Bodega Virgin De Las Vinas

Las Positas

Estate Livermore Valley Petite Sirah 2016

A very pretty color of dark ruby, with a wide reddish rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, violets, blackberries, black cherries, light oak, vanilla, chocolates, licorice, spices, black pepper, earth and pencil lead. Very enjoyable nose.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, spices, earth, tobacco leaf, herbs, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice and easy drinking Petite Sirah from California. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nice and tangy. Spicy, smooth and elegant.

Interesting to see black fruits on the nose and red fruits on the palate. I really enjoyed the nose.

Needs 30 minutes of airtime, and good by itself or with food. Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

I paired it with salami and cheddar cheese.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$19.
— 4 days ago

Alex, Eric and 15 others liked this

Radio-Coteau

Las Colinas Sonoma Coast Syrah 2016

A lot to like. A fine example of Northern Rhône inspired CA Syrah. Early days. Looking forward to what the future holds. — 10 days ago

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Altos Las Hormigas

Gualtallary Malbec 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

ALH put the finishing touches to its new profile with the 2017 vintage, in which a focus on terroir, ripeness and judicious use of oak resulted in reductive-style, austere reds with palates dominated by freshness and a linear feel. Bright purple in the glass, with austere aromas reminiscent of herbs and cherry that fade on the chalky palate. Progresses in a linear fashion in the mouth, presenting a vertical complexion that leaves behind juice and a lengthy, herbal finish. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, October 2020) — 14 days ago

Sharon liked this

Fait-Main

Las Piedras Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

2011. Integrated, showing so nicely. Years left. What a privilege from the man, Dr Roth — 6 days ago

Jeff OrlowskiJoe Roth
with Jeff and Joe
Jeff, Eric and 4 others liked this

Provenance Vineyards

Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyards Merlot 2005

At 15 years old just starting to begin the downhill leg. Still interesting, with lots of menthol and tobacco. — 4 days ago

Tom liked this

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Love! Smooth, not too sweet. Sue, Lisa, Tina, — 6 days ago

Viña Las Perdices

Ala Colorada Petit Verdot

Great wine. Flavor and body like in the cab-franc and not too much tanine — 8 days ago

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

#6 on WS top 100 wines of 2007.

2 hour decant (decent chunky sediment). A dazzling dark ruby red color. On the nose: perfumed nose, black fruit, menthol, earthy, green veggie, graphite. Taste: a smooth and silky wine with dark fruit, spice, earthy, and a cherry pencil lead medium plus slightly tannic finish. Still just a little young and slightly austere...it will be better with a few more years on it. But with the decant, it will be enjoyed over the next couple hours this Saturday night! Cheers!
— 11 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Iwan and 30 others liked this

Bodegas San Alejandro

Las Rocas Calatayud Garnacha

Very nice. A deep red, went well with Chuck roast. Good flavor, not too much tannin. Repeat depending on price — 18 days ago

Bodegas Nieto Senetiner

Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Malbec Las Marías Estate 2018

La version 2018 est excellente! Rond juste assez, corsé et goûteux juste assez, quel équilibre ! À refaire ! — 3 days ago