San Simeon

Consorzio Vini Tipici di San Marino

Riserva Tessano Sangiovese Blend 2018

Crisp and lively. Has good mid palate weight. Finished clean. — a day ago

Kendric Vineyards

Marin County Viognier 2019

This is really nice. Classic Condrieu-like nose is floral (in a restrained way), and has pure but musky white fruits, along with just enough crushed rock minerality to keep it interesting. Mouthfilling but not heavy, it’s got fruit and nice acids and finishes dry and long. Me likee. — 7 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 8 others liked this

Madson

Arey Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

2019 vintage. Bâtard-Montrachet nose, Chablis Grand Cru finish. Thin, watery body and the mid-palate is definitely in a period of transformation but this wine is going (other) places and would love to revisit in a year. Mineral component and acidity are on point currently with that ethereal Santa Cruz Mountains terroir but expecting this wine to fatten up in the next twelve months. Fascinating. This producer is making some palate-challenging chards and pinots along with a solid red blend...all with low case production. This one is all of 130 cases and with a nice price. — 5 days ago

Ira, David and 3 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Hillside Pinot Noir 2018

I will give this wine a slight nod over the 2019 and really it is all to do with the one extra year in bottle. Yes these were infants but fascinating to see what these young beauties taste like out of the gate. — 5 days ago

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Sono Montenidoli

Fiore Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2017

Pale to medium lemon; pronounced intensity aromas of baked golden apple, peach, golden raspberry, intense cedar, baking spices, vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium alcohol, full bodied, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; very ripe and round on the palate (acid perhaps a bit low), but very command concentrated — 2 days ago

Severn, Romain and 6 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1996

Nose has ripe blackberry, over-ripe black currant, dehydrated black cherry, moist prune, dried mint, old leather, old cedar, fresh cigar, ever so slight eucalyptus and milk chocolate powder.

Palate has velvety black fruits, blackberry/black cherry/plum, cedar, wet leather, wet volcanic rock, moist garden soil and wow what a finish, so long, so beautiful. Well cellared '96 CA should last forever! Medium tannins persist! Decanted 6H, more time would be appreciated, alas our last and only bottle, damn it.

Paired to Allen Bros. filets (Prime/Complete Trim) grilled to 127° then rested for 12m, perfectly medium rare; Toasted orzo with grilled squash and brussel sprouts with bacon. 🤤

An early Father's Day with my parents, so I don't have to compete with my Sister & Nephew's in 24 hours, plus we'll have the better wine. 🤞
— 2 days ago

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Wow wow wiener
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@Peter Sultan @Josh Morgenthau Thanks, and sorry for no food companion pic, was relaxing with the parents and not thinking about a food shot; this wine pic was taken early in the morning before the sun was fully awaken.
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Guido Mazzucchelli

San Venz Lessona Vino Rosso 2012

Lovely wine combining the delicacy, elegance, & finesse of Alto Piemonte nebbiolo and the concentration of appassimento grapes. Haunting nose, velvet palate. Supremely elegant. Cherry heering, soft tannins, dense fruit, medium finish. Needs upwards of 2 hours in the decanter, but 2012 is drinking beautifully now. — 3 days ago

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Matthew Cohen

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So glad you liked this. Very small one man show. Super old school.

Matetic Vineyards

EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2019

On a hot almost-summer night this wine hits the spot! ☀️

It’s a Sauvignon Blanc from the Valle de Casablanca D.O. in Chile 🇨🇱 where the vines from which it hails receive cooling influences from the Pacific Ocean breezes, lending balance and preserving acidity. 🌊

It’s no wonder this wine is labeled EQ as in Equilibrio (the Spanish word for balance), because it offers a wonderful balance of ripe tropical fruit aromas and flavors with vibrant acidity and notable minerality. 🍍 🥭

The aromas and flavors are fresh, albeit ripe, generally tropical with passion fruit, guava, mango, underripe pineapple, also green apple, gooseberry, freshly cut grass, and wet slate.

It’s a perfect patio pairing and fun to explore the beauty of new world Sauvignon Blanc from this region.

It’s also a great value at $12.99. 👏👏👏👏👏

Matetic Vineyards, E.Q., Coastal Sauvignon Blanc, D.O. Valle de Casablanca, Viñedo Valle Hermoso, Chile. Vintage 2019. ABV 13.5%.

Cheers !!
— 12 days ago

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Vanessa

Vanessa

@Ron R Agreed this is a delish wine and amazing value. 8.9 is a very good score in my book! Cheers !!!
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@Vanessa, your scoring is as tight as a duck’s ass, and that’s watertight!
Vanessa

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@Ron R 😂 Wow, never thought of it that way 🦆

Paolo Bea

San Valentino Sangiovese Blend 2015

Alex deftly decanted by glads with Vinturi Aerator. This rich blend of Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Montepulciano fills the palette. Sour cherries, salty bacon, scraped leather, lasting finish. Paola Bea, a master of Umbrian wine! — 10 days ago

Alex, Sagee and 4 others liked this

Arnot-Roberts

Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Pale gold. Lemon, minerals, high acidity and bitterness level. Crisp, sinewy wine. Apple skin, green melon, paraffin, freshly cut green herbs. Many users say they find this Chablis-esque, and I can see that.

After a day in the fridge this is slightly richer and less restrained. Very nice wine.. 👍🏻
— 10 days ago

Shay, Thijs and 7 others liked this