Miles From Nowhere

Miles from Nowhere

Margaret River Chardonnay 2019

Pale, near watery straw gold with light green highlights. Shy, inviting nose and medium light palate of yellow apple, juicy citrus rind, and lemon drop. Medium plus acidity. Medium short finish. So, this is Margaret River Chardonnay. A food-friendly, lightly oaked Chardonnay in a New World meets Burgundy style. Enjoy with a wide range of fare from crisp salads to hearty roasted poultry. It will pair nicely. Drink now through 2024. — a month ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2004

Initially backwards and sharp-edged after 90 mins and a warmup from cellar temp this was singing. Classic Sangiovese, sour cherry and dark chocolate. Asphalt. Elegant and feminine. The 15% Cabernets were nowhere to be seen, almost disappeared tannins suggest this should be drunk up soon, which is hardly punishment... — a month ago

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Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

7.5 years ago, I bought this from a local bottle shop for 55 bucks. And I'm not really sure how I held on to this one for so long except maybe I had a similar vintage and thought it was nowhere near ready. Well, this one was ready tonight. The front has a nose of sweet oak, herbs, blackberry. The entry is blackberry with a touch of pencil shaving. Medium to full-bodied. The middle goes a little bit darker with some perfectly ripe plum and figs. Perfectly aged blackberry in the background as the core and backbone of this wine. Finishes actually with pretty sweet oak tannin and really not a lot of pepper spice. This went very well with non-spicy Asian cuisine which was the fare tonight. I think this wine would go perfectly with anything that isn't too spicy as I was not really picking up a lot of acidity, spice, or pepper notes on the middle and finish. This is drinking at its height right now and probably will for the next three to five years with proper cellaring. — 2 months ago

Skip, Paul and 27 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Adelaida Vineyard Grenache Blanc Blend 2019

First time trying👍🏼
Definitely buying more

Winery Notes: "Blend: 77% Grenache Blanc, 18% Picpoul, 5% Rousanne. This is our second Adelaida Vineyard bottling. Paso Robles is the epicenter of new Rhone plantings in California. We are fortunate to be able to source grapes from Adelaida Vineyards, who planted grenache blanc, roussanne, viognier and picpoul blanc among other more established varieties such as grenache noir, syrah and mourvedre (or mataro). Their vineyard lies on the limestone hills of the Adelaida District, thirteen miles from the Pacific coast. Warm days, cool nights and balanced vines promote great acidity in the grapes. Fermentation: Whole-cluster pressed. Natural primary finished February 2020, and secondary finished by April 2020. Barrels: 88% barrel aged in air-dried American oak barrels; 8% new, 9% three-year-old; 61% four-year-old, 10% five-year-old, 12% six-year-old. 12% concrete tank aged. Aging: Eight months in barrel."
— 16 days ago

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Austin Hope

Templeton Gap District Paso Robles Syrah

Black cherry compote, graphite, toffee & earthy spice notes. Something i can’t put my finger in that’s inbetween mint or eucalyptus clippings that were picked from the garden where you can still smell the soil. fine-grained tannins, heady acidity, and apologetically full-bodied. Someone seriously knows what they’re doing here — best syrah i’ve had all year by miles. — a month ago

Sineann

Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Sineann old vine Zinfandel, 2016. This is Columbia Valley Oregon. Zinfandel is a pretty difficult wine to make but these guys have it down!!!!!!! This is perhaps the best Zinn I’ve tasted in a long time. You can actually taste the pepper in the spice right from the get go. You can also taste the flavor of the Zinfandel grape as well right on the front of the pallet. It’s almost sweet but it’s nowhere near sugar sweet. There’s blueberry boysenberry blackberry even some raspberry in there. Loads of black pepper white pepper cigarbox graphite. The finish gives my palate a wonderful tingle. And I will definitely buy a lot more of this while it’s this good!!!! You should too! — 2 months ago

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Bodegas Frontonio

Supersónico Viña Clasificada Garnacha 2017

100% Garnacha from 80 year-old, north-facing vineyards at over 1,000 meters (3,300 ft elevation) in Epila, within the small Valdejalon appellation about 10 miles west of Zaragoza. Fermented in open vats (10% whole-cluster) and aged for 6 months in French oak. Fresh, quite elegant. Red fruit, earthy notes, forest floor. Very high acidity. — 9 days ago

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Cornet & Cie

Banyuls Rimage Grenache Blend 2015

Rich, concentrated Rimage (Vintage) Banyuls, from the eponymous town in southern France - just a few miles north of the Spanish border. From vines grown on steep, schistous terraces. Intense aromas and flavors of dark fruit, chocolate. — a month ago

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Cline Cellars

Single Vineyard Series Big Break Vineyard Small Berry Mourvedre 2015

Explosive eucalyptus aroma, softer black fruit several layers below that, some violets, earthy fruit palate, dark coffee bitterness, solid foundation of acidity, tongue-hugging bold tannins and a finish that’s miles long. Bought this #mourvedre onsite at the vineyard around Thanksgiving 2019. It’s a boutique production from a vineyard site where the grape vines are growing near a large stand of ubiquitous Blue Gum Eucalyptus trees. This might be love it or hate it but it’s damn interesting. It was my wife’s birthday and we’d be waiting for the occasion to open it as we both loved it. I imagine a great pairing might be clove-studded lamb to pick up the menthol notes but we had it with pizza and it still held up well to the bold flavors of our various toppings. Fantastic. — a month ago

Sinor-La Vallee

San Luis Obispo County Albariño 2018

great expression of this Spanish grape from a cool climate vineyard <2 miles from the Pacific. — 3 months ago