Vinous Obscura

Apini Columbia Gorge Fiano Sémillon

Nate Wall

Wow, has this thing aged well. This 2018 is drinking fantastically in 2022. Great acid, so this thing can keep on going. But we popped the cork and let it unwind over several hours - and we were rewarded. The white peach continued gaining intensity, the mild tannins mellowed further, and the wine really started showing its many layers. Really lovely. — 2 years ago

Ira liked this


California Zinfandel 2019

Top 3 wines of all time for me. Fruit-forward, you can taste every fruit (especially raspberry), clean mouth feel — 3 years ago

Alex liked this


California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Bell pepper, pepper, baking spices, anise, vanilla, black currant, blackberry, cherry, tomato. Candied dried plum and fig, tomato scent. — 4 years ago

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Blaü-Ökör Austro-Hungarian 2020

“Kek Bika” on my back label rather than the “Blaü-Ökör” here and on Vinous Obscura’s website, this mystery red nevertheless matches the descriptions in every other respect. It’s strong evidence supporting a thesis I have yet to sell on the wine makers in my family: the tyranny of the French clones is overrated; nature’s mutations are an abundance to be harvested instead of flaws to be weeded out; and the wine market is due for the same sort of revolution that hit eating apples a decade or so ago. This wine is light, acidic, and yet fresh and fruit forward, bringing to mind raspberries, sour cherries, English hedgerow fruits (like gooseberries or elderberries or something that I, being only an occasional visitor, can’t put my finger on) but without being cloying. It finishes with a peppery kick that rivals the best Syrahs. I still have a long way to go to sell my grand thesis, but my skeptical Francophile wife is at least sold on this particular wine. — 2 years ago

Marissa liked this


California Petite Sirah

I let this decant for 2 hours. High alcohol, tannins softened was it opened up, super dark purple or red, cooked blackberry, tart cherry and red plum, with a lil peppery finish. Pair with grilled veggies or meat — 3 years ago

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Rosa Obscura Red Blend 2017

Very smooth, tasty and sweet. — 4 years ago


Rosa Obscura Red Blend 2018

Great first selection from Winc, would order again. Not sure why some other reviews are so harsh. — 2 years ago


California Petit Verdot

This wine had beautiful notes of black cherry, plum, and blackberry. I couldn’t get over the color of it as well. Such a beautiful shade of red!

This is the perfect medium-bodied red for a light-dinner date night.

I personally paired this wine with chicken adobo and rice which was an amazing pairing. This would also go well with herb roasted mushrooms.
— 2 years ago


California Pinot Noir

Love the musky raspberry undetones! — 4 years ago


Malbec Paso Robles California

Sweeter than I expected. Very pleasantly surprised. Spice & stone fruit with a smooth finish. — 5 years ago