School House

septenary winery

Manor House Merlot Blend 2016

Very boozy at first but then opened up so well — 14 days ago

Sara Davenport
with Sara

School House Vineyard

Mezcolanza Zinfandel Blend 2013

Brought to Tasting Group from my cellar and presented to the group double-blind. The wine presents a deep ruby color with moderate staining of the tears. Medium viscosity. On the nose, notes of strawberry, cherry candy, watermelon juice, menthol, green herbs oregano thyme, and cedar. On the palate, the wine is dry and structure is medium+ across the board. The finish is long, tart, mineral and woody but not in a new oak sort of way. Everyone was in the Old World with guesses ranging from Burgundy to Rioja. To be fair, not many in Napa makes Zinfandel like this anymore…if any at all. Lovely stuff. — a month ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Love the wine!

Jean-Marie Reverdy & Fils

La Villaudière Sancerre Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

John Howard
9.2

Very old school. Nailed it. — 9 days ago

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Aubert

Powder House Chardonnay 2019

Ron R
9.5

There are few Cali chards that compare to this. Outstanding presentation in every way. — 24 days ago

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LM Segal

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What’s up with Zalto? Been back-ordered since January!
Ron R

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Pandemic and the consequential supply chain challenges. They will both pass…

Crowded House

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Very pale color. Very dry. And delicious. Citrus, grass, maybe stone, maybe herbs. — 22 days ago

Brick House

Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay 2019

Crystalline purity. Light and lemony. 12%. Dubs in 6 — 21 days ago

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House Spirits Distillery

Festlig Aquavit Krogstad

I actually got into this for a night or too. I like it on the rocks—one or two big ones. The caraway vibe is strong but there’s hints of licorice too. Appealing and refreshing. — a month ago

Eric, Severn and 6 others liked this

Enrico Serafino

Grifo Del Quartaro Gavi di Gavi Cortese 2020

John Howard
9.0

Really great. Old school. — 8 days ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1986

Backward mountain fruit, but not as tannic as I’d expected, though this should easily last another 25 years, old school Cal Cabernet (13% ABV) that I long for!! — 6 days ago

Jim Powers
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Ira Schwartz

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@Doug Powers Actually bought an ‘05 today .