Ol' Grafter

Buoncristiani

O.P.C. Ol' Pa's Cuvée Proprietary Red Blend 2012

Ol’ Papa’s Cuvée Blend of 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 22% Merlot and 15% Malbec. Blackberry and black currant fruit aromas and flavors along with notes of licorice, violets, earth, smoke and baking spices. Voluptuous in the mouth. Soft rounded tannins on the long spicy finish. The four grapes are beautifully integrated and the wine shows qualities of each. — a month ago

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Limerick Lane

Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2018

We drank the 2018 and not the 2012 but I forgot to take a pic like a real delectable noob. Nonetheless this was great. Glad I stashed a few away in the ol vault. Bree crushed a complex PCI today and we felt like opening up something tasty to celebrate and let me tell you, that limerick zin hits different. Jammy yes But also dried fruits and anise, light smoke. Clean finish. — 2 months ago

Briana
with Briana
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Tatomer

Vandenberg Riesling 2017

2017 - $28
Some wines knock you off your feet with oddity or innovation, others are so simply well-made, so unabashedly true, and so germain that they come close to perfectly encapsulating an entire genre. To me, this is exactly what American Riesling can and should be. Perfectly poised between power and good style. This balances a smoky, intense, Alsace influence with good ol’ American fruit and the best that we can offer in response to European funk: umami in spades. I adore this wine.
— 3 months ago

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Kelham Vineyards

Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Eric S
9.2

Good ol’ fashioned stink juice and I love this producer for letting the vintage come through on the palate. -05 is not aging into my favorite vintage as I find some wines to be disjointed and clunky. This has some of those traits but overall still a very good bottle of wine. — 23 days ago

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David L

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For the most part 05’d are not long lived. Not saying all.... most thought.
Eric S

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Yep. I’m a little surprised as I thought they would be long lived upon initial release.

Turley

Juvenile California Zinfandel 2018

Sometimes what you want is just a big ol’ Cali zin. Though this one’s not particularly big (a good thing). What it is is deliciously ripe and ready to drink with plush fruit, bruised hibiscus, jammy blackberry, agave, hershey’s bar and a touch of baking spice. A bit of sweetness on the finish, though I’m guessing not in comparison to many Cali zins. Mercifully not missing acidity. No guilt here, just pleasure — 2 months ago

Romain, S.S. and 34 others liked this
Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@Josh Morgenthau Nicely written.
Josh Morgenthau

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@Dennis P. Thank you! The bottle is a really nice value all things considered.

Charles Ellner

Carte Blanche Brut Champagne Blend

I recently acquired a couple of tins of boutique caviar so I thought it fitting to spoil my parents and their out-of-town friends with a fun caviar tasting, and where there’s caviar there ought to always be champagne. My wife & I picked trusty ol’ Charles Ellner for the occasion and, per usual, it did just fine 👌🏻 — 4 months ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
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Texas Keeper

Grafter Rose Small Batch Cider

Excellent dry rosé cider summer sipper made pink with 12% Cinsault grapes. — 2 months ago

Loersch

Fels-Terrassen Riesling Feinherb 2015

Slate, pineapple, lime and spices. Whiff of that good ol’ petrol, as well. Quite rich and lush, relatively mellow and low in acidity, and seems rather evolved for its age, so I’d drink this right from the fridge.
Superb with an Indian Curry.
— 2 months ago

Thijs, Jan and 18 others liked this
David Koenen

David Koenen

This one of the bottles we bought there a few years ago?

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Big ol delicious fruit bomb. There’s depth though...I bet this is going to age really well. — 3 months ago

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Campo Viejo

Rioja Tempranillo

Ol’ faithful. — 4 months ago