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Idaia Winery

Vidiano 2021

The Vidiano grape of Crete is really promising. Had a few examples now. Next in line after Assyrtiko. — 16 days ago

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Spicewood Vineyards

Texas High Plains Grenache Rosé 2021

This pink wine is quite rich in color. Its hue is a cross between salmon orange and copper, looking very much like roses. The nose is a blast of strawberries, green parts and all, with an earthy herbal streak and a line of black pepper. On the palate, the brash rosé comes on like a red wine, with tons of flavor and a refreshing acidity. This wine’s pairing ability can reach from salads’n’seafood territory into pork chops, burgers and cheese plates. — 17 days ago

Tom, Jason and 3 others liked this

Rosenblum Cellars

Annette's Reserve Redwood Valley Zinfandel 2002

2002; Father's Day 2022
👃 Dried blackberries, dried blueberries, over-ripe black cherry, crushed dark chocolate | 👅 Black cherry & strawberry syrup reduction, over-ripe nectarine skin, dark chocolate sauce, light tar notes, acidity/tannins persists with a long, round finish. Satisfying.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation, 11H rest at time of notes.

The end of the line for our Annette's stock, starting life in our cellar as a 4-pack back in Nov. 2005 ($22.50), this has been an enjoyable run.
Paired to homemade chocolate lava cake. 🤤
— 17 days ago

Adam, Byron and 33 others liked this
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

Glad to see it’s held up 20 years!! Cheers!
Tom Casagrande

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Wow! Amazed it held up so well at 15.4.
Ming L

Ming L

A quick googling points to a sub AVA of Mendocino…. Too many AVA’s to keep up.

Finca Aviño

Stol n Raïm de Ton Rimbau Penedès Xarello 2013

Probably waited a bit too long to open this up (my fault, not the wine’s) — still quite tasty. Wish I could have tasted this before the fruit character started to die off. — 7 days ago

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Emmolo Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2019

Our fault for getting it way too young,  Still very bright and vibrant but you could tell but it could use some aging to develop its silky and mellow aspects. Great potential. — 18 days ago

Brent liked this

Finca Fella

Altado Monastrell

Altado Monastrell represents one of the most modern expressions of Spanish wines on the international wine scene. The concentration of the Monastrell grape combined with the arid territory of the South-East of Spain and the significant elevation of its vineyards, creates a generous and high quality wine. To the nose it delivers jam of red fruits and spices, almost finished with a smoky touch. On the palate it is a fresh, round and concentrated wine, with evident notes of blackberries with a finish of cocoa and mint. Bottom line: a lot of wine at a great price. — 7 days ago

Domaine Charles Pain

Cuvée Blanche Chinon Chenin Blanc

Très correct Chenin. Straight down the line - lovely with seafood linguine (lots of garlic). — 8 days ago

Château La Gaffelière

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Deep ruby color with a viscous grip of the glass. Fresh flowers and herbs, cranberry, spearmint, but otherwise youthful nose. Medium weight, medium plus alcohol, dry. Red fruits are more prominent on the front palate with medium acidity, and medium gripped tannins. Medium finish. Way too early to open this one. My fault. It will add at least 2 points with age. Thankfully, I have more that I will not disturb.

93 points
— 19 days ago

Eric, Ron and 4 others liked this

Di Giovanna

Bianco Terre Siciliane Camurria Orange 2021

color: pale gold
aroma: mandarin orange, hay, bread dough, hyacinth, mushroom
flavor: light honey, mandarin orange, cherry tomato, jasmine tea, mulch

aroma: medium
acidity: medium
body: med
tannin: med light

funky almost to a fault. at first sniff, i almost thought it might have been corked. however, it develops into something really quite special. the longer i sit with it, the more i want.
— 18 days ago