Evans & Tate

Bellwether

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Dense Ruby in colour. All the classic Cabernet descriptors - Blackberry cassis, black olive and of course Mint - textbook Coonawarra Cabernet. On the palate such purity - ground cocoa, call it dark chocolate, berry fruits, touch of cedar. This wine at 10 years of age, whilst only young, and will live at least another decade, is drinking beautifully now. Made by the talented Sue Bell who was the Dux of the 2007 Len Evans Tutorial ( a handpicked group of only 12 - outstanding winemakers, somms and other full time wine professionals. Aubert de Villaine every year generously donates a mixed dozen of DRC, such was his friendship with Len Evans and James Halliday). Needless to say Sue Bell has one of the best palates in the country. A few years ago she was a guest Judge at the Toowoomba Wine Show where I often judge. I was in awe of her knowledge and her palate. On the strength of this wine I will order her 2015 Cabernet. — 2 years ago

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@Bob McDonald I love the DRC anecdote.  
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Yes - very generous of Aubert de Villaine.

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2006

Ron R
9.2

This reminded me of the “dog food” analogy - meaning, this isn’t quite ready for human consumption.
@Robert Evans Jr needs to do his job and post all the wines...
This was good, but not great in my mind. Herbs and tobacco on the mid palate. Still a tannic monster. Good structure, but should have decanted this. Hold on to this vintage.
— 3 years ago

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J.K. Carriere

Vespidae Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Very good! Served with organic Bell & Evans boneless chicken thighs with lighthouse poultry seasoning ... kale Caesar salad, 365 label 90 second Spelt Green Lentils and Long Grain Rice — 4 years ago

Miner Family

Gibson Ranch Mendocino Sangiovese 2016

Delicious! Acidic and fruit forward. Thank you @Charlie Evans! Love all the @Miner Family Winery wines you recommend! — 2 years ago

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Nice! And they even let you have it at Whataburger!
Marc Brasseaux

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We do what we want.......you know this, maaaan!

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Hillside Blend Howell Mountain Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Paul K
9.4

@Robert Evans Jr you suggested infanticide with the 2016 Kosta Browne. This is even more egregious. I actually thought the Pinot was quite good, but I’m pretty new to that world.
This is tight, but everything’s in the right place. Tannins throughout so dusty cherries, currant, and blackberries. There’s and little funk, hope it comes out more later. Have the opp to buy more at a good deal, so grabbed one to try. Gonna grab the rest.
— 2 years ago

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Great wine 🍷
Robert Evans Jr

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@Paul K i usually hold Cab, Merlot, Syrah a little longer than I do my Pinots. Then again when I buy I always try

Evans & Tate

Classic Margaret River Cabernet-Merlot Blend 2016

Depth of fruitful dodgering and nuancing the wine, dark fruit red fruit of cranberry cherry while vanilla chocolate mocha adds to its complexity of palate 🥡
Vanilla wood cigarleaf herby on palate is delivered
Structure soft finishing
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— 2 years ago

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2015

Ryan Tate brought over for dinner, enjoyed with paella. Exquisite Tuscan red.  — 2 years ago

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Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Smells of plums and black cherries. Tate is a bit jammy with flavors of dark fruit like cherries and Black currant. Sour notes on the finish. Just a great wine by itself or with food. — 3 years ago

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Barnett Vineyards

Tina Marie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Delicious! One of my favorite Pinot Noirs! Excellent job David Tate! — 4 years ago

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