Mantra Wines

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Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Rich, dark fruit, tobacco, green bell pepper, spice, full tannins. Delicious! Bottle #0157; 98 cases produced. — 2 years ago

d'Autrefois

Pays d'Oc Pinot Noir Rosé

A well-earned creamy cherry bomb after two hours of workout mania. Creating space within the chaos is my mantra these days. I feel fit, I feel good, I feel happy after mentally bashing in the face of evil with my knuckles, then soothing my soul with a little hip hop. My Pink-and-Imagine Dragons-only playlist is making me want to keep the dance party going all night. Great Rose. Total Wine. — 3 years ago

Roy Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine 2007

I was not familiar with Roy, but was luckily persuaded to pick this signed bottle up a while back. Looking for something off the norm for the Christmas traditional Italian Beef Braciole, and this big blend from Shirley Roy and planted by Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer, and made by that guy that keeps on making most of the wines they I love...Philippe Melka. So glad I bought this, but also so mad that I only got the one...ignoring my usual mantra...buy 3. One to try, one to share, and one to squirrel away for yourself. Earthiness is there, without being too dirty. More like a truffle. 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot. Deep dark color and dark fruits with a bit of cocoa and oak. After 2 1/2 hours in decanter, it was nothing less than ...Impressive. — 4 years ago

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Weingut Knoll

Loibner Federspiel Riesling 2013

New meditation mantra “drinkmoreriesling drinkmoreriesling drinkmoreriesling drinkmoreriesling”. — 6 months ago

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Domaine Denis Berthaut

Les Arvelets Fixin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

I think Denis Berthaut's impact on Fixin is invaluable. He showed how an often overlooked terrior can produce truly elegant and transparent wines. This mantra and his mantle has been passed down to his very capable daughter, Amelie, and it's been up, up, up ever since. I'm a big fan of Amelie's wines!

2013 is Amelie's first vintage and her changes are clear - more oak, stems, and supposedly warmer ferments resulted in deeper, more complex wines. And it's constantly changing as she finds her stride. This is especially obvious in this cuvee.

The 13' Les Arvelets is a little richer than their newer iterations, which is reasonable given the difficult vintage - it was a late harvest due to the rain. Darker fruit, but crystal clear. The palate's really crunchy, pure fruit, herbal elements... think cincau... deep minerality, fine fine texture, lovely acidity. In a way like Serena Williams... There's a strong nearly brutal element, yet undeniably feminine (cliché I know but oh so true) and elegant. I do prefer more recent vintages of this vineyard, but this was excellent... Such a balanced wine!

I said it before and I'll say it again... Amelie's the next big thing, if not already one. The viti is more thoughtful than ever... Winemaking so detailed and smart. The sheer potential here... Especially with her mother's Gevry, Chambolle, and Vosne vineyards now under her sleeves... And her incredibly talented fiancé, Nicolas Faure, managing the domaine's vineyeards 🔝🔝🔝
— 2 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Fun stuff, really enjoy Fixin, the herbal/earthy notes have always been attractive to me, more so than other regions.
Scott Wren

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Aaron you have nailed this Domaine’s style but I didn’t know all the history. Thanks for such a thoughtful review

Mantra Wines

Palm Reader Proprietary Red Blend 2016

.@mantrawine Deep, rich, dark fruit, boysenberry, plum, tobacco, spice. Delicious! Available now at the #Danville @costco for under $20!!! A blend of #Zinfandel, #CabSauv, #Syrah, and #Merlot — 2 years ago

Kismet Estate Winery

Mantra Okanagan Valley Merlot Blend 2016

Excellent. I love Kismet winery. — 2 years ago

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Maybach Family Vineyards

Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

14.8% alc.

While certainly impressive, to my palate this is a notch below their (great) 2012.
We're all different but the "bigger is better"-mantra doesn't really work for me any longer.



— 3 years ago

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This 13 is a tremendous bottle of wine .

Mantra

Patagonia Pinot Noir 2012

Aaaaahhhh.

Um pouco caro, pensa-se de início, mas quando ele respira e nós desapegamos da relação custo-benefício, revela-se todo potencial.

Ligeiramente superior na lembrança que o Cabernet Sauvignon.
— 4 years ago