Noble Vines

Noble Vines

181 Lodi Merlot 2015

Blackberry, plum, vanilla, coco powder, lush lasting tannins. — 18 days ago

Noble Vines

667 Monterey Pinot Noir 2019


Very drinkable — a month ago

St. Francis Winery

Sonoma County "Old Vines" Zinfandel 2019

Wow. What a mouthful. This is not for the faint of heart. Not too fruity and quite tart, this Zin packs a punch. Dark cherries with a hint of oak. It finishes strong with some grippy tannins. — 2 months ago

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Las Jaras Wines

Old Vines Sweet Berry Wine Carignan

Great nose of fresh raspberries. Muddled, carbonic. Good acidity on the palate, but the fruit didn’t follow through. Awesome reference. — 2 months ago

Eddie and David liked this

Bodegas Breca

Estate Bottled Old Vines Garnacha

One of my favorite Grenacha especially at around $15 Total Wine. Drank with my brother-in-law a Cab man who resisted but had to say “Nice”

— 5 months ago

Bodegas Ateca

Atteca Calatayud Old Vines Garnacha 2019

Massive qpr. This is a $25-30 wine for under $15. Great classic Grenache. — 2 months ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Tom, Ericsson and 12 others liked this

Woodward Canyon

Old Vines Washington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Wow! 18yr Wa Cab- still got it. Seamless flavors. Tannins and fruits are still doing their job. Think might even have a few more years. — 2 months ago

The Eyrie Vineyards

Original Vines Pinot Gris

First try of Trousseau, delicious. Paired great with Kurobota pork chop and corn and crab bucatini! — 2 months ago

De Bortoli

Noble One Botrytis Sémillon 2010

Guests over for Sunday lunch. No formal notes. Went down well with fresh strawberries and cream. The colour was like a dark burnished copper. An apricot note - not overly sweet which was good. The bottle size at 500ml was perfect. One of Australia’s best performed dessert styles on the Australian show circuit with numerous trophies and gold medals. — a month ago

Daniel P., Ming and 16 others liked this
Ron R

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Guys, this excellent juice is available in the US. Not widely, but you can get your paws on it…
Byron Hewett

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W-S Pro shows 5 stores that have it. 4 in the NE and one in Cali.
Bob McDonald

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@Byron Hewett @Ron R Interesting and great feedback.


Summa Old Vines Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A

Consistently my favorite RM Pinot, this was the last of my 2016s…no restraint! No surprise, it showed the most layers but also the most in reserve for evolving down the road. For those who still have, I’d hold another 2-3yrs, or decant 2+hrs.

This was opened later in the evening alongside other wines, but at least was given a decant for about an hour before it was mostly consumed. Out of the 2016 single vineyard Pinots I’ve consumed, the easy answer is it’s mostly similar to the Summa, but just because that’s the easy answer doesn’t mean it’s the wrong one. The similarities with the black tea, pomegranate, mint, and muddled underripe raspberries are obvious but where it diverges from the Summa is with the blood orange…the citrus layers here are absolutely fantastic. A great combo of fruit and savory notes (doesn’t seem to have much whole cluster), with nervy acidity and a lengthy finish. This is just beginning to unfurl.
— 2 months ago

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Bryan Kesting

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Great note and thanks for the heads up about holding for 2-3 years. Cheers!
Bryan Kesting

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Great note and thanks for the heads up about holding for 2-3 years. Cheers!
Joe Davant

Joe Davant

I still have all my Summa Old Vines back to 2013. I’ll definitely hold my 2016 for a few more years!