Truth And Valor

El Valor Y La Gracia

Primera Corrida de Toros de la Temporada Castilla La Mancha Tempranillo 2021

Deep purple in color; black cherries, tabaco, and blackberries on the nose; high acidity; medium tannins; tastes like sour cherries, figs, and wet gravel with a long fruity finish. I love it. 92 points — 20 days ago

The Naked Grape

Naked Truth #44 Pinot Grigio

Not too sweet, light and crisp — 3 years ago

Bodega Estancia Mendoza

Roble Malbec 2018

Aterciopelado, final largo, buen valor — 3 years ago

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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Main course is a Beef Tenderloin Roast with Rosemary, Crispy Duck Fat Potatoes, Sautéed Greens. The beef is among the most tender (cut it with a fork) & flavorful we’ve had.

From magnum. The nose shows; dark currants/cassis, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, plum, anise, dry soils, dry crushed rocks, some graphite, cigar, dark, rich earth, blue/purple fruit cola, very soft dark spice with blue and purple florals set in lavender.

The body full, lush & thick. The tannins, rounded, tarry and velvety chewy. The structure & tension have hit its stride but, a little leaner than I’m used to in a Phelps Cabernet. The length and balance are exactly what I expect from them. It’s elegant, ripe & juicy. Dark currants/cassis, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, plum, anise to black licorice, cinnamon, soft clove, vanilla, nutmeg, dry soils, dry crushed rocks, moist clay some graphite, cigar, leather, limestone, dry herbs, dark, rich earth, blue/purple fruit cola, very soft dark spice with blue and purple florals set in lavender. The acidity is a gentle rain shower. The long finish is delicious and persists into a dark spice.

Perfect with Hedy’s Boeuf.

Wine is peaking in Magnum with another 5-8 years ahead.

The “Truth” which, is the very bottom, concentrated part of the bottle is a 9.3.

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— 4 years ago

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Kenefick Ranch

Estate Grown Calistoga Merlot 2017

Good wine but straight to the truth: herby finish on this merlot, gets better with time, but doesn’t quite turn. — a month ago

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Domaine Rousset

Les Picaudiéres Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2019

So happy to get this in the glass. Have not seen around CA, used to buy back home. Incredible terroir here, absolute truth in the glass. Steep, decomposed granite and old vine Syrah! Intensely deep black fruit, explosive florals, hot stones, iron, crushed apricot, resinous herb, cocoa powder. Loving the balance now, this will age beautifully. — 2 years ago

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Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

La Fortune Côte Chalonnaise Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

202 spring / summer. I wonder if my ratings are suffering from inflation, but the truth is often I would be happy doing all of my drinking from de Villaine’s range. This particular Fortune was notably more developed than the 2017 or 18, in a good way - lots of woodsy complexity over the brighter berry fruit. — 3 years ago

Truth and Valor

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Kelly and Craig both liked it a lot. Wonderful dinner gift from@the Huebers — 2 months ago


Gran Reserva Envero Apalta Vineyard Selection Carménère 2016

Compost on the nose, although we just opened this 6 year old bottle. So, ok. Truth time. We've had carmenere wines before and thought they were oddly flavored, off balanced, and overall not so great. Whew! Got that off my chest. This wine shows some real promise. Fully flavored with lovely red fruits, smooth tannins and silky finish. We enjoyed this and am sure it will open up. — 2 years ago

Theorem Vineyards

Voir Dire Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 1913

2012 Voir Dire Cab Sauvignon w/grilled lamb chops. 😘 In wine there is truth. — 3 years ago

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Nice. Inaugural vintage for them. The 2012 is the only vintage I haven’t had.