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Andremily

California Mourvedre 2017

The 2017 Andremily Mourvedre is a blend of 88% Mourvedre from the Alta Mesa, and Larner Vineyards, co-fermented with 3% Viognier, and polished off with a touch of Syrah from the White Hawk Vineyard.,
Forgot I still had 2 more bottles. Nice Monday night football 🏈 wine.
— a day ago

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Shay A

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Great stuff.

Thackrey & Co

Pleiades XXVII Old Vine California Red Table Wine

Eric S
9.1

As always, a friendly Friday chugger. This ones more ripe than others I’ve had. — 11 days ago

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S.R.Alexander

S.R.Alexander

Nice price point too

Anon

California Kerner

My first taste of the kerner grape through this Localism Wine from Anon. May be a new favorite. Sourced from Lodi. Loads of apricot, melon, peach and nectarine. Bright acidity and a long finish. I'm a fan. — 10 days ago

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Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine 2016

Time for a good #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great one from Napa Valley.

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Showing black fruits with cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, coke, chocolates, dark coffee, leather, spices and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity. Dry on the palate with nice balance and mouthfeel.

This is a delicious Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Complex and opulent, and might be too much for some.

Dark, rich and handsome. Very tasty now, although still young. Will be nice to revisit it in 10 years.

Robert Parker 95 points. Thank you Scott for sharing.

Good by itself or with food, like a big piece of steak.

A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$120.
— 4 days ago

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Sanguis

The Modern Syrah 2017

A Santa Barbara County Proprietary Red Wine. Unfiltered and unfined. Entirely constructed of Estrella-clone Syrah from two ends of the Santa Rita Hills and a sprinkling of Viognier. Native-yeast fermented with 40% whole cluster inclusion and raised in large neutral barrels for 26-months. Matthias’ expression of great Syrah from a great Syrah growing region, cool coastal vineyards north of Santa Barbara. Recommended to a little above cellar temperature.

NOSE
Young boysenberries. Steeping Darjeeling tea. A hint of barbecue smoke drifts by.

COLOR/MOUTHFEEL
The color of a deep burgundy Chrysler Cordoba. Big, velvety mouthfeel, but not Corinthian leather.

TASTE/FINISH
Taste: Black cherries, just before 100% ripe. A touch of blueberry pie, but savory, not sweet. Finish: A finish of black pepper with a touch of cocoa nib at the last few touches of finish. Juicy, bustling tannins right to the point where you think they’re a touch too bold, but then the finish reaches over and says “I believe you were mistaken”.

MUSIC
Jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt with the track “I’ve Just Seen Her” on his album “The Art of Intimacy”. The Jazz Crusaders with the track “Young Rabbits” from their “Festival Album”, 1966, recorded live at the Newport and Pacific Jazz Festivals.
— 3 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Old Vine Zinfandel

Received a shipment from Bedrock this week and dove right in. This Zin made from 80+ year old vines from multiple regions is outstanding, especially at $25. Accessible now, with an almost translucent pinot-like color, lots of dark fruit, and a mellow finish. Faded a bit in the glass. Putting a few away to enjoy again in a couple years. — 6 days ago

Four Brothers Wine Co.

Watch Hill Vineyard Grenache 2017

A food-loving Grenache from CA—yay! Plenty of cran-ripe acid. Lighter on the spice, higher on the acid. Grilled veggies, charred tomatoes and bell peppers, and a nice Italian Beyond sausage: just what this glass calls for! — 4 hours ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Dirty & Rowdy

Chenin Blanc 2019

Fresh off the FedEx...laser focused, pure pleasure... imagine forgetting to sugar your fresh squeezed lemon/lime juice...then adding 50% of your usual. Pucker up and embrace the vibrant acidity, the lip-smacking medium weight, the 12% ABV, and the long 30 second finish. Not a great wine, but so much pure fun... and it “tastes so frigging good.” Bravo Hardy et al! — 7 days ago

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Stephen Redenbaugh

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Ok... maybe I wrote too soon. Some of the bright Lemonhead flavor shades into slutty, cheesy, mushroomy Funk...92-94.
Heather Hillrichs

Heather Hillrichs

Stephen , that’s one of my favorite taste.. it’s cool @Stephen Redenbaugh
Heather Hillrichs

Heather Hillrichs

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Sine Qua Non

Dark Blossom California Grenache 2011

2011 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. What can follow a SQN Rose? More SQN! This Grenache was velvet on the tongue. Finally made a withdrawal at the Wine Bank! — 5 hours ago

Sharon, Shay and 6 others liked this

Matchbook Wine Co.

Dunnigan Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Rusty, dusty maroon. Pretty classic color. Smells like wood, spices, licorice and good blackberry jam. Oh and wine. Smells winey. Like a wine cellar smells. Flavors are smooth and less tannic than expected. Tastes like cherry and berry sauce meets a nice fruit licorice from Australia or Holland. Also tomato and tobacco leaves. Balanced and complete. This is a very drinkable and enjoyable Central Valley Cab at a nice price. — 9 days ago

Neil, Tegan and 2 others liked this