Knights Valley Cabernet Franc 2007

Without question the best cabernet franc I’ve ever had from California, this is unfortunately the last bottle I have. I don’t know what happened in 2007, but Gerhard made a spectacular cab franc that has no parallel before or since (of course, the winery no longer exists - at least not in any recognizable form - but you get my meaning). Still drinking incredibly well, this was a singular achievement from what always was a WAY underrated winery. — 3 months ago

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Nice pulls today. Cheers

50th Parallel Estate

Okanagan Valley Pinot Gris 2017

Very enjoyable, smooth Pinot. (From Leila & Mike) — 10 months ago


Stellenbosch Pinotage 2017

Smells and tastes like expensive winemaking aka the new french oak is rife but you wanna know‽ I don’t mind. It makes this Pinotage nummicious (industry lingo). It. Is. Friendly. And tasty. Let us parallel it to to my unabashed love for Taylor Swift. Is it designed for all to love? Sure. Does it have a hearty that wants the best behind it? Yes! A lot and it fucking rocks. Not sure of this wine’s politics. But.
I love it even though it clearly wants the masses to buy in. This is not eccentric or out of the box Pinotage but it is excellence.
— a year ago

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@Trixie thanks! I may or may not have just watched the Taylor Swift documentary when writing this 🤣
Tyler Martinelli

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Stellenbosch is an amazing wine region. I’m in love 🥰
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@Tyler Martinelli I’m always learning about it!

Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Lost Souls Pumpkin Porter

Always a quality product from this Canada 🇨🇦 brewery.

Cheeky notes on the can:

"All treat no trick. This robust chocolate 🍫 pumpkin 🎃 porter is so good even the living dead 💀will indulge."

•6.5% ABV• April 16, 2021 🌱
— 3 months ago

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Tenuta Il Poggione

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2001

The Riserva was amazing and parallel to the normale but a couple years more youthful in the glass. — 6 months ago

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Famille Perrin

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

4 weary workers drank well tonight.

This was a striking experience. Every disparate element of the wine seems to charge along on parallel planes so that each mouthful is a choose-your-own-adventure. It flies through a range of crunchy red, to floral purple, to sultry black fruit on lithe, peppery tannins. Somehow the texture is creamy -- like an au poivre. All sorts of garrigue and charcuterie, fresh and saline, mingle with newly ripe berries, and as the thing takes a preposterously long time to finish you realize how perfectly acid has been holding everything together.

I may not yet have had the privilege of trying other legend status wines with which one could draw comparisons but this was by far the most complex bottle of (still young!) juice I’ve ever tasted.
— 10 months ago

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What a lovely tasting note and memory to create! This resonates with me. Many years ago, it was an old bottle of Beaucastel that turned me from wine-chugger to wine student overnight. It's a storied domaine, for sure. Cheers!
Erik Helms

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Absolutely incredible wine. Expected an advanced and evolving wine and that is an understatement. Every sip out did the last. Enjoy this one...


Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot 2017

Cheers to parallel parking..... and a great bottle of purple angel.
Welcome back Jeffrey
— 5 months ago

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World class

Somlói Vándor

Nagy-Somlói Harslevelu 2018

Hungarian volcanic region- amazing: has a Chenin Blanc viscosity & green apple ness, but in a parallel (Hungarian) universe. Not complex but doesn’t need to be. — 8 months ago

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Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

"Mahi is long enough for real substance without that awful syrupy quality so common in other whites. There's a note in there that some describe is funk, but we'd call grassy." According to Karen MacNeil "New Zealand Sauvignon blancs have no parallel in the world." — a year ago


Fortune Teller Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

10 in 19. Still wonderfully integrated. Restrained and elegant, was shocked that it was 14.9 abv. Tobacco. Red savory fruit. Medium-full. — 2 years ago

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