Garnet Vineyards

St Innocent Winery

Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Medium garnet rim, pretty and perfumed. Medium acidity and long, chewy finish of mild cranberry, some pencil lead. Really impressive structure - stewed plum? Consistently good producer of terroir-focused Pinot. The Freedom Hill is lovely. Oh, lavender too. — 5 days ago

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Ceretto

Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Classic Barolo made from blended Nebbiolo fruit. Light garnet color with aromas of ripe berries, rose petals, mocha, toast and a hint of cloves. Forward pallet of ripe black cherry, tar, toasted coconut and coffee. A minty note on the finish. Firm tannins. — 14 days ago

Paul, Clive and 3 others liked this

Cascina Bongiovanni

Pernanno Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

Decanted for 1.5 hrs. Dusty garnet color and medium viscosity. Serious aromatic action here. Ripe red strawberries, raspberries and cassis. Lilac, lavender, tar and all spice coming through. On the palate, this is an iron hand in a velvet glove. Confirming red fruits, flowers and all spice. Elegant and complex and a delicious long finish. Dry wine, medium plus acidity, medium plus tannins, medium plus alcohol, medium body. This is nicely peaking now. — 14 days ago

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Graci

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2017

Pale garnet. Bright red berries, sour red cherry, tomato sauce, allspice, red licorice, peat, dried mixed herbs. High acidity, silky medium+ tannins, and some heat (14%) with the medium+ drying finish. 39-day maceration in stainless steel tanks and 18 months maturation in concrete vats. Non calcareous volcanic soils. — 9 hours ago

Luigi Giordano

Cavanna Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2015

Medium garnet hue with heavy tearing. Lots of tart, red cherry, cranberry, and pomegranate primary notes. Delicate white pepper notes. Secondary notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and cedar. Some tertiary notes of leather, tobacco, and earth. Medium(+) body and alcohol (actually 14% ABV). Strong tannins and acidity. Medium(+) finish. — 5 days ago

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Carpineto

Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Deep ruby leaning garnet. Opens with a distinct and off-putting barnyard funk. Left to relax, red cherry emerges with charred wood, earth, and raw beef (although to be transparent, I was shaping and grilling fatty hamburgers). Aroma intensity is medium plus, and they are still developing as I detect chocolate starting to peek through. On the palate we have slightly less intense flavors of dried red fruit (cranberry and cherry), flint, are earth. Alcohol is a highish hot 14 ABV, medium acidity, medium plus bodied, medium plus tannins. The finish is medium (only)..I have had this several times. I am left wondering whether or not age will continue to deliver a benefit. Structurally, it should certainly stand up over time. Yet, much of the primary fruit has transformed already. So, buy 2. Drink 1 now, and age 1 for two more years, and see if your get leather and chocolate.

93 points
— 3 days ago

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Henri Magnien

Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2016

Deep muddy garnet. Shy nose. Wine is light to med bodied with red fruit, and some mild funk. Acid cloaks the fruit. Decent village effort but needs more body — 8 days ago

Wines of Substance, LLC

Cs Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Deep garnet with black licorice and currant in the mouth. Earthy tobacco, long long finish. Lots of tannins. Great Cab!! — 4 days ago

Chronic Cellars

Purple Paradise Paso Robles Zinfandel 2018

I thought I would do something fun this Halloween season and post some “creepy” wines and pair them with some fun cheese. This is a nice blend from Paso Robles, medium body, dark garnet in color. Very tannic with notes of rhubarb and raspberry. I wish I could eat this cheese by the mouthful. It’s a Wensleydale cheese from the UK with strawberry and Prosecco. So sweet, it really offsets the tannins in the wine. 💀🍷🧀 — 4 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Ooh! I like this wine and spooky glass setting. 👻 Cool glass!💀
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Sharon B Nice! Sounds delicious@
Danielle

Danielle

Love it! That cheese sounds amazing too!

Imagery Estate Winery

Upper Ridge Vineyard Lagrein 2016

Deep garnet color. Plum and black cherry. Nice now — 20 days ago