Bum Socks


Cornerstone Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Johan Reyneke’s Cornerstone blend is a match for many a decent Bordeaux, and in the 2018 vintage is particularly good. Replete with classical aromas of cassis, pencil shavings and cedar, the palate follows with great elegance, structure and a chalky, long finish. If anything, I’d prefer a little more savoury character as this tends towards sweetness (but not over-extraction), but it’s young right now! It’s extraordinary how inexpensive this wine is - it would knock the socks of some Bordeaux Crus Classés in a blind tasting. — 2 months ago

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Šibenik Plavac Mali 2015

Incredible, fragrant nose - sandalwood and bursting with black currant, maybe some black tea in there, too. Dry mouthfeel, like wool socks that were kept in a wooden drawer all season and then somehow got left out in the rain. — 2 years ago

Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Santa Barbara County Viognier 2017

Wow! This is a great viognier, although my husband said “it doesn’t knock my socks off”. Has a slightly sweeter finish than I like, might have been a year with sudden cold snap? — 4 years ago

Fourteen Appellations

Napa Valley Red Blend

More on the earthy side. Pretty well balanced. Not overly pronounced tannins. Liked it but did not knock my socks off. — 4 years ago

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Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Attempting to accurately capture the depth of this cali cab is like putting socks of a rooster- you get scratched and your cock gets angry. Don’t let the fight dissuade you though because the cigar box nose lifts you towards a state of transubstantiation as medium minus acidity beckons you towards a bed of tannins. — 4 months ago

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Hope Family Wines

Treana Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Tried this with no expectations and it knocked my socks off. Dark fruits on the nose followed by a burst of coffee, chocolate, berries, and spice on the palate. Texture was velvety but not overly tannic or acidic. Definitely a favorite! — 2 years ago

Chateau Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Was expecting to be barefoot after trying this wine given all the high ratings. But still wearing my socks. Very nice wine; dark fruits up front with a bit of leather. More full than mid body, but smooth tannins. Went well with the lamb.
— 4 years ago

Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Lunch in Providence.. before heading to Boston for a Marlins- Red-socks game — 5 months ago

Milan Nestarec

Bum Bum Cha Pet-Nat Rosé Blend 2020

🏅 Rating 90/100 (4,0⭐)

This super drinkable rosé pét-nat is a mix of red and white grapes. It has this mouthwatering bright acidity (thanks to Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc) and red-berries fruit profile we should blame Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt for. Refreshing as a chilled watermelon on a hot summer day.

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— 2 years ago

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Azienda Agricola Valentini

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cerasuolo 2010

Alder Yarrow

Undisputedly one of the world’s greatest rosés, this wine has levels of complexity most pink wines can only dream of. And with age? Kill me now. 10 years on this wine smells of potpourri and dirty socks, orange peel and dried herbs. In the mouth, dried exotic citrus flavors and dried strawberries are carried across the palate in a silky mountain stream of minerality as dried flowers and a tiny hint of pink peppercorns linger in the finish. Gorgeous, layered and constantly evolving this is a wine of meditation if there ever was one. — 3 years ago

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