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Bee Hunter

Elevate Mendocino County Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2017

Bee Hunter Wines Elevate Pinot Noir 2017, California

A very pretty ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim.

Fruity nose with cherries, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, oak, spices, light vegetables, herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward with cherries, strawberries, raspberries, light chocolates, spices, light oak, rose pedals, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice Pinot Noir from California. Easy drinking and well-balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good right out of the bottle.

Tangy and fruit forward. Rich and elegant with nice complexity.

I love the fact that it is relatively low in alcohol. A great porch wine.

A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 5 years.

Grapes are from Mendocino County (68%) and the rest from Sonoma County.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.
— a month ago

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SM
10

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Domaine Gérard Neumeyer

Ottonel Alsace Muscat 2018

Dan R
9.0

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So young but already so great! If you can get your hands on this bottling get some! — 6 days ago

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Quilt Wines

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Over-oaked. I have experienced this with prior vintages of Quilt, so if you enjoy new wood dominant fruit forward Napa cabs, then this will be up your alley. Ripe and juicy. Nice medium plus body with high alc. A big wine. Screw cap closure so drink up sooner rather than later.

91 points
— 8 days ago

Shay, Bill and 11 others liked this
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@M. Christopher Roebuck unfortunately wasn’t a fan of this wine but maybe I should try it again.