Bodega Gran Cruz

Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Very good pinot. Hard to tell it is from California...cool fruit and has that menthol taste i usually associate with the Vougeot wines from Vougeraie but also has that orange peel flavor giving it a very special character — 6 days ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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@Hanibal as tu plus aimé que Littorai? C’est quand même plus cher
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@Mario Vaillancourt oui je dirais à ce stade le Rhys est meilleur mais il a 5 ans de plus derrière la cravate et je pense c’est une grande raison pourquoi

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

“Piss” yellow color. Faint bubbles of effervescence. Burnt salted caramel nose. Candied lemon/lime. Distinctly front- and mid-palette loaded. Lemon curd. Very long finish. Excellent freshness for a 10 year old. Quite good, though Aubert is comparable with half the age. — 18 days ago

Ira, Severn and 9 others liked this

Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2010

I feel this will merit a higher rating in a few years. Just getting in the drinking window. — 9 days ago

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Shay, David and 11 others liked this

Marqués de Cáceres

Rioja Gran Reserva 2012

A blend of Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo and Graciano, with aging, 50% in new French oak. Deep Ruby with ripe red and black fruit aromas and toasty spice. The palate shows plum and blackberry flavors with smoke, cacao and spice. Vivid acidity, firm ripe tannins, integrated lending to a medium+ finish ending with some earthy notes. Just starting to drink well, a few more years will benefit. Nice value for a Gran Reserva. — 13 days ago

Juan, Paul and 3 others liked this

Felix Solis

Bambera Gran Selección Valdepeñas Tempranillo 2019

Going back to this well cuz my pops has a cellar full of this stuff. No clue as to its provenance, most likely a rando online wine club, but this more than delivers. Just a very well balanced Tempranillo. — 18 hours ago

David, Ron and 1 other liked this

Carpineto

Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Deep ruby leaning garnet. Opens with a distinct and off-putting barnyard funk. Left to relax, red cherry emerges with charred wood, earth, and raw beef (although to be transparent, I was shaping and grilling fatty hamburgers). Aroma intensity is medium plus, and they are still developing as I detect chocolate starting to peek through. On the palate we have slightly less intense flavors of dried red fruit (cranberry and cherry), flint, are earth. Alcohol is a highish hot 14 ABV, medium acidity, medium plus bodied, medium plus tannins. The finish is medium (only)..I have had this several times. I am left wondering whether or not age will continue to deliver a benefit. Structurally, it should certainly stand up over time. Yet, much of the primary fruit has transformed already. So, buy 2. Drink 1 now, and age 1 for two more years, and see if your get leather and chocolate.

93 points
— 8 days ago

Eric, David and 10 others liked this

Kathryn Kennedy

Santa Cruz Mountains Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Deep ruby color. Aromas of plum, blackberry and dust. Wow! What a fantastic, bold wine- full of black fruit, oak and hints of vanilla. — 3 days ago

David, Adam and 16 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Eric S
9.4

This was dynamite. Ripe yet tart blue fruits with fine grained tannins. Enjoyable after 30 minutes in the glass. — 10 days ago

Paul, Brian and 37 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

A blend of 68% Cab Sauv, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 2% Cab Franc, dark Ruby with aromas of ripe dark red fruits, cigar-box spice, floral and cedar notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry with notes of licorice, pepper, vanilla and toasty spice. Fine tannins, integrating well with oak, good overall balance, long finish ending with fruit, floral and sweet oak. Great now, still has long aging potential left! — 20 days ago

Alex, Juan and 4 others liked this

S.A.T. Camaretas

Frontón de Oro Tradicional Tinto Gran Canaria Red Blend 2018

Light bodied, balanced tannins and acid with dominant spice flavors, especially black pepper on the back end. — 13 days ago