Idaho, Usa

Hells Canyon

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

We cant get enough of this wine. When out of towners visit and they want to experience a high quality Idaho wine, this is what we serve. Not too many winemakers can make Idaho grown Cab Sauv work, but the unique layout of this small vineyard makes an excellent wine. Vibrant dark cherry with well integrated but very present oak laced tannins that control the punchy juice into a charged balance that explodes in your mouth. Best Idaho Cab bar none! — 16 hours ago

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Effingham

Virginia Tannat 2019

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose blueberries, plums, red cherries, light oak, barnyard, herbs, light vegetables, earth, black pepper and dark chocolates.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, sour cherries, strawberries, cooked plums, licorice, light oak, earth, bitter herbs, light vanilla, peppercorn, tobacco and coffee.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

This is a very interesting wine from Virginia. Drinks like a California Merlot with an old world twist.

Good by itself and better with food. Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and bring out the tannins.

Showing nice complexity already, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

A good food wine that I paired with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Very yummy with the prosciutto.

100% tannant grapes were aged in Virginian oak barrels for 14 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$44.
— 18 hours ago

Ted, Anthony and 11 others liked this

King Estate

Acrobat Rosé of Pinot Noir 2021

This pale pink wine has a nose of strawberries, green parts and all. It is a fresh and lively aroma, one that invites the sip deliciously. The palate shows more strawberries, along with some stone fruit and a hint of salinity. The acidity is refreshing and will make for good food pairings across a wide range of dishes. — 10 days ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Hells Canyon

Lava /100

A very potent but well balanced 50/50 blend of merlot and cab franc grown from their small estate vineyards facing the snake river. Strong vanilla notes and spice on the back. Rich dark fruit of black cherry and tart blackberry upfront. Opened up significantly more after about an hour. Settling down the wine and became very balanced and rich with secondary notes of leather and cherry drenched cigar box. I did pick up the cab franc typical green notes of agave, peas. — 3 days ago

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Skip, Jan and 2 others liked this

Iruai

Blood + Flowers Syrah 2020

Always an attractive wine in an attractive package, year in and year out. What a terrific nose. All brambly and gamey fresh out of the gate with so much smoke following. It smells so good. The cherry aromas come a little late but are bright and pristine. A ton of earthy goodness that comes and stays and you’re so thankful it does.

Oregon Syrah as crafted from the folks from one of my favorite labels, Methode Sauvage. And once you taste it, you know who made it. Natural and glorious, the acidity is brisk and the overall aura is esoteric and delicious. Electric fruit but the best part is the greenery. Drink slightly chilled and let it sit for a while, it absolutely improves with air. A star of a wine.
— 5 days ago

Iwan, Andrew and 1 other liked this

Banshee

Ten of Cups Brut Methode Champenoise White Blend

This wine presents a thick, white froth upon pouring - and the fine bubbles stick around awhile. On the nose, green apples, pears and white flowers abound, with a healthy dose of minerals along for the sniffing. The palate also shows off a ton of the aforementioned fruit and some citrus minerality, as well those toasty notes we want in a sparkler. The wonderful acidity will make this a bubbly that can do more than host a toast. You may want oysters or lobster with it. — 6 days ago

Daniel P., Serge and 4 others liked this

Occidental Wines

Running Fence Vineyard Cuvée Catherine Pinot Noir 2019

Magnificent. A baby. Dark cherry, eucalyptus, so luscious and balanced. Vines are still young and producing outstanding berries. Just gorgeous. Years and years - try again in 2025. — 9 days ago

Eric, Tom and 18 others liked this
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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Viognier

A nice refreshing Viognier to go with an oncoming storm. Got a picture of the Atlas V this morning from my backyard taking off from the Space Coast. Pretty cool. — 14 days ago

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Cruse Wine Co.

Cruse Tradition Chardonnay - Pinot Noir Rosé Blend 2019

Shay A
9.2

My first time trying the Cruse Tradition rosé since the dosage trial about a year ago. Really enjoyed it and am now kicking myself I didn’t buy more…maybe I’ll check back with them. At least Ultramarine’s release is around the corner!

As with his normal Tradition, these have such a grower champagne vibe to them with a new world spin. I don’t remember the dosage on this, but it’s low. Big time mousse initially but they don’t stick around long. There’s a vinous quality to this style (kind of like Laherte Freres saignee rosé), where the red fruit is powerful and masks the bubbles to a degree, but it works. Blood orange twang joins in at the finish. I enjoy the freshness on these, and think that’s when they show their best. Delicious.
— 6 days ago

Paul, Eric and 20 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Ode to Lulu California Old Vine Rosé Blend 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2021 Rosé Ode to Lulu shows mineral-tinged aromas of red berries, nectarine and citrus zest complemented by herb notes. Silky and energetic on the palate, offering white peach, strawberry and tangerine flavors with delineation and tension. A floral note lingers on the finish. $24.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2022) — 6 days ago

Veronika, Shay and 17 others liked this