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King Estate

Old School Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011

As our old Pastor Fr. Brucciani said when we took him out to dinner at King Estate many years ago and had this wine with dinner... “this is DAMN good wine, yes damn good!” full British accent and all... enough said! — a day ago

Von Strasser

Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Big fan of the old(er) school style with an elegant sweetness to it. — 20 days ago

Joshua, Dawn and 29 others liked this


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Served blind. The color was deep ruby and clear and bright. No real obvious signs of age. The nose was quite charming with tobacco, red fruits, leather and perhaps the slightest touch of barnyard. On the palate, there were tart, dark cherries, currants and earth. The finish was long thanks to a spine of acid. I figured old-school California Cabernet Sauvignon but I wasn’t sure how old. I was quite impressed when this was revealed considering the age and my inexperience with this producer. Bravo! Tannins have integrated at this point. While this bottle could easily drink well past 2025, I would open and enjoy now, it’s worth it. — 12 days ago

Shay, Josh and 7 others liked this

Château du Mourre du Tendre

Tres Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

Outstanding. “When I say this is a more “classic” expression, it’s because the resulting wine is bold but fine, structured more on the scale of a Barbaresco or Chambolle-Musigny. In other words-true old school Chateauneuf.” - Ian Cauble, SommSelect — 15 days ago

School House

Spring Mountain District Chardonnay 2013

Tom Elliot

The butterscotch on the nose seemed to suggest this might be a sweeter, plump style of Chardonnay but on the palate it’s dry with a fine acid backbone and subtle minerality. A fine 7 year old and not oaky. — 23 days ago

Romain liked this

Azienda Agricola Marino

Riserva Cilento Aglianico 2012

@delectable cilento aglianico riserva

Nose is blueberry spice and blackberry. Elegant. Very integrated. Deep. A subtle richness. A hint of old school well made California cab. Very deep. Sensual. Some porcini. A ray of lilac shining through a window.

Palate is so elegant in fitting with the house style. Just pumps juiciness. Elegant blackberries. So silky. So juicy. A hint of spice but it’s more in the background. Some blackberry licorice. Maximally delicious. I can’t believe this is Aglianico. Wow. Stunning.

Finish has this palate coating freeze dried blackberry thing. So juicy and long. Like the flavors somehow self replicate.

On day 2 elegant plum flower on the nose. Really pretty.

Fass selections.
— 6 days ago

Aravind, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Poderi Colla

Pian Balbo Dolcetto d'Alba Dolcetto 2018

Fantastic for the price. Very drinkable, conventional/old school- style, nice tannins. Perfect Tuesday night wine — 13 days ago

Clos du Mont-Olivet

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2013

Timothy Eustis

This is one of my favorite wines. Super old-school. A bit rustic, wonderful — 8 days ago

Keith, Severn and 1 other liked this


Village Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Fresh savory bell pepper enveloped in black currants and plum. Old school new California. It takes me in a taste memory journey to backyard bbqs in CA in 90s. — 5 days ago

Lyle, Paul and 8 others liked this
Jay Kline

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I’ve always enjoyed these wines. Different for sure.
Jae Cho

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@Jay Kline different but in a recognizable way if you were a cali cab fan before parkerization. It’s like coming home for me and my Dad.
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@Jae Cho no doubt.

Francesco Rinaldi e Figli

Le Brunate Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Off the list at Donato Enoteca in Redwood City. Serviceable young Barolo to go with our white truffle focused lunch. Old school in style, very open for business from the get go. — 15 days ago

Daniel, Tom and 21 others liked this