Ben Glaetzer

Dominio del Plata (Susana Balbo)

Ben Marco Expresivo Malbec Blend

v18. Shocked, was expecting deep and dark, and got fresh and bright! Dusty, smoked meat and sharp cedar nose. Fresh , slightly sour cherry fruit. Bright, clean, slate finish. Nicely balanced. Unique. — 2 months ago

Beauregard Vineyards

Beauregard Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark, intense. Smells like cotton candy with hidden aromas of dark plum and black berry balanced by late spring flowers, pepper, cloves and vanilla. There is a hint of tannin, however this wine delivers more nuances leaving you completely satisfied and content. — 4 months ago

Ben Glaetzer

Anaperenna Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz Blend 2018

Ron R

A more restrained Aussie example, which is is much more aligned to our palates. The 20% cab has a calming effect on the Shiraz. Very well done, and we’ll certainly buy more of this vintage. — 8 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

It’s early on this one, holding a couple for next year.
Ron R

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You’re correct, @Paul T- Huntington Beach. It was a touch tight (in a good way). We didn’t decant,?and should have. Probably needs a few more years, actually.


Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz 2006

Bottle Variation

First bottle, 3 months ago, was quite advanced in 👀👃👅, but with no other flaws (no oxidation/spoilage/or TCA taint)

2nd bottle:

Served with the Vinloq System
👀Dark ruby./purple. Youthful
👃Sweet fruit
👅Fruit forward with blurry flavors. Dry tannins with slight heat. Paired nicely with wagyu beef

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 14
👃Spicy blackberry, anise, chalk, & dried fruit
👅Purple fruit, anise & chocolate. Not complex but tasty. Finishes spicy with some heat. Balanced sweetness. Lowish acidity. Nice wine 🍷

This second bottle was what I expected. What caused the first bottle to be so advanced?
— 2 months ago

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Godolphin Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2017

Immediately approachable upon opening with dark fruits/blue fruit framed by dry tannins. White pepper frames the fruit nicely. Very balanced and thoroughly enjoyable with bruschetta… and of course family! — 7 months ago

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Wallace Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache 2018

Lots of fruity sweetness (a blackberry, plum maybe) with licorice and mild chilli pepper. It's a pity I've bought only one bottle. — 10 months ago


Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria Zibibbo

Dessert wine, sweet but not cloying, raisin apricot yum — 2 months ago

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Kerem Ben Zimra Upper Galilee Shiraz 2019

Black fruit bomb not much spice but like a lot. Med body with good length. — 3 months ago

with Ania

Dominio del Plata (Susana Balbo)

Ben Marco Mendoza Malbec 2019

Amazing value. Full bodied , with lush dark fruit, blueberries, lavender, licorice and cocoa. Friendly and crowd pleasing. — 8 months ago


Bishop Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Intense dark cherry color with same boldness of dark cherry on the palate and nose. Hint of tobacco. Nice tannins. This is a very good wine. — 10 months ago

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