Skye, Highlands

Talisker

Aged 10 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Smoky with brief notes from me. Not as peaty as you would expect from the western isles. Had a tour of this distillery some years ago on the Isle of Skye which is the spiritual home of the Clan Donald ie McDonald. Probably prefer the peaty styles of Lagavulin and Laphroig. — 22 days ago

Daniel, Josh and 13 others liked this

Joyce Vineyards

Tonde Grapefield Syrah 2019

John Howard
9.1

Beautiful nose. Very northern Rhone. Palate is pretty great too, not perfect. — 12 days ago

Ceccherini, Eddie and 9 others liked this

Wilde Farm

Halcon Vineyard Syrah 2017

Perfumed fresh Syrah with grilled steak ($20) Wonderful fragrance and mouth feel, surprised by the alcohol content of 12.5% , thought it was higher — 11 days ago

Waxwing

Halcón Vineyards Syrah

Plums, smoke, raspberries, amazing nose — 10 days ago

Halcon Vineyards

Esquisto Yorkville Highlands Mourvedre 2018

Delicious; red fruit, nutmeg, tobacco. Super classy. The spice on the finish is alluring. — 6 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 14 others liked this

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Tangy strawberry, with orange rind, old cedar, Twizzlers, and perfume.

92 points
— 6 days ago

Shay, Andrew and 2 others liked this
Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

Twizzlers 🤣

Macallan Distillery

12 Years Old Sherry Oak Casks Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1524

Excellent smooth drinking and favorable. — 18 days ago

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RG Walker

RG Walker

Bought a bottle 26JUL22 $84.99 in store - FWGS.com

Roar

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2020

Amazing. SLH-style at its core. Funk and beauty and gorgeous acidity and fruit that goes on and on. Brings me to my happy place. — 11 days ago

Severn, Tom and 13 others liked this

Sandler Wine Company

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

Galloni seems to have it out for SLH Pinots (he also panned Liquid Farm’s recent releases) and I couldn’t disagree more. Earthy, smoked meat, hitting its stride and could go years more. Ed Kurtzman has made wine for Freeman, Roar, August West and Mansfield Dunn and his own label, Sandler, is just fine. And QPR to boot. — 15 days ago

Eric, Brian and 15 others liked this

Pisoni Vineyards

Lucy Santa Lucia Highlands Rosé of Pinot Noir 2021

Wonderful rose complex but not heavy. Hints of grapefruit. Nice for a summer evening on the patio. At Sandpiper in La Jolla Shores. — 20 days ago

Dave Rostker
with Dave
Eric, Barberry and 5 others liked this