Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

Drawn butter, roasted pineapple, toasted marshmallow, wax and lemon oil. Sailing at 9 years in — plenty of life life left. — 5 months ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Roasted strawberries, blueberries, red candy, cedar and some gunpowder. Finally mellowing from its youthful excess. — 8 months ago

Eric and Juan liked this

Paper Planes

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Unbelievable. More white than rosé. Notes of Kongsgaard. — 3 years ago

David, Alex and 8 others liked this

Arista Winery

El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

16’Arista UV-EL Diablo Chardonnay. What makes these wines so absolutely fantastic since 2013...to me it is obvious, Matt has turned this winery around. If you like a hammer style Chardonnay such as Kongsgaard/Morlet/Peter Michael. This is not necessarily your wine.
Chardonnay that’s not heavily coded by let’s say vanilla Bean “You guess it”Elegance/finesse/balanced & CLASSY. Unlike his Ferren Wines (Love them)this has slightly less punch. Highly recommend.
— 4 years ago

David, Severn and 41 others liked this
David L

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@Bryan Kesting Must try these Chardonnay’s
Bryan Kesting

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@David L: I have a 2014 Banfield. I need to seek out more!
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@Daniel Taub If you enjoy Aubert... give this a try. Cheers


Napa Valley Rosé Blend 2021

Ron R

If you’re looking for the James Bond effect without the financial nosebleed, this maybe for you… Beautiful visual salmon pink presentation in the glass. Wispy mouthfeel with a nice light structure. Moderate tannins and acidity make this “ladder up” rosé a summer special. However, locating rocking horse sh!t might be an easier proposition. — 6 months ago

Vin, Paul and 39 others liked this
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Where do I find rocking horse shit ?
Michael Younkins

Michael Younkins

Love your review but I really love the Provence rose’ with the pale salmon color. I love a good rose’ so I will look locally for this one.
Norman Gennaro

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Wow never seen this


The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

Cheers to Fluffhead! — 9 months ago


Napa Valley Grenache-Syrah Blend 2006

Powerful! Deep purple color. Smokey and meaty. I like it, but might be overpowering for some. — 4 years ago


Napa Valley Syrah 2020

Absolutely incredible. Massive nose of spice. Bold flavors of red fruit and pink peppercorn. Medium acidity and a long dry yet somehow juicy finish. This wine is a knockout now, and will continue to grow for many years. — 6 months ago

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Hudson Vineyard Syrah 2016

This killed it. Perfect harmony of the lacy, aromatic Northern Rhone nose with the classiest massive Cali presentation of Syrah fruit. — 9 months ago

Severn, Bob and 14 others liked this

Domaine de la Bongran

Cuvée E.J. Thévenet Viré-Clessé Chardonnay 2014

Shay A

My first experience with this producer, and wow! White burgundy is very hit or miss for me, but this was a total hit.

In the glass, someone could have told me they poured me Kongsgaard and I’d of believed them. Deep golden color. Even aromatically and initially on the palate it was as though someone blended Kongsgaard (very Hudson like), with mersault. There is a bitter honey/truffle honey note up front alongside overripe peach, honey roasted cashews, and orange marmalade. On the palate, it’s certainly rich but not so much from oak...honeycomb, honey covered cotton candy, caramel dipped golden delicious apples, almond shavings and a kiss of lanolin on the finish. This only improved in the bottle after 2-3hrs of being open. Drinking wonderfully right now. I need to hunt down some bottles! Thanks for the heads up here,
@David T .
— 3 years ago

Alex, David and 39 others liked this
David T

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Beautiful wine. Even better price point. Just gets better & better the more it opens up.
Jan A

Jan A

Have only one bottle left from my case, Indeed a great effort! And from a very good year
Jan A

Jan A

BTW this is unoaked so you got that one right in your description