Pétulant Naturel Malvasia Bianca 2010

Lots of lychee and some violet. It finishes with a botanical tartness that is very reminiscent of gin or of a French 75. This isn’t a funky pet-nat but a dry, floral and refreshing one. Very nice! — a month ago


Scylla California Carignane Blend 2019

Barnyard on the nose. Love it! Smooth and elegant on the palette. — 7 months ago


Old Vines Mourvedre 2019

Excited for these wines. A 6 pack of old vine wines arrived from Birichino. This is a great start. Always looking for something different and this doesn’t disappoint. Rustic, funky, but still light. 9.1 — 10 months ago


Old Vines Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault

Delicate, black cherry, candy, very subtle earthy flavors. — 2 months ago

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Besson Vineyard Vieilles Vignes Grenache

This is just a joy of a wine. Light bodied, bright and friendly, but it’s way more than a glou-glou wine to crush. It was delightful even with a complicated set of take-out Indian foods. Really delicious. — 9 months ago


Saint Georges Pinot Noir 2019

Em Helsinki. Maravilhoso — 3 months ago


Mr. Natural Enz Vineyard Mourvedre

Spiced cherry pie! — 4 months ago


Rokurokubi & Inugami Mourvedre Blend 2019

Nice wine. Excellent pairing with the Mississippi pot roast po’ boys I made. — 9 months ago

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Grenache 2018

The bottle was opened about three hours prior to dinner, splash decanted and then returned to the bottle. Pours a bright ruby color. On the nose, red cherry and strawberry fruits; comes across a bit alpine? Minerals and other light herbs somewhat nod the mountains...which I guess makes some sense considering the location of Besson Vineyard (the source of the fruit, just outside of the Santa Cruz AVA). This is a Grenache endowed with undeniable structure. The acid is obvious immediately however, it takes a few hours for the tannin monster to show up. This would benefit from a handful of years on the cellar. The Besson Vineyard was planted in 1910. The folks at Birichino Winery were willing to share 1.5 tons of their fruit. 3.5 barrels produced. — 2 years ago

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