Modus Operandi Cellars

Ruffino

Modus Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2017

Wonderful Sangiovese, Merlot & Cab Blend. — 7 days ago

Modus Operandi Cellars

Boyd Vineyard Oak Knoll Merlot 2013

Pretty rich and intense for a Merlot. A blueberry explosion with undertones of cocoa, plums, and a hint of vanilla. Delicious now but could benefit from a bit more time in the cellar. — 8 months ago

Brasswood

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.1

If you aren’t familiar with Brasswood, you should change that. A truly state of the art custom crush facility in St Helena (has housed clients like Bevan Cellars, Moone Tsai, Montagu, Modus Operandi, Dark Matter, etc), with tasting rooms, caves, a shop, bakery and a fantastic restaurant. On top of all that, they have their own label, which Angelina Mondavi consults on.

This is my first time trying their Chardonnay offering, courtesy of Brasswood’s Somm
@Joshua Fisher . I was fortunate to follow this over the course of a few days. Day one had this showing very primary...down the middle type chard. Day two saw this increase in complexity...certainly true to Napa chard with a warm and soft profile, revealing lanolin, lemon cream, and even a cotton candy note on the nose. The palate has added notes of ripe melon, banana, and powdered sugar. Viscous but a line of acidity keeps this nervy. Thanks Josh.
— a year ago

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Dalla Gasperina Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Mike R
9.3

What an awesome gift fir such a fun time - @David L was on his way to his beach vacation but we decided having our shots that we needed to see each other and we did - 11.5 wines and 10 hours later we were right back to familiar earlier times - wish you buddy

What a very special wine - one barrel made and Delectable this wine needs to be added - Center of Gravity - extremely satisfying- omg thank you David - just a baby - decant or wait as this will be a home run in the a few year
— 2 months ago

David L
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Kevin Løk

Kevin Løk

Kings!!!
Mark Farrell

Mark Farrell

@Jason Moore makes some great wines. I haven’t tried this Sav. Blanc. I’ve only had his regular Sav. Blanc which is a great wine and an awesome value. On the red side, if you haven’t tried it, see if you can get your hands on his Antithesis wine. Awesome juice!
David L

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@Mark Farrell Only 1 barrel. This will get significantly better in the next 9 to 12 months. 
9.2

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Vicarious Pinot Noir

It’s the delight of the year. — 5 months ago

Beth Zitzman
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Amor Dalla Gasperina Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018

As the race for New World SB get’s more fierce this is a can’t miss. Hit all the elements. Nice cross between grapefruit and lime, strikes me a tangerine. From start to finish a great SB. — a year ago

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Le Volte Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2017

Decent...a bit hollow. I would rate Ruffino Modus higher. Alcohol forward. Some red berries midway but otherwise disappointing. Drink with massive food otherwise pass.

89 points
— a year ago

Matt, Bill and 7 others liked this