Malibu, South Coast

Balnaves of Coonawarra

The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

As per previous notes. Dense crimson in colour. Cedar, blackberry and geranium. To borrow HH’s phrase “effortless style”. Demonstrates why Coonawarra’s red dirt is marvellous for Cabernet. 96% Cabernet 4% Petit Verdot. The Tally is the top Cuvée from Balnaves. Rich, medium to full bodied. — 6 days ago

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Modern Times Beer

Critical Band Juicy Tropical IPA

Juicy, spicy, full-bodied. Overripe pineapple, Jamaican jerk spices. Another home run from Modern Times. — 2 days ago

Krystal Vento
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Krystal, Ron and 9 others liked this

Morambro Creek

Padthaway Shiraz 2012

Previous notes in April 2020 apply. Ripe blackberry notes and lashings of oak. Medium to full bodied - very satisfying. Has a balance that prevents it being over the top - medium tannins at the finish. Good QPR at $32 AUD. Silver medal. 2012 was a very good vintage in SA. — 19 days ago

David, Keith and 17 others liked this

Modern Times Beer

Tycho Hazy IPA

Juicy. Complex. Psychedelic. An awesome IPA from a producer I’ve grown increasingly fond of. Clocking in at 6.8% ABV and 45 IBU, this IPA exudes notes of blueberries, honeydew melon, lychee, and grapes. — 4 days ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
Krystal, Eric and 15 others liked this


Sanctum The Menzies Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Blueberry, pepper and spice. Medium body. Very interesting style. A refreshing cabernet sauvignon (only 13.0% Alc.). — 6 days ago

Paulo, Anthony and 1 other liked this

Golden Road Brewing

Wolf Pup Session IPA

Ron R

Hop overload compete with citrus notes. Refreshing. I prefer beers that lean a little harder towards fruit notes. Still good. — 12 days ago

Ryan, Bob and 25 others liked this

Kershaw Wines

Clonal Selection Elgin Chardonnay 2017

Pineapple, olive oil, Marcona almonds. Toasty. Tasty. Although, the ‘17 already seemed aged. — 4 days ago

Mike and David liked this
Jake Hajer

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Pineapple, olive oil, Marcona almonds. Toasty. Tasty. Although, the ‘17 already seemed aged.


Mrs Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

John Howard

Tasted this right after a very fine left bank and the nose was very similar. Palate ended up being very American oak centric. Good value but didn’t expect much for nine dollars at Costco. — 6 days ago

Eric, Willie and 10 others liked this

Modern Times Beer

Orderville Hazy-Mosaic IPA

Glamour photo shoot for this amazing hazy IPA (and for @Ron R , our Delectable IPA ambassador). First time I had this Hazy Mosaic was in the brewery’s hometown of San Diego, and I instantly fell in love. Very thankful I can acquire it locally here in Houston. Juicy, fruity, voluptuous, floral, smooth. — 12 days ago

Krystal Vento
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Krystal, Severn and 12 others liked this
Sharon B

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Looks good!
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Got the right glassware, too. Bravo @Ryan Vento

John Duval Wines

Entity Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

Study time 🤓 🍇!! Exploration of Syrah / Shiraz — from Barossa Valley, Australia to Northern Rhône, France to Central Coast, California — with @win_tries_wine and @deked1 on a Saturday afternoon.
John Duval, Entity, Shiraz
From Barossa Valley, Australia. Vintage 2015. ABV 14.5%. Juicy black fruit, such as blackberry, plum, with burnt sage, toast, peat moss, dark chocolate, dark baking spice, molasses, sweet tobacco, and pepper notes; high alcohol, medium+ acidity, tannins, and body.
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— 7 days ago

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