Skye, Highlands

Talisker

Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Enjoyed this, though it does comes off a little harsh, which can perhaps be attributed to its youth. A NAS, but as I understand, the blend is at least as old as the standard 10 year old. It definitely has a pretty similar profile - pepper, brine, peat smoke, and citrus. Would be good to taste them side-by-side given the general consensus that the Storm's essentially the 10 taken up a notch. There's a really "sweet" inner core that pushes through to peaty, somewhat-medicinal finish. Medium length. Really liking this profile (particularly the saline character) so I'm definitely going to be checking out the rest of the range. — 5 months ago

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Aaron Tan

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@Severn Goodwin Haha. I can see that. The older bottlings not worth the premium?
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@Aaron Tan They certainly are, but this particular bottle (Storm) does showcase their style with much greater affordability.
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@Severn Goodwin Great to know. Very keen to try more bottlings and when possible, aged examples... Particular the precursor to the 10.

Kosta Browne

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2010

Classic pinot nose w a sea salt/brine aroma. Nice cherry flavor w a long finish. Little concerned at 11 years old but it was great. — 2 days ago

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Caraccioli Cellars

Santa Lucia Highlands Brut Rosé Blend 2013

Jeremy Shanker
9.3

Absurdly delicious. Probably the best domestic rose sparkler — 19 days ago

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Private Property

Rose Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) 2020

Pale pink orange; medium intensity aromas I’d fresh strawberries, watermelon, pink grapefruit, tangerine; dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; quite flavorful and concentrated — 6 days ago

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Were you trespassing? 😋

Marietta

Román Estate Grown Zinfandel Blend 2018

Cherry leather, rooibos, peach, allspice & cinnamon. Bold enough to enjoy with taco salad. One of my absolute favorite wines. — 18 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

13.8% ABV, 16 months in barrel 57% new oak.
Some clonal material from Mt. Eden which traces back to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
Savory red fruits, aging well. Beautiful wine!
— 9 days ago

Roar

Sierra Mar Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Alex Lallos
9.3

The roar wines are off the charts these days. Had a chance to taste with Franciscioni fam — 13 days ago

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Roar

Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Quite aromatic with dried cherry, beach wood 🪵 & toasted spices. Fuller mouthfeel than expected with clove, heavily floral & berry sauce flavors. Opened up nicely after a while and tasted even better & smoother. — 19 days ago

Ira, Josh and 7 others liked this

Tatomer

Steinhugel Riesling 2018

wow! this was amazing! petrol, sea spray, lime skin, sour peach candy, high acid but with balanced fruit. textbook riesling from the new world — 9 days ago

Theopolis Vineyards

Yorkville Highlands Symphony 2020

Brilliant straw color.
Light muscat aromas and honey.
Crisp fresh acid driven palate.
— 7 days ago

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