A Derron

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2007

Presented double-blind; cloudy in the glass, sediment?…almost opaque but not quite. Color a deep ruby with a slightly lighter rim. Aromas of red and dark fruits with baking spice and damp forest floor. On the palate, very generous black and red fruit with baking spice, earth and leather. Apparent use of some new French oak. Medium plus alcohol, medium acid. Tannins are soft and integrated. Long, immensely satisfying finish. Most thought it had 5-10 years of age on it; Napa or Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. Some thought Southern Rhone…noting that it shared some similarities in profile to Pegau and Rayas (!!!). Everyone swooned with it was revealed to be 2007 Rafanelli Zinfandel. FWIW, this wine has many years ahead of it. — 14 days ago

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Arden Barnett

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@Jay Kline Old Rafanelli Zin is the best! Cheers!
Tom Casagrande

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Iconic Zin grower.

Domaine Clos des Mourres

A Table! Vaucluse Red Blend

100% syrah, bio, organic. Fifi. Wild berries, game, herb, soft acidity, just delicious natural wine. -christy says it smells like stalactites. — 7 days ago

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Andrew Rasse

Andrew Rasse

I only drink stalagmites 💁🏼‍♂️

Soquel Fermentation Project

Golden Sour A With Apricot

Golden sour A. Aged with apricots. Best beer of the 12 pack so far. Just outstanding wild grassy flavors with subtle ripe apricot mixed with tart skins. Hugely floral with lemongrass. — 15 days ago

Domaine de la Navicelle

A Flot Rosé 2018

Somm. Very full of fruit, peach, watermelon, light, and mineral. Refreshing Rose. Celebrated an early dismissal and a snow day for following day! Would buy again. — 5 days ago

Hammell Wine Alliance

Hommage a Francois Durif No. 1 Red Blend 2012

If it didn’t have such a weird name I probably wouldn’t have bought it, hefty decant needed but 😳👍🏼
Wine Advocate 95,
Reviewed by Jeb when he was with Parker,

Showing beautifully from barrel and not disappointing from bottle, the 2012 Hommage a Francois Durif No. 1 (I reviewed this last year as the Petite Sirah) is a blend of 100% Petite Sirah that's certainly one of the finest examples of this variety coming out of California. Inky colored and a big, voluptuous and decadent beauty, it offers terrific notes of blackcurrants, plum, toasted spice, leather, graphite and espresso. Full-bodied, concentrated, rich and yet always balanced and light on its feet, it has sensational purity of fruit, a big, rich mid-palate and tons of sweet tannin that coat the palate and lengthen the finish. I wouldn't open another bottle for 2-3 years, but it will have 15-20 years of longevity.
— 3 days ago

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A to Z Wineworks

Oregon Pinot Gris 2018

Beautiful wine to drink casually. Mellow and smooth. — 4 days ago

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Viña Vik

A Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Thank you to 67 Pall Mall for the Christmas/New Years gift. The best wine club in the world for so many reasons!! Hope to be back in person soon!

My wife enjoyed the Riesling, but I would need more to form a proper opinion.

Honestly, all the reds displayed their region and terroir perfectly. Easily to pick out which wine was which. I would rate them all between 9.2 and 9.4. If I had to pick a winner I would go with the 2013 VIK.
— 23 days ago

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Bodega Noemia de Patagonia

A Lisa Patagonia Malbec

What a wine!! So great, so beautiful, so full of potential. — 3 days ago

Domaine A

Lady A Fume Blanc Sauvignon Blanc

Stunning. New but not modern. Huge power, beautifully (fully) integrated wood on this pure Sauv Blanc. Insane length and delineation across the palate. Shockwave structure. — 13 days ago

Chamisal Vineyards

Cinq a Sept Chamisal Vineyards Grenache 2014

Delicious gift shared by Jan. — 4 days ago

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