Clone 5

McHenry Vineyard

Swan Clone Pinot Noir 2017

This is my first experience with the 2017 Swan Clone, a wine that hasn’t been made since 2014. The wine pours a hazy garnet. Soaring aromatics on the nose. One can almost smell the red woods that surround this tiny 2 acre vineyard perched high up on Bonny Doon Road only a handful of miles from the Pacific Ocean. A beguiling combination of fresh, bruised red forest berries and pie crust. On the palate, very primary with a mix of red and dark fruits with some earth and a touch of baking spice. Medium tannin and high acid with a long, saline finish. The finish just goes. Even better with food, this is a wine with a long future. It’s always a treasure to drink the Pinot Noirs of McHenry. Only 48 cases made. — a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Great note 👌

Boundary Breaks Vineyard

Single Clone No. 110 Semi-Dry Riesling 2012

An unexpected treat I found lurking in the wine rack. 2012, so aging but still incredibly vibrant. Orange fruit such as tangerine appears after a while. Only downside is a very slight bitterness on the finish. Too bad I don’t have another as this could be really interesting in a few more years. — a month ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2015

A little too much fruity. — 22 days ago

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Maybe just too early …?

Morgan

Double L Vineyard Pommard 5 Pinot Noir 2015

Strawberry jam nose. Tart on the palate - cranberry, tart cherry, fresh strawberry, and fresh raspberry with cinnamon, clove, oak and a hint of black pepper. Medium low tannins, medium high alcohol, and high acid. Nicely balanced and smooth. — 13 days ago

La Cienega Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Pyrazines, a hint of sulfuric volcanic flavor, black pepper, young dark cherry. Lay down 5-15 years for optimal enjoyment. — 8 days ago

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Alexana

Single Clone - Pommard Revana Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Another really great single clone Pinot. Like the 2015 nice notes of dark fruit with a lasting finish. Maybe not quite as good but an excellent Pinot — 17 days ago

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Tokaj Hétszőlő

Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Furmint Blend 2004

Stone fruit, honey, balanced 👌 — 22 days ago

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Marco De Bartoli

Riserva 5 Anni Oro Marsala Superiore Grillo

Nutty Marsala that is just spectacular. A great dessert wine. — a month ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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‘Forgotten’ and underestimated, unfortunately