Ante Hirpis

Saints Hills

Posh Vinograd Sv Ante Posip 2023

Best Croatian Posip I’ve had, and more complex than most.
Trying to avoid the hard-to-resist pun of Posippilities
— 2 months ago

Saints Hills

Le Chiffre St. Ante Chardonnay 2019

Elegant,Lemon zest,white peach,gentle vanilla,mineral…
Very long.
— 2 years ago

Piña Cellars

D'Adamo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine really opened up after an hour. Blackberries and currants dominate the palate with some slate, stone, granite through the mid palate. I'm uping the ante on this one. Loved the finish. Damn good Cab. — 3 years ago

Shay, P and 5 others liked this

Vinograd SV Ante

Saints Hills Mala Nevina White Blend 2021

Perfectly balanced, a little reduced on the nose but wonderful on the palate. — 5 months ago

Daniel liked this


Ante Sladić Lasina Red Blend 2018

Light and easy to drink, similar to Pinot noir — 2 years ago

karen Blair
with karen


Kansansui (Cold Mountain Water) Junmai Dai-Ginjo Sake

Just, just... just wonderful.

Initially, I get quince and a slight licorice that isn’t overpowering. Peach, of course.

The intangible here is just the well rounded character of the whole thing. It’s hard to nail down, but it’s got this savory, sweet, umami, bitter, acid quality to it that just brings a sip to the very edge of paradise as a flavor, a taste, an experience.

I’m glad I went for the gold here. I love drinking the canned sake and the 300 mL bottles when I’m going solo, so I upped the ante a bit and went for the mid-tier higher selection and it paid off.
— 3 years ago

Neil, Eric and 3 others liked this

The Ojai Vineyard

Fe Ciega Devoto Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021

2021 vintage. Spicefest. Medium/Medium-heavy body. Ups the ante from the Fe Ciega ever so slightly. Love love the single-vineyard Pinots and Syrahs. 6.21.23. — 5 months ago

Ericsson, Paul and 8 others liked this

Strekov 1075

Hannibal - Ante Porta #6 Devín Blend

J Choi

Delicious. Orange. Cloudy. Nose Apricot. White flower & rose. Smooth finish. Not tart or sour. — 3 years ago

François Chidaine

Les Choisilles Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2018

Recommended by Union Square Wines, which is a nice looking shop, but definitely a bit overpriced and the traditional type of wine shop where their natural wine section is 4 bottles big and they love their tradition and pretension. Not opposed to it, just think it’s a blue ocean, why not be open to all possibilities of what something can be?

Long as it tastes good...

In any case, this was recommended to me as the traditional example of Chenin Blanc so decided to up the ante a bit and go for it.

Straw color. Champagne mangoes, slight thyme, orange blossom, and subtle jasmine.

Well-balanced. Simple in its structure, but being a writer I know when something seems simple, it takes a great amount of precision to achieve that nonchalant exceptionalism. Graceful, may be a better word.

Brioche, honeyed pecans, and a bit of tropical fruit and stone fruit. Light to medium acidity. It’s pleasant. Like laying in a hammock on a Monday night.
— 3 years ago

Eric, Severn and 20 others liked this
Josh Morgenthau

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Awesome. Secret to USQ wines is their case discount is a whopping 20%. I only shop there when there are a few things I want to stock up on.