Clone 5

The Royal Tokaji Wine Company

5 Puttonyos Furmint Blend 2013

Medium amber in color. Ginger candy, fig, powder sugar, salted caramel, maple syrup, lemon curd, toasted hazelnut, stony minerality, a whiff of VA. Luscious/sweet, high acidity, 11% abv, long finish. — 19 hours ago

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Flying Goat Cellars

Rio Vista Vineyard 2A Clone 2016

Brilliant garnet color. Understated nose of cherry and raspberry with a hint of leather. Light tannins delicious red fruit and leather — 7 days ago

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677 Clone Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

This is the 115 Clone. Well made with 13.3%. The wine maker likes Burgundy and it shows. Bright CA fruit. Mostly dark. More blackberries than cherry. Spicy. Well balanced. Just 49 cases made usually available in Healdsburg in the tasting room or via the wine club. This is a top tier winery. — 25 days ago

Ira, Josh and 4 others liked this

Clone 7

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Legs are awesome. Has an almost opaque deep red color. Loud cherry notes, with spice and chocolate on the nose. Taste is wonderfully tannic, with red berries and cherry lingering through the finish. So, so good! — 4 days ago

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Decades 5

Stagecoach Vineyard Petit Verdot 2014

When was the last time you had a 100% Petit Verdot? Or have you ever? It’s a grape that can stand on its own. If done right. Deep dark inky black, maybe the darkest wine I can recall, with quite a sheen to it and a purple rim. A nice mix of soft and more muscular notes on the nose. Dried cherries and cedar burst forth with violets, warm spices, and lavender along for the ride. The floral aspects balance out some of the rougher edges.

It goes without saying that this needs plenty of air and time in the decanter. You certainly feel that 15.0 but it blows away after a while. Full bodied and girthy, the delicate balance of huge yet elegant is played well here. Chewy and juicy, very velvety on the tongue. Hefty tannins and a rich streak of tobacco throughout.

On the palate, there’s an initial shout of smoked meat and more cedar. Stewed plums and blackberries abound. There’s a touch of vanilla and cigar there, as well. Spice on the medium to long finish. Yes this a big wine but it ain’t too big. Beautiful fruit and craftsmanship. Outstanding stuff.
— a month ago

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Trixie

Bravo! Superb review!🍷

Nino Negri

5 Stelle Sfursat di Valtellina 2002

Delicious with steak. Tastes of blood and earth. A lovely, intense wine. My bottle was on its way to excessive oxidation, but was still good. It will not survive another year of aging. — 22 days ago

Scheid Vineyards

Clone Series 667 Reserve Pinot Noir 2016

Sweet, plump plum and black cherry tart. Already gaining an umami streak of Portobello mushroom and rosemary. A meal of a Pinot at 14.8%. This clone series has been consistently polished and yummy. High QPR. — 6 days ago

Aravind, Kevin and 8 others liked this

Tokaji

Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 1975

Coppery yellow. Candied orange peel.
Honey, peach. Creamy.
— 16 days ago

J-M Seleque

Le Quintette Extra Brut Champagne 5 Terroirs Chardonnay

Deg. Oct 2018. 2015 based (80%), 20% solera. Five terroirs: Vertus, Epernay, Pierry, Dizy, Mardeuil — a day ago

Elise Zandbergen-Haverkamp
with Elise
Thijs, Dick and 7 others liked this

Sean Thackrey

Cassiopeia Clone 667 Wentzel Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Light color belies the rich, elegant fruit of this wine. Tasty. Delicious. — 14 days ago

Jim Nelson
with Jim
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