Reserve Kiona Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Wonderful cabernet sauvignon with Pat’s Beef Stroganoff ($20) Still wonderful with Pat’s lasagna September 2022 — 2 years ago

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Dark and smoky but fading cassis powers a medium-bodied rainbow of red flowers and fruit. So much going on, completely knit and on the verge of its descent. Class on steroids. — 3 years ago

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Reserve Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Luscious, big Cab from WA. The tannins are well-tamped down with food. Spicy finish. Very nice indeed. — 4 years ago


Columbia Valley Malbec 2020

Purple red, moderately extracted pigment. A tad tart, red currant nose, plum with some cherry and red currant in mouth, needs food. Light skin astringency on finish. No tobacco box notes, so a subdued Malbec. Previous vintages have been better, to my reckoning. Still, decent value for a table red. After 90 minutes some raspberry creeps into the flavor profile. Still a tad too tart. — 4 months ago

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Château Haut-Marbuzet

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Tar, cedar, cigar, toasty notes and black currant on the nose. Wow that's intense. The palate is made of that superb blackcurrant note, a massive acid backbone, some nice width and a grainy, dusty mouthfeel that expands in mid palate with a drying layer of tannins that powers a very long finish with blackcurrant, these consistent toasty notes, that grain and a slightly bitter note that grows in the end. That's aristocratic, that's intense, that's beautiful and that's all that I like in Bordeaux. It was still a bit hard at first but opened up nicely after 2 hours. Could be even better after some more air. Still very young! — 2 years ago

Tom, Bob and 11 others liked this


Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

We had the 3027 cab as part of corks path shipment from zeto. Love this one. Exactly the way we like our cabs, full but fresh and clean. Good palate. — 4 years ago

Château Du Gazin

Canon-Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Nose of sour cherry, black currant, tar, a bit of meat juice, some green pepper bell touches and black pepper. The palate is very savory, a good acid drive, yet not very fully felt as it comes with a good width, some cherry and currant touches, a saline, meaty touch, a spherical mid palate that powers up a nice and savory finish with meat juice, cherry and currant and that tiny salty touch. About 10 eur in a (very well sourced) supermarket here in Arès, Gironde. Great stuff and super value — 4 months ago

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Château Graville-Lacoste

Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2018

The 2018 is drinking very well. The 2019 need another year because the sauvignon blanc over powers. And it still retains a mild spritz. Neither vintage is "classic" representation of a Graves. But the 2018 is very enjoyable and easy to drink. Low alcohol. Fair price for quality. — 3 years ago


Piccadilly Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017

As clean and pure as their Polish Hill Riesling offering.
Piccadilly Valley holds special powers when it comes to growing extraordinary Pinot and Chardonnay.
— 4 years ago

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