Bear Creek Winery

CA-BEAR-NAY

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Nice cab, bit underwhelming. Mostly fruit forward. Finish not the best. Mushroomy, weak tannins, tasty fruit profile. — 17 days ago

My Favorite Neighbor

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Great bandwagon to jump on! Like a violet chocolate fuzzy bear. Great to go now! In fact… so good out of the gate, that instant satisfaction might be its appeal. I played with it 3 nights, and it opened a bit after an hour, but didn’t reveal much more after that ( its great already). $44 at SF Flatiron. Buy of the year. — 2 months ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Good stuff!🍷

Bear Flag Wine

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2016

Paid $22-23 and am happy with the taste. The label drew me in. — 3 months ago

Château Haut-Bailly

Haut-Bailly II Pessac-Leognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 vintage. Last time tasted, it was corked. Not the case here. Waay more body than your average bear…er…Pessac-Léognan. Deep plum, rosemary and spearmint expressions on the flavor flav profile. Sweet concentration presence. Still drinks more like a second label Pauillac. Thinking this would be a fab cellar candidate to trot out in 15-20 years for giggles/wringer status. — 4 months ago

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Fattoria Rodáno

Bottesola Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Uber vintage meets Uber old school producer. Great concentration, black-almost blue color, with cassis, blackberries & some sweaty locker room & gamey notes on nose. Quite smooth & textured on palate, with the gamey ness & black fruits more pronounced. Kinda bear- like emerging from hibernation. Decanted briefly (45/60 mins) but curious how a longer decant would unspool this beast. Accompanied a roasted grapefruit whole chicken & celery salad w various oils. — 19 days ago

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Cakebread Cellars

Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Howell Mountain Cab.
Tannins have softened. There is sweetness, oak and a nice blackcurrant finish.
— 3 months ago

Dunham/MacLachlan

Baby Bear Syrah 2016

Berry berry berry, can’t you see? Sometimes you just baby bear me! Berrys, a touch of smoke and a whole heaps of cuteness - big wine for sure. — 3 months ago

Domaine Georges Roumier

Les Cras Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Red and black cherries welcome you along with some forest floor. This is a big boy that gets you in a bear hug and growls . Despite lots of energy, density and power there is balance. A wine that is flirting with you. The ingredients are there , how long it will take to shed its rambunctiousness , I do not know — 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yes, a long lived vintage with many strides left in its race.
Fredybeans

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1999 still young

Villa Maria

Taylors Pass Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard Taylors Pass is a wine filled with jump-out-of-the-glass green gooseberry, passion fruit, black currant and lemongrass that will make you crave Thai flavors. It’s a light-bodied, young and punchy style, with a little more concentration than the average bear. There’s a gentle spritz on entry and sweetness to the fruit that you wouldn’t find in the Old World. Bags of flavor and juicy acidity too. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, March 2022)
— 3 months ago

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