Agricola San Felice

Campogiovanni (San Felice)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Shocked at how good this was for the price. If having blind would have guessed Bordeaux cause of the earthy, dusty nose as well as the velvet and structure of the wine. Really good!! — a day ago

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Cesani Vincenzo

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Savory, rich, and familiar. The wood-panneled restaurant where you’d sit at the counter and order club sandwiches with your grandfather.
Opening a desk drawer to find an old note from an even older friend.
— 9 days ago

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Most Wanted Wine Company

San Juan Malbec

Spicy nose, full of juicy black currant flavour. — 5 days ago

Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2011

My WOTN at the Charlotte Hirsch dinner, showing what proper aging can do to bring out a wine's fine points and soften its rough edges. All the elements of this wine were working together in harmony. Soaring floral aromatics, deep, rich fruits and a wonderfully smooth, long finish made this wine a real pleasure to drink. The more Hirsch I drink, the more I realize that patience is rewarded with their wines. 2011 was widely panned as a tough vintage in CA, but this 2011 was absolutely singing. — 13 days ago

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Agricola San Felice

Il Grigio da San Felice Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2014

Nossa... Como esse vinho é equilibrado... Frutado e alcoólico, não faz com que as frutas negras (ameixa, etc.) tomem conta do gosto. Bem forte depois de algumas taças. — 17 days ago

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D'Araprì

Gran Cuvée XXI Secolo Spumante San Severo Bombino Blend 2012

16.5/20 (90/100) Аромат с тонами сдобной булки, яблок и груш. Крем брюле во вкусе. Довольно высокая кислотность. Добротное игристое, отличное соотношение цена/качество. — 12 days ago

Talley Vineyards

Bishop's Peak San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir 2016

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2016 Pinot Noir from Bishop’s Peak, Brian Talley’s entry-level range, delivers the goods for a great price. From a superb vintage, it’s balanced and energetic, deftly playing ripeness off of finesse and showing pure red fruit and floral character, seamless texture and spicy persistence. $24.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2018) — 5 days ago

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Murrieta's Well

Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore Valley 2015

This is an extremely dark wine with plenty to offer on the nose and palate. Aromas of cassis are joined by cedar, anise, vanilla and a bit of mint. The flavors are explosive, with blackberries and cherries prominent, savory spice and a zippy acidity to frame the firm tannins. It's a steak wine, really, but it goes well with stew or chili, too. — a day ago

Jason, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Waxwing

Lester Family Vineyard Syrah 2014

Color of dark ruby, yet quite clear. Nose of vanilla, chocolate, a bit oak, and a bit strawberry. Taste is spicy, peppery, pure and round, dried strawberry, oak, a bit grassy, subtle and refined acidity, a bit salty bacon note, and low tannins. Aftertaste is smooth with more spicy note, oak, a bit plum and dates, a bit of mineral, and no edge savory. Only drawback is the nose, or she will be great. — 6 days ago

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Kathryn Kennedy

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

The first thing that struck me was the dark ruby color. Blind you would not come close to guessing its age by looking in the glass. A very cool nose of loamy notes , currants , berries and smoked meat. . In the mouth liquid velvet. Flavors of blackcurrants , nuts and earth that caress your mouth. Left overnight in the decanter and still going strong 24 hours later. Would throw into a a blind Bordeaux tasting. @Marty Mathis 👍🏻 — 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Ira Schwartz Nice notes. I have a '96.
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@Severn Goodwin unfortunately I have not tasted that vintage.
Scott Rose

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Yah...a biggie. Great Santa Cruz Mtns stuff can more than hold its own vs le monde.