The Ice House

Aubert

Powder House Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.4

My wife’s birthday is this week, and Aubert is her favorite. I’d like to let the ‘17s rest a bit more, but when that’s all that is available at the house...

As I’ve noted previously, I think Aubert’s 2017 Chardonnays are, for the most part, more accessible than normal, and this did nothing to dissuade me from that line of thinking. If putting this in the lineup in regards to favorites and comparisons, I think this slots in towards the back-middle of the lineup, ahead of LH&S and Hudson, but just behind Eastside. It seems to be a marriage of Hudson (ripe, juicy, yellow fruits and herbs), & Eastside (more sea salt, streak of herb crusted stone fruits, lemon cream). What stood out to me on this was how tart it was...there was more lemon tang here than any of the other Aubert chards in the portfolio, with added oyster shell. While I think this will obviously get “different”, I’m not sold it gets better with age. It’s very giving now.
— 13 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

2nd day wine if I remember correctly
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A: Nice, Shay. Haven’t tried the Powder House. Happy Birthday to your bride!
Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Happy Birthday, Emily! 🥂🍾

Delamotte

Brut Champagne Blend

Tangy vinous and clean. Mouth watering perfect long finish. Impressive for a basic house NV. — 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Agreed, well made wine.
Diana Cho

Diana Cho

Crisp, clean, with a nice non-alcoholic or heavy-handed finish. Deliciously bubbly and non-obtrusive accompaniment to Thai food.
9.1

Sheldrake Point

Ice Wine Riesling 2013

This requires a lot of cheese. Or a pumpkin cheesecake. Must involve cheese in some form! 😋 — 13 days ago

Kristie, Jason and 9 others liked this

Barrister

Pepper Bridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Excellent Cabernet from this house - more complex than the Bacchus, structure for days. — a day ago

Ron, Paul and 4 others liked this

Ferrari-Carano

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Surprise of the night - beautiful Cab. By far the best bottle I’ve had from this house. — 4 days ago

Shay, David and 4 others liked this

Bruno Paillard

Première Cuvée Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Alder Yarrow
9.3

Starting to become the house bubbly. Perfectly balance between berry/cherry and watermelon fruit and the crisper more saline notes that make it difficult to stop sipping. — 8 hours ago

Daniel P., Eric and 10 others liked this

Lamoreaux Landing

Riesling Ice 2018

Very yummy. Would be so perfect with dessert or blue cheese. Maybe apple pie with cheddar. — 14 days ago

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Reserve Ice Wine Riesling 2018

Nice! I usually don’t purchase white wines unless I decide to buy for holiday dinner like Thanksgiving. I decided on this bottle today on a whim. I was at my local liquor store and saw the label on this bottle. The label caught my attention, also I was eating salmon nigiri tonight and wanted to pair a white wine with it. Both together was beautifully paired. I’m not going to lie, I like this! I will get this next time I am thinking of getting white wine. Oh, btw, I’m a red wine type of girl. 😬 — 24 days ago

The Vineyard House

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Dark color, oaky, very smooth, deep ripe fruit. Leather nose. Solid. — 24 days ago