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Center of Gravity Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Ron R

Celebrating Wifey’s birthday. Just like my wife, this wine is stand-out. Love it! — a month ago

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@Ira Schwartz, thank you, and will pass those well-wishes on. It’s a shame about the app.
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Happy birthday!
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Thanks @Sharon B 👍🏾

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Vicarious Pinot Noir

The 2020 “Vicarious” Pinot Noir is now officially an enigma to me. I’ve had three bottles of it over the past month. Each bottle has grown progressively in expression as well as character. We’re talking about three different wines in that short span of time. The best news being: every time I open a bottle it gets better.

2020 was a difficult vintage for, well all of us really, Sonoma Coast and County included, which is where the Vicarious was sourced. That said, there’s a very real resilience to this Pinot and I’m becoming more aware of it each time I pop a fresh bottle.

It’s a bit green in both its nose and palate- but there’s life there. Life, so to say, if not maturity.

By the time you read this it will have likely changed again.

To me, more than any other measure like ‘points’ or ramblings of bramble berries found on a forrest floor- the 2020 Vicarious Pinot Noir is proof that wine is very much a living thing.

As well as a delightful example.
— 7 months ago

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Modus Bibendi Bianco Macerato Terre Siciliane White Blend

Nice slightly funky orange at Terre — 8 months ago


Ruffino Modus Toscana 2019

Medium-deep ruby color.
Aromas of dark fruit, herbal. Faint.
Dry. Flavors of stewed black plum/cherry, black pepper, spice, cinnamon, licorice, clove

Intensity: 3/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— a month ago

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Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Medium garnet in color with a nose of plum sauce, dark and red cherries, potpourri, brown sugar, and maybe a hint of gun smoke. Nose is delightful and develops the longer it is in the glass. The age has smoothed this wine out nicely. No sharpness at all. No tannin to speak of. Lingering flavors of a cherry jolly rancher on the finish. I remember tasting this in either ‘16 or ‘17 and thinking it had body closer to a cab. I think that has helped this wine to age gracefully. Drink now. First experience with an aged Pinot. I have another bottle of this. Would seem like it would go well with Chicken Parmesan. I’ll make that for my other bottle. — 6 months ago

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Vicarious Napa Valley Red Blend 2019

Very complete is complexity — 8 months ago

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Antithesis Napa Valley Red Blend

Don't remember, just recall I took a photos as it was nice — 4 months ago


Modus Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2017

Perfect with a steak, low tannins, no after taste, no bite, goes down really nice. It’s a beautiful wine! — 5 months ago

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Terre Siciliane Grillo

Ok suuuuper interesting, get this, it’s nice and acidic with a little tannin and bitterness in proper orangey fashion, but I get BUBBLEGUM, green tea, melon, green apple (because all acidic white grapes taste like green apple to me :/), and smells like sherry. Very weird and I appreciate it. — 7 months ago

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Amor Dalla Gasperina Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Ron R

In our minds, this is Jason Moore’s best white by a long mile. Lovely passion fruit presentation on the nose and palate. No secondary market so connect directly with Modus Operandi. — 8 months ago

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Mark Farrell

Mark Farrell

Agreed. My wife and I are not normally big fans of Sav. Blanc, but MO’s is an exception. Our first time having it was at the winery with Jason. He poured it and we didn’t know what we were drinking. We normally skip Sav. Blanc, but I think we both “revisited” it during our time at the winery. It has become a staple of the cellar since. Good juice!
Ron R

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@Mark Farrell, we are aligned! 👍🏾