Maxville Lake Winery

Hermann J. Wiemer

Magdalena Vineyard Riesling 2020

Drank with Thanksgiving dinner. A delight! — 9 days ago

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Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Lake Wanaka Pinot Noir 2018

Raspberry, floral, wet earth nose. Savory, blackberry, long finish. Smooth tannins. — 2 months ago

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Rippon Vineyard

Lake Wanaka Central Otago Osteiner

Oddball geeky wine for sure - cross of Riesling and Sylvaner from the remote Central Otago region.

Agree with the comments - certainly more Riesling on the nose (shower curtain, tropical fruit), with Sylvaner coming in more on the palate (green fruit, white pepper, herbaceous ness). A light, insanely drinkable wine with surprisingly layers of complexity (is that schisty minerality there? Indeed it is! Some green papaya and makrut lime? That too. Citrus and orchard fruit? Uh huh. And, dare I go there, kiwi? Yup!

There’s definitely some RS in there, but acidity is high enough that it holds it well.. Not much of a finish, but none needed.

I really enjoyed this wine; my dinner companion was more meh.
— 3 months ago

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Nothing worse than a meh companion

Lake Sonoma Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Typical non tannin Cab, not as round as others, still good — 2 months ago

Obsidian Ridge

Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Enjoying this, though it’s lower tannin than you might find a cab from other CA regions. Blackberry and leather on the nose that moves toward dark chocolate as it opens up. A bit earthy but some dark fruit too. Smooth and velvety, probably not going to age better from here. — 3 months ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

Rippon Vineyard

Lake Wanaka Mature Vine Riesling 2019

Riesling avec classiques notes de pétrole sur le citron, bien et bon — 4 months ago

Forge Cellars

Dry Classique Seneca Lake Riesling 2021

Clear deep gold. Abundant, genie-like nose of baked apple and birch. Medium palate confirms the nose -- the apple is green -- with a hint of ripe pear and mineral notes with solid, medium-plus acidity tempered by the barrel treatment. The Classique draws from the top vineyards around lower Seneca Lake, and the result is among the best the Finger Lakes has to offer. Excellent all-around white for rich seafood, pork, or poultry dishes, and especially the Thanksgiving table. Drink now 2021 through 2026. — 2 months ago

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Playtime Wine

Lake County Red Wine

Really good, jammy! — 3 months ago