California Petite Sirah


Takes a bit to open but a fine flavor in the end. Look to another bottle. — 4 months ago

Ca'del Baio

'Autinbej' Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Opened on a whim for a spontaneous pizza night, this naturally showed better the following evening. For a modestly priced Barbaresco, I was spellbound by this wine, an absolutely gorgeous Nebbiolo with power, grace and purity that should have a long life ahead. Superb. — 9 months ago

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Dominio del Plata (Susana Balbo)

Signature Valle de Uco Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Light bodied, sour tannin (in a good way), salty ocean water, tart cherry, black fruit, vanilla, oak, nail polish remover (mildly) on the nose. One of the most interesting and complex cabs I’ve had. Not spellbound with this, but pretty cool. — 6 years ago

Dominio IV

Spellbound Three Sleeps Vineyard Syrah Blend

This is, "Song of the Uncaged Bird"
It is the 2010 Vintage and wonderful
— 6 years ago

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California Merlot

This wine deserves a 9. Smooth, easy drinking, goes well with food and overall very pleasing. On top of this, the price is right. I will surely buy more. — 4 months ago


California Chardonnay 2018

2016 vintage, would buy a case — 3 years ago

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California Pinot Noir

Smooth, rich dark color. Deep purple and smooth ! — 4 years ago


Clos des Ormes Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2012

Lithe and young. oak took time to blow off. Was interested to taste this producer; not spellbound. — 6 years ago

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California Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 vintage. Quite nice. Looks thin, but doesn’t taste it. Nice pepper in the open, with a full body to follow — 5 months ago

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Échézeaux Pinot Noir 2011

Casually poured double-blind from a brown bag at the very end of the night while our heads were still spinning from the incredible quality on display. The senses were overloaded. It was blood lust. And then…I smelled my glass. An overwhelming feeling of serenity washed over me. It’s was almost as if a pair of noise-cancelling headphones were placed in my ears. This was different. It commanded attention. This wasn’t a wine from the Rhône. It smelled like Burgundy…and it was special. There was brilliant structure accompanying the most sublime fruits and exotic spices. I looked up at my buddy Matt who was also nosing his glass and our eyes met. He was also spellbound. He then quietly declared to me, “this is DRC”. I thought to myself, surely no. This late? After everything we just had?? Until now, I had never tried DRC so I had no frame of reference but Matt seemed pretty confident. Then some of the others started to fall into the trance. Everyone was falling over themselves. The bottle was pulled from the bag by our host. And there it was. A 2011 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Échézeaux. It was just beautiful. I was different now…almost like losing my virginity. What a sensational nightcap. — a year ago

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‘Like losing my virginity’ ❤️
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What a nightcap!