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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

A beautiful deep magenta-purple color. Fruity and perfumed aromas of blackberry, loganberry, vanilla, clove, currant, and violets rise from the glass. Polished and fine tannins glide across the palate, outlining a medium-full body that is loaded with black fruit, currant, sweet tobacco, and baking spice flavors, finishing with a flourish of chocolate-covered cherries. Drink now - 2027. $35 on Wine Access. Get more. — 15 hours ago

Egon Müller

Scharzhof Riesling 2018

Love this riesling . Off sweet but acid offsets the sweetness. — 15 hours ago

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EM is the jam

G.D. Vajra

Kyè Langhe Freisa 2013

My wife wanted to buy me an interesting wine as a Valentine’s Day gift and chose the 2013 G.D. Vajra Kye Freisa. I’ve tasted a lot of the Piedmontese grape varietals, but never Freisa until tonight.

After a decent decant, the Kye, being a dark ruby color, was a deep, rich wine with notes of roasted strawberry, wild blueberry, black plum skin, rolled tobacco, white pepper, blood orange, dried herbs and hot asphalt. The wine initially seemed a little wild, earthy and gamey, but that blew off after a bit. Structurally, the Kye was medium plus body, medium plus tannin, high acid, and had a fairly long finish. Delicious wine that paired well with a fire roasted tomato bolognese with rotini.
— 7 days ago

Domaine Berthet Bondet

Château-Chalon Savagnin 2009

Bluuuurb. Mleghendbaba Translation: vague recollection of this being an off dry dessert wine. Orange color. Served with the cheese plate that I recall licking clean. LOL — 8 days ago

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Punta Crena

Vigneto Isasco Riviera Ligure di Ponente Rossese 2018

Light in color but not in body. Reminiscent of a potent rose; strawberry, pepper, wintergreen. Perfumery qualities after given enough time to open up. Acidity mixed with strawberry notes is slightly off-putting, but would pair wonderfully with many foods. — 3 days ago


Brut Trento DOC Chardonnay

Starting this weekend off right with some solid bubbly on a Saturday afternoon. 100% Sparkling Chardonnay from the Trento DOC of Alto Adige Italy. Bright straw yellow color. Aromas of yellow apple, white flowers and a hint of yeast. Ripe yellow apple fruit flavors with just a touch of pear, lemon and baguette. Consistent bubbles and slightly creamy texture. Beautifully balanced, bright and refreshing. Not a mainstream region or offering, but Good Stuff! — 14 days ago

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Tabor Hill

Lake Michigan Shore Riesling 2009

Nice off-dry Riesling, better than expected for its age and color. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Fernand Engel

Praelatenberg de Kintzheim Alsace Grand Cru Riesling 2014

Medium gold in color, the honeyed nose shows apricot, minerally/earthy “petrol” notes, and almost a Semillon-like lanolin note. Rich in the mouth and off-dry (like a German Feinherb), it’s got deep fruit and earth flavors and is quite full-bodied (14%), with a little alcohol showing at the tail end of the finish. Not a delicate-styled Riesling by any stretch. It’s the kind of Riesling that will go better with white meats than anything from river or sea. — 12 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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@David L @Dawn E. @Severn Goodwin They’re Bormioli InAlto I bought several years ago (at Marshall’s of all places, I think). I love how they concentrate the nose of a wide range of wines. Unfortunately I’m down to my last 2, which my wife and I use when it’s just us. I’m not sure they’re even produced anymore. I should check (but my wife says we have too many wine glasses already!).
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@Tom Casagrande thank you much appreciated!
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Thanks @Tom Casagrande I'm with you on the wine glass collection dilemma...


Saint Èmilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

On the nose cooked cherries, red currants, plums, oak, tobacco, licorice, vanilla, earth, light vegetables, metals, Mediterranean spices, chocolates and black pepper.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and long long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, sweet strawberries, cooked cherries, plums, oak, licorice, chocolates, tobacco leaf, spices, cocoa, earth and peppercorn.

Medium finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Merlot-based Bordeaux is rich, spicy and interesting, with a tangy finish. A little off balance at this point.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime (2 hours).

I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and it feels like it is in its dumb phase. Still young, but already enjoyable.

This 5-year-old from the great 2016 vintage, would age nicely in the next 15 years.

Thank you Elvira for sharing this with me.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 16 days ago

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