Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

Very nice! 1hr+ decant. Dark red color. Dark cherries and tobacco on the nose. Similar on the palate and paired nicely with smoked boneless short ribs. Silky with a medium finish. 93.5 but rounding up. — 3 months ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
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Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Syrah


Tasting Menu wine w/beef short ribs - would seek this out, very impressive straddling Old & New World style — a year ago

Rombauer Vineyards

Napa Valley Zinfandel 2017

Wife loves it. She is having braised ribs and I am having pasta with a heavy red red sauce. Also a snowy winter night in Maine. Rich, full and warming. — 2 years ago

Anne Miller
with Anne

Williams Selyem

Bacigalupi Vineyard Zinfandel 2005

As is the case with so many older WS bottles, the cork crumbled upon opening, but the wine held. Beautiful color, tannins, and earthy spices. A wonderful accompaniment to barbecue ribs. — 10 months ago

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Have a long history with the BV GdL but not sure if I’ve reviewed the ‘11. Decanted this one 2.5hrs and served with short ribs. The nose is the star of the show: pungent, redolent, pick your wine superlative. The palate just slight underwhelms after the overwhelming nose but still superb. Probably peak aging or maybe slightly past. — a year ago

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Domaine Léon Barral

Faugères Carignan Blend 2015

Perfect with short ribs — 2 years ago

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Domaine Faury

Vieilles Vignes Saint Joseph Syrah 2015

VV with short ribs. 👍🏼 — 3 years ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend 2019

Hard to not drink young…ripe, complex, balanced. I admit to loving Zinfandel with food, and Ridge is right at the top. Blackberry, cherry, plum…noticeably tannic, but works like a charm with my renowned six-hour pasta fagiole and a healthy slug of quintarelli olive oil. Zin and pasta, zin and burgers, zin and ribs…just YUM! — a year ago

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Terres d'Avignon

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2020

Enjoyed again with Pat’s grilled new york strip steak and filet mignon steak. Also enjoyed with Pat’s spaghetti. Enjoyed this Cotes Du Rhone “Terres d’Avignon” ($14) with Chef Louise Short Ribs & Pasta. — a year ago

Mount Veeder Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

2/2021. Deep rich flavor. Big. Paired very well with the short ribs at Mr. Friendly’s. — 3 years ago