Weingut Carl Ehrhard

Antica Masseria del Sigillo

Primitivo di Manduria 2012

August 11, 2020. Tucson. Full bodied, full of leather, dried herbs, some intense red fruit. Such a nice surprise! W/ Caitlin, Carl, Gloria, distancing outside after a desert rain. — 2 years ago

Vaso

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.3

VASO cellars is essentially Dana Estate’s third label. However, what makes VASO unique is that while it’s a third label, the fruit that is used is the same fruit that goes in to Dana. No young vines or anything like that here. The main difference is the way it is oak aged.

Enjoyed during the WNH virtual tasting with a theme of 2014 Napa cab, chosen by Carl.

Similar to the ‘12 Sauv Blanc I popped, this is also from Dana’s Hershey Vineyard on Howell Mountain. Due to the ‘14 vintage being one that is drinking fairly well now, I assumed this would be close to pop and pour...wrong. Very tightly coiled on day one. Very crunchy and underripe fruits with herbs and baking spice. Re-corked and gave an hour decant on day two and it was immensely better. Sweet toasted oak, violets, charred plum, baked mixed berry pie with some added herbal flair on the nose. More plush on day two but still flexing those powerful mountain tannins. On the palate it is full of rich dark fruits, dark chocolate, mocha, nutmeg, licorice and quite a bit of graphite. It’s dusty, herbal with a good amount of ripe fruit with nice lift. I’d hold for a few more years.
@Mike R , these are very nice wines. Thanks buddy!
— 2 years ago

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@David L @Mike R : I feel crazy for rating the Sauv Blanc better than the cab, but the more I think about it, the more I just can’t believe how good that Sauv Blanc is!
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Doesn’t surprise me at all. That 12 is so good.
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Actually this is their second label for the sauv Blanc - the Onda is a red blend and another label but is going away I am told

So glad you liked it bud

Pulido-Walker

Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Still a baby. 2 hr decant. Gorgeous nose; fresh blackberries, bramble, pen ink. This is an extremely terroir driven wine. You can taste the black loam and gravelly soil of St. Helena. The palate is really elegant; BlackBerry, blueberry, black cherry, sage, asphalt, melted rocks, charred oak, pencil shavings. So much more to come with time. 100% Cab, single vineyard, and TRB - what’s not to like? Thanks to @Carl Fischer for getting me hooked. — 4 years ago

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@Joe Lucca Exceptional note. @Carl Fischer Need to open my 2013’s ?

Greer

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Zoom tasting with a 2014 Napa theme with the WNH @Shay A @Mike R @Eric LaMasters @Ron R @David L @Shawn R @Carl Fischer @Joe Lucca...on 3/22...this event was non stop laughs and went a good 3 hours. Such good times. The Greer was drinking phenomenally in its youth. Gripping tannins give way to an ethereal core of black cherry, cedar and dark chocolate. It’s as close to Scarecrow in profile as any wine I’ve had. This will only get better. — 2 years ago

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@Bill Bender Bill stay safe and healthy down there.
Kimberly Anderson

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Looks like a great time!🍷
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Nice

Jean-Louis Chavy

Les Folatières Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Ron R
9.5

When you’re in the smoke (London), white burgs are front and center. @David L, @Bill Bender, @Shay A, @Mike R, @Joe Lucca, @Carl Fischer, @Eric LaMasters, and @Shawn R would wet their pants over this. Killer expression of burg. Regal, pristine and focused. Extends and expands on the palate. Head-spinning presentation - Chelsea, London. — 2 years ago

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Ryan Vento

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A good ol’ pant wetter

Bryter Estates

Inspired Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Shay A
9.5

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

Not familiar with this producer. Beckstoffer GIII fruit and it shows. Took some coaxing to come around and when it did, I got blackberry, tons of red spiced fruit and typical dustiness like qualities on the nose. Still tastes fairly young. Great tannic structure with plum, dark cocoa and black cherry finish. Thanks for the intro here,
@Carl Fischer .
— 4 years ago

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@Carl Fischer A bit tight when I first had it. Love to revisit this in a few years. Thanks again buddy!
9.3

Kongsgaard

The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

Mike R
9.5

Smiles beyond belief
Everyone should do a virtual wine tasting with the
@David L @Ron R @Shay A @Eric LaMasters @Bill Bender @joe lucca @Carl Fischer @shawn rose and me

We just did one and so much fun
My first wine of the the night was the 2016 Kongsguard the judge - off the hook good - a little early but so damn good
— 2 years ago

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How fun!!
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Thanks so much for hosting us, Mikey. Very innovative and loads of fun!!!
Stephen Pierron

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When's the next?

Carl Reh Winery

La Cetate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Nice tannins. Good fruit — 3 years ago

Dale Russwurm

Dale Russwurm

Had in Bucharest

Carl Loewen

Maximin Herrenberg Alte Reben Trocken Riesling 2014

Still very young, promising. 91+ — 3 years ago

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Sandlands

Amador County Chenin Blanc 2015

Velma had this 4 years ago

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@Jeff Savigny looks great Cheers 🍷
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Double yum!
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Looks delicious!