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Sauvignon Block 2019

Wanted to post some “creepy” wines with fun cheese for the Halloween season this year. This Sauv “Block” is very mild compared to others. It’s more like a Chardonnay to me. Buttery, pear, sweet fruit, very low tannins, no acidity. But the cheese! Wow. Strong white aged cheddar. The wine balances well with a bit of cheese first. 🦇🧀🥂 — 8 days ago

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So cool! I want to try both now 🦇
MaJ CappS

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Great pic!


Spooktacular review!🦇 Fun to see what you are pairing with your wines.🍷

Brick & Mortar

West Block Syrah 2018

Nice austere cool climate version. Red and blue fruits with some light black fruit, certainly edging on old world style, some feral qualities but without an herbal note. Lots of potential but lacking some complexity. Could gain with some short bottle aging. — 4 days ago

Peter Lauer

Barrel X Saar Feinherb Riesling 2016

Great weeknight, or any night wine. No new notes, still delicious. 👍 — 2 days ago

Jae, Ely and 33 others liked this
Jae Cho

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A favorite at our house as well
Severn Goodwin

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@Jae Cho This '16 is doing well tonight, but needs more time still. We enjoyed a '14 & '15 about a month ago and they were in the zone.

Les Lunes Wine

Arnold's Block Carignane 2017

The fellas who run Les Lunes are best in the biz at Carignan. This, as it goes, is excellent Carignan, from a different block showing in the profile (but Delectable makes it hard to add a new wine). It's perfumed and elegant, loaded with spice and tannin, and about as fully steeped concentrated with flavor as anything you'll find in. Vietnamese cinnamon dusted raspberries, black plums, and cedar. Highly acidic, though not abruptly tart and with big, well integrated tannins. Light bodied and plenty of minerals to follow. — 6 days ago

Sharon, Hermes and 17 others liked this

Ghost Block

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A real gem. Beautiful. Definitely let it open for an hour before drinking. Poised, deep, dark cherry flavor profile and tons of structure. Nicely extracted. A great Napa cab. — 2 hours ago

Raul, Tom and 9 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Rioja Barrel Fermented Viura Blend 2018

Viura remains one of the most underrated white varieties in the world, straight up. — 2 days ago

Keaton, Josh and 2 others liked this


The Chocolate Block Cinsault Blend 2018

Is a big wine, but not for me because of the syrah content. Needs decanting and time to open up. Rating isnpurely personal most may like it. Jot sure which year vintage it was — 22 days ago


Block 5 Pinot Noir 2009

See notes from 26 weeks ago where I gave this wine 95 points, up a point now to 96 points+. A superb Pinot Noir where previous notes apply and then some. Slightly more earthy “gout de terroir”. Compost heap and Sous Bois. One of Australia’s best Pinots and definitely of Premier Cru/Grand Cru quality at a fraction of the price. Sadly my last 2009. — 13 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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We will drink bottles together at some point @Bob McDonald We need to make our way to Oceania.
Bob McDonald

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@Severn Goodwin I hope so Severn. I wouldn’t mind an excursion to New England either. Overdue for a visit to New York to see my son.
Bob McDonald

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You and Mrs Goodwin would be very welcome


Block I Clone 99 Syrah 2014

From a few nights ago. Really good incarnation of this from Melville (and drinking just about perfectly right now). — 8 days ago

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Sailor's Superstition

Rum Barrel Aged Red Blend 2018

Sometimes you have to buy a bottle because it just looks too intriguing to not buy it. This red blend has a great label and great name. It's also topped with a caramel wax drip. This red blend has a beautiful ruby color with tastes of black and red fruits with cinnamon and chocolate. It has been aged in rum barrels adding a uniqueness to the flavor and the aroma. Medium bodied and smoothe taste. This is a nice drinking wine. It's also a great gift wine if you have a nautical, pirate-loving friend! — 4 days ago