Senses Wines

Brooks Hill Winery

Radiance Kentucky Semi-Sweet Chambourcin

This sweet combination of black and blue berry wine instantly hits the palate to pleasure the senses. The medium bodied wine envelopes the senses from taste to the pleasant fruit smells when first poured. โ€” 10 days ago

Aperture

Soil Specific Sauvignon Blanc 2019

๐Ÿ‘‰ Iโ€™ve been excited to try this barrel-fermented and -aged Sauvignon Blanc from the Dry Stack Vineyard of Bennet Valley, Sonoma County, thanks to the amazing reviews from @Ron R. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Itโ€™s actually a blend, comprised of 98% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Semillon, reminiscent of a Bordeaux Blanc (winemaker Jesse Katz actually studied winemaking in Haut-Brion, Bordeaux; it shows). @jkatzwine

๐Ÿ‘ This wine has strong clarity and a medium lemon hue.

๐Ÿ‘ƒ It immediately captures ๐Ÿ“ท and focuses my senses on its youthful, layered nose offering complex aromas of ripe guava, mango, tangerine sherbet, passion fruit sorbet, lemon pith, lemongrass, fennel, white rose, cherry blossom, vanilla, and toast. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ‘„ On the palate this wine is dry, albeit rich, ripe, and sweet in its aroma and flavor characteristics. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, and pronounced intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish lingers. ๐Ÿ˜

The richness and vanilla, toasty aromas and flavors were undoubtedly influenced by the 6 months aging in 1/3 New French Oak, 1/3 Once Used French Oak, and 1/3 Neutral French Oak Barrels. ๐Ÿชต

Aperture, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, 2019, ABV 13.6%. @aperturecellars
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@Shawn Thompson Thank you!! ๐Ÿ™ Cheers to you!
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Yes, excellent summary, @Vanessa. I would be remiss if I didnโ€™t share that @David L put me onto this producer, and other stellar whites. But Iโ€™m thrilled you enjoyed it.
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@Ron R @David L Iโ€™m loving all of the inspiration happening here. Thank you both for being a source of it ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Dominio del Aguila

Reserva Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2016

No one has said it better than Eric Guido. " I found silky textures with brisk acids, minerals and sweet spice adding vibrancy, as juicy notions of cherry and raspberry washed across the senses leaving a coating of fine tannin." Eric sabe vinos tintos de Espaรฑa. โ€” a month ago

Kistler

Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Austere, reductive, bright acidity, rich without clinging oak, really beautiful expression of terroir. Gorgeous finish that lingers and delights the senses. Kistler uses the exact same clone and vinification process in every vineyard, so the difference between vineyards is the grapes and only the grapes. 2018 is an exceptional year for Dutton Ranch. Bottle #9338 of 11,150. Seductive and delicious, my friends. Cheers! โ€” 12 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

A year later getting the pleasure to open this wine again. The color is a deep inky purple garnet with some noticeable bricking. An expressive nose of chocolate, dark cherry and stewed meat. Scents of pencil lead, pine and rustic oak notes follow. What can I say! So exquisitely balanced and layered giving a an overall creamy feel to the palate. Taste is full of black cherry fruit, dark chocolate, cedar, minerals and charcoal. The finish is long lingering with robust plum. Absolutely delicious and a wonderful way to please the senses on this Friday night! โ€” 24 days ago

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Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Hautes Cรดtes de Nuits Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.3

Always a favorite and it smokes in 19. Nose starts out shy and buttery. Some minerals peeking out. But all in all one smells the density but also senses itโ€™s holding back. But that palate brings it. Electric, retesting, mineral and deep. Some apple fruit and also some citrus but the texture, freshness and mineral complexity tell the story here. Terrific length. Best since 14. A brilliant version of this. โ€” a month ago

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Schrader Cellars

GIII Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Luv Schrader Cabs! A bright purplish garnet color. Nose fills the senses with dark ripe cherry and plum fruits, vanilla, spice and lingering menthol with a subtle hint of cedar. A wonderful full body wine!! Creamy and juicy where the dark red fruit burst in the mouth giving it a luscious feel. Other notable characteristics are the subtle chocolate espresso, spice, crushed rocks and a smoky tobacco long finish. Rutherford dusty tannins are definitely present but well integrated. Another hot evening, but inside enjoying this sophisticated wine. โ€” 16 days ago

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Senses Wines

B.A. Thieriot Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

This was wonderful tonight. โ€” a month ago

Hammerling Wines

Sunflower Sutra Brut Nature Chardonnay Blend 2019

Everyone should seek this out. Very complex wine. I get marzipan, a light cherry water, pear, a bit of citrus, some minerals. The palate is mouthwatering. It fills up all your senses at the finish and makes you want another sip. There is the slightest hint of honey cream at the end that I find delightful. Will update as it evolves. โ€” a month ago

Mauro Vannucci

Il Sasso Carmignano Sangiovese Blend 2015

2015 Piaggia โ€œIl Sassoโ€ Carmignano. Made with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Itโ€™s dark ruby red in color, rich & plump in flavor. Aromas of lavender, spice, & tobacco please your senses. Firm tannins here hence plenty of life ahead. A very dark fruit-driven wine. Cheers๐Ÿท โ€” a month ago

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