Alexander Laible

Andreas Laible

GG Am Buhl Grauer Burgunder 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

Needs 5 years at this point but so so promising. Spicy apple, spices, discreet framing oak, supermineral, floral and a deep nose that is always unfolding. Complex and concentrated with a richness and also a freshness. Ripe apples and pears abound with minimal stone fruits I usually expect from Grau. Very pure. Very clean. Needs 5 years as it almost shows backwards but I had this on release and it will get there. — 14 days ago

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Andreas Laible

Durbacher Plauelrain Klingelberger Spätlese Trocken Riesling 2016

Man I love laible. Totally laible but has a hint of tropicality bc of the vintage. Maybe a bit more hedonistic and less cerebral than usual. Still has that acidity and minerality. What a terrific producer. Bought from fass selections. — a month ago

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Needs time
9.4

Aperture

Soil Specific Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Little time ... nice — a day ago

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Just dropped the hammer on this last night!

Robert Young Estate Winery

Chardonnay 2016

This wine does a good job of walking the tightrope between mineral driven and rounded. This wine has a nose of peach, citrus, some brioche. Enters very rounded: mango, honeydew, peach. This wine then goes to more of a mineral-driven middle with a steely character. Finishes with a sharp acidity, lime. Went really well with herbed chicken and an apple-cheddar-shallot-spinach salad with olive oil dressing. The remaining chards will be held a little longer. This wine is not as complex as the Barrel Reserve Chard for sure, but is a solid wine considering the price. — 17 days ago

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Alexander Valley Vineyards

Homestead Alexander Valley Red Blend 2016

Delicious! Lots of fruit, blackberry, cherry. Oaked, with vanilla and baking spices. Tannin was moderate. Merlot showed thorough and was smooth. — 2 days ago

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Plum, stewed raspberry, black cherry pie, and subtle old smoke on the nose. Fruit forward & acidic (medium-plus). Notes of black cherry, currant, raspberry, plum, and subtle dark cocoa. Lush, yet thin. Low tannic structure in the middle with an oddly short, grippy finish. — 13 days ago

Sanglier Cellars

Family Reserve Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

On our way to New Zealand on Crystal Symphony and had this over two nights. Nice Sonoma cab. Glad I have more. — 7 days ago

Outlot Wines

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Not sure why such mediocre reviews. I blame Trump. I like this. On the nose is candied red fruits, graphite, leather, spices, mint, and saltwater taffy. The palate follows much the same, with a bit of dark chocolate rubbed into the leather. Smooth tannins, a bit alcohol heavy. But a pleasant, lingering finish. Good QPR if you axe me. — 20 days ago

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Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@David Clinton I blame the Russians.
David Clinton

David Clinton

@Dennis P. You might be on to something.

Captûre Wines

Alliance Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Great mountain fruit. Not sure of the make up on this blend, but it’s definitely predominantly cabernet. Decant this, it needs at least an hour to open up. — 6 days ago

Hanna

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

2014 was dry and had those noticeable earthy flavors from grapes struggling to survive on Mt Veeder. I found it excellent. — 6 days ago