Georgia, Usa

Hightower Creek Vineyards

Upper Hiawassee Highlands Pinot Gris 2019

From the part of the Upper Hiawassee Highlands AVA that drops into North Georgia. Tons of interesting flavors. — 15 days ago

Three Sisters Vineyards

Three Sisters Vineyards Chardonnay 2019

From the new Dahlonega Plateau AVA — 15 days ago

WeldWerks Brewing Company

Juicy Bits India Pale Ale

Ron R

I consider these guys to be the best domestic IPA producers in the US. Their portfolio is drum-tight. Get some! — 16 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Ridge California Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

From a mini vertical of Monte Bello at a friend’s house. This 08 is easily the most concentrated of the 06, 07, 08. A bit of lemony oak is still yet to integrate on the nose, but all the components are there. Best concentration of the bunch. The fruit is rich and pure and the tannins and acids are really in nice balance. Give this 5 more years. — 6 days ago

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Reserve Merlot 2005


Maria dinner 5/30/21 a second surprise. Was not a favorite. Should have blinded. Still think it’s a big surprisingly good Merlot from Georgia the State of all places. Great with Pei’s Costco duck and thin pancake wrap! — 19 days ago

Monday Night Brewing

Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA

Grapefruit, nice body and depth — a month ago


Subduction McCabe’s Brook Marquette 2015

A night if firsts for me: first Marquette and first Vermont wine!
Love the vibrant acidity. Nose leads me down the lovechild path of Beaujolais romancing Bonarda. Heavily cranberried sauciness with herbal influences. I would like to chill this few degrees and revisit with a thanksgiving menu in the fall. Likey!
— 2 days ago

Jason, Mike and 3 others liked this

Stonewall Creek Vineyards

Yukari Rosé Blend 2019

This rose can go toe toe toe with any rose from anywhere. Period. — 16 days ago

Wolf Mountain Vineyards

Claret Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

It’s tough to do a good red in Georgia, but this is a great example. — 15 days ago

Bellingar Estates

South Pass Oregon Syrah 2018

Bellingar Estates South Pass Syrah 2018, Oregon

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, wild flowers, cooked blueberries, light wood, earth, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, violets and herbs.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This Syrah from Oregon is drinking very nicely now. rich and fruit forward.

Nicely balanced and elegant. Showing nice complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up. I gave it two hours in a decanter.

This Single Vineyard is interesting and easy drinking. Fragrant and aromatic with a teeth staining color. Feels very much like a good quality California Syrah.

Aged in French oak barrels (10% new) for 24 months. A very small production of only 100 cases.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 2 days ago

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