August Kramer

Kautz & Kramer

Sheldon Ranch Block 72 Lodi Cabernet Franc 2015

Deep ruby color. Aromas of cherry, floral, clove and pepper. Bright flavors of red fruit and blueberry with lingering fruit flavors.

🥇 - Gold medal, SF Chronicle Wine Competition.
— 3 days ago

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The Mascot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

In 2008 bud break began very early. There were initial threats of frost but our vineyards, situated on hillsides above the floor of the valley, were fortunately unaffected. The growing season was quite temperate until August when a few stretches of warmer days accelerated ripening, resulting in one of the earliest harvests to date.
The wine in its youth is charming: juicy, with soft tannins and hints of spice. The nose is enveloped by ripe black cherries with hints of graphite and baked clay. On the palate the wine is lavish: acidity takes on a background role, while fruit carries the day within a structure of precocious tannin. This vintage of The Mascot is not remembered for density per se, but more for its harmony, proportion, and long, generous finish.
— 2 days ago

Tom, Shay and 24 others liked this

Christophe Mignon

Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier

Dealing with one of the masters of Meunier here and it is positively gorgeous. Medium gold color with tiny bubbles and wonderful creaminess. The nose is harmonious, as is the entire package, showcasing chamomile, white flowers, and tea. Citrus rind and brioche explode from the glass, with spice and a rather decadent streak of honey running throughout.

Already set apart from other Growers, Mignon’s winemaking is about as natural as you can get and dictated by the lunar cycle. 100% Pinot Meunier, this is a blend of the 2014 and 15 vintages, it was disgorged in August of 19. Low dosage at between 2 and 5 g/l and you definitely feel it. Strikingly and gloriously bitter, this is just a joy to drink.

Dry with very crisp acidity, this has amazing texture and structure. The palate shows orchard fruits, plums, and rose petals up front with more drizzled honey and pears. Apricots and toasty biscuits abound. The finish is long and pure. This could certainly benefit from a few more years on the shelf but it’s fun right now. Pure elegance.
— 22 days ago

Neil, ESF and 7 others liked this

Pete Stolpman and Raj Parr

Cuvée August Combe Chenin Blanc

This is Cuvée August. Special barrel selection of Combe Chenin by Pete Stolpman and Raj Parr. Hands down best USA chenin! Matchstick, citrus, lanolin, lovely chalk minerality. Reminiscent of white Guiberteau — 24 days ago

Jan, Peter and 2 others liked this

Bruno Paillard

Première Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Cherry, brioche, orange, oxidative. Disgorged August ‘17. Out of 375. Slightly over the hill? — 12 days ago

Shay, Matt and 10 others liked this

A Sunday in August

Similkameen Valley Pinot Gris

Lovely Canadian orange wine. Tastes like a grapefruit bouquet of flowers! — a month ago

Le Casematte

Faro Nerello Mascalese Blend 2014

See previous notes from October 2017 and August 2018. Red fruited with Cherry, Raspberry and Strawberry notes - very mineral. On the palate just medium weight, with a note of tomato sauce, very savoury with some tannic grip. A touch of Brettanomyces (not unusual in a Sicilian red) but not a deal breaker. The French Oak barrel influence is totally integrated. Was a good match with Pasta. Would buy Faro again although I think I preferred this wine in its youth. Was a standout on our Sicilian trip several years ago. — 2 months ago

Daniel P., Eric and 20 others liked this

August Kesseler

R Kabinett Riesling 2018

Such a beautiful intro to Rheingau Riesling. Lightly off-dry, searing acidity, perfect amount of weight. And the new packaging for this wine is excellent. — a month ago

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August Kesseler

The Daily August Pinot Noir 2017

tart and sweet strawberries, balanced with earthy minerality and dried herbs. really enjoyed this pinot. — a month ago


Grüner Veltliner 2020

Perrier mixed with apple cider 🍎 A little funky, a little cloudy. It feels like it would drink well in August. — 24 days ago

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