Ram's Gate Winery

Quails' Gate

Dijon Clone Selection Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Un pinot noir digne de ceux des vieux pays…! Un accent de terre et la présence des mûres au final. Sublime!
2020… 49$
— 2 days ago

Domaine de Bréseyme

Brézème Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2018

Delicious! Coffee, red fruit, tamarind, toasted coconut and toffee. Phenolic complexity, a bit of camphor and granitic mineral with a savory salty punch. Cocoa and red miso. Great cdr drinking well out of the gate but probably even better in four years. — a month ago

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Lyle Fass

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white great as well
Josh Morgenthau

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@Lyle Fass I’d definitely like some of the white

Sinegal Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Needed a 2nd day to come around, I couldn’t finish a single glass yesterday.
Very good for $30.00, wouldn’t pay retail. Thanks for the hookup
@Rob Brobst III

Vinous
V97
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon turned out beautifully. Rich, sumptuous and incredibly alluring, the 2018 will drink well right out of the gate. Dark red fruit, mocha, spice and licorice are some of the notes that build in the glass. I would give it a few years in bottle, or alternatively open it in advance. Aeration and the passage of time did wonders for the 2018. It spent 20 months in barrel, 85% new.
Antonio Galloni, January 2021
Wine Spectator
WS92
This red offers a mix of sassafras, loam and anise notes, subtly inlaid into a core of steeped plum and warmed cassis flavors. A tug of bramble and singed apple wood keeps the finish grounded. Drink now through 2030. 6,000 cases made.
James Molesworth, June 30, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
JD91+
The larger production appellation 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley checks in as 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot, all aged 20 months in 85% new French oak. Classy notes of ripe darker fruits, bouquet garni, violets, chocolate, and earth all give way to a medium to full-bodied, nicely balanced, lengthy 2018 with good mid-palate depth and present yet ripe tannins. It shows the more tight, reserved style of the vintage yet has lots of potential. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following decade or more.
— 5 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Rob knows a guy who knows a guy who steals from a guy
Severn Goodwin

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The best deals are always third or fourth hand CA Cabernet.
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Quails' Gate

Okanagan Valley Chenin Blanc 2020

Bright and acidic. Notes of peach and lemon with a distinctly mineral finish. — 10 days ago

Iruai

Blood + Flowers Syrah 2020

Always an attractive wine in an attractive package, year in and year out. What a terrific nose. All brambly and gamey fresh out of the gate with so much smoke following. It smells so good. The cherry aromas come a little late but are bright and pristine. A ton of earthy goodness that comes and stays and you’re so thankful it does.

Oregon Syrah as crafted from the folks from one of my favorite labels, Methode Sauvage. And once you taste it, you know who made it. Natural and glorious, the acidity is brisk and the overall aura is esoteric and delicious. Electric fruit but the best part is the greenery. Drink slightly chilled and let it sit for a while, it absolutely improves with air. A star of a wine.
— 4 days ago

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Chiussuma

Carema Nebbiolo 2018

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2018 Carema is fabulous. Deep and exquisitely layered, the 2018 shows off its depth and sheer pedigree right out of the gate. There is so much going on. Sweet dark cherry, plum, leather, menthol, spice, dried herbs and leather are some of the many nuances that flesh out in the glass. More than anything, though, it is the wine's balance that is just exquisite. This is a fabulous example of Carema. Impressive. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2022)
— 4 months ago

Weingut Hermann Ludes

Thörnicher Ritsch Spätlese Riesling 2019

Wow ! Fucktastic out of the gate.

Nose is so evocative of the mosel. Blue slate. Green apple skin.

Palate is crystalline sugar. Bright mineral. Perfect green apple. Wow.

Luscious. Some apricot. Rich but balanced. Fantastic density.

Iconic mosel spatlese.

Bought from fass selections.
— 9 days ago

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Quinta de la Rosa

Reserva Quinta De La Rosa Douro Red Blend 2018

So incredibly smooth right out of the gate. Really dark and a wonderful red wine made out of port grapes. Heavy and rich with lots and lots of dark fruits, all of them — 25 days ago

Fattoria Le Pupille (Elisabetta Geppetti)

Poggio Argentato Maremma Toscana White Blend 2019

Yep. Tasted the traminer right out the gate. Shoulda left it in the North though, it’s got no business in Tuscany. Good wine nonetheless. — 3 months ago

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Vietti

Tre Vigne Barbera d'Asti 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2019 Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne is one of the hidden gems in Vietti’s stellar range. Crushed rocks, lavender, rose petal, mint, gravel and inky dark fruit all run through a racy, beautifully layered Barbera that will drink well right out of the gate. $20.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, December 2021) — 8 months ago

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