Burghof Oswald

Duchman Family Winery

Oswald Vineyard Montepulciano 2015

Deep dark red with brownish rim. Mild black pepper. Very mild tannins. Dark fruit. — 9 days ago

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

It has been a great day hanging out with my love & best friend for Valentines Day. If I could give anyone young enough advise on selecting partner, marry your best friend you love. Greater degree of happiness & success. ❤️😍😘🥰

Love you Sofia and raise a glass of one of our favorite N/V Rosé Bubbles in celebration. Cheers! 🍾🥂

Happy Valentines Days everyone. Hope you are with the wine & one you love the most.

@Oswald
— 2 years ago

Ryan, Sofia and 34 others liked this
Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

Happy Valentine's day sweetheart🥂😘

Duchman Family Winery

Oswald Vineyard Aglianico 2016

Dark fruit. Medium tannins. Good food wine - could be good with a richer meal, red meat — 9 days ago

Saddleback Cellars

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

@Robert Oswald Amazing Smokey In nose and cigar on backend with immediate tones of cardamom! 😍😍 — 3 years ago

David, Laura and 23 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Tannic berry black on pour and blueberry mid palate @Robert Oswald — a year ago

Shay, James and 3 others liked this

The Standish Wine Company

The Relic Shiraz Blend 2004

David T
9.6

Happy Valentines Day!

If you have not looked for this wine on WineSearcher.com or other, you should. Dan Standish has no American Importer. However, you can mail order off his list. Good luck with the Australian/United States import costs. Very prohibited.

Most quality Barossa wines take 15 years in bottle to show their ultimate beauty. Dan’s wines are no different. His Estate vines are 100 years old and produce 500 pounds of fruit per acre...very concentrated. Contrast that to extremely expensive & high quality Napa fruit, those Napa producers are at 2,000-2,500 pounds per acre.

We visited Standish in April 2017. We found Dan to be extremely talented & definitely marches to his own drum. He is salt of the earth and has traveled & worked in many of the world wine regions honing his craft and landing as Torbreck’s Winemaker in Barossa before starting, “The Standish Wine Company.”

As good as the 04 is tonight, it has 15 years of good life ahead...properly stored of course.

The nose is very intoxicating. It is a nice blend of purple, black & blue fruits. Mulberries, olallieberries, boysenberries, black plums, plums, blackberries, dark cherries, deeply extracted raspberries, some baked strawberries, black licorice to anise, dark fruit cola, black olive skin, medium dark spice, black pepper, charcoal, graphite, dry tobacco & underbrush, some bay leaf, alluvial soils, grey volcanic minerals/limestone with fresh & only slightly withering, purple, dark, blue florals framed in violets & lavender.

The body is full, rich, ripe, lush and creamy on the palate after a two-hour plus decant. The structure, tension, length and balance are a little short of its peak and will hold there for 5-8 years. It’s a glorious glide on the palate. The fruits are ripe & lightly baked. Mulberries, olallieberries, boysenberries, black plums, plums, blackberries, dark cherries, deeply extracted raspberries, some baked strawberries, cherry kirsch, red & black licorice to anise, dark fruit cola, black olive skin, the dark spices are heavier on the palate & bring just the right amount of heat, sweet, dark tarriness, black pepper, used, dark expresso roast grounds, charcoal, graphite, dry tobacco & underbrush, some bay leaf, alluvial soils, grey volcanic minerals/limestone, moist clay, with fresh & only slightly withering, purple, dark, blue florals framed in violets & lavender. The acidity is round, flush & perfect. The long finish is a unique even balance of; lush fruits, spice, herbs and earth that persists on the palate for minutes.

Photo on the left of Sofia’s 2 dozen long stems. Love you so much!

@Oswald
— 2 years ago

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Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

Great compliment to the rib eye- lovely Valentine’s dinner with my one and only ❤️