Riverina, Big Rivers

De Bortoli

Single Varietal Winemaker's Selection Chardonnay 2018

Fragrance, easy to drink and neat after taste. — 4 days ago

De Bortoli

Deen De Bortoli VAT 8 Shiraz 2017

Deep red/garnet in colour, on the nose blackberries & plum, with spice & pepper. On the palate ripe berry & black fruit, firm tannins, bold. Alcohol 14.5% — 3 years ago


Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015

Big fruits, bright acidity. Always love TRB’s wines. Excellent QPR as is always true of his appellation level. — 4 years ago

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Kosta Browne

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

Quite different from the Rivers Sonoma Coast appellation level I had last night. That was big in the primary fruit. This Kosta is only a year older but shows significantly more complexity and grace (and oak treatment...and 2x the $). — 4 years ago

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Herb Lamb Vineyards

HL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

1 hour decant (some slightly chunky sediment). A beguiling inky ruby red color with some browning. On the nose: red plum, floral, wet forest floor, some blueberry, and a little creme brulee. Taste: red fruit with a touch of blue fruit mixed in, earthy, cedar, and a red licorice mid palate. A soft approachable wine with fine, sweet tannins coating the mouth ending in a cherry espresso medium finish.

Michael Trujillo winemaker with a lower alcohol restrained cabernet for Napa(note: vineyard used for initial Colgin wine launch). 2016 LAST VINTAGE...vineyard now leased to Thomas Rivers Brown going forward...get ready for a TRB HL vineyard wine....more oak, more ripe.....big scores.
— 2 years ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Will miss this style.
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Agree! I loaded up on the 16s.

De Bortoli

Day Trippers Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Clean, pale lemon colour with clean, pronounced stone fruit (peach). Dry, high acidity, light bodied, medium finish. Complex flavours of peaches and apricots. Medium complexity. An excellent quality wine. — 4 years ago

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Nugan Estate

Darlington Point Cookoothama Shiraz 2014

I’d probably pay the $15 cellar door price. Definitely worth $11! — 5 years ago


Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

First of a few. Bought big on this one and I think this one will be the best of the 17s from what I've been able to gather. Sweeter youthful wild red and black berry medley on the nose. The entry is with mild to moderate acidity. Mulberry, rhubarb, and brambly youthful fruit. Dried herbs, a little bit of tart cherry on the finish with stiff oak tannin. Excellent structure. Solid 93 now and this one is still pretty astringent on the finish. Gonna be even better than this in a few years. — 3 years ago

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Brandon T

Brandon T

I loaded up on silver eagle and summa, so skipped this on - sounds like I may regret that. Nice notes.
Bryan Kesting

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@Mark Flesher: that’s a baby...

Westend Estate Wines

Richland Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Sweet and smooth, suitable for party. Easy drinking. — 4 years ago