Land of Saints

Santa Barbara County Cabernet Franc 2020

This is a very enjoyable cab franc - more juicy and less herbaceous than many but still with crisp acidity, ripe tannins and very good structure. Blackberry, violet, tobacco leaf, elderberry, raspberry and wild strawberry. — a month ago

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Fritz Walter

Trocken Pfalz Riesling 2020

Typical nose of pineapple and petrol and some white flowers (elderberry). The palate is very long and acid driven with some yellow fruit notes and a delicate tanginess in the end. The finish is very long with the same notes and a tiny touch of spices. I had it along some home made egg fried rice with an extra dose of chili and the pairing was great! — 3 months ago

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Heidi Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

Big - lots of whole cluster - quite fruit driven. Just 24 cases made. 13%. This will need so much more time for the fruit to mellow out. Made in honor of Grahams daughter birthday. I hope she enjoys it once she is 16 ahem. I mean 21. Quite herbaceous now. Cardamom, elderberry, celery. Not necessarily my style but this could be quite nice in years to come - made to age! — 4 months ago

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Williams Brothers Brewing Company

Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale

Thus far, my favourite from this fine Scottish brewery. Amazed with how many good beer/ale brewers there are in the UK.

Chocolate, coffee and berry notes.

Berry flavour is present but not overwhelming.

•5% ABV• January 12, 2021
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Beautiful color!

Weingut Genheimer Kiltz

Beste Lagen Römerberg Sauvignon Blanc 2018

In Berlin. Stunning, saftig. Incredible aromatherapy. So much elderberry, green apple 🍏 and a touch Meyer lemon. A Sav. on steroids. Too bad we cannot get these rieslingluesque style wines in the US. — a month ago

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Burnley Vineyards

Monticello Norton 2012


Wild stuff, see previous note for 06. This is 2012 and had some add’l notes of rose petal & lavender. Really unusual but interesting much more polished. Lots of fresh boysenberry, elderberry and brambly fruit. Sweet inner core. — 4 months ago

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Norton! 👍


Burnley is solid - one of the oldest in VA
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I'm excited to know someone is growing Norton outside of MO; my wife reminded me that she thinks Norton is only grown in two states, VA is the other.

Eva Fricke

Kiedrich Riesling 2019

Fantastic aromatics of Meyer Lemon, hint pineapple sage, mandarine zest and touch of Elderberry. Salty, plenty of minerals, touch tart. This is just so much fun to drink. — 2 months ago

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Fiefs Les d'Anglars

Vin de Pays du Lot Malbec 2018

Trying it again. Different vintage. Cool tree on the label. Nice red wine color. Pretty in the glass. Smells like cut wood and rocks. Not fruit. Made a bit of incense too. Flavors are dry and dense. Herbal. Streak of berries. Like blackberry sauce in ice cream. Plenty of ink or elderberry stuff too. This is quite the difference from the Arg Malbec style. A hint of that coyote brush in the sun thing that I associate with southern France. Certainly a go to Malbec for my Malbec hater-ass. — 3 months ago

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Martin Woods

Bednarik Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

13.5%. 35% whole cluster. Very Burgundian in style. Herbaceous from the clusters, hint white pepper, very earthy, bark, big time elderberry, touch black cherry, dried black currants, quite tannic. Coiled. Needs to integrate. Very nicely done probably a benchmark Pinot for Oregon in 3-4 years. Highly recommended if you are getting out of Burghs. Congrats Lyle. — 5 months ago

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Glad you enjoyed and a great value.