The Calling Wines

Emilio Ramirez Envinate

Benje Blanco Listan Blanco 2019

Stinky. Barnyard, hay, SO2. Palate is more inviting. Intensely mineral, but very approachable without food. Decanted half an hour. I would call this orange before calling it white. — 22 days ago

The Calling Wines

Single Vineyard Series Chardonnay 2015

Oaky, less buttery. Delicious — 2 months ago


Calvarino Soave Classico Garganega Trebbiano 2018

This Soave Classico has quite a yellow-gold color in the glass. The nose has aromas of apricot, Meyer lemon and minerals, but with an overriding earthiness to it. The palate delivers great minerality, apricot and lemon zest in the full mouthfeel. Acidity zings and leaves its calling card on the lengthy finish. — 2 months ago

Vanessa, Tom and 13 others liked this

Andis Wines

Bill Dillian Vineyard Old Vine Sémillon 2019

Yes please mag I have another. Because my synesthesia causes me to liken wines to fabrics and/air clothes I’m calling this day robe wine. Silky and comforting but with equal parts kick the keep you on your toes because the last thing you need is a day robe to put you to sleep. — 3 months ago

Severn, Trixie and 13 others liked this

Porter Family Vineyards

Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Paul K

Pop n pour 92- 93 and on the way up. Awesome fruit with strong tannin backbone. Give lots of time.
After 2 hours plus the tannins melted into the background. This was a really pretty wine. Upping to 94 and calling about joining the club tomorrow.
— a month ago

Jason, Daniel and 17 others liked this

Edi Keber

Collio White Blend 2018

This yellow-gold wine has a complex nose which starts with a floral note and continues with lemon, apricot and a touch of lanolin. On the palate, salinity is the calling card and Meyer lemon joins in with an almond aspect. The mouthfeel is quite creamy and acidity is somewhat reserved. This will pair nicely with any sort of salad or white meat, including fish. — 2 months ago

Daniel P., David and 5 others liked this

Chateau Bahans Haut-Brion

Pessac-Leognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

This vintage has aged better than the critics expected. An old world earthy nose. A relatively straight forward wine with a long yet non complex finish. Low alcohol level (I am guessing low half of 11%) makes for an approachable and enjoyable wine. Wine kept calling me back to pour another glass. — 2 months ago

David, Kimberly and 4 others liked this

Franz Künstler

Hochheimer Kirchenstück Spätlese Riesling 1998

Served double-blind. The wine appears as a deep golden color. Medium+ viscosity. The nose is a fascinating combination of intense honey suckle, orange blossom, coriander, candied oranges, and candied nuts. The palate follows suit with more honey suckle, citrus blossom and a slight nutty characteristic. There is definitely some residual sugar here. There is really good acid keeping everything afloat. The finish is long and short of cloying. Really impressive texture. Based on the color and the somewhat oxidative notes, I figured this had at least 10-15 years of age on it. I vacillated between Sauternes and Riesling…ultimately calling Sauternes from Barsac (feeling as though this was more Semillon than Sauvignon Blanc). I chose, poorly. But the wine is good and it positively begs for spicy Asian food. — a month ago

Alex, Andrew and 15 others liked this

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Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2018

Jim Nantz' partnership with Peter Deutsch. Hello friends. That is a nice crisp Chardonnay with light acidity. Full, rich mouthful but not a big buttery bomb. Won't kill you at the register. — 2 months ago

Alex, Ericsson and 7 others liked this


29 Yr Blackadder Raw Cask

The Blackadder Raw Cask results in black specks/spot in the bottle. That’s due to them doing no filtration including barrier. In fact, people say they go out of their way to ensure each bottle has sediment as part of the bottling. This is potent at 51.5% and you notice it. That said smooth and I did not add water. Comes across as sweet to start and then the alcohol hits. Still it’s a full mouthfeel and velvety on the tongue. Calling best of the night. — 2 months ago

Mike, Ron and 3 others liked this

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Dude, your hands got gigantic!
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@Eric lol yeah that’s a 750 bottle too ;)

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