Under The Wire

Birds on a Wire

Rubicone Sangiovese

Really fruity and sweet nose with a great dry body and no bite on the back end. — 8 days ago

Kathryn P
with Kathryn

Pearl Morissette

Primesautier Lemberger Blend 2019

Delicious, crunchy blend of Cab franc, Merlot and lemberger. Very well made. Under $30. — 3 days ago

Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2010

Vanilla is known as ‘the salt of the baking world’ and this wine embodies that. Velvety smooth vanilla, maybe black cherry or Concord grape, peppercorn, tea leaf. I was skeptical at first finding an 11 year old wine in 2021 that had bottle gimmicks like fake gold wire, but is worth the 30$CAD if you can find it! — 3 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Sounds good! Cheers!🍷

Cattleya Wines

Pratt Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Alex Lallos
9.3

Tried with winemaker bibiana Pisoni! Freaking awesome. Her chards, Pinot and Syrah under this label are beautiful. Hop on the mailing list because these are worth every penny! — 8 days ago

Shay, Ira and 2 others liked this

Château Brande-Bergere

Cuvée O'Byrne Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. One of the best wines to be found under the humble "Bordeaux Supérieur" appellation. Very elegant with bright crisp red fruit and a minty freshness. Impeccable balance and very good length. As always very reliable. Highly recommended. — 2 days ago

Peter, Scott and 2 others liked this

Joseph Dorbon

Arbois Savagnin 2009

Raised under veil. Just shy of being a vin juane. A pinch of acetaldehyde goodness mixed with mild oxidative notes, but not totally sherryfied. All the nuts (walnut, hazelnut, almond) golden apple, and pear. Long finish with caramel, more nuts and a hint of petrol. Round, smooth and viscous. Surprisingly good pairing with souvlaki. — 8 days ago

Severn, Ira and 6 others liked this
Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

@Peter van den Besselaar it was. A Bastille day / early birthday indulgence. The oxidative Savignin thing isn’t something I normally crave, but when it’s done well, it’s so savory, distinctive and wonderful!

Château Margaux

Pavillon Rouge Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Beautiful bouquet that still under represents the richness of this wine IMO. Graphite, oak, dark fruit are presented on a structured tannic backbone. I can’t believe this is a second wine!! — 2 days ago

Matt, Ira and 9 others liked this

François Chidaine

Touraine Sauvignon 2019

Bright, breezy and refreshing. Gooseberry, elderflower and some dusty licorice-like (‘salmiak’) minerality. Medium-bodied, soft fruit-like acidity.
A slamming value with its under 10€ pricetag!
— 12 days ago

Ira, Peter and 18 others liked this

Kalleske

Plenarius Viognier 2020

- Orange wine
- Apricot under tones
- Light and delicious
- Zac 2nd favourite
— 7 days ago

Bernard Gaucher

Brut Réserve Champagne

My first experience with this producer. 90% Pinot Noir and the balance Chardonnay. Popped and poured; consumed under an hour. On the nose, mostly fresh lemons and brioche. High intensity. On the palate, golden raspberries and lemon with chalky minerals and lightly toasted brioche. The acid is high…but there’s decent balance here. It’s not a particularly complex Champagne but it delivers very well as an aperitif. No disgorgement information on the label. — 6 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this