Renaissance Vins

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Estate Bottled Syrah 2006

Cherry, black cherry, dark tertiary notes, slightest hint of brett far in the background. Beautiful brickish red, decent amount of sediment on walls of bottle. Medium body, med tannin (aged, chill, activated with turbulence). Elegant.

Fantastic on its own, and with a nice steak, or turkey with cranberry.

Tasty selection
— 13 days ago

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Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Estate Bottled North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Fresh and delicious from the moment it was opened and better over the few hours it took for me to kill the bottle on Thanksgiving. Cedar wood, mushrooms and dark fruit. — 5 days ago

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Orto Vins SCP

Orto Montsant Grenache Blend 2017

Earthy blend of 55% Samsó (Cariñena), 35% Garnacha, 10 % Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo) and 5% Picapoll from Orto’s vineyards in Masroig. Aged in French oak for 6 months. Quite fragrant with aromas of dark fruit, plum, dark chocolate and Mediterranean herbs. Rustic, powerful. Dry and rather harsh finish — 4 months ago

Les Vins Pirouettes

Eros By Vincent Alsace Pinot Gris Blend 2019

Honey stone fruit on palate. Tannins bone dry. Honey orange blossoms Jasmine on the nose. Cloudy and orange deep amber in color. Apricot nectar on palate — 15 days ago

Karen B Song

Karen B Song

Apricot nectar on palate

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Claret Prestige North Yuba Proprietary Red Blend 1995

Alder Yarrow
9.0

This has long been one of my favorite California wines ever made, and I think it is one of the most profound expressions of terroir in the state. I’ve been drinking it regularly for the last 10 years or so. Lately, I’m sad to say, it has begun to decline a bit. The bottles I’m opening aren’t quite at their best the way they used to be. Nonetheless while the sour cherry brightness may have been replaced with dried cherry, herbs and leather this is still a remarkably pleasurable bottle of wine with gorgeous structure and deep crushed-granite minerality. — 18 days ago

A., Shay and 9 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Renaissance Cornas Syrah 2016

Still young, but still opened up beautifully to give ripe faro fruit and berry, licorice, black pepper, fresh olive paste, blood, game, beautifully sappy, phenolic herbs, and an exotic hint of peach pit that emerges slowly. Opaque ruby in the glass, the appealingly ripe fruit notes are joined by spice cake, and an undercurrent of smoky mineralogy. Nice mineral structure overall. Beautifully long finish that leaves you with a subtle and sweet taste of white flowers. Beautiful Syrah. — a month ago

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Les Vins Contés (Olivier Lemasson)

R 19 Red Blend

Roasted late summer cherries, winesap apples, the distinct smell of the can in which the cranberry sauce comes out of.

The indulgence of avoiding awkward family conversations and eating stuffing alone, deep in your thoughts
— 4 days ago

Flaction Vins

Valais Merlot 2014

Almost 2 1/2 years later, same case, even more confused now. On the nose fresh cut bell peppers. Dense and dark. Mostly leaves, earth, forest floor. Flavor profile still dominated by charred oak, though not so smoky. — 9 days ago

Barbara Gazley
with Barbara

Orto Vins SCP

Les Argilles Blanc Montsant Macabeo Grenache Blanc 2017

A post-dinner bottle with a prospective new Tastevin candidate, one of my best buddies.
Pear, Sherry-esque, light salinity, yum. Open 3+ days.
— 16 days ago

David, Paul and 26 others liked this

Les Vins Contés (Olivier Lemasson)

Poivre et Gel Grolleau Blend

Loire Passetoutgrain - Gamay / Grolleau / Pineau d’Anuis. So fresh. I’m in love. 😍 — 14 days ago

Scott, Anthony and 2 others liked this
Scott Petrus

Scott Petrus

What an eclectic blend. The bands getting back together.