Mission Hill Family Estate

Spicewood Vineyards

Blend 2 Sangiovese Blend 2018

This bold wine is quite dark in the glass and it offers up a nose of black raspberries, cedar, clove, vanilla and a hint of mint. On the palate, it’s brawny. Big notes of dark fruit mingle with those oak spices in a way that’s both fruity and savory. The tannic structure is toothy, so this wine wants a steak. — 12 days ago

John, Jason and 4 others liked this

Black Star Farms

Arcturos Dry Riesling 2017

Crisp with good acidity. Honey nut notes with come tangerine. 2017 vintage — 2 days ago

Mission Hill Family Estate

Oculus Estate Bottled Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

The 2006 was not cheap back then but compared to the price of current vintages it was an absolute steal! Winemaker John Simes signed the bottle and we were sorry to see it go but it was time to drink up. Polished, sleek and very well put together! Black as pitch, red fruit and plums with a lovely whiff of violets, the palate was redolent with black fruit flavours and silky smooth tannin. A lovely Bordeaux blend from the sunny Okanagan! — a month ago

Mari Vineyards

Simplicissimus Irish Vineyard Sparkling Riesling 2019

Very interesting and well made Michigan Sparkling Riesling. Aromas and flavors of green apple, pineapple and lemon. Beautiful and long lasting mousse. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Creamy texture (lees contact?) Great on a hot day! Excellent quality. I’m impressed with this producer. Thank You for sharing, Ron B! — 4 days ago

Paul liked this

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

Remarkable how this has held together considering the abuse the bottle when through. A light green quality runs through suggesting it may have been quite angular in its youth. A very delicate black fruit quality and rich tannins still running through. — 13 days ago

Dawn, Ira and 17 others liked this

Eric Premium Badge

Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge


Itata Tierra Antigua

A Los Viñateros Bravos Volcanico Pais Mission 2019

Columbia County drinking: The drinkers consensus was it resembled a ‘baby Etna’. Old Pais vines grown in volcanic soil, Chilean version. — a month ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Severn, Erik and 5 others liked this

Pedernales Cellars

Kyla Kuhlken Vineyard Tempranillo Rosé 2019

This wine shows a beautiful salmon orange color, along with a nose of strawberries, an herbal quality and tangerine peel. The palate lays out red cherry flavors laced with citrus minerality and a razor-sharp acidity which really refreshes. It is bold and even brawny, in a way - unusual for a sparkling rosé but entirely welcome. — 22 days ago

Paul, John and 2 others liked this

Brys Estate

Pinot Noir-Riesling Blend

Amazing and interesting. Delightful fruit flavor without sweetness. — 13 days ago


La Malinche Mokelumne River Mission 2018

Garnet red, very good clarity, lightly extracted pigment. Floral, cherry candy notes in nose. Cherry candy flavors with some grip and bitterness in finish on initial pour. Nice length of fruit in mouth, even from first pour. Some eucalyptus, phenol and barrel smoke emerge after 20 minutes. Bright, slightly tart. Still evaluating… — a month ago

Steve, Trixie and 3 others liked this

Chalk Hill

Estate Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

vegas - bardot brasserie 40th bday — 4 days ago

Ray, Monica and 3 others liked this