Cloudy Bay Sauvignon

Cloudy Bay

Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Ron R

Staring down the barrel of home workouts once again, sigh...
I think vintage received rave reviews from WS, and for good reason. The nose presents blossom, lychee and jasmine. Palate is vibrant and energetic. Beautiful, exotic delineation, with pineapple and limestone.perfect sweetness with racy acidity. Excellence from NZ.
— 4 days ago

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Jody Scharf

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A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Ron
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I visited this winery a few years ago while birding in NZ. A good place with great wine. We bought a mixed case and drank it all the way to Stewart island. A really great wine.
Ron R

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@Jody Scharf, I’m a little late, but hope you and yours had a great one, too.
@Hugh O'Riordan, Cloudy Bay wines are a point of reference in our book. Not made it to NZ tho, yet!

Mount Eden Vineyards

Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

J. Kim

Surely one of the finest Cabernet made in California in terms of the aromatic complexity, but one can find better wines for less from Bordeaux. There is not enough mineral tension force one gets from the top domaines in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone. Everything from Mount Eden is imbued with innate sense of integrity and equilibrium. — 7 days ago

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

2 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). A wonderful dark purple garnet color. On the nose: Interesting.......blueberry, perfumed soap, slight barnyard funk hiding underneath, smoke, pinetree. Taste: A soft, ripe, medium body wine with cedar, cassis, spice, some blackberry, and a chocolate oak medium plus finish with tamed tannins. Easy to drink wine on this Saturday night. Cheers!! — 5 days ago

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Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

I just love this SB. Oh the red tint is the heat lamp. Brrrrrrrrrrrr — 18 days ago

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Cloudy Bay

Te Wahi Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

A beautiful PN from a producer I’m only familiar with through their Sauvignon Blanc. Lovely minerality, crushed lavender, eucalyptus, and moist earth. — a month ago

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Cuda Ridge Wines

Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Here is my #FridayCabernetfix for this week.

Pretty color of dark ruby, with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, currants, cherries, light wood, honeysuckle, spices, pencil lead, earth, herbs, black pepper and dark coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with red currants, black plums, oak, tobacco, earth, spices, licorice, light vegetables, dark coffee, cloves, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Cabernet based Bordeaux blend from California. Showing a nice mouthfeel at this point, with mild complexity.

I had it last year, and this time I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter to open up.

Showing interesting notes of honeysuckle, which surprised me. This five year old is soft and engaging. Tangy and interesting.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with salami, Brie cheese and crackers.

Aged for 29 months in French Oak barrels. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— a month ago

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Wente Vineyards

Louis Mel Livermore Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Pale yellow white, excellent clarity. Grapefruit aroma, grapefruit, lemon flavors with a touch of apple. Good acidity, solid varietal character. Good food wine, inexpensive — 13 hours ago

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Fellom Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Alder Yarrow

Gorgeously expressive, explosively juicy, deeply stony, fantastically fresh, and black cherry herb gushing goodness. Hot damn, Cabernet like few know how to make it. — 12 days ago

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Wente Vineyards

Southern Hills Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

2015 Vintage - currants , berry , good balance for its age out of a 375ml really a nice surprise from Wente ( they have a lot of different lots ) tannins are soft good time to enjoy screw top from G.O. Good value — 24 days ago

Mario, Bob and 5 others liked this
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13.5% ABV
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13.5% ABV

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Southern Right Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Hints of Sancerre and New Zealand. Slate minerality, citrus fruit, passion fruit, flint and nice acid. — 8 days ago

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