Angeles models yayyy) and I wished I could write them off. Then one picked up his guitar and started playing 90’s/early aughts hits with passion, and his girlfriend confided she wrote Edward Allen Poe inspired poetry and I thought “damn I love them…where did my inner Daria go???”

Both pairings really pleased me.
The humans it’s obvious they are asshole artists like me.

The cheese and wine? I never liked the gamey notes and (to me) overly rich bordering on pasty mouthfeel of chèvre. But somehow the floral, mineral, and white peach vibes from this Sancerre tease out the floral and earthy (without being animal-y) zings from the cheese.
I’m pissed that I found a way I like goat cheese. The more you know?
— 2 years ago

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