Ron Izalco

Canaille

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2017

Charles Antin
9.7

@Ron Siegel youve got to try ;) — 6 days ago

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Hey Charles, Sounds good give me a call!

Hijos de Antonio Barceló

Viña Mayor Reserva Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 1998

Lovely nose of herbs and violets. Dark cherry fruit flavors with hints of tobacco and leather. Beautiful soft tannins and velvety texture. This wine has aged very well. Thank You Ron B! — 24 days ago

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Ray Vanderhoff

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Lovely nose of herbs and violets. Dark cherry fruit flavors with hints of tobacco and leather. Beautiful soft tannins and velvety texture. This wine has aged very well.
Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Lovely aromas of herbs and violets.
Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Thank you Ron B.

Château d'Yquem

Y Ygrec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014


14’ d'Yquem "Y" 75% SB 25% Semillon.
Let this warm up & open up in the glass for a good 30+ minutes. Medium gold color. Yellow/green apple, apricot, white peach, pear, hint of honey. wrapped in light/medium acidity. Everything plays together beautifully. Wonderfully made wine.

Want to thank Ronnie for not just picking up this wine and throwing it into his wine cellar for the last year +. Just being an all-around great guy. Thanks again for everything.
@Ron R . Wanted to give this a proper post from last nights dinner.
— a month ago

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@David L, love you and yours. You’re lucky my wife didn’t drink these. I saw her looking hard at these in our cellar 😂
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I see some of the gang got together - bravo - nice all around everything pulls

Plumpjack

Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

Shay A
9.2

Similar to the 2017, I expected this to be a big butter bomb (knowing the general Plumpjack style) but it was quite steely initially, before opening up and showing a touch more roundness from the scant use of oak. Believe this is aged 70-80% stainless. On both the nose and palate, I picked up banana bread, melon and cantaloupe, with roasted lemon and honeyed pineapple toward the finish. It goes back and forth between coming across as a super viscous SB, and a lighter/mineral Napa Chardonnay (though not as flabby as some Napa chards can be).

I found this to be a step up from the 2017, and is definitely best enjoyed right above cellar temp. My thanks to my friend
@Ron R for his generosity in sending this after hearing of my less than stellar experience with their 2017.
— 19 days ago

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Glad you enjoyed it, @Shay A 👍🏾 As a mid-week quaffer, we think this is excellent. Great prices out there, too.

Abacela

Fiesta Umpqua Valley Tempranillo 2014

Interesting Southern Oregon Tempranillo. Dark and bold color. Deep red and black fruit aromas and flavors. Hint of oak, vanilla and spices on the long and silky finish. Bright, Bold and expressive. Excellent New World style Tempranillo. Thank You Ron B! — 23 days ago

Rudius

Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Birthday red for the birthday girl 🍷 all made possible by the people’s champ, @Ron R 🙌🏻 thanks for sending this our way, sir - it’s some seriously delicious juice. I gave it one smell and thought to myself, “This is a 94/100 wine.” Glad to see my initial (and final) assessment was on par with most of yours.

Intoxicating notes of mulled plums, blackberries and blueberries, all baked together with anise, melted Mexican chocolate, and dried vanilla bean. Beautiful, luscious mouthfeel with a velvety finish. This is a winner.
— 2 months ago

Krystal Vento
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Hey @Ryan Vento, so happy you enjoyed it as much as we did. Give your birthday girl our very best! Cheers 🥂
Krystal Vento

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@Ron R It was very good!🥂
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Happy Birthday. Just picked up 14 & 15 of this on the cheap. $50-$60.

Familia Zuccardi

Q Santa Rosa Tempranillo 2013

Aromas and flavors of dried cherry, chocolate, leather wood and spices. Hint of a green quality. (Probably based on vineyard elevation). Light tannins and smooth and clean finish. Interesting wine. My first Argentinian Tempranillo. Thank You Ron B! — 23 days ago

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Hacienda Lopez de Haro (Bodega Classica)

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Traditional Rioja Style Tempranillo. Ruby red color with an orange rim. Ripe red fruit aromas and flavors with notes of rose petals, spices and vanilla. Long finish. Elegant. Thank You Ron B! — 23 days ago

Bevan Cellars

Desmond Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

@Ron R looks like we agree! He rarely kisses. Lovely dark fruit to this. Glad we got everything out of storage. — a month ago

Ryann Swan
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Hey @William Goldsmith, so pleased you enjoyed this Bevan. I love em, too.

Ron Zacapa

Gran Reserva Edición Negra Sistema Solera

Dark tawny brown in colour. Strong molasses/cane earthy smoky aromas. A brilliant palate of Caramel, molasses - a fluid mellifluous palate, so smooth it doesn’t show its 47.5% ABV. Aged in Double charred Oak Barrels. A marvellous Rum from Guatemala - love the raffia basket weave around the base of the bottle - great presentation. — 3 months ago

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I love Zacapa, but for my palate, the 23 year is more of what I'm looking for. We've owned this, once. The 23 is a regular buy, it's also less expensive, in the US.
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That was the end of a litre bottle Severn. Now will open an 18 year old Flor de Cana from Nicaragua. Love these Central American and Cuban Rums.
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Fully agree on those locales 👍