Ante Hirpis

Strekov 1075

Hannibal - Ante Porta #6 Devín Blend

J Choi

Delicious. Orange. Cloudy. Nose Apricot. White flower & rose. Smooth finish. Not tart or sour. — 5 months ago


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.
— a year ago

Neil, Eric and 3 others liked this

La Bastide St. Vincent

Pavane Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2015

Big and brawny now but the flavor components are there. Dusty cherry with meaty red fruit not totally ripe yet. Smoke and driftwood ante present in the nose and mid palate as well. There is a hint of seashell on the finish. Excellent with food. — 3 years ago

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Ante Sladić Lasina Red Blend 2016

Great wine similar to a Pinot noir - extremely well balanced for a hot day and evening.. — a year 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. — a year ago

Shay, P and 5 others liked this

Azienda Agricola COS

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2011

Ripe dried red and black fruit speaks of a sunny Mediterranean setting, with copious earth, game, licorice and exotic spice upping the ante. Sinewy texture. Great with hearty pasta dishes — 4 years ago

Tom, Aaron and 5 others liked this

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.
— 10 months 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.

Mengler Family Wines

Rita's Block Red Blend 2016

Adult cran-pomegranate Kool-aid meets soft smooth pop rocks without the crackly texture. Pair with peppered rare steak to up the ante. Decadence bottled. — 2 years ago

Neil, Paul and 4 others liked this

Vinograd SV Ante

Saints Hills Mala Nevina White Blend 2015

Malvasia Chardonnay blend. Very nice mid-palate — 4 years ago