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MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

Brut Méthode Champenoise Chardonnay - Pinot Noir Blend 2018

Very light pinkish in color.

On the nose lemons, yeast, earth, limes, green apples, bread, spices, herbs and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and medium sized bubbles.

Very dry on the palate with light raspberries, citrus, green apples, herbs, earth, minerals, limes, grapefruits, yeast and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and light almonds.

This is a young Sparkling wine from Sonoma Coast. Tangy, spicy and easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced and delicate, with nice complexity. Crisp and refreshing.

This vintage sparkling wine Needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Good by itself and better with food. Will pair nicely with oysters and seafood. I paired it with caviar.

A blend of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir. Aged in used French oak barrels. Disgorged in August 2021. Made in the traditional method.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$52.
— 12 days ago

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Occidental Wines

Running Fence Vineyard Cuvée Catherine Pinot Noir

Magnificent. A baby. Dark cherry, eucalyptus, so luscious and balanced. Vines are still young and producing outstanding berries. Just gorgeous. Years and years - try again in 2025. — 6 hours ago

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@Eric Vintage? Thanks

Titus

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Deep purple, almost Inky in color, with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, black plums, blueberries, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, vegetables and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs spices, dark chocolates, coffee, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 3 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is starting to drink nicely, although still young.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Big, rich, fruit forward and spicy.

Needed a couple of hours in the decanter to open up. Will be better in 3 years, and will age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair very nicely with a nice piece of steak.

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.5% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot and 4.5% Malbec.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$55.
— 2 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 19 others liked this

Joel Gott Wines

815 California Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Color of dark purple, look dense. Nose of ripe dark fruits, some milky chocolate, some aldehyde, some spice, some more blackberry and cherry jam, and a bit oaky. Nose is pretty good. Taste follows the nose, with dominant currant and ripe grapes, plus oak, refined tannins, and subtle acidity, a bit peppery spice, lots of flavors and tasty. Aftertaste is also quite long and clean. Just a bit too sweet for me. But a good one. — 7 days ago

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Leviathan

California Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

1 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). A prodigious dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: ripe sweet plum/cherry, cinnamon, rich planting soil, and pine. Taste: smooth, juicy, extracted but balanced wine with blackberry jam, chocolate, oak, and a red berry - sweet tobacco finish.

A Andy Erickson Napa wine, less than $50, where have you been....nice value!!

Red Hot Chile Peppers concert fire up with a couple wines and Taco Bell. YUMMM!!@
— 10 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Everyone knows Hundred Acre is a Del Taco wine🤷🏼‍♂️
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Sharon B ditto that..fun show if you get a chance to see em. Cheers!
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Paul T- Huntington Beach yea, it screamed for a DT carne asada del carbon taco as I was downing my 3rd TB Chalupa Supreme with it. Cheers!

Eisold-Smith

Flooded Orchard Syrah 2015

Oregon Syrah drinking beautifully! Savory with loads of violet, blackberry, and faint smoked meat. Not very peppery. It is my understanding that this producer is no longer around and unfortunately this was my last bottle. But we made it count paired with flank steak in a charred scallion sauce with sautéed broccoli. — 14 days ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend 2020

This Rosè needs time to open up otherwise it shows a heavy floral note on the palate.@Randy Fuller you are correct; I am getting spearmint on the nose and palate! Nice nuances of nectarine, strawberries, roses and orange peel. Good acid and fruit balance. — 3 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Cool name, thought it may be Scottish. Cheers!🍷
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie have a great weekend!
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It's one of my favorite rosés, Dawn.

Matthiasson

California Rosé Blend 2021

Today, every producer has a rosé wine in their line-up; rosé is in such a “fad mode” that it is actually getting more complicated to find a decent rose than a decent white. Nowadays, looking North of twenty-five bucks is a good start. Anyhow; this is dry, peachy, strawberry-ish, clean, bright, balanced with medium intensity on the pallet. Overall , one of the best rosés I’ve tasted this year; for a little more than your average tainted rosé, I must say. — 11 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 704 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black currants, cooked plums, cherries, cedar, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, is easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Much better after a couple of hours in the decanter, though.

Smooth and elegant with a nice mouthfeel. A very nice sipping wine.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 8 years.

Good by itself or with food, like BBQ Meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board.

Aged in French oak barrels (40% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.
— 8 hours ago

Shay, Sharon and 12 others liked this

Prothro

Signature Release Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Prothro Family Wines Signature Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley, California

It is time for my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon.

Deep purple/ ruby in color with a wide purplish rim.

Pretty nose of wildflowers, blackberries, blueberries, cedar, coffee, vanilla, tobacco, dark chocolates, pencil lead, light earth, dried fruits, diet coke, dried meats and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, black currants, light tobacco, earth, herbs, spices, cedar, licorice, light vanilla and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Fruit forward with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

A good quality wine with the potential to become a 95+ point wine.

Rich, yet elegant. Spicy and entertaining.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. I decanted it for 3 hours.

Easy to drink by itself, and good with food too. Will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot, Merlot Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Aged in Oak barrels for 22 months. A tiny production of only 600 bottles.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$75.
— 10 days ago

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