Ex Vivo Cellars

Clos Saint Jean

Deus Ex Machina Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Even better than last year’s bottle, which I called “the devil’s work” and rated 95. So much more emerging and the finest, grainy tannins just melted on my plate. Burnt cocoa, velvety cassis. Never got warmed up due to Covid doors open. This has decades to go. — 5 days ago

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David L

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Incredible bottle
Bruce Leboff

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Nice. I guess it’s Chateau Neufeld De Pape night

Owen Roe

Ex Umbris Yakima Valley Valley Syrah 2018

Delicious and smooth Syrah. — a month ago

Ex Post Facto

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2017

The second vintage of this new label from Greg Brewer, this one reminds me to some extent of some of the limited release syrahs that he made at Melville a few years back. Lots of spice and candied blackberries on the nose, the wine was pretty closed on the palate initially, with more earthy overtones than I picked up on the nose. Definitely needs more time: while the tannins are sweet and well-integrated, the wine is pretty tight even after 10-15 min in the glass. If you want to open up a bottle of this now I’d recommend decanting a couple of hours in advance. Otherwise, let this one rest in your cellar for 2-3 years. — 3 months ago

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Owen Roe

Ex Umbris Columbia Valley Syrah

Very solid at this price point — 5 days ago

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Marc Brédif

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Joe
9.0

Deep red, good bouquet. Ex drinking with no after taste — 10 days ago

El Tesoro

Paradiso Extra Añejo Tequila

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K&L notes, Attractive aromas of cedar, caramel, crushed pineapple, eucalyptus-vanilla, and fine tea with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, very long allspice, lime leaf, dried mango, smoke, and sea salt finish. Exotic aromas and superb integration make this the Cognac or Single Malt-lovers Tequila; a must-try." (04/2019) Distiller's note: "A distinct tequila, El Tesoro Paradiso® is slowly aged for five years in French oak ex-Cognac barrels. Created by Don Felipe Camarena in collaboration in with Alain Royer of A. de Fussigny Cognac, this unique tequila has an earthy taste with a hint of minerality, tropical characteristics, and sweet notes of butterscotch."
— a month ago

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Ron R

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Gonna try this...
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Definitely @Ron R . I’ve had many bottles in the past 10 years

Ex Nihilo Vineyards

Privata Okanagan Valley Chardonnay 2018

Great wine. 2018 vintage. Lightly Oakes. — 17 days ago

Cayuse Vineyards

The Widowmaker En Chamberlin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Ex-Cellar treat.....silky smooth, rich and perfectly balanced...a memorable wine — a month ago

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La Vizcaina (Nerea/Raul Perez)

Bierzo La del Vivo Godello 2018

I’m finally interested in Spanish whites. Chenin fans: pay attention. — 2 months ago

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Michael Meyer

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Took you long enough

Weingut Schwarz (Johann Hans Schwarz)

The Butcher Burgenland Pinot Noir 2018

This ex-buthcher-turned-winemaker makes a great austrian PN; cold climate style but more German than French; lots of mineral notes, chlorine, strawberries, raspberries, dark choclate, light earth, and a bit of wood; fruits, acids, and soft tannins mix well on the palate and the finish is medium long and satisfying. — 2 months ago

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