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Ca' Lojera

Tur Blanc Dosaggio Zero Metodo Classico Lugana Turbiana 2016

One of the best wines of the Italy trip. Had with our dinner on the banks of Lake Garda. Super dry, great length, simply amazing! — 5 months ago

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Herdade do Mouchão

Vinho Regional Alicante Bouschet 2011

Everything about this wine screams uncool in our industry in the present era: high alcohol (14%), heavy extraction, generous use of new oak (presumably), ripe + chewy tannins, flavors that shout rather than whisper and high praise from Robert Parker (cue Elaine or Carlton Banks’ dance moves). Maybe it’s my 90’s nostalgia or maybe I’ve been drinking too much vintage port these days 🤷🏻‍♀️ but it all works beautifully here: intense aromas of licorice, pepper, cedar, black plum, wet tar, dried tobacco, cranberries, cassis, dried violets. And this is only the beginning... A blast of macerated red and black berries on the palate, held together by a solid acid backbone, followed by a long finish laced with black olive, dried tobacco, mocha and mineral. Hedonistic. Three cheers for Alicante Bouschet! — 2 years ago

Paul, Jae and 3 others liked this
Jae Cho

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👏 buttoned up Carlton drinking vintage port! Can’t think of a more stuffy formal wine.
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@Adriana Fabbro your tasting notes are wonderful and such a pleasure to read.

Mario Marengo

Bricco Delle Viole Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Needs more time or a long decant. Tannins are still showing prominently.
30 min decant, minimum aromas. Traditional style. Cherry, floral violet, and smoke charcoal. Paired perfectly for pizza night in the outer banks
— 3 years ago

Philip, David and 8 others liked this

Vollenweider

Wolfer Goldgrube Spätlese Riesling 2006

JKT
9.2

As expected beautiful medium golden color, complex notes of white and tropical fruits and petrol with fresh scintillating almost creamy buttery texture and long finish. Outer Banks grilled mahi-mahi and tuna by Bob. Yum. — 2 years ago

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Concha y Toro

Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Foot of the Andes Mountains on banks of Maipo River in Upper Maipo Valley, 650 meters above sea level, vineyard dates back to mid-19th century, when first pre-phylloxera French varieties were brought to Chile, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits & mineral notes, a blend of 92% Cab Sauv & 8% Cab Franc, aged for 15 month in French oak (65% new). On the palate flavors cherry & blackberry with powerful tannins, long finish, very tight, ending with mineral and tobacco notes. Needs ten years. Tasting Sample! — 3 years ago

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Split Rail Winery

Snake River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Steak night on vacation in the outer banks.
Having an Idaho vs Napa cab comparison. We went to Idaho for a wedding in June and purchased some local wines.
2014 Split Rail Winery vs 2013 Chappellet Napa Valley cab.
This is massive at 15.6% abv with equally big blueberry, cassis, smoke, and touches of lavender. Very surprised by how well this wine was! This was $33 vs the $65 Chappellet price point.
— 3 years ago

David, Mark and 1 other liked this

Vieux Château Saint André

Montagne-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

I also have a weak spot for Pomerol’s and right banks from St. Emilion. This find delivers on that Merlot inspired approach. Subtle. Expressive. — 2 years ago

Dominio de Pingus

PSI Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2017

Tommy Banks from home, December 2020 — 2 years ago

Chappellet

Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Steak night on vacation in the outer banks.
Having an Idaho vs Napa cab comparison. We went to Idaho for a wedding in June and purchased some local wines.
2014 Split Rail Winery vs 2013 Chappellet Napa Valley cab.
This is more elegant and balanced compared to the split rail cab. Dark fruit, tobacco, and earthy notes on the palate. This was $65 vs the $33 Split Rail cab price point.
— 3 years ago

Mark, Shay and 3 others liked this

Maryhill Winery

Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The aromatics of this wine make it a hit from the beginning. Great acidity, lingers at front of pallet. Incredible florals. Enjoying with a Ceasar Salad at their tasting room on the banks of the Columbia. — 3 years ago

Hugh, Mike and 2 others liked this