River Horse Brewing Co

Enfield Wine Co.

Heron Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

I literally gave up on domestic Chardonnay...but I love the flavor profile—Tart, juicy Granny Smith and ripe sweet pear. No discernible oak, light crisp acid/ fruit balance and ABV under 13. What a food wine! Every time I pop an Enfield, I congratulate myself on my perspicuity and good sense. It’s not hard to drink well, just ignore the big names and hype. — a day ago

Ira, Shay and 11 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2008

David T
9.2

The replacement for the 2010 Bucher Vineyard that showed just enough V/A to dump it.

The 08 Westside Road Neighbors was in fine shape. Love their fruits & profile at this age.
— 5 days ago

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Gary Farrell

Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Light and acidic. The more time in my glass, the more I enjoyed. Red fruit. Tart. Would love to try this again in a couple of years. — 7 days ago

Ron, Shay and 12 others liked this

Gary Farrell

Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Enjoyed today with takeout from the #2 restaurant on the island (#1 was paired with the DuMOL Chloe 2015). I will definitely say that this wine is a little more full bodied and a little rounder than the DuMOL but it just didn't seem to be as dynamic. Enters with a lot of round character, but then goes to more of an acidic presentation as it goes to the mid-palate. Tart lemon creme brulee seems to be the number 1 note here. There is an herbal presence towards the finish. Even though this was last year's release, it still needs 2-3 years in bottle to really express itself. Still after about an hour it really did show more intensity and complexity and went well with redfish, crab, crawfish and calamari. Definitely better with food, whereas the 15 Chloe would have mopped the floor with or without anything. If you're going to drink this one now, you might as well just put this in a decanter for 2-3 hours beforehand. Or cellar through 2030, with the peak probably sometime in 2025. — 20 days ago

Shay, Clive and 24 others liked this

Iron Horse Vineyards

Rued Clone Green Valley of Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2008

Found this in our home library. Didn’t mean to hang onto it this long, but it turned out to be a really nice wine. Joy and her people sure do a great job every time. — 3 hours ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Orin Swift Cellars

Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Lovely nose, white orchard fruit, freshly cut herbs, On the palate typical warm-climate SB, Good freshness when served right from the fridge. Alas, the finish is slightly marred by an abundance of citrus peel bitterness and alcoholic heat (15,5% ABV...)
— 10 hours ago

Shay, Ronald and 6 others liked this
Ronald Heijden

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Keep it or drink it now Jeroen?

Aubert

Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

From last night, the 2016 Eastside is spectacular - second only to the Lauren in my opinion (at least for this vintage). Fantastic. — 5 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Chris, Paul and 10 others liked this
David L

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Agree with that 16 vintage from Mark

Sojourn

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Smells of bright cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and violets. Raspberry, plum and light cranberry with thyme and roses on the palate. Touch of anise, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger snap, but all pulled together by the fruit and a layer of saffron-apple. Uniquely delightful. Had with Sashimi, and wasabi to cut the fog, so held its own. #sojourncellars #russianrivervalley #russianriverpinot #rrv #sonoma #pinotnoir #pn — a day ago

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James Halliday

Hunter River Traminer Riesling 1979

Actually a cleanskin of the Lindemans bin 5687 Traminer Riesling and I am not sure if the Riesling was instead a semillon at that stage.
The wine was absolutely past its peak, but had some freshness and a long after taste.
Bought on auction from James Halliday' cellar collection.
1979 was a great vintage in Hunter Valley
Surely happy I tried, but not the greatest.

After 4 hrs I go back on the remaining half btl of the wine which was left unattended on the kitchen bench with a random cork inserted since its own obviously crumbed at the opening.
Well, don't ask me, but the wine has opened up aromas earlier hidden of white chocolate, macadamia, hay, ginger, apricot jam, a bountiful of flowers, lemon grass, English breakfast tea and so much more. Not so sweet at all and very enjoyable now. Definitely something I might not be able to experience again perhaps.
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— 14 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Great experimentation Cec. There would be some hidden gems in Halliday’s huge cellar.
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@Bob McDonald I feel like I will pour some in the sink😄😄, but the good ones are going to be unforgettable. I did get some old whites from the Hunter that might be fireworks...or not😅

Jolie-Laide Wines

Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard Trousseau Gris 2019

White flowers, tangerine, melon, mineral, med acid, beautiful round texture 😍 — 5 days ago

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