Hands On Wine

Michael David Winery

Freakshow The Strongest Man on Earth Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

Had on its own. Consistent taste for the full bottle. Peppery with a bit of cigar box. Velvety smooth! When held on the tongue some fruit, particularly cherry, comes through. Excellent wine. — 14 days ago

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

2001 vintage (great Napa cab year). Good, upper-shoulder fill. Dryish cork. Decanted with plenty of sed. Lots of color. Tasted immediately. Smoky plummy nose. Still medium-heavy body. Showing well with plenty of front-palate richness evident in the gums. Overt "oakiness" gone with only complimentary, flattering oak framing the composition at this point. A hint of tannins on the finish but you've got to know where to look. Summer-school hedonism. Slightly better than expected. 11.30.23. — 8 days ago

Jan, Bob and 11 others liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 2016

Too young I know but was hoping with a 5h+ decant this would still deliver. It did, though I’m not sure it showed as distinctively as I was hoping. On cork pop a medicinal note that blew off. Lots of dark red fruit and purple flowers. Tannins are there but alongside a ribeye weren’t overbearing. Quite nice but was hoping for something more. — 17 days ago

Ted, Joseph and 7 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Plummy, blackberry, dried currants, mulberry, lavender, cedar, tobacco and smoke.
Smoky graphite and mineral opening with fully integrated tannins and overall cohesion. Lovely floral and berry mix with mulberry, cassis and currant, lavender, rose, and violet. Strong showing on a 38 year old wine.


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— 2 days ago

Paul, Severn and 3 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

15 person Champagne tasting with friends.

We inserted what we all feeling is more or less the gold standard of n/v Rose’ to pair with duck and goat cheese on crostinis.
— 18 days ago

Paul, Shay and 16 others liked this

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2018

John W
9.0

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, forest floor, plum, cherry, currants, spice and bbq. On the palate, blueberry, blackberry, cherry, plum, and high acidity right out of the bottle. After breathing some, notes of cedar, minerals, tobacco, and spice, carrying through to a longer finish of cherry, vanilla and mint. Tannins strong but balanced. — 16 days ago

Gary liked this

14 Hands Winery

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Very smooth taste not super bitter — a month ago

Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2019

Quite light ruby , quite light pink watery rim . Quite floral and exuberant nose , with wild strawberry , violet and blueberry notes. On the palate juicy with strawberry , raspberry , spiced cherry , good acidity and nice juicy balanced length , soft tannins . Well made and moreish . Drink now and over the next few years — 6 days ago

Severn, Tom and 3 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

The oak on the nose is fantastic! — 20 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Jan A
9.2

Like the sour mouth watering effect of the wine on the palate. Already my last bottle of the case but this still has years of runway ahead. — 23 days ago

Dick, Ira and 11 others liked this