Ground Effect

Domaine Lucien Boillot et Fils

Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Really focused blackfruit leather floral tones and soft oak back ground — 3 days ago

Aravind, Daniel and 5 others liked this

Bodegas Borsao

Tres Picos Campo de Borja Garnacha 2017

Licorice, blackberry, strawberry jam, caramel candy... This is very rich. The palate is wonderful with a very strong acid drive, a great width with a nice thickness on the sides which can be broken down in matter and a radiant black fruit. Some tannins that stick up on the sides in the rear and a slight drying effect and a very long finish with again a typical licorice touch, blackberries and a nice tangyness which makes you crave for another glass. Wow this is great and it puts a lot of fancy Châteauneuf du pape to shame! — 10 days ago

Byron, Bob and 21 others liked this

Guillaume Reynouard

K' Sa Tête Vin de France Pineau d'Aunis 2018

LOVE. Loire might be my favourite French region.

Some green pepper on the nose. Dangerously drinkable. Food friendly. Went well with spiced ground beef and rice, but this red would be a good companion for red or white meat, Indian dishes, or on its own.
— 10 days ago

Michael LeSage
with Michael


Il Bosco Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2008

Classic amarone. Dark cherry. Tobacco and a hint of spice on the nose. It is well halved and drinking well an hour after opening. Thanks effect wine for the fall season - to keep my warm whilst grilling! — 2 days ago

David Stein
with David

MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018

A nice middle ground between oak and steel finish. Not overly fruity but the Chardonnay fruit is there. Smooth finish with a little butter. Great with food. — 10 days ago

Château de Saint-Cosme

Le Poste Gigondas Grenache 2006

Gorgeous. Classic northern Rhône Grenache. Beautiful color, notes of ground pepper, licorice and black fruits — a month ago

David, Mike and 1 other liked this


Muke Terre Siciliane Rosso 2018

Less flavor and more texture. Subtle, weird, and wild.

The easy and obvious comparison is pop rocks with an intense effervescent effect. But if you hold this and swirl around, you’ll get a puffy baking soda sensation on the edge of your inside checks, contrasting the acid ringing in the center of your tongue.

This is the pop album with catchy beats that open up to deep, intense, and thought provoking lyrics the more you listen. You want to say ‘meh’ but then you can’t. It’s the record you put on when you have a party, but the conversation is dull and a distraction is required without breaking the mood.
— 13 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

Giorgio Pelissero

Munfrina Dolcetto d'Alba 2016

Licorice, tar, blackberries, cherry and a bit of almond on the nose. This is great! The palate is very lovely with some strong acid backbone, a nice tangy cherry all along, a good width with a lovely matter on the sides. It's not thick, it's rather light but very playful and fruity. Some tannins kick in in mid palate which give a bit of a drying effect in a mid palate sphere. It's quite round in there! The finish is all fruits, a bit of bitterness and thee tannins drying up a notch. Very lovely and joyful wine. — 9 days ago

Carla, Neil and 17 others liked this

Château Bellevue La Randée

Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015 when you smell wet mushy fertile live earthwormy soil with cherries budding in the fleshy forest. A bit of farmy cheese funk. The palate showcases earthiness and young fruit, even red apple skins. Supple tannins and a finish that floats over that wet young ground. Pair with tapas leaning toward hard cheeses. Think manchego with hard salami. — 17 days ago

Severn, Paul and 8 others liked this

Pascal Clément

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

I’m into this! Nice middle ground Chardonnay. Round but good acidity too. Under 20. — 25 days ago