Division Winemaking Company

Division Winemaking Company

Division-Villages Les Petits Fers Gamay Noir 2021

Cherries soaked in vanilla syrup and covered in dark chocolate 🤤 — 19 days ago

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Division Winemaking Company

L'Avoiron Columbia Valley Rosé of Gamay 2021

Spicy, boozy cherries 🍒, strawberries, light wood maybe 🤔 — 2 months ago

Severn, Josh and 2 others liked this

Domaine Courbis

La Sabarotte Cornas Syrah 2012

This is settling in nicely, the terroir is beginning to show through the winemaking and becoming more truthful to Cornas. Oak and extraction are integrating nicely. Granular tannin, firm mineral feel on the back end. Blackberry, olive, beef blood, fur, cast iron, leather, ash, forest floral, autumnal. — 12 days ago

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Baxter

Valenti Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Phil Baxter is the man. Always pure, clean, transparent winemaking. I prefer the Oppenlander vineyard but this is delicious. 6-7 years seems a sweet spot for these AV PNs. — 11 days ago

Dylan, Tom and 3 others liked this

Cartuxa

Vinho de Talha Tinto

I have never tried a wine like this.

They use the traditional (or should I say ancient?) method of winemaking, where the wine is aged in old clay pots.

It’s smoky. Leathery. Dark fruit emerges.

One of a kind.
— 18 days ago

Vin and Luca liked this

Rivers-Marie

Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Fun to experience TRB’s winemaking with Anderson Valley fruit. Nose is lighter and more lifted than his Sonoma bottlings, yet still has the density and depth of fruit expected of his style. There’s a background radiation of higher acid from times past. At this age it’s all in balance with the savory and bright elements perfectly balancing Thomas’s extraction level. This might be peak. Drink up! — 24 days ago

Shay, Eric and 7 others liked this

Clemens Hill Vineyard

Cellar Release Pinot Noir 2015

Rich and luscious. Red ripe fruits. Certainly a stalky whole bunch element. A note of ginger. A raspberry note on the palate. A very easy to like crowd pleasing Pinot Noir - high quality Coal River fruit and winemaking. — 10 days ago

Ray, Severn and 13 others liked this

Vice Versa

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This bottle of 2016 Vice Versa “Dr. Crane Vineyard” (BBS) was generously provided by a friend who selected it from his cellar to share over dinner at V. Mertz. This is the BBS (Best Barrel Select) of the Dr. Crane Vineyard which, I guess, is deemed the best tasting barrel by the winemaking team. Popped and poured. No formal notes but I can state with absolutely certainly that the juice is well and truly special. The wine is still quite youthful but already very easy to love. Beautifully layered dark fruits with tobacco, cocoa, stone-like minerals and deftly integrated baking spices. The structure is firm, leaving little doubt about the long life yet ahead. That being said, everything is so well balanced. I have a very strong feeling this will be one of those wines that never really shuts down. While they are two very different wines from different parts of the world, I found this to be a very handsome compliment to the 2015 “Tintot” we drank just before. This was also very nice with the lamb chops we had for dinner. Drink now or through 2036.
— 8 days ago

Daniel P., Jason and 8 others liked this

Abbazia di Novacella (Stiftskellerei Neustift)

Stiftskellerei Neustift Pinot Grigio

2020 vintage.
From vineyards between 1970 feet and 2950 feet elevation.
White fruits and flowers on the nose.
Peach, honey dew melon, mandarin orange and nectarines with textural complexity and acidity.
This wine is 3/4 fermented and stored in stainless steel and 1/4 on 30 hectolitres oak casks with natural yeast.
Abbazia di Novacella has 850 years of experience and state of the art winemaking technology.
— 9 days ago

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