Reuilly, Central Vineyards

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

The Seven Deadly Zins Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2015

This 7 year old Zinfandel from Lodi is still drinking nicely.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, spices, coffee and mocha.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins.

Spicy and fruit forward.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$15.
— 9 days ago

Tom, Eric and 12 others liked this

Vinea Marson

Reserve Heathcote Viognier 2017

Led with a smokey, almost petrol-like aroma, followed by heaps of toasty wood and an array of ripe stone fruits, particularly apricots and peaches, as well as some spice. Richly textured, it was undoubtedly full-bodied. Mild acidity, though sufficient to balance the richness. Finishes quite long with a nutty, woody element, and some mineral nuances. Not bad, though not my kind of wine. Might need some time to find a better balance. — 14 days ago

Peter, Bob and 7 others liked this

Didier Dagueneau

Silex Sauvignon Blanc 2005

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

1500ml; From our cellar. Wonderful, so young still...very, very happy we have more (same vintage) in magnum & standard. Notes on future bottles. So many smiles today, all cheeks hurt.
— 3 days ago

Eric, Ron and 26 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Ira Schwartz For sure, looking ahead to other bottles, as this is still quite youthful!
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@Severn Goodwin I had some issues with some older 750’s.

Sanguis

The Secret Chardonnay Roussanne

When a gifted winemaker tinkers with old world grapes in a new world fashion. — 6 days ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 19 others liked this

Calera Wine Company

de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Legendary Loss

Calera founder Josh Jensen passed away earlier this month after a lifetime of achievements that included elevating American Pinot Noir on the world stage

Day 1
Served this with the Vinloq System
👃Bold, sexy, purple fruit floods from the glass endlessly
👅Spicy purple fruit, blood orange, sasafras, and licorice. A gentle tannic pull on the smoke tinged finish. Drinking well

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 10
👃Sweet, spicy, purple fruits with more vanilla, oak, vegetal, and tobacco notes than Day 1
👅Same sweet plummy fruit with tobacco and licorice. Fruit forward but balanced. Soft tannins and no heat

I did not have a preference for Day 1 or Day 10. There were more oak notes on both the nose and palate on Day 10. Two solid showings👍This is solidly in its drinking window & will be there for quite some time 🍷
— 7 days ago

Shay, Ira and 18 others liked this

Domaine du Pré Semelé

Raimbault Sancerre Pinot Noir 2017

Loire Pinot Noir. Takes hours to open up. Initially it was highly acidic muting the fruit. Almost dismissed it. The distinctive red cherry flavour came around nicely; it balanced the wine and intensified the flavours. Good Pinot. PS I’ll have to try this again with a properly cellared bottle… — 19 hours ago

Ming, Andrew and 10 others liked this

Birichino

Pétulant Naturel Malvasia Bianca 2017

Outstanding pet nat. Honey, pear, apricot, elderflower. Very dry, perfectly balanced. — 8 days ago

Ron, Romain and 4 others liked this

The Ojai Vineyard

Camp 4 Vineyard Vermentino 2021

The Ojai Vineyard - Camp 4 Vineyard - Santa Barbara County - Vermentino - 2021

Superb Santa Barbara County Fruit, Fruit is round and expertly ripe. Those in the know, know Camp 4 Vineyard.

Santa Barbara Terroir on the nose. Sight is greenish yellow. Medium+-Full body. Acidity is medium, keeping things early summer quenchable and drinkable without being bracing, and retaining the fun summer fruitiness without being bonkers. Flavor profile has a bit of grass, hay, and white peach notes. Delicious. Multi-bottle purchase. Highly recommend making a reservation for tasting if planning a trip to Ojai.

So far, for the limited amount of Vermentino in CA, and the ones I have been lucky enough to come across, This is my favorite still wine Vermentino (yes, theres sparkling out there too)

#CaliforniaLove

#SoLongNorCal

#LivingLaVidaSoCal
— 4 days ago

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Love the Ojai Vyds tasting room in Ojai.

Claude Riffault

Les Denisottes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

Superb nose of mineral, lemon zest, pink grapefruit and wonderful lime flesh and zest. Gorgeous mineral depth here. Lots of earth as well. Almost a Burgundian interpretation of Sancerre. Juicy and insanely complex palate that is finesse driven and so delicate. Wonderful sap and has a grandiose quality to it and finish that does not quit. Hugely concentrated but never heavy and a gamey/savory element on the palate. So sappy and pure. Round like Keller can be. Just a gorgeous bottle. Blown Away. Will last 10-15 more years. — 6 days ago

Michael, Iwan and 10 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Good stuff. We have a few '15's on this in the cellar.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin meursault meets sancerre
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Yes, I like to let these rest a bit, but they are great

Denis Jamain (Domaine de Reuilly)

Reuilly Pinot Gris 2020

2020 - Vintage - much more approachable than last time I had this see my notes from last bottle - great benchmark for this varietal — a month ago

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Douglas Braun

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Nice white flowers as it opens
Mark Eastom

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Love that wine.