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Ken Brown

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

pale garnet, tawny rim; black cherry, plum, leather, tea, composting leaves; tart cherry and pomegranate; medium body, light tannins, medium+ acidity, 14.2% ABV; despite Santa Barbara County appellation fruit is all from Santa Rita Hills vineyards including 44% Ranco La Viña, 30% Rio Vista, 13% Zotovich, 7% Radian, and 6% Buona Terra, aged 10 months in 30% new French oak; very nice entry level California Pinot at $35 from the OG of Central Coast Pinot — 12 days ago

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Ken Wright Cellars

Canary Hill Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir 2018

Not bright, but wonderfully bold and fruity. — 2 months ago

Cullen Wines

Vanya Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

At my Cabernet tasting on the weekend. Thanks for bringing this gem Ken Gargett. This is Cullen’s top Cuvée - I had never tried before. One of those wines that is so balanced and medium bodied that you don’t think it will cellar whereas in reality it will cellar for 30 years. There was some lively discussion on this point at the table. Plum and dark cherry notes. A wonderful wine but a little expensive. Postscript: Only 261 bottles made. — 2 months ago

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Ken Wright Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Pale ruby color. Aromas of dark cherry, cranberry, earthy and pipe tobacco. Good bright cherry and raspberry on the palate with a dry, cranberry finish. — 12 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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Good QPR



Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Rosé 2004

Derek brought it to Wolf Trap to celebrate President Biden! — 24 days ago


Alma May Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Wine No. 8 in the field of 8 Cabernets from the 2009 vintage tasted blind and it proved to be the consensus Winner by a narrow margin over the Les Forts. I loved this and the Palmer 8 years ago at the Cape Mentelle tasting and they remain stunning wines. A wonderful perfume of red flowers, plums, and earth. Medium to Full Bodied with great length. Two of the tasters, long time wine professional, Ken Gargett and Dr Mark Welsh ( head of the Chevaliers in Australia) each gave this wine 98 points. This was Margaret River at its best. Bravo Woodlands and the Watson Family!! — 2 months ago

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Clive McNish

Clive McNish

Nice selection of wines, looks like it was a great I’d evening
Bob McDonald

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I still have to post some random wines brought by the guests - some of which were stellar. Me being the host provided the 8 Cabernets tasted blind.

Ken Brown

Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Beautiful — 11 days ago

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Ken Wright Cellars

McCrone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Fantastic. Medium body, plum/apricot, a real melder of flavors in a meal, tremendous — 17 days ago

Jasmine Chan
with Jasmine

Ken Forrester

The FMC Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc 2015

Fabulously flavoursome stone fruits with balanced acidity, golden honey colour and a long finish.
Just terrific Chenin
— a month ago