Bright Star

Astro Lab Brewing

Star Taker

Andrew Holod
9.3

Astro Lab Brewer, Silver Spring MD. Hazy IPA with Mosaic, Columbus and Citra hops. 7.1%
Medium gold, big, slightly rocky head that is quite persistent. Knock-out nose which to me reads as pine resin/juniper berry. Very well balanced with a just-so textural play between hop bitterness and malty sweetness.
— 11 days ago

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Alpine Roots

Valais Petite Arvine 2019

100% Petite Arvine. Star bright deep-ish gold. Abundant, wildly aromatic nose of orange pulp and peel and white and yellow flowers. Medium full palate yields similar flavors adding a hint of white pepper and anise on the finish. Medium “just enough” acidity makes for a sturdy winter white (of course) that makes a perfect alternative to “yet another Chardonnay.” Enjoy with pot pies, casseroles, or roasted fowl or pork. Drink now though 2025. — 10 days ago

Byron, Winston and 2 others liked this

Cruse Wine Co.

Monkey Jacket North Coast Red Blend

Delicious. Nice bright red fruit. — 8 days ago

Ellen Christen
with Ellen
Josh, Mike and 1 other liked this

Vina Tixosa

Albariño Barrica 2017

Star bright pale yellow gold. Light nose and medium palate of yellow apple, satsuma, and white flowers with a touch of birch and anise in the moderate finish. Medium plus acidity. A fresh, rich take on Albariño. The barrel treatment subtly adds body and richness without taking away from the classic bright qualities. Drink now through 2025. — 12 days ago

Josh, Tom and 3 others liked this

Domaine Chandon

Sweet Star California Sparkling Blend

Cali wine for Cali VP victory. Not great but perfect for today — 19 days ago

Tom liked this

Union Sacré

La Passion de Légionnaire Star Lane Vineyard Merlot 2017

2017 vintage. @Delectable Wine this is the Union Sacre La Passion de Legionnaire Merlot. Lots of finesse and freshness. Raspberry, red plum, blackberry, tart cherry, pomegranate, a bit of a red floral thing, new oak-inflected vanilla, mocha, and coconut notes. Great texture, definitely lends that Santa Ynez coastal elegance and texture. — 20 days ago

Peter, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Forge Cellars

Classique Seneca Lake Dry Riesling 2018

Star bright deep(!) gold. Shy but inviting nose minerally green apple. On the palate, green apple, lime rind, flinty minerals, dried white flowers. Laser focused, firm acidity that belies the barrel roots (presaged by the color). Was initially put off by the color, but some research revealed that it’s 70% barbell fermented, which accounts for things. A dry Riesling for autumnal fare. Casseroles, roasted poultry or pork, or root vegetables will find a friend here. Drink now through 2028. — 22 days ago

Dawn, Tom and 4 others liked this

Bodegas Bernabeleva

Arroyo del Tórtolas Garnacha 2012

Bright and earthy — 2 days ago

Hermes, Dick and 3 others liked this