John Bookwalter Winery

John Bookwalter Winery

Conflict Conner-Lee Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Forest floor and plums on the nose. Medium plus body with delicious pure fresh saturated fruit. — 9 days ago

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John Duval Wines

Entity Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

Expressive, red fruit forward, warm herbal, cheek tantalizing Shiraz. We tasted it with a variety of salamis and cheeses. Most hard cheeses took away from the wine and made it sharper, single note. A softer herbal blue cheese added. A truffled infused salami from Brazil supported the wine. Others not really. Amazingly it rose to incredible heights with some heated up leftover grilled lamb grilled lamb. Gave it depth with earthy and fall forest floor notes. — a month ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
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John Sebastiano Vineyard

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2019

A tasting note for Camins 2 Dream Syrah from John Sebastiano Vineyard. Because I couldn’t find where else to log it. Limestone soil. Kirsch. 30% whole cluster. Juicy red cherry. Strawberry cotton candy. Vibrant color. Lifted acid tone. Tingly on the palate. — 4 months ago

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Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly El Dorado County Gamay Noir 2017

Very interesting nose with strawberry, gooseberry, cherry and leather. This is very different from any gamay I had ever tasted so far. The palate is marked by a very strong acid backbone and a very lively, almost electric mouthfeel. There are some touches of red berries all along, very few tannins but a drying effect kick in in in the rear and a very long red berry finish. Blind I would have said it's a trousseau from Jura. I like it nevertheless and this is probably the most interesting California wine I have tested thus far (but the good stuff rarely makes it across the pond and through to Poland) — 10 days ago

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Gramercy Cellars

John Lewis Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2014


Roses, dark cherries, blueberries, hints of iron on the nose. Tight and concentrated. Needs time in the decanter.
— 2 months ago

Eric, Ira and 4 others liked this

The Ojai Vineyard

John Sebastiano Vineyard Syrah 2019

The best of the night — 2 months ago

Sharon liked this

Nickel & Nickel

John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Birthday wine. It’s got the juice. I can’t imagine a more beautiful thing… I can tell you all about it. I mean look at this thing? When I tried it with steak everything changed. — 6 days ago

Paul Morrill
with Paul
Eric, Romain and 4 others liked this


John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Friends‘ favorite, very smooth — a month ago

John Duval Wines

Plexus Shiraz Blend 2009

One of the best GSM blends I have ever had. So much rich exotic spice and luscious fruit. Still has years left but drinking at its peak, — a month ago

Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir Rosé 2020

delicious Cali rose, one of the best I've had — 5 months ago

Brooke Gannon
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Brooke Gannon

Brooke Gannon

Love it!