Michael James


James Bond 007 Brut Champagne

More from this past weekend...if it’s good enough for Bond, it’s good enough for me. Fun light and easy to drink — 9 days ago

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Saxum Vineyards

Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard Syrah 2008

Enjoyed right after the Broken Stones from the same year, this was substantially better (and that’s coming from someone whose favorite varietal is grenache!). Wonderfully balanced with a lot of fruit but still sporting a backbone, this is far and away the best wine I’ve had over the past year from the 2008 vintage in Paso. Still has a few years of development ahead of it, but my advice is to enjoy this one now. — 17 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Have you tried any old Torbreck? It eats Paso up.

Tobin James

Silver Reserve Paso Robles Zinfandel 2012

Not for the faint of heart! This Zin is full body with big fruit taste. — 3 days ago

Broc Cellars

Michael Mara Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

One of the best Chardonnay I’ve had, equal to some Grand Cru. The nose is bold, with scents of the beach, fresh hot straw, cumquat and star fruit acidity. The flavor is medium bodied, long and lingering, with the perfect balance of minerality and golden ripe fruits. Had with thanksgiving, and it was amazing. — 7 days ago

Peter Michael Winery

Le Caprice Pinot Noir 2011

David T

Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃🍽

Not in love with the style. Glad it was only $55-$60. We’ll see if it pairs better.

For my palate, there is a lot of funk here. The extraction is much more than I prefer.

The fruits are ruby, ripe, tart, somewhat sour; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, black cherries, blueberries cranberries & pomegranate. Edgy, grey volcanics, moist forest floor, cinnamon to stick, nutmeg, pronounced clove, dark spice, tree sap with bark, dry crushed rocks, eucalyptus, mid herbaceous-sage leafing with fresh, withering & candied florals of; dark, red, purple, blue framed lavender. The acidity is ok. The finish just doesn’t seem right to me. The bottles not corked or off. Just not my style or a very off vintage for them. It also shows elevated alcohol burn.

Can’t say the turkey made it better...did get a little better with my homemade cranberry sauce.

This did come around a bit after nearly 5 hours in the decanter, 9.0 to 9.1. Who thought I should have started decanting it at noon.
— 7 days ago

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Tobin James

GSM Paso Robles Grenache Blend 2016

Fruit aroma. Inky opaque purple color. Jammy with very low tannins. Wonderful — 14 days ago

Peter Michael Winery

'L'Esprit des Pavots' Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

fully opaque violet, magenta rim, prominent tears; plum, black cherry, dark chocolate, coffee, leather, and cedar; dense, concentrated, juicy dark fruit, good length; full bodied, medium acidity, gritty tannins, no heat despite 15.3% ABV; made from blend of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, and 9% Petit Verdot sourced from two estate vineyards with 59% of fruit from Les Pavots vineyard in Knights Valley in Sonoma County and 41% of fruit from Au Paradis vineyard in Oakville, aged 18% in French oak; a very nice fruit forward, early drinking second wine; $110 — 2 days ago

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Michael Mara Vineyard Chardonnay

A labor of love, determination and faith. From dreams directly to your table this 100% Chardonnay delivers incredible flavor, mild acidity and hints of sea spray minerals. Excellent pairing with Thanksgiving. — 7 days ago

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Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard White Blend 2017

Canned pineapple acid toast and wax huge beautiful unique complex and fun — 13 hours ago

Villa Creek

James Berry Vineyard Red Rhone Blend 2014

Very perfumed nose, sweet black and blue fruit, spice cake with a juicy long finish. — 19 days ago

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