Alta Maria Vineyards

Bodegas LAN

Reserva Culmen Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

This is a delicious nine-year-old Rioja. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Showing black fruits with wood, licorice, vanilla, earth, coffee, light vinaigrette, black tea, peppercorn, wet leaves, spices and light herbs.

Full bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity.

Nice finish with spices and tangy raspberries.

Needs a couple of hours of airtime to open up properly. Still young and will be better in the next 5 to 10 years.

Rich and engaging. Spicy and tasty.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Great with the brie cheese.

A blend of 88% Tempranillo and 12% Graciano. Aged for 26 months in French Oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 7 days ago

Randall, Alex and 15 others liked this


Lafou El Sender Terra Alta Garnatxa Negra Syrah 2017

This is a Terra Alta wine made of garnatxa and Shiraz, very autoctonous. It has spent 6 months in the barrel. Let’say it is a young one in the best moment of its life! Young and grown up! It reminds a Beaujolais with strong personality!! — 14 days ago

Guillem Aromi
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Guillem and Chris liked this

Presqu'ile Winery

Brut Cuvée Sparkling Blend 2015

Yeasty apple flavors enveloped by fine bubbles. It has yet to come together, but I see potential in their recent sparkling efforts. — 18 days ago

Diana Cho
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Paul, Josh and 5 others liked this

Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Slightly funky nose at first and then shifts to more classic Chard aromas. The acidity is backward at first and then it opens up and gets more tension to go along the nice roundness and freshness, pretty good balance and nice wine without being great. 88-89

Nez un peu bizarre à l’ouverture mais cela s’estompe sur des arômes classiques de Chardo. La tension est un peu en retrait au départ mais avec de l’air l’acidité se montre plus présente pour en faire un bel ensemble, ouvert, assez rond et frais, rien d’exceptionnel mais très bien.
— 13 days ago

Severn, Paul and 16 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Every time i drink this i am in awe...a rosé that causes you to think...rarely happens to me before — 12 days ago

Josh, David and 5 others liked this

Jeff Runquist

Silvaspoons Vineyard Touriga Nacional 2013

Jeff Runquist Wines Silvaspoons Vineyard ‘R’ Touriga 2013: This was an unfamiliar & new wine for me. Served by my sister, this California grown, Portuguese varietal was round & fruity with medium tannins & a nice soft finished. It was the perfect companion to start off the evening meal however it left me very intrigued to try more of this winemaker’s work! Seems they explore unique grape varietals from around the world. Sign me up! Cheers 🌍🍷 — 3 days ago

Carol Hague
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Mike and Trixie liked this

Herman Story

Smash City Santa Maria Pinot Noir 2017

2017 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. Santa Maria Pinot Noir done like a huge Syrah! Monster fruit and size with balanced acidity. Only got better as it breathed. Not the French burgundy style at all, but much more fun. Bravo Russell P. From for doing your own style. — 12 days ago

Shay, Neil and 6 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2007

Nose has oxidized pear slice, browning butter, toasted salt, candied pineapple, beeswax, toasted pistachio and dry crushed granite.

Palate has dried apricot, dried lemon peel, dehydrated green apple slices, toasted ginger, un-salted cashew, (minor) tangerine juice, (minor) vanilla oak notes, yet while showing zingy acidity and a never ending finish. Weighty and light on the palate, simultaneously.

Always one of our favorites in the RLdH lineup, the Blanco's will and can age for decades. This bottle should be close to the current release.

90% Viura / 10% Malvasía; Decanted 3 hours.

Amazing wine...I NEED to find the Gran Reserva, but need much more of this one!

A perfect wine to end cap a long weekend, Labor Day (US), or any weekend really!
— 19 days ago

Paul, Jody and 43 others liked this

Podere Poggio Scalette

Il Carbonaione Alta Valle della Greve IGT Sangiovese 2011

I’ve got a bucket of these and they are proving a joy to watch as they age. — 12 days ago

Arden, Bob and 5 others liked this


Dry Riesling

Nice dry riesling. Crisp and fruity — 10 days ago