Ipa Blend

Temescal Brewing

West Dank Tropical West Coast India Pale Ale

Solid and a great add to the lineup. — 14 days ago

Tree House Brewing Company

Haze American Double IPA

💜 HAZE ~ like Beer Gum: passion fruit, guava, peach and orange Fruit Stripe meets the hop bitterness in the form of Wrigley’s Doublemint — a month ago

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Podere Il Castellaccio

Orio Bolgheri Red Blend 2017

Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose blueberries, black currants, black cherries, light vanilla, coke, licorice, Indian spices, tar, light vegetables, earth, tobacco leaf and graphite.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso and earth.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Franc blend from Italy. Tangy and interesting with lots of fruit.

Better after 90 minutes of airtime.
Really loved the nose after 2 hours in the decanter.

Showing very nicely at this point, once it opens up, with nice complexity, good structure and a nice mouthfeel. I love these Italian Bordeaux style reds.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too. I paired it with cheeses and Italian dried meat.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 10% Syrah. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. A small production of only 8,000 bottles.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$28.
— 6 days ago

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Ruinart

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

Another go to n/v Rosé Champange because of quality & availability in 375’s. Although, most people think their recent price increases are unwarranted. In large part, I agree. They just haven’t passed my threshold.

Lots of strawberries, black cherries, blood orange, uncooked rhubarb, blackberries, peach, Rainer cherries, loads of white spice w/ heat, sea fossils, dry yeast, some bread dough, weighed, crispy, crunchy minerals, excellent, powdery chalkiness, red flowers & both pink & red rose, lively, crisp acidity, great length and balance with polished, ripe fruits and falling onto pronounced minerality on the long set.

The bottom photos tell you all you need to know as to why the region of Champange is so excellent. Not many places in the world have that kind of chalk & for me, that’s what makes them special.
— 7 days ago

Shay, Aravind and 20 others liked this

Victory Brewing Company

Brotherly Love Hazy IPA

ESF
9.2

Have always loved this brewery - real solid lineup and in a sea of IPA this is very well executed: brmming with flavors without hitting you over the head w/citrus & bitter hops. — 7 days ago

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Upright Brewing Company

Barrel Aged Yama-Bushi Upright Monkey

Birthday gift beer. It’s so special collaborative beer between upright brews in Portland and Shiga Kogen brewery in Nagano. Soooooo delicious barreled ageing sour beer. #Yamabushi #upright #shigakogen #craftbeer — a month ago

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Guido Berlucchi

Cuvée '61 Brut Franciacorta Blend

If you’re in the mood for bubbles, there are so many delicious options! 🥂 🍾

This beautiful sparkling wine comes from Franciacorta, DOCG – a region in Lombary, Italy (Northern Italy).  🇮🇹

It’s comprised of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) and is made using a method like in Champagne, France (with a second fermentation in the bottle) – the Metodo Classico – also undergoing at least 24 months aging sur lie.  This time sur lie adds complexity and richness to the wine. 👏👏👏👏

👁 This wine is medium lemon with a soft and delicate mousse.

👃 On the nose this wine has youthful aromas with notes of apple, pear, lemon zest, dried citrus blossom, toasted rice, brioche, bread dough, yeast, and blanched almond.  🍏 🍐 🍋 🥖

👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, and medium intensity in aromas consistent with the nose.

This wine is elegant and has great balance, complexity, and richness. ☺️👍👍👍👍

Berlucchi, Franciacorta DOCG, ’61, Brut. 12.5% ABV. 
— 8 days ago

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Ericsson

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Love Franciacorta. Agree with @Billy L. Nice notes and now I’ll have to try it in Italy as well.
Vanessa

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@Ericsson Cheers to that !! 🥂🥂
Ericsson

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Lol. Cheers.

Calusa Brewing

Zote India Pale Ale

One of the best local beers I've had in Florida this year. — a month ago

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Realm Cellars

La Fe Rosé Blend 2020

Shay A
9.2

Easy to trust Realm’s offerings as quality is always at a premium. I have to admit, my brain had a hard time connecting this type of rosé with Realm (based on their typical style).

My comment above isn’t meant to be good or bad, it’s just amazing that this Provençal type rosé could come from a bigger/powerful style Napa producer like Realm. Kudos to Benoit for knowing what he was going for and being able to create something (a beautiful rosé) from almost nothing (the extremely uneven 2020 vintage). I don’t think I could have called this rosé of merlot if I didn’t know beforehand. To me, this was a blend of high end Provençal rosé with Cayuse’s Edith rosé. Extremely pale salmon color in the glass with aromas of cantaloupe, white peach, faint dragon fruit and an herbal/mineral stony character. The palate here has nice gravitas and a surprising bite at the finish. Strawberry cream-lite, underripe kiwi and some nectarine on the finish. Much more enjoyable at cellar temp compared to being too cold. Don’t think this is one to hold, so enjoy now.
— 5 days ago

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David T

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I like Realm’s work but had to pass on their Rosé at $60. Too many really good Rosés on the market under $40 and many under $30.
TheSkip

TheSkip

Agree with @David T !

Bedrock Wine Co.

Dolinsek Ranch Heritage Red Blend 2013

Shay A
9.2

Though the brutal TX heat is back, it means plenty of time for grilling, and this was a fun red blend to pair with burgers.

A fun field blend where everything but the kitchen sink seems to be in here…mostly zin, with 6-7 lesser known varietals. A bit funky upon opening (pop and pour), this opened to reveal a brambly, tobacco leaf, weightless yet jammy profile. Soft and supple mixed fruits aromatically (mostly red and black fruits), with some added woody notes (more earthy than oak driven). The mid palate here reminds you this is zin to its core with plenty of black cherry compote and then the vibrant acidity driven finish sports some black pepper and spicy rhubarb. Mostly integrated at this point, I think this is at its apex.
— 4 days ago

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Stay cool @Shay A