Bodegas Santa Ana

Bodegas Santa Ana

La Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon

Very good Malbec, especially for the price. Worth $20 to check out. — 3 days ago

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2016

I enjoyed this wine a few days ago and it is truly delicious! Pomegranate..cranberries..rose petals..presents with a beautiful translucent color (remember the magenta crayola crayon with white wrapper)! Great balance! Definitely would seek this again! — 10 days ago

Shay, P and 17 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Nice review for a Sunday evening!🍷
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie thank you Trixie! 👌

Au Bon Climat

Estate Bottled Hildegard White Blend 2016

This is a continuation of the wines that were at the fourth Friday gathering in Fort Worth, TX. As @Shay A mentioned there were too many wines to taste them all. Here are a few other great ones that Shay did not post.

Not sure who brought this wine but I enjoyed it.
— 16 days ago

Mark Flesher
with Mark
Mark, Joshua and 29 others liked this
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

A little strange. I think this one is worthy of a 90. Maybe. Being a little bit generous I think. Lemon rind. Had a kind of strange milk curd character to it. The palate was for the most part "astringently tropical" but was a bit thin overall. I think this one would have gone a little better with a fondue or a fruit sorbet but still a bit unilateral. Could change in 1-2 years perhaps.
9.0
David L

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@Mark Flesher Respect...cheers
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@David L absolutely. I have had a few wines from them before, and they have all been a little bit better than this one. I almost wonder if there was a little bit of taint going on. The one thing that cannot be argued is that their QPR is rather good.

Morgan

McIntyre Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Very nice. No overwhelming characteristics but was tiled towards a White Burgundy or a White Rhône. Lovely texture, but could have used more aroma, fruit, and crispness. Medium finish. — 4 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Tom, Iwan and 3 others liked this

Saarloos & Sons

Farmer Ballard Canyon Syrah 2014

On this day, the doorstep to the weekend, Friday I have chosen the 2014 Saarloos & Sons Farmer Syrah.

The nose reveals lush dark fruit of blackberry, blueberry, black currant, chocolate, cured meat, clove, allspice, black olive and dark rich earth.

With the first sip the palate reveals beautiful fruit, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, licorice, mint, savory meat, black pepper, oak and dark rich earth.

This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + mouth coating crunchy tannins that pleasingly move into a long earthy finish. This is the day we all look forward to each week so please enjoy your weekend, stay safe and make it the best weekend ever. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 19 days ago

Bob, Severn and 14 others liked this

Roar

Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Gary DANKO~ 7th annual Women & Wine Luncheon ~ Meals on Wheels.
— 4 days ago

Shay, Paul and 3 others liked this

Belle Glos

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Another vintage of this and still full bodied with distinct Pinot flavours but backed up by sweet fruit and spice. Looks more like Cabernet in the glass, very nice. May not suit the California Pinot purists but I could see this being a good banker for a Christmas or thanksgiving lunch. — 12 days ago

David, Daniel and 10 others liked this

Sans Liege

The Offering Red Rhone Blend 2013

2013 Vintage. This is the second bottle my wife opened with her friend. Thankfully some was left for me. On Saturday night it beat out the Terry Hoage 2012 5 Blocks. — 10 days ago

Shay, Sharon and 3 others liked this

Sierra Madre Vineyard

Mile 216 Pinot Noir 2013

New producer to me. Come across more old world then new. Drink now! — 3 days ago

Eric, P and 17 others liked this

Mer Soleil

Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2017

Mer Soleil named after the two forces of nature – “the sea and sun.” Grapes sourced from vineyards in the southern and middle areas of Santa Lucia Highlands, deep Ruby with youthful aromas of red fruits and bits of smoky pepper spice. On the palate flavors of cranberry, raspberry and tart cherry with toasty pepper spice, savory, good mouthfeel. Medium+ finish, fine tannins well integrated ending with fruit and a toasty oak character. Tasting Sample! — 4 days ago

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