Ruta 22

Booker Vineyard

Ripper 22 Red Blend 2016

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/brick rim.

Beautiful nose of cherries, sweet strawberries, blueberries, black plums, cedar, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth, light vegetables, coffee, eucalyptus and Mediterranean spices.

Full bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, tobacco, alcohol, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, earth, light vegetables and pencil lead.

Long finish with fine grained tannins, cherries and red chili pepper.

This is a gorgeous Grenache from Paso Robles. Spicy and rich. Fruit forward and opulent. Just delicious.

Great right out of the bottle, and gets more complexity after 2 hours of airtime.

This 6 year old is showing great complexity now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

100% Grenache grapes were aged in French Oak barrels for 22 months.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$80.
— a month ago

Martijn, Shay and 18 others liked this

Château Rollan de By

Cru Bourgeois Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

A delicious left bank Bordeaux which greatly beneifted from a 60+ minute decant. The nose presents fig jam & blueberry along with notes of anise, cocoa, and pencil lead.  The palate is impressively well balanced with flavors of blueberry and blackberry along with tertiary notes of sage & leather along with well integrated tannins and a bright acidity. Paired equally well with both filet mignon on day 1 & burgers on day 2! ($33) [5/27/22] — 4 months ago

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Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

‘01 is drinking beautiful in ‘22. Primo. 21 years old is drinking age, how about that?

This wine has aged beautifully and remains strong. Dense and rich, but soft and supple. I’m leaning heavily into the current and jammy notes that remain, but the obvious flavors are the old leather, tobacco, and sage.

Color comes out dark ruby red, but after about an hour in the glass you can see the oxygen taking hold. No decanting required. Glad I bought two of these!
— 6 months ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Paired with Lamb cavatelli 👌 2018 vintage on 10/'22. Decanted 1.5 hours.

Nose: spearmint, leather, oak, earthy with subtle vanilla notes.
Palate: medium plus acidity, likely from the Merlot. Medium tannins, nicely integrated. Black currants, tobacco, cacao, dried fig, bell pepper with a nice Long finish.
— 3 days ago

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

7/3/22 “It’s like heaven” fancy wine for our first house together. All our dinner too! — 3 months ago

Eric, Joe and 12 others liked this

Beckmen Vineyards

Cuvée Le Bec Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Blend 2019

Quite nice Syrah blend with pork tenderloin ($22) — 4 months ago

Hendry

Blocks 7 & 22 Napa Valley Zinfandel 2018

Terrific red Zin. Lovely blue fruit palate. — 6 months ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Great wine

Bodega Iturrialde

G 22 Gorka Izagirre Bizkaiko Txakolina 2020

Floral & fresh, crisp.
Orange blossom, wet salty beach pebbles, not overly complex on the nose, but very fresh.
The palate shows more. Nice mouthfeel, a bit rich yet bright & juicy. Salty lemons galore. This is so drinkable and food friendly. Really nice.
— 2 months ago

Ira liked this

Roger Sabon

Les Olivets Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2012

We had the 2012 Vintage on 7/7-8/22. This is a terrific CndP. Full bodied and fruit forward and well balanced. The bouquet boasts black fruit and white pepper. Blackberry, plum, cassis, cocoa and even minerality were on the palate. — 3 months ago

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

2014 vintage. Already rocking and a-rolling splishing and a-splashing. No one does silk and gossamer elegance better. Only getting better in the near term and far beyond. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc and 6% Petite Verdot. Always a top fave. — 5 months ago

Aaron, Ted and 13 others liked this