Trail Mix

Hartford Family Winery

Hartford Court Muldune Trail Pinot Noir 2014

The red wine of our visit to Sonoma from the comfort of home in Santa Barbara. Spicy aromatics for a Sonoma pinot. Clear ruby color. Mostly raspberry aroma with clove and nutmeg. Moderate tannins and finish of spicy compote. Not quite jammy but more fruit than terroir. Does it show place? The flavor palate seems confused or lost. The flavors suggest a central coast pinot, was it lost in translation? Or just failed geography? Not to worry, the wine is solid and enjoyable. Maybe its the drinker who is confused? I like it. — a month ago

Château La Tour Figeac

L'esquisse de La Tour Figeac Red Blend 2012

A delightful mix of gentle perfume and sweet taste on the tongue. — 9 days ago

Enderle & Moll

Spätburgunder Rosé 2018

David T
9.2

I’ve had Enderle & Moll Pinot but, not their Rosé. Bought this after seeing @Severn Goodwin post. I like it. It needs to get some air but, more importantly, it needs to cellar for another year or two.

The color is richer - darker...shows more time in contact with skin.

The nose reveals; bubble gum, juicy & candied; strawberries, black cherries, black raspberries, plum, raspberries & cranberry extract. Red liqueured cola, red licorice, herbal notes, limestone minerals, chalkiness, grey volcanics, candle wax, potpourri with candied florals of; dark, red, purple & blue framed in violets & lavender.

The body rich & full with high viscosity. bubble gum, juicy & candied; strawberries, black cherries, black raspberries, plum, raspberries, pomegranate & cranberry extract. Red liqueured cola, mix of red & black licorice, herbal notes, limestone minerals, chalkiness, grey volcanics, dark, rich soil, candle wax, tree sap with bark shavings, mix of dark & white spice (ginger), potpourri with candied, perfumed, florals of; dark, red, purple & blue framed in violets & lavender. The acidity is a picture perfect Hawaii waterfall. The long, rich, lush, well polished & balanced finish is persistent for minutes while falling onto perfect mid spice.

One of the few German producers & regions I trust with this varietal. Climate change will continue to broaden Germany’s scope of good producers with this varietal.
— 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Sean Smith

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Love their Pinots, some serious values to be had.

Beau Vigne

Owner's Reserve Guest Cottage Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It was half price with free shipping so I had to try it despite the vintage, Parker 96 This just arrived today, I’ll save the other bottle to rest a bit The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Guest Cottage is a blend of Beau Vigne's two estate properties located on Silverado Trail, one west of Soda Canyon and the other being Stag’s Ridge Vineyard, which sits at 1,400 feet in elevation. It is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak. — 15 days ago

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Viña Errazuriz

Aconcagua Costa Syrah 2014

30+ minute decant. Purple and red color mix. Restrained nose of blackberries and bbq chicken. Nice blue and black fruit, but lacked depth. Great texture and extremely easy drinking. Paired nicely with pasta. I really enjoyed this for the price! — 22 days ago

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Cave D'Occi

Sangiovese

Comes across as a Sangiovese rose with slight effervescence at the start. A mix of herbaceous, earthy notes along with a bit of light floral sweetness. Still on the dry side on the palate. Fun expression of Sangiovese in Japan. — 3 days ago

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Storybook Mountain Vineyards

Mayacamas Range Zinfandel 2016

Dark, medium body. Mildly dry, smooth, jammy with a mix of berries and black cherries. Very good wine for the price. — 12 days ago

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d'Arenberg

The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2007

Great aged Shiraz/viognier mix at a great price! Not the fanciest but enjoyable with plums, herbs, tobacco! — 8 days ago

Natasha Bray
with Natasha

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2014

I have a hard time believing that you can pull this much weight from Chardonnay and still have a significant acidic backbone without having added exogenous acid to the mix...otherwise very good — 21 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Has been an excellent Chardonnay for a long time in Australia and does cellar. I have had excellent examples over 10+ years of age. Usually in the fuller bodied peaches and cream style with a dried pear character. I would have thought natural acidity.
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Also 2014 was a very good vintage in Margaret River as will 2018 when released.
Hanibal

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@Bob McDonald thanks Bob i will surely keep my eye out actually not easy to find it here in Quebec. As for the acidity it is just my own hypothesis i have never seen this level of weight and acidity co-exist in a white before so just surprised