Ballast Point Brewing Company

Dog Point Vineyard

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2023 Sauvignon Blanc is light in body but dense in concentration because of low yields. It's almost silvery in color and restrained due to hand-picking, leading to pure grapefruit, passion fruit and nectarine, all delivered with focus and punch. The finish is long, precise and sinewy. $23.00 (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, July 2024) — 2 days ago

Jack, Doug and 4 others liked this

Nikau Point

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Crisp and light, fruitier. Liked it a lot but significantly more enjoyable when chilled. Warmed up becomes a bit more tart and juicy — 5 months ago

Dog Point Vineyard

Section 94 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Always a banger! With home made osso buco and went in the pot too. Stone fruit, lemon, acid bready mineral veg bell pepper — 4 months ago

Kirkland Signature

Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2025

John Howard
9.2

Great structure and value this year. — a day ago

Doug, Austin and 3 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Extra point for drinking it at the source — 21 days ago

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Dog Point Vineyard

Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

Lemon, flint, cream, impressive power. — 4 months ago

Felton Road

Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2021

Big ratings on this… though I found it a bit hot and acidic day one. Day two however was a dream… soft yet deep. — 7 months ago

Doug, Austin and 3 others liked this

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Chardonnay 2018

Paul J
9.7

Double blind wine tasting. 3 Whites and 3 Reds:

1. ‘18 Hamilton Russell Chard - WOTN across both whites and reds - complex, refined, fruit integrated with honey, oak, butter, cream, camomile.

2. ‘20 Hartenberg The Eleanor Chard - big wine that could use a few years. Nice fruit and lovely acidity. Mix between a White Burg and Rhone Blend.

3. ‘22 Far Niente Chard - potential, very young, not the best QPR. Reminded me of young Paul Hobbs single vineyard Chards.


1. ‘12 Giacomo Fenocchio 90 di Riserva Barolo - aged showed through nicely, but still lively with dark cherries and ample tannins.

2. ‘20 Vilafonte - decanted, but young and an absolutely massive wine. Black fruit, chewy, with decent sweetness.

3. ‘02 Origin Red Blend - nose of black tar and cigars. Zero fruit and big tar, tobacco, and bbq flavors. Bigger wine than I was expecting.

Great night with great friends!
— a month ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Tom, Severn and 4 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

At our second special Caymus dinner on Sky Princess serving this wine. I’ve had lots of Caymus wines over the years. This is in line with the brand, but not what I remember from the wines from the late 70’s. As the price increased, I lost interest. It’s ok, but I feel there are better wines at the price point for the Cabernet Sauvignon. — 3 months ago