North Carolina, Usa

Round Peak

Estate Grown Yadkin Valley Montepulciano

Quite a solid effort on first take…I’d need to interview the dev team to understand how it got to where it is. While a touch edgy with it’s grippy acid, The fruit profile and tannin component are compelling. For the price, $17, this should be on Fox radar for every day food utility — 8 days ago

Frank Family Vineyards

Reserve Lewis Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

A bit different from what I expected but super fun. There is a lot of malo and tropical fruits but this doesn’t seem like a butter bomb. (FYI I am not great at distinguishing oak levels, but I was asking the people I was with and they agreed with me that there is a lot of malo). For a biggish Chardonnay that’s not a butter bomb but has softness and great tropical fruits go for this! — 12 days ago

Alex, Dawn and 4 others liked this

Troika

Mendocino County Grenache 2015

Very light in color and very pretty floral nose. Elegant. Really enjoyed this with pizza at The Red Grape — 3 days ago

Shay, Ron and 6 others liked this

Addison Farms Vineyard

Gratitude Spring Branch Vineyard Chambourcin

Dark cherry and coffee. Amazing aroma! — 14 days ago

Donum

Estate Grown Carneros Pinot Noir 2013

Luv this Pinot! Color is a medium to dark crimson with some bricking giving it a brownish overtone. Dark cherry, wet tea leaves and savory scents of crushed rock, smoky herbs, slight meatiness and forest floor. Taste is creamy and full bodied, cherry-raspberry fruit burst on the palate with mineral-spices and orange peel and slight tannins adding to its dry medium finish. — a day ago

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Tom, Neil and 6 others liked this

Clos du Val

Carneros Chardonnay 2019

Ming L
9.0

Lovely chard on a hot day. Nice balance of crisp acidity and soft texture. Seamless oak integration.

Pretty much the same notes as before.
— 6 days ago

Bob, Mike and 2 others liked this

Ashanta

Resist Syrah Carignan Rosado 2020

Wonderful winemaking craftwomanship by Chenoa Ashton Lewis. Fruit blossoms of pear, peach, apricot, blackberries. Gentle Mediterranean spices - rosemary, thyme, oregano, with a subtle savory baseline. Plenty of lasting structure that beckons — 2 days ago

The Vice

The House Caneros Pinot Noir 2019

This is a very nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Carneros.

Showing red and black fruits with oak, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate, soft and smooth. Fruit forward and fresh.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. I gave it a light chill and paired it with light appetizers.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$25.
— 4 days ago

Josh, Jason and 9 others liked this

7 Cellars

Elway's Reserve Carneros Chardonnay 2019

Pale lemon in color.

Strong oaky nose of citrus, cedar, toast, vanilla, spices, golden apples and white pepper.

Full bodied, buttery and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with toasted oak, vanilla, spices, apples and black pepper.

Spicy finish with limes.

This is a young Oaky Chardonnay from Carneros. Big, bold and fruit forward.

Needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature. I had the 2018 recently, and it was much better so its worth waiting for a bit.

A little much for me at this point, but it was a big hit at the table.

A good quality wine that needs time to chillax.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$37.
— 16 days ago

Alex, Ira and 11 others liked this

Bee Hunter

Elevate Mendocino County Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2017

Bee Hunter Wines Elevate Pinot Noir 2017, California

A very pretty ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim.

Fruity nose with cherries, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, oak, spices, light vegetables, herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward with cherries, strawberries, raspberries, light chocolates, spices, light oak, rose pedals, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice Pinot Noir from California. Easy drinking and well-balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good right out of the bottle.

Tangy and fruit forward. Rich and elegant with nice complexity.

I love the fact that it is relatively low in alcohol. A great porch wine.

A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 5 years.

Grapes are from Mendocino County (68%) and the rest from Sonoma County.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.
— 18 days ago

Brandon, Daniel P. and 14 others liked this