Maipo Valley, Central Valley

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[The Original Ungrafted] Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Immediately, black pepper on the nose. Cherry and raspberry follow. Good color, medium tannin, fruit forward and good for a Wednesday night dinner. — 7 days ago

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Carmenere 2019

Wily and coy, leading me down a dusk-lit walkway of cobblestones and cascading ivy, whispering and beckoning through the shadows to a well hidden speakeasy entrance where it knows the doorperson. Must let it open for some minutes before tasting, let the demons out and then the softness reveals itself….
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— 2 days ago

Sager & Verdier

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2020

This is a very tasty Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley.

Lighter on the nose and dry on the palate, with medium plus acidity.

Showing limes, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, light earth and white pepper.

Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Juicy and entertaining.

Better on the palate and simpler the nose.

Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing, and good by itself or with food. A good party wine too.

I paired it with fresh oysters.

91 points.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

$27.
— 9 days ago

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Lovely pairing 😋
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Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)

Los Vascos Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Don’t hate the rating…. Hate the reality… A wonderful example of a winemaker who threw out price and built a wine that made it 25 years. Herbaceous and medium bodied… — 3 days ago

Tom, John and 25 others liked this

Sandlands

Lodi Chenin Blanc 2020

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Deep straw color. Lemon, Brazil nut, white flowers. Wooly. Great acid. Lovely. Might be the best Lodi Chenin from Sandlands yet. — 3 days ago

Severn, Ely and 10 others liked this

Alban Vineyards

Seymour's Vineyard Syrah 2013

A nice surprise Syrah wine my husband opened that we are trying for the first time. Wow the color is a deep inky purple. It’s color definitely matches it’s bold fruit blueberry aroma mixed with a sweet vanilla-chocolate wafers, florals followed by notes of earth and cedar. Taste — nicely layered and velvety with initial flavors of boysenberry and a hint of raspberry followed by secondary flavors of smoked meat, minerals ending with a jammy graphite licorice cocoa long dry finish. — 4 days ago

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Mapuche

Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ours was a 2019- smooth finish. Great with appys. — 20 days ago

Sandlands

Lodi Cinsault 2020

Popped and poured; no formal notes. This vineyard was planted in 1886. Bright cherry and bruised strawberry fruits with some orange curaçao, espresso a light kiss of spices. Overall, there’s an impression of freshness that’s super attractive. Forget what you think you know about Lodi; wines like this flip the script. A lovely accompaniment with burgers on a summer night. Only 5 barrels produced. — 12 days ago

Daniel, Romain and 5 others liked this

Sandlands

Lodi Zinfandel 2018

Signature Zinfandel spice, but wrapped up in deceptively mid weight body with a nice lift of acidity. Perfect with chimichurri flank steak. — 9 days ago

Iwan, Eddie and 7 others liked this

Sandlands

Lodi Red Table Win 2020

Popped and poured, consumed over three days and best on Day 2. No formal notes. This is the third vintage of Sandlands “Red Table Wine” from Lodi and it has become a “must cop” for me. Endowed with lovely fruit and zippy acid, it’s very versatile and a sublime pairing with a variety of meals. A combination of three varieties and three vineyards in three equal parts; Cinsault from the Bechthold (1886), Carignane from Spenker Ranch (1900) and Zinfandel from Kirschenmann (1915); 12 barrels and one 500L puncheon produced. — 18 days ago

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