Kumeu River

Aubert

Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Ron R
9.5

Thought I check in on this bad boy, and all is well. Aubert could be the patron saint of Cali chards - he (inc. Kistler and Mount Eden) set the standard against which most of the multitude are judged. For me, this represents the dew of brilliance in a glass. When you taste it, it explains itself. The nose displays a hint of caramel, honeycomb and biscotti. The mid-palate is ethereal - at this point, you know you have fallen into good hands. Acidity is relaxed, and the oak treatment frames this up well. Finishes sweet with an uncommon density.
I’m modifying an author’s prose when I say, “Tasting wine is like viewing art. Most of it isn’t great, and the good stuff is out of our price range.” Aubert occupies the latter category.
— 12 hours ago

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Eric Urbani

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@Ron R Let’s keep sharing QPR discoveries Ron!
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Will do, @Eric Urbani. I prefer great wines which don’t exceed my financial pain threshold. I often take a sharp intake of breath when I buy Aubert. For a man of my meager means, Aubert represents a penis extension 😀

Joseph Swan Vineyards

Cuvée de Trois Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Day into night with a classic Russian River pinot — a month ago

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Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Nariz: frambuesa, fresa, cereza, regaliz, especies, bosque, cola

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M, Alcohol M.

Muy rico, en buena ventana.
— 2 days ago

Daniel, Paul and 5 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Tart red fruit. More fruit forward style. Still lots of life in this one. — 22 days ago

Paul, Shay and 5 others liked this

Kistler

Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Ron R
9.3

Another gift from @Mike R which we ensured found a good home, if only for a minute! Thank you, Mikey!
Kistler always come thru…
— a month ago

Jose, Eddie and 54 others liked this
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Glad you loved it @Ron R
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Living large Ron
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Only through my philanthropic friends who throw me a bone 🦴 @Jody Scharf @Mike R 🥳

Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013

With Pinot friends so I brought this wine to share. I think it would have been better earlier but still great! — 7 days ago

Kistler

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Love this Pinot! — 8 days ago

Brent, Stef and 2 others liked this

EnRoute Winery

Les Pommiers Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

A little fruity for me, but enjoyable. — 10 days ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Lynn Penner-Ash
9.1

Nice texture and very smooth. — 5 days ago

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