Quail's Gate

Ram's Gate Winery

Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

V14. Amazing well made wine. 6 year old vintage drinking very well. Toasty nose with hints of ripe fruit. Tropical fruit, slight pear and apricot hints. Creamy, oaky finish with just enough acid. Well balanced, well made. — 4 days ago

Merus

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Fantastic. Was concerned that it might be overly tannic given the drinking windows I saw on-line, but this was approachable right out of the gate. Incredible nose of blueberries, blackberries, currants and bittersweet chocolate, this is a rich, hedonistic wine with an amazing full mouthfeel, sweet, integrated tannins, and a lingering, balanced finish. Reminds me a bit of the 2002. Has a long life ahead of it (no hint of secondary flavors...yet), but is worth a try right now. — a month ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
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Herman Story

On The Road Grenache 2012

Always great. Opened this and was big out of the gate still. Not too much. Put it in the fridge overnight. The next day it drank beautifully. Smooth and balanced with ripe fruit. Great wine! — 2 months ago

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Spottswoode

Field Book Rusty Gate Farms Vineyard Albariño 2017

An excellent Albariño with apricot overtones. Great pairing with lobster. September 2020. — a month ago

Laurent Fayolle

Hauterives Crozes Hermitage Syrah 2018

Dark juicy plums is the first impression out of the gate. There’s a cassis thing going on here...just don’t know where to place it. Finishes off with some lovely and chewy light-weight tannins. Wait around long enough and smoked bacon is definitely part of the mix. Not a hint of heat at 14.5% ABV. Its unabashed youthfulness is a finger in the eye to its more serious—but expensive—Hermitage sister. Buy a case and drink over the next five years. It won’t get much better but who cares? It’s already there. — a month ago

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Meerlust

Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Nailed it with Afghan Lamb Kebabs. Out of the gate it’s bright with a Bordeaux character... then turns slightly underripe vegetal... by hour 4 this all smooths out. It was fun tasting it’s evolution for 6+ hours. Great wine, and recommend with hearty food. — 2 months ago

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Denner Vineyards

Mourvedre Blend Rosé 2015

Solid Rosé. Good out of the gate. Forgot about the remainder in the fridge. Decent on day three. — 19 days ago

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Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein

Terroir Roth Lay Uhlen Grosse Lage R Riesling 2015

Nose is screaming eagle mosel green apple out of the gate. Wow. Just leaps into the nose. Super ripe green apple. willi Schaefer levels of concentration. Interlaced minerality. Wow. Just that crunchy mosel minerals. Almost minerals made from petrified rips green apples they’re almost sweet. Gorgeous nose. Wow. As it averages it’s awesome. Almost a mineral green apple flower.

Palate is mind boggling. Extra extra extra levels of dense concentrated green apple. Some Grapefruit pith. Intensely mineral. Very very dense for a mosel wine. Sick concentration. Some candied grapefruit. Tremendous bright acidity. Wakes the palate. A little salty. Almost savory. Massive minerality. Almost painful like an explosion of rocks. Very delicious.

Long finish. Like you sucked on a delicious rock and it powdered in your mouth. Stunning. Terrific dense green apple in the finish. Almost mineral spice.
— 25 days ago

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Quails' Gate

Okanagan Valley Chenin Blanc 2018

Sharp, bracing acidity, slight smokiness, some bitter stone fruit but the fruit is pretty muted. Lovely depth and complexity. The Okanagan is a gem. — 2 months ago

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