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Denier-Handal

Alexander Valley Petite Sirah

Perfect with a garlic encrusted rib-eye. — 11 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Doña Paula

Paula Mendoza Malbec 2019

Very easy drinking, pairing with a rib eye steak — 21 days ago

Família Pérez i Ovejero

Martinet Bru Priorat Garnatxa Syrah 2016

Still a baby, but already solid, huge, grippy, powerful and assertive Priorat.
Garnacha/Syrah, fermented in cement tanks with wild yeasts with daily oxygenation. Macerated 10-15 days. Aged in 4000 L wooden vats, 300 L barrels, clay jars & demijohns for 18 months.

Dark inky garnet, scarlet rim.
Intense, invigorating & refined nose of black earth, tar, smoke, pome jam, raspberry pie, charred pine cone, crushed pepper, peppermint, cherry seed, bone fire, caramel, mulberry jam, tobacco, box of matches, mushrooms, pu er tea, licorice, ink, rosemary, volcanic minerals.
Impressive and massive palate. Very full body (14.5%), vivid acidity, grained tannins. Chokeberry, hibiscus, red currant skins, basil, lilac broth, black gooseberry, unripe saskatoon, earth, cigar, roasted cacao beans, lavender, savory, espresso flavors.
Saturated lasting finish of cedar, saskatoon, chokeberry, coffee and licorice.
Paired rib-eye steak finely.
88–89/100
— 12 days ago

Daou Vineyards

Reserve Eye of the Falcon Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2018

A powerful blend, fruit forward. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot in delicious balance. Raton affirmed 9/15/20 on Daou Mountain. — 19 days ago

Spy Valley

Marlborough Pinot Noir

Crisp with a full body finish. — a month ago

Azienda Agricola Cosimo Taurino

Riserva Salice Salentino Rosso Malvasia Nera Negroamaro 2011

So resinous and herbal - crushed rock and mulling spice. Eye opener for me. Much lighter on its feet with a medium ruby than I anticipated from this warm region. — 23 days ago

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Laurent Fayolle

Hauterives Crozes Hermitage Syrah 2018

Dark juicy plums is the first impression out of the gate. There’s a cassis thing going on here...just don’t know where to place it. Finishes off with some lovely and chewy light-weight tannins. Wait around long enough and smoked bacon is definitely part of the mix. Not a hint of heat at 14.5% ABV. Its unabashed youthfulness is a finger in the eye to its more serious—but expensive—Hermitage sister. Buy a case and drink over the next five years. It won’t get much better but who cares? It’s already there. — 19 hours ago

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Riglos

Quinto Malbec 2014

May be the age on the bottle talking, but this Malbec is singing! Medium purple on the eye with heavy blackberry and plum on the nose. On the pallet the full body is immediately apparent, some ripe dark fruit also present, chocolate and oak as well. The tannings are strong, nice balance to the wine and there is a pleasant finish. Bought this about five years ago and it is certainly a pleasant surprise. Again, lesson learned: never underestimate aging value wines, this is great. — 6 days ago

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Josh Cellars

Family Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

As a bourbon lover, this caught my eye. It did not disappoint at all. Fantastic light oak flavor in a full, acidy cabernet. Excellent! — 12 days ago

Argiano

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2018

A nice wine that goes very well with a black and blue rib eye steak. I found it tastes better if you pour it 30 to 45 minutes before drinking. — 15 days ago