Stoney Croft

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Purple Velvet Reserve Porto

All Port is an instant 9.0. There isn’t a more consistent and luscious wine on the planet. — 17 days ago

Yohan Lardy

Vieilles Vignes de 1903 Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 1903

Bought this in Seattle at a great wine shop, clean structured lithe Stoney with cherry reduction. Some herbal and floral aspects always interesting on every sip. Very clean refreshing finish — 16 days ago

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Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

Vintage 2019 🙂

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VGW Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.2

Rounding up here. Closer to 89-90 upon opening, but fleshed out and mellowed (in a good way) later in the day.

I’ve had the VGW, EGW, Eola Springs and the Richard Hermann and found the VGW to be the most different. The vein of simileties between these Chardonnays is a fair bit of reduction, but the others have this sweet-smoke to them…the VGW comes across more sweat/vegetal on the nose. I put it in a decanter and left it alone for an hour and it had shed that note and revealed grilled lemon and oyster shell in its place. Deep yellow in the glass with a bright yet mid weight profile. It’s not rich nor is it lean. Herb crusted yellow fruits and lemon oil dominate the palate. Stoney/mineral driven. I corked this after 6hrs and then revisited the next day and found that it was fairly similar to the last glass I had the evening before. Obviously a few years will benefit this, but if opening now, definitely give it a decant.

I’m not sure I can compare this Oregon Chardonnay to anything else. 13% ABV, and I suppose it’s very “Oregon” as I could see it being a bridge between OR and burgundy.
— 3 months ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

So glad to see your review on this one @Shay A ! I just grabbed 3 of these and have yet to try. Given the nod to Burgundian style, you think these can sit a couple years or do I need to consume quickly??
Shay A

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@Deborah M : Definitely no rush to consume. It’s ready to go as long as you can let it breathe for a while…took almost an hour in the decanter to blow off its reductive funk. Once it did, it was enjoyable.

Andrew Rich

Croft Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Bright, citrus. Like lemonade with less sugar and not as potent alcohol as limoncello. Perfect for refreshing — 12 days ago

Bodegas Avanthia

Avancia Cuvée de O Godello 2018

Dark gold color. Aromas of pear and lemon with a hint of white flowers. Pallet is full of juicy pear and unripe peach with notes of savory spices and dusty earth. Stoney note on the finish. Medium bodied. Clean and crisp with nicely balanced acidity. — 12 days ago

i Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso

Vecchia Vigna Ai Clivi Colli Orientali del Friuli Friulano 2009

Andrew Holod
9.0

The wine may have been held too long, or just needs more air to wake up. Either case my fault for being too eager to pair with herbed ricotta stuffed squash blossoms #heightofsummer.
Pale medium gold. Intensely stoney, delicate/luscious stone fruits as apricot/peach/nectarine. On the palate this gains weight and a minty edge. This could be good with delicate dishes or even on the other hand a rich Persian stew of lamb with lots of green herbs.
Perhaps I didn't put enough effort into the cooking to match this fine old bottle.
— 8 days ago

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Domaine Dominique et Janine Crochet

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2020

The wine of the evening is the 2020 Domaine Dominique et Janine Crochet Sancerre. From the Loire Valley Bué-en-Sanccerrouis. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose there is lime, white peach, grapefruit, passionfruit, herbaceous, minerality and wet river rock.

On the palate I can tell there is lime, grapefruit, pear, white peach, river rock and finty minerality.

This is a beautifully classic Loire Valley Sancerre that is medium bodied with a crisp fresh mouthfeel medium+ to high acidity with a long citrus stoney minerality finish. Have a great weekend and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 8 months ago

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Dominio del Aguila

Vinas Viejas Vino Fino de Guarda 2016

This was a bit polarising. My wife really did not enjoy it and there were claims it tasted too much like banana 😂. There definately was a ripe fruit note but also stoney minerality and wood. Also a bit of sherry. Was something a bit different and would drink again. — 9 days ago

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@Andrew McIntyre recently picked up a bottle at the recommendation of a friend.
That sherry note is making me nervous. Was the alcohol intrusive ? 
Andrew McIntyre

Andrew McIntyre

Haha dont worry too much. It was more a subtle hint and not the alcohol level. Others loved this wine and you can see the comparison to a white burgundy. Still, an unconventional wine. Will look out for your future review!

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Offerus Saint-Joseph Syrah 2019

Purple fruit, stoney, a savory pastry aroma, some meaty notes. — 5 months ago

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