Jim Beam

Far Niente Winery

Post & Beam Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

From the Far Niente winery. Tasted their new ‘19 offering twice. Pale lemon with aromas of stone fruit, floral, spice and citrus. On the palate apple, melon and pear flavors, with lemon zest, vanilla and toasty notes. Nice balance with bright acidity on long finish, savory with spicy rich oaky mineral ending, very nice! — 24 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Hildegard Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley White Blend 2016

N:Unripe apricots, lemon zest, Chamomile, pears, sea shells, meringue,
P:Boston cream donuts, Honeydew.. very ripe, Nice acidity on the finish.
A marvel. R.I.P. Jim Clendenen.
There’s a Granny Smith like cling to the finish.
— 17 days ago

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Jim Barry

The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling

Very nice, not too sweet but stone fruits — a month ago

Far Niente Winery

Post & Beam Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Full bodied with lots of plum and dark berry flavors. Perfect balance of currant, spices and tannins. — 10 days ago

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Raul Pérez

Petra Ultreia Bierzo Mencia 2018

What @Jim Wagonfeld said. Deep purple, cherry, hint of bitterness, intense finish. No formal notes. — 21 days ago

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Clendenen Family Vineyards

"The Pip" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Like a delicate, flowery and acidic burgundy. Really quite nice. RIP Jim! — 16 days ago

Marguet Père et Fils

Les Crayéres à Ambonnay Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne 2014

This is delightful wine to just sip and enjoy. Hints of barrel spice to lift the strawberry and red cherry fruit fruit notes then a beam of chalk and warm stones. Vibrant but rich palate with red fruit mingled with lemon curd notes. Long mineral based finish that gets more focused with aeration. — a month ago

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc 2019

RIP Jim Clendenen! Really nice White blend. — 9 days ago

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Les Creisses

Vin de Pays d'Oc Syrah Blend 2018

Dan R

This tastes like a really good version of exactly what you think it would taste like. A good southern French red red that is - kinda foxy, vinous, with some earth and pepper on the palate, some green notes, and a macerated blackberry / raspberry core. Weighty, but with a nice beam of acidity and grainy tannins. Solid wine. Great match with carbonara, it would have killed with caccio e Pepe — 18 days ago

Chris, Mike and 5 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2018

I thought this wine to be a memorable selection. Sad to hear of Jim Clendenen's passing. Always consistently great wines! Previous rating holds! — a month ago

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ABC has always been top-drawer for me. RIP Jim 🙏🏾
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Sad news indeed. Even better in five years


Suitable tribute @Dawn E. Nice to see your little owl lamp again.