Chateau Des Sources


California Mission 2018

My first experience with a wine made from the Mission grape which was brought to California from Spain in the mid/late 19th century. The vineyard that Sandlands sources its fruit from is the Deaver Ranch where the vines were planted in 1854 and thought to be some of the oldest vines in California! It pours a very light ruby color, almost like a dark rosé really. On the nose, it’s not terribly expressive but there is a light touch of fig and some red fruits; raspberries and cherries. On the palate, this is a very juicy wine with raspberries, cherries and rhubarb. There didn’t seem to be a whole lot of structure with this bottle showing modest tannin and medium-low acid. Finish is clean and satisfying. One feels as though they are drinking history with a wine like this; certainly fun to try. Only two barrels were produced in 2018. — a month ago

Shay, Iwan and 7 others liked this

Forsythe Vineyard (Alban)

The Mason Edna Valley Mourvedre 2012

Awesome...and surprisingly approachable given that it’s in the early edge of the estimated driking window from a couple of different sources. 15min in that new decanter and it’s ready to go (althought it has years of evolution ahead of it). Just fantastic! — 4 months ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Great wine as well
Shawn R

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach i till have the one you sent me.

Bevan Cellars

Wildfoote Vineyard Vixen Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

fully opaque, inky purple black, prominent glass staining tears; cassis, milk chocolate, vanilla, licorice, tobacco leaf, floral notes; full bodied, jammy black fruit, a bit hot, 14.8% AVV; sources from Vixen block of Wildfoote Vineyard owned a good long by former Screaming Eagle Vineyard owner Jean Phillips — 8 months ago

Shay, Billy and 3 others liked this

Component Wine

La Pyramide Grand Vin De Bordeaux 2017

My review did not post previously for some reason. This is a very impressive wine. Even over several hours it was continuing to open up and show additional layers. I wish we had saved some for the following night but we couldn’t help but finish it! From a small lieu-dit on the right bank next to Pavie and Troplong-Mondot. I had specific thoughts last month but they will have to wait for the next bottle. But I HIGHLY recommend Component wines. Actually, I recommend anything by Michael Kennedy. He has a Napa and Bordeaux line, along with the newly announced Gagnon-Kennedy brand from historic Napa sources. Come along for the ride! — 2 months ago

Deborah, Eric and 11 others liked this
Mike R

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Never had the Bordeaux but love Kennedy’s cab franc

Benjamin Leroux

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

A peppery note on the nose showing evidence of whole bunch in the ferment. Rich red fruits of cherry and raspberry on the palate showing more new world in the warm 2015 vintage with ripe tannins. Some new sources apparently in this year’s blend including declassified Beaune and Monthelie villages alongside the traditional Santenay villages and Santenay 1er cru Commes. Excellent quality for a Village wine and great QPR. — 6 months ago

Weijie, Severn and 17 others liked this

Mas des Flauzières

Four Danuga Gigondas Grenache Mouvedre Syrah 2016

According to sources much more knowledgeable than me, 2016 was a fine year for the Southern Rhône. This was a sumptuous bottle and at $32, a bargain for the quality. Smells like a sandalwood candle and tastes like ripe stone fruit (cherries, plums) but there’s enough lingering herbs and tannins to give it staying power. Tastes a little more alcoholic than it actually is but this only adds to its luster as a wonderful dinner wine. — 8 months ago

Mas des Caprices

Retour Aux Sources Grenache Blend 2015


Pasta Sunday. Nothing bad with this wine. A few years of age knocks the harsh edges off for me. Welcome home to the astronauts. Fun to watch space travel again. — 3 months ago

with Jeni
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Domaine Bachelet

Côte de Nuits-Villages Pinot Noir 2010

Final Pintail from last season. Honestly, I have drunk this wine several times from different sources. There is a celery inflection on top of fruit which almost leads you to 2011 except that fruit is richer, deeper. Weird though. — 3 months ago

Aravind, Josh and 7 others liked this

Category 12 Brewing

Fresh Data

IBU 34. Fresh hopped from local sources has a wonderful finish grassy and pine. Another fabulous category 12 selection. — 7 months ago

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@Leonard Huot Leonard great selection and one of the many wonderful BC beers Cheers 🍻🇨🇦