Christopher Michael

J. Christopher

Appassionata Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2008

Amazingly beautiful and soft. After decanting, it took a few minutes to really open. Eucalyptus, black pepper, menthol, and faint blackberry brambles. Brick red coloration. Worth the wait! — 3 days ago

Michael Mondavi Family

Animo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Wow! Purchased on sale at $40. Excellent and I am mad at myself for not buying a more. — 8 days ago

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At least you got one to open
Joe Gillies

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@David L I definitely recommend if you can find one!

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Lodi Chardonnay 2016

Rich bouquet with butter, mango, cucumber, orange, nougat. Zesty notes on the palate. Good and rewarding acidity. Great with seafood! — 2 days ago

Peter Michael Winery

Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc L'Apres-Midi 2015

Stone fruit, kiwi, minerals and some acidity in the finish — 16 days ago

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Christopher Tynan Wines

Judge Family Vineyard Bennett Valley Syrah 2016

Jeb 98, this will be great in 5-10 years. Immediately grabbed a Rib Cap out of the fridge to bbq after my first sip🥩 — 5 days ago

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Of course you did.
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Smoked some AB pork belly last night for burnt ends. Delish.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

The Waygu Rib Cap is fantastic as well,

Michael Pozzan Winery

Annabella Special Selection Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

Easy to drink, not to dry, not to buttery, well balanced — 5 days ago

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Sounds good for $19. 

Michael Gindl

Sol Bubbles Pet Nat Rösler Blauburgunder 2018

Well named! A mouthful of bubbles in this PetNat. Great mouthful of flavor too...smoky berries, some funky mushroom and a bit of bark. And did I mention bubbles?! — 17 days ago

M by Michael Mondavi

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007


Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Great nose of blueberries, blackberries, bell pepper, cedar, leather, dark chocolates, light vanilla, diet cola, dark coffee, black pepper, light alcohol, spices, earth, leather, vegetables, vinaigrette and tobacco.

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

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, figs, vanilla, cedar, licorice, coke, tobacco, spices, black pepper, earth, herbs, dark chocolates and coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins, yet persistent, and tangy cherries.

What a great Cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley this is. I had the 2006 recently and this is so much better.

This 13 year old is showing a great nose. I kept on smelling on it for a long time. Drinking very nicely now, with lots of complexity.

Thank you John for sharing this with me.

A good quality wine that still has lots in it to last another decade or two. Nicely balanced with great complexity and a smooth mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and changes every 20 minutes, which is so nice to see, and so interesting. I love these kind of wines. After two hours in a decanter it shows tannins and structure.

Delicious, tasty, interesting, rich and elegant.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 20 months in French oak barrels.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

— 13 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Ridiculously priced. 09 for $40.00 was perfectly priced. Bought a case

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Wow. That's a great price @Paul T- Huntington Beach where did you find it?

Peter Michael Winery

Belle Côte Chardonnay 2016

16’ Peter Michael Bella Cote (Rued vineyard). Peach, honeydew, toasty oak, fig, apricot & tangerine. Moderate acidity & ends with a long, expansive flavors. Another extraordinarily well-made wine by PM. — 18 days ago

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Sean Smith

Sean Smith

Love this wine! Always surprised how much of a decant it needs.
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Your so right @Sean Smith Hope your doing well.

Peter Michael Winery

'Ma Belle-Fille' Chardonnay 2016

Shay A

This was my contribution for a big white wine theme, where all bottles were served blind.

Placed in the exact middle of the lineup, I considered this as my wine but wasn’t fully confident. Similar to the 2016 Belle Cote I opened earlier this year, I’m somewhat nicely surprised that this is as beautifully balanced as it is. Some of these wines have a reputation for “large and in charge”, but this was supremely balanced, toeing the line between Sonoma and white burgundy with richness. Aromatically it revealed sugar frosted stone fruits, white peach, caramel dipped golden delicious apples and baking spices. It has a beautifully textured palate that is almost creamy before snapping back with good acidity. Added notes on the palate of powdered lemon bar, floral honeysuckle, and whipped lemon cream. This will age effortlessly for another 7-10yrs, but it sure is giving now.
— 25 days ago

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