San Marcos

The Language of Yes

En Passerillage Grenache 2020

I tried my first bottle of this several months ago, and since then it’s really settled down and blossomed. Light color, but the nose pops with perfumey cherry and raspberry, along with subtle notes of moist earth, spice, and sandalwood. In the mouth, it’s got intense flavors in a floaty carriage, with deep red fruit and lots of savory notes. Long finish, with a teensy bit of tannin. Alcohol in check, and enough acidity to keep the intense fruit buoyed up. Superb. If you’re a Grenache hound like me, get some of this. — 7 days ago

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Sounds fantastic!

Arnot-Roberts

Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Young but very good and will be great in 4-6 years. Cranberry, plum, raspberry, currant, chanterelle mushroom, decomposed leaves and soil. — 19 days ago

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with Ellie
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Morgado

Spanish Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Ron R
9.5

Contrasting this to the Sarah Francis, it’s more dense and viscous. It’s just more decadent, while the SF is more ethereal. Rated them the same but for different reasons. — 16 days ago

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@Jan A, that was not my intent, just wanted to share the moment…
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Just joking ofc, enjoy!
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I know, @Jan A. When wifey and I travel, we always ferry a few bottles with us. Puts a dollop of cream on top, so to speak… 😎

San Filippo

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2020

Colour is mid Ruby red. Dusty cherries, savoury cherry pip, a touch of menthol. Thought there were hints of caramel oak but I note it was fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperature. Malo in vats of cement, stainless steel and wood (large bottis I would imagine).Good structure for a Rosso - silky tannins. Very enjoyable and a great match with Fettuccine. — 7 days ago

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Bodegas Callia

Lunaris Syrah Malbec 2020

Aika hyvä vampire viini, hyvin hilloinen mutta ei liian mehuinen. Mielelläni joisin uudestaan.

w Make, Sikka, Malviina, Ada, Jon
@ Skatta / kerhohuone
— 8 days ago

San Biagio della Cima

Rossese di Dolceacqua 2020

Got better the longer it was open and was signing with a wide variety of dishes (black cod & duck). Tart red fruit and spice. Something between Gamay and Frappato. “Treated” my dad to his first taste of Rossese (the wine he always wanted to try on his honeymoon with my mom some 40 years ago and never got to. — 13 hours ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Alesia Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2018

Lovely and elegant wine showing citrus notes, a dash of oak and some mineral and herbal nuances.
A wine with flair, balance and generosity.
Very nice.
— 15 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Red Blend 2014

Raspberry both fresh and jammy, tart red cherry, boysenberry, blueberry, blackberry, rosemary leaves, dusty forest floor, black pepper, asphalt, crushed stones, elevated acidity, med minus integrated tannins, bright ruby in color med minus concentration. Med+ finish. It’s lovely wine. A very fresh 2014 vintage. — 5 days ago

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Scar of the Sea

Bassi Vineyard Pinot Gris Pinot Noir 2021

So light I almost forgot to taste it. Glad I did, beautiful wine. It’s such a nice combo or the Pinots and blended so well. Lavender and hibiscus with a bright red fruit nose. Strawberries are most pronounced though I’m enjoying blood orange and cranberry too. Really a great bottle that went too quickly. — 8 days ago

Jillian Varner
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McGrail Vineyards

McGrail Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Lightly fruity aroma, opaque purple appearance, moderate but forward tannins with a finish of dark fruits, currant and plum. — 10 days ago