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Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Smells of bright cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and violets. Raspberry, plum and light cranberry with thyme and roses on the palate. Touch of anise, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger snap, but all pulled together by the fruit and a layer of saffron-apple. Uniquely delightful. Had with Sashimi, and wasabi to cut the fog, so held its own. #sojourncellars #russianrivervalley #russianriverpinot #rrv #sonoma #pinotnoir #pn — 3 days ago

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Bevan Cellars

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Killer Chard! Succulent Asian pear, candied tropical fruits, warm vanilla, buttery popcorn, citrus custard. — 13 hours ago

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Nice view!
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Nice view. Never a slam dunk with his Chardonnay. Either it’s just slightly overdone/ heavy-handed or in your case delicious. Cheers.
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@David L I can see what you mean about his Chards being heavy-handed and full-throttle; definitely not a style that would be a slam dunk with everyone, for sure.

James Halliday

Hunter River Traminer Riesling 1979

Actually a cleanskin of the Lindemans bin 5687 Traminer Riesling and I am not sure if the Riesling was instead a semillon at that stage.
The wine was absolutely past its peak, but had some freshness and a long after taste.
Bought on auction from James Halliday' cellar collection.
1979 was a great vintage in Hunter Valley
Surely happy I tried, but not the greatest.

After 4 hrs I go back on the remaining half btl of the wine which was left unattended on the kitchen bench with a random cork inserted since its own obviously crumbed at the opening.
Well, don't ask me, but the wine has opened up aromas earlier hidden of white chocolate, macadamia, hay, ginger, apricot jam, a bountiful of flowers, lemon grass, English breakfast tea and so much more. Not so sweet at all and very enjoyable now. Definitely something I might not be able to experience again perhaps.
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— 16 days ago

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Great experimentation Cec. There would be some hidden gems in Halliday’s huge cellar.
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@Bob McDonald I feel like I will pour some in the sink😄😄, but the good ones are going to be unforgettable. I did get some old whites from the Hunter that might be fireworks...or not😅

Merry Edwards

Meredith Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

It is a dark wine, and the nose is very expressive. Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, tea and a slight brambly note are present. On the palate, savory cola and oak spice get into the act, while the tannins are firm, but not overly so. The dark fruit is there, but the savory aspect of the flavor profile definitely leads the way. Have a juicy filet with this one - they deserve each other. — 2 days ago

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Macauley

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Mike R
9.4

Totally agree with my friends @Jason and Jennie - I liked the score they gave and wish we were drinking wine together - someday soon guys I promise and it will be epic — 2 days ago

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@Mike R we just drank this a couple nights ago. Great stuff. Can’t wait for this epic drinking party with you

Kumeu River

Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Medium lemon in colour. An intriguing classy nose showing funky leesy notes, nectarine, cashew nut, flint and gunsmoke - many nuances. Palate staining citric intensity. One of the world’s great new world Chardonnays - no exaggeration. Has become an annual purchase for me. Postscript:: Similar notes to the 2010 vintage 193 weeks ago. This year I bought the “Hunting Hill” and “Coddington” Cuvées for the first time. Will be interesting to see the differences. — 9 hours ago

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Totally agree Greg.
Jan A

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Bought a couple of 2018 bottles in Holland after reading up on this, thanks for the tip!
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@Jan A That’s good Jan. I never dreamt the distribution would be as wide as this.

Orin Swift Cellars

Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Lovely nose, white orchard fruit, freshly cut herbs, On the palate typical warm-climate SB, Good freshness when served right from the fridge. Alas, the finish is slightly marred by an abundance of citrus peel bitterness and alcoholic heat (15,5% ABV...)
— 3 days ago

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Ronald Heijden

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Keep it or drink it now Jeroen?
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Drink now, Ronald.

Williams Selyem

Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2008

David T
9.2

The replacement for the 2010 Bucher Vineyard that showed just enough V/A to dump it.

The 08 Westside Road Neighbors was in fine shape. Love their fruits & profile at this age.
— 8 days ago

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Gary Farrell

Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Light and acidic. The more time in my glass, the more I enjoyed. Red fruit. Tart. Would love to try this again in a couple of years. — 9 days ago

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Aubert

Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

From last night, the 2016 Eastside is spectacular - second only to the Lauren in my opinion (at least for this vintage). Fantastic. — 8 days ago

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Agree with that 16 vintage from Mark