Block Nine

Bindi

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. — 2 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

Hunnicutt

Brinkman Block Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Paul K
9.5

Cool evolution going on since we had this last. Looking forward to seeing what more time brings. — 13 days ago

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Grey Stack Cellars

Dry Stack Vineyard Rosemary's Block Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Ron R
9.3

At $22 per bottle, I challenge you peeps to better this in terms of quality, and sheer enjoyment. Prior notes apply. — 8 days ago

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Jody Scharf

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Challenge accepted. I just had a 12 oz. bottle of 7-up. .65 cents!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Still a Bevan beater

Angove Family Winemakers

Nine Vines Moscato 2019

Reminds me of a wine from the winery from our honeymoon.
Buy when it's on sale
— 7 days ago

Felton Road

Block 3 Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

David T
9.4

I might have mentioned this in a previous Felton Road post. If you haven’t tried this producer and you love White Burgundy, Burgundy & Ca Pinot, you owe to yourself to find a bottle(s). The fruit Nigel and his team produce is top shelf & some of the best acidity I’ve had. This is better than most more expensive CA Pinots & Burgundies I’ve had & their offering’s are in the $50-$65 range.

I love warm day & cool night Pinots. This is the climate of Central Otago. Their fruits are nicely ripe with acidity for days.

The mouthfeel is glorious, sexy and elegant. The blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, raspberries and strawberries really sing. This 16 is young & I’d hold it another 3-5 years for better things. Think it hits 95-96 at that point. This still shows some stronger spice & cinnamon stick at this age. Dark soils, underbrush, some savory meats, a dash of herbaceousness, tree bark dipped in sap, mixed mid fruit cola. clove, some vanillin with amazing, bright florals that are dark, fresh; red, blue, purple set in violets. Perfect acidity and an elegant, ruby, well balanced, smartly polished finish that sings on the palate for minutes.

Photos of; the view from their property in April 2017 which, is their fall, outside fermentation tank, my walking the property with owner Nigel Greening and my wife enjoying her walk around the property.
— 15 days ago

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Top Winery

I Block Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend 2016

I opened the wrong bottle @Stanley Barrios . I was going hold this but🤷🏼‍♂️ I didn’t read the front label until it was too late. Great juice, wanted to hold a few more years. Looking forward to your latest release 👍🏼 — 14 days ago

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Arkas

The Ninety Nine Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Carneros. Classic expression even young. Dark red cherry hits you immediately on the nose and then you’re transported. — a day ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

To-Kalon Vineyard I Block Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Nose has over-ripe/sweet pineapple, lanolin, fresh pineapple, melted candle wax, clean cotton tee shirt and faint white pepper.

Palate has dried pineapple, dried lime peel, tangerine peel, spicy oak, waxy yellow apple peel, hint of (citrus) sweetness on the long/complex finish. Wow. Decanted 4H.

Bought at the winery in 2008, was looking to hold the bottle at least this long, maybe another 5Y would still be acceptable in proper storage. A perfect, clean cork pull, no seepage or saturation at all.
— 9 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Good longevity for a new world Sauvignon Blanc.
Severn Goodwin

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@Bob McDonald Yes, and still life to go 👍
Laiz Marshall

Laiz Marshall

Sounds exotic like a tropical Island.

Nine Suns

Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

Absolute crowd pleaser. Elegance… — 11 days ago

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David L

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@Nathan Renfro Cranberry/ Dark Cherry 💥. Love 
Peggy Hadley

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@David L Were you in a crowd?

Owen Roe

Red Willow Vineyard 1973 Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Had a nice funkiness to it. Will revisit another bottle soon. — 2 days ago

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