Bodegas Esteban Martin

Martin Ray

Synthesis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Smells lovely - finessed fruits

Classic Cali wine here - precise fruits, Cherry, raspberry, crab apple. Focused, with little (thankfully) of that new oak vanillin. Gripping tannins play well with the cran acidity. Lingers on for a loooong time.
11th anniversary wine for me, and the Mrs.
— 2 days ago

ESF, Kristie and 5 others liked this
ESF

ESF

Congrats man!
Sharon B

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Happy anniversary!! 💞

Schömann Martin

Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Trocken

Classic dry Riesling sourced from a minuscule plot (.8 ha) within an iconic vineyard. Serious weight on the palate with layers of green apple, honeyed apricots, and crushed stone. So much complexity and life in this $30 bottle. Certified biodynamic. — 3 days ago

Martin Woods

Hawlin Vineyard Willamette Valley Gamay Noir 2019

This is the Tualatin Estate Vineyard 2019 vintage. You could drink this with hearty fall or root vegetables and some caramelized sausage for a real tastebud treat, but why would you want to when it’s this good all on its own? — 11 days ago

Torre de Oña

Finca San Martin Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Red tart cherry and blueberry with some earthiness. 2011 tasting great — 4 days ago

Martin Ray

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

For my palate this is a big QPR overachiever. Sleek and juicy, but poised to display richness with a wash of cinnamon, crystalline maraschino and a tangy pomegranate-laced bead of acid. I probably could have found a better pairing for boneless ribeye with shiitake and shallot pan sauce, though. 🤷🏻‍♂️ — a day ago

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Martin Woods

Jessie James Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

This is such a ridiculous wine. Nose is so high toned and also luxurious. Beautiful herbals, high toned sour cherry, cherry flower and mid season cherry. Floral, some terrific spice. This has greatly improved on PNP aromatically at this point. Gorgeous, clear, precise and super focused nose. Just the most stunning complex spices imaginable. Really impressed. Palate is tight as expected but it’s like 10% more open than it was earlier this year. But it is all there perfect harmony. Amazing fruit and density yet elegant and light on its feet. Big, noble tannins, so so precise and fine with just unreal clear and focused cherry fruit of the mid season and sour kind. Needs mega air but man will this go places. I’ll be back. As this slowly opens the fruit sweetens. The nose gets more floral and much more harmonious. Awesome inner mouth aromas and terrific spice and energy. Now we are taking. — 20 days ago

Arden, Ira and 7 others liked this

Domaine Laroche

Saint Martin Chablis Chardonnay 2019

Smooth and crisp Chablis in Toronto — 8 days ago

Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Hühnerberg Riesling Kabinett* Trocken 2018

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Nose: mineral. Floral.

Palate : mineral. Green apple. Some tropicality. Wonderful.

Bought from fass selections.
— 6 days ago

Severn, Aravind and 5 others liked this

Martin Ray

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2013

First time with this wine coming from Bald Mountain Vineyard, aged 14 months 40% new French Oak. Local grocery wine department was giving these away at $10 per bottle; given the age and 13.5 alc. I decided to try it!

Not disappointed; presents with golden apples, pear, guava, honey, toasted almonds, chamomile tea, cheese rind, lemon balm and very soft oak.
I imagine in its youth this wine might have been more buttery but with a few years it has evolved nicely! Consider QPR I would pick up a few more of these....just for fun!
— 14 days ago

Jae, Eric and 19 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers! Glad it was a good bottle!🍾

Martin Woods

Hyland Vineyard Riesling 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

Superb mineral aromas. Confectionary and also peach, green apple and spice. But superb complex minerality. A pfalz vibe for sure. Palate is just electric with insane spice and juiciness. So pure and clean. Mouth coating and just so intense yet also is graceful. Spectacular pitter patter of minerality. So so juicy and vibrant. Excellent and has decades ahead of it. A stunner. — 21 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Looking forward to this, kept at the house, sent PN to slumber for a brief time in storage.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin its in a great spot note