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Basket Press Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Only got a sip of this one - it disappeared rather quickly. It has become a cult wine in Australia and priced accordingly. Made from grapes sourced from old dry grown vineyards aged from 60 to 140 years old. It is always lush silky and moreish. Fruit and nut milk chocolate. Seamless. Hard not to like it. — 20 days ago

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Ron R

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One of my all time faves. 15 years ago, this was modestly priced. Alas, times have changed...
Bob McDonald

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@Ron R Yes Ron - just checking a few sites online. Prices range from $200 to $240 per bottle in AUD. It seems not all that long ago it was around $80 to $90. It’s all relative. I remember paying $12.50 for the 1982 Hill of Grace in the mid 1980’s.

Nolita Restaurant

Gewürztraminer 2018

Made for the restaurant Nolita in Poland, first course bright and fresh — 7 days ago

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Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2009

First Harlan I've had in awhile. Juicy, still primal. Needs another five years. — 7 days ago

Randall, Eric and 23 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Nice review.. I want to try some

Slow Press

California Cabernet Sauvignon

Loved it first glass to last — a month ago

Ecce Vinum

Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Verdejo 2018

My first 100% Verdejo, and first time I notice “catpiss”, but in a good way — 2 days ago

Ted, Peter and 13 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2001

First time having this👍🏼
Color of an old Bordeaux which I’m assuming is normal 🤷🏼‍♂️
— 10 days ago

Paul, Tom and 45 others liked this
Eric S

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Allen brothers pork tenderloin tonight. Best I’ve ever had. Their stuff is for real!!!
David T

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@Eric S I haven’t had better. You need to order their Rib Cover’s or as others refer to them, Ribcaps. If you haven’t already.
Deborah M

Deborah M

One of my favorites

First Cape

Special Reserve Shiraz Cabernet

Drank at home. Fresh and rounded, easy to drink. Would have again — 7 days ago

Ntsiki Biyela

Aslina Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

I haven’t had a new world cab Sauvignon in ages. This maker gets some press as she is working in a former apartheid state, but really this wine deserves kudos: most of all contains tension & a wirey ness that belies its cab Sauvignon credentials. Serious chocolate notes. Drink it on cold room temp side & you will be happy. Good wet winter night wine. — 3 days ago

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Young Vines Cabernet Franc Blend 2005

Bottle # 2, just as good as the first one. Needs an hour.
Plus some 🥩
— 18 hours ago

Tom, Jody and 24 others liked this
David T

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Guess those worked out.