Puriri Hills

Ken Brown

Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

medium ruby, tawny rim; plum, raspberry, rose petals, dried leaves; red fruits, good length; mid-weight, nice acidity, fine grained tannin, 14.5% ABV; made from 100% Pinot Noir composed of 53% clone 115 and 47% clone 667, sourced from one of Santa Rita Hills coldest vineyards in southwestern corner of appellation unsheltered from cold winds and Pacific Ocean fog, aged 20 months in 29% new French oak; $70 — 8 days ago

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Shiloh

Legend Honi Red Blend 2017

A blend of CS(60%) CF and Malbec. Elegant wine wine with a pronounced nose. Balanced and tasty. — 2 days ago

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Ochota Barrels

a forest Pinot Noir

Like many I opened a bottle of ochota last week to toast the life of Taras Ochota who passed on Monday. I have long loved the Ochota wines and have felt lucky to have them in the Charleston market, but this “A Forest” Pinot was a gift from afar and one I  have held onto for a year knowing the right time would come to open it. Well, last week seemed perfect time to celebrate a person who was a leader in making natural wines that were vibrant, beautiful, and sound. Any article about Taras and his wife Amber brimmed with their positive energy, and I loved this quote from him that appeared in a Imbibe tribute:

‘We could make more,’ he said to a room full of journalists, sitting round his enormous kitchen table last year. ‘But then I’d have to work harder, and then I wouldn’t be drinking wine with you guys.

‘I just want to make wine and have a nice life.’

Here’s to a life well lived! ❤️
— 4 days ago

S.S., Brian and 14 others liked this

Matchbook Wine Co.

Dunnigan Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Rusty, dusty maroon. Pretty classic color. Smells like wood, spices, licorice and good blackberry jam. Oh and wine. Smells winey. Like a wine cellar smells. Flavors are smooth and less tannic than expected. Tastes like cherry and berry sauce meets a nice fruit licorice from Australia or Holland. Also tomato and tobacco leaves. Balanced and complete. This is a very drinkable and enjoyable Central Valley Cab at a nice price. — 11 days ago

Neil, Tegan and 2 others liked this

Cameron Winery

Clos Electrique Pinot Noir 1998

Perfect bottle is perfect. Consumed alongside a ‘99 Clos Electrique Blanc, which is to say it was a right proper meal. — 5 days ago

Carla, Theresa and 4 others liked this

Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Slightly cloudy appearance, dull not bright. Discovered tiny pieces of solid matter in the glass so seems unfined and unfiltered. Definitely better uncorked than Coravinned, needs to breath a little. With Coravin there’s some reductive notes and vegetable notes. Medium(-) aromas that remind me of stems and fermentation (tank sample) definitely som stems in the ferment. Warm alcohol on the nose and on the palate. Still, good balance between the intensity and the richness of ripe red fruit and the acidity. A little too much alcohol sensation for me. #eolaamityhills #oregon #oregonwine #pinotnoir — 18 days ago

Daniel P., Jonathan and 7 others liked this

Tabor Winery

Single Vineyard Revadim Vineyard Marselan 2015

Cherry cola, raspberry preserves, blackberry, loganberry, oak and hints of eucalyptus. Full-bodied and moderate tannins. — 7 days ago

Sandhi Wines

Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay 2016

Vertical tasting. Here is the ‘16, drunk alongside the ‘17. The fruit is significantly more pronounced in the ‘16, along with the caramel characteristic, while the acid and minerality are softener. — 5 days ago

Severn, Bob and 14 others liked this

Thomas

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2009

This was a real treat. Always wanted to try a Thomas Pinot and it did not disappoint. Thank you, Scott! — 2 days ago

Scott Wanamaker
with Scott
Shay, David and 10 others liked this

Melville

Clone 115 Indigène Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

From a couple of nights ago, this is still one of the best pinots we’ve had from Melville. — 5 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Chris, Dave and 6 others liked this