Green & Red Vineyards

Ochota Barrels

The Green Room Grenache 2021

I haven't eaten a smoked plum, but if I did I think this wine is what it might taste like if it was sprinkled with a few herbs and some pepper. And guess what, I liked it!! — 8 days ago

Château Joanin Bécot

Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

On the nose black plums, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, herbs, tobacco leaf, earth and light forest floor.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with currants, black plums, cherries, tobacco, oak, green vegetables, chocolates, earth, herbs and black pepper.

Medium on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a tasty Merlot blend from Bordeaux. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and it is drinking much better now.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 16 months in (60% new) French Oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$30.
— 7 days ago

Daniel, Daniel P. and 15 others liked this

Patricia Green Cellars

'Dollar Bills Only' Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2026

Bought at Apple jacks in Colorado. gentleman recommended this when I asked him for another type that I couldn’t get. Happy to say, it’s delicious! — 15 days ago

Dutton-Goldfield

Dutton Ranch Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Last bottle of this and it has held incredibly well. Tastes like it could still be a 2018 or 2019. Full bodied, dark berries, spice and licorice on nose. Was saving this for the salmon dinner but this may be gone before we even get to dinner. — 18 days ago

Eddie and Ron liked this

Cerbaia

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Generous Sangiovese. Wet leaf, green olive and cornichcon. — 10 days ago

Severn, Jonathan and 3 others liked this

Charles Smith

Stoneridge Vineyard Syrah 2014

Big surprise! The scent was floral, violets and perhaps some green herbs. But the first sip… straight pipe tobacco laced by dark blue berry and unripe fig. Where was that jammyness we noticed a few years ago? It drank quite addictive, though. Complex and intriguing. — 9 days ago

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Jan, John and 2 others liked this

Iron Horse Vineyards

Two Clones 2017

As always, simply beautiful. Perfect picnic wine with poached salmon with dill sauce, grilled veggies, and tabbouleh. — 11 hours ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Château Fleur Haut Gaussens

Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Nose: warm baking spices, semisweet chocolate chips, minerals, dried dark fruit. Smells good.

Taste: good, but thinner than I expected. Medium weight. A lot more acidity than I expected too. Cassis and blackberry - and distinct cherry as time went on. Tannins have some bite, but don’t taste “green.” Good deal for the $11-12 I paid…I am not experience enough to be sure, but I do think some aging would make this really good. 89. Worth buying again.
— 10 days ago

Dawn, Ron and 2 others liked this

Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This is an Interesting Cabernet from Spring Mountain.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, earth, vanilla, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs, green pepper, tobacco leaf, coffee and black pepper.

This Napa Cabernet is still young, and shows lots of earthy notes. Feels like a left bank Bordeaux. The Cabernet franc is very dominant right now.

A good sipping wine with good structure and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Nicely balanced and good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 21 months in French Oak barrels.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$60.
— 8 days ago

Doug, Shay and 12 others liked this

Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

65%CS, 20%M & 15%CF. A lot of oak, smoke, incense, very floral and earthy. Red and blackfruit (blackberries, blackcurrant), some green notes also. Very dark red with firm structure, needs time. Second day better integrated. 91+ — 13 days ago

Peter, Sander and 3 others liked this