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Yarra Yering

Dry Red Wine No°1 Red Blend 2008

Aromas of Black currant, cassis, red florals, dark chocolate - a lovely perfume. Emphasising yet again that even though the Yarra does excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay it does Cabernet and blends the best. In a blind tasting I might have picked this as coming from SA (McLaren Vale or Clare Valley). With time a touch of capsicum and light pepper - medium weight but with M+ intensity. A brilliant effort and the last vintage of Dry Red No. 1 made by the originator and legend, Dr. Bailey Carrodus before his passing. — 2 days ago

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YY is probably my favorite producer down under. I haven’t tried any post the Doc.
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Sarah Crowe is an excellent winemaker to follow the Doc. I think she was made Winemaker of the Year a year or two ago. Still just as good as you would remember it Ron although the new owners have jacked up the price as is their wont. There are super premium Cuvées now called Carrodus which retail for about $275 whilst the regular Cuvées are a bit over a $100. I paid $108 each for 3 bottles of 2019 Dry Red No. 1 in September 2021. This was the 2022 Halliday Wine of the Year.

Château Musar

Gaston Hochar Grand Cru Red Blend 1997

VA, dusty forest floor, fresh red cherry and raspberry, cherry liqueur, purple flower - lavender, red prune, just ripe fig, hefty nose of fresh rosemary, blackberry. Elevated acidity, fine pulverized integrated smooth medium tannins, crushed stone, dried red cherry, dried tomato, dried rose petal. Long lingering finish on the tomato leaf notes. — 8 hours ago

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Rogue Vine

Grand Itata Los Amigos Red Blend 2014

Dang, this wine has such a unique, complex expression, hopping across layered aroma and flavor categories! It’s a 2014 Rogue Vine, Grand Itata Tinto, Los Amigos Red Blend hailing from the granite hills of ITATA in Southern Chile.

This wine is made with 95% Cinsault and 5% Pais varieties, coming from organically grown, dry-farmed (no irrigation), bush-trained vines that are over 60 years old!!

This wine has a pale ruby hue with secondary garnet influences.

On the nose, it has developing, intense aromas of black cherry, strawberry, anise, mint, eucalyptus, potpourri, clove, black olive, rooibos tea, tobacco, cigar, peat moss, and leather.

On the palate this wine is dry, it has medium acidity, medium alcohol (12.8%), a medium body, medium(-) tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish lingers.

I love that this wine is the product of a fierce passion, shared by friends (and friends of friends), who have committed themselves to producing expressive Itata wines that are gulpably delicious! Salud!
— 13 days ago

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Fattoria Galardi

Terra di Lavoro Campania Red Blend 2011

Served with the Vinlog System
👃Purple fruit, tar & mint
👅Earthy with cassis & plum, volcanic ash & fresh tobacco. Mod complexity. Long dry finish with tannic pull

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted in
my fridge

DAY 10
👃Less mint & more cooking spice vs Day 1
👅Volcanic earth and graphite with purple fruit, dark chocolate, tobacco, & licorice

Drinking well as a fruit forward wine. Will improve as tannins soften. Love the volcanic notes that dominate

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— 3 days ago

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Ashes & Diamonds Winery

Rouge No 3 Napa Valley Red Blend

What a pretty wine. A rather interesting multi vintage red blend from Napa Valley but made more in the old school style. Ruby red core with violet edges. A bright, floral nose begins to unfurl with summer flowers and fresh blackberries. There’s a nice element of cocoa and vanilla as well, along with dried herbs. As it warms in the glass, spice begins to assume a starring role.

Mostly Cabernet Franc to go with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This isn’t a typical ultra ripe, big and bold Napa red blend designed to appease the masses. Though it may do just that because it is so very inviting and pleasing. Smooth tannins and easy going although this is serious stuff. The palate follows the nose closely with lovely red fruit and lively dark fruit. A bit of greenery and a bit more spice. Fun, fun stuff and highly recommended.
— 7 days ago

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Bending Branch Winery

10th Vintage Anniversary Blend 2019

This inky wine has aromas of black fruit - berries and plums - laced with notes of oak. The clove, cedar, leather and earth that come through on the nose are almost overwhelming, but not quite. The palate shows off that dark fruit with a rich backing of mocha, coffee and black pepper. The tannins are quite firm and ready to tackle anything that's coming off the grill. The finish lasts a long time and leaves a fruity memory behind. — 8 days ago

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Domaine Le Soula

Trigone Terroir d'Altitude Red Blend

Just a great bottle of Syrah for the money, or really at any price. Entry level bottling that is a blend of several vintages I believe but nonetheless energetic and lithe in a way that is often not associated with the region — a month ago

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Château La Roque

Cupa Numisma Pic Saint Loup Red Blend 2019

Yes, to early-evening sunshine after being cooped up inside all day!! And, yes, to savoring a glass of delicious wine while we’re at it!!!

This wine is 60% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre, hailing from the Pic Saint Loup appellation in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. It was produced by Château La Roque, which is certified biodynamic and practices low-intervention winemaking.

It offers a medium purple hue with medium (+) intensity of youthful aromas reminiscent of black cherry compote, blackberry sauce, ripe plum, also licorice, anise, peppercorn, nutmeg, tobacco, leather, peat, and cured meat (not tied to bottle aging).

This wine is dry with medium acidity, high alcohol (14.2%), a medium (+) body, medium (+) and grippy tannins, and medium (+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose, but the pepper is more present on the palate than on the nose. The finish is medium (+).

This wine has balance, a strong structure, and great concentration of aromas and flavors. It’s beautiful.

We have tasted and loved many wines coming from this appellation (and the Languedoc-Roussillon region) lately. It's a region undoubtedly worth exploring.

Château La Roque Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Cupa Numismae” (2019)
— 7 days ago

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Castillo de Feliciana

Bolsa Negra Reserve Red Blend 2014

Had this several days ago, but wanted to get it in my Delectable log. Really liked it. Remembered it as a rich, full bodied wine with great depth and evolving flavors from front to throat 😊. — 11 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Red Blend 2014

Raspberry both fresh and jammy, tart red cherry, boysenberry, blueberry, blackberry, rosemary leaves, dusty forest floor, black pepper, asphalt, crushed stones, elevated acidity, med minus integrated tannins, bright ruby in color med minus concentration. Med+ finish. It’s lovely wine. A very fresh 2014 vintage. — 3 days ago

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