Ruta 22

Red Car

Cuvee 22 Sonoma County Syrah

D&A in Tahoe. Lovely local syrah — 2 months ago

Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Ken Z
9.3

Drank 12 /7/23.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

Scents of plum, blackberry, currant, and chocolate. Flavors are similar, with blackberry, plum sauce, and soil. Tannins are still firm, but, well integrated and mix with black fruits on the long finish. This one goes on for over a minute. Drinking well now, but showing no signs of slowing down. This should last another 10 plus years, but is in a nice place now.

4/22/8/4/5 +50 = 93 pts.

Great with a NY strip, but even better with the balsamic glaze that complimented it. This pairs wonderfully with sweet dark fruit flavors.
— 4 months ago

Shay, Severn and 12 others liked this

Hendry

Blocks 7 & 22 Napa Valley Zinfandel 2018

Just enough fruit and full body, not overwhelming like many zins. — 2 months ago

Philippe Alliet

Chinon Cabernet Franc

Much smoother than in 2021 when first had the 2018 vintage. It’s thrown a lot of sediment. $22. — 5 months 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! — 2 years ago

Eric, Joe and 12 others liked this

Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

(Disg. 10/22) Initial is the most produced in quantity of the Selosse bottlings but certainly not to be overlooked, and 2022 disgorgment is electric with distinctive Selossien aromatics, a rich, powerful and textural palate with racy acids and a chalky mineral core. It has both freshness and oxidative complexity yielding a complete, balanced and utterly seamless Champagne. Nothing like Selosse. — 3 months ago

Severn, Shay and 3 others liked this

Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

2012 vintage. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot. An excellent effort in a largely forgotten vintage. Cassis, blackberries, cedar, and Pauillac-like lead pencil. — 6 months ago

Peter, Ruud and 6 others liked this

Château Dalem

Fronsac Merlot Cabernet Franc 2015

Ken Z
9.3

Drank 6/27/23

Excellent with lamb kebabs

Scent of plum, blackberry, and peppercorn. Blackfruit flavors dominate the palate, with plum sauce, blackberry, and cocoa backed by firm, but ripe tannin, which is well integrated. Long finish.

4/22/8/5/4 + 50 = 93 pts.

This is great now, right out of the bottle.
— 10 months ago

Ken, Tom and 6 others liked this