Butler Pond

Butler Pond

California Pinot Noir 2017

Trader Joe’s $6.99 — a month ago

Bonterra Vineyards

The Butler Ranch Vineyard Red Blend 2009

V09. Extremely good. Smoked meat and leather nose. Rich, fresh, blackberry fruit. Smooth, tight black pepper and leather finish. Very well balanced. — 20 days ago

Avery Brewing Company

Rumpkin Pumpkin Ale

Sediment rich auburn redhead. With orange-tinged crown, that shrinks to tiara to tonshu with a snap, leaving only a shrinking island across a flat, rusty pond. Drops of black molasses, cooked, glazed pumpkin, butternut and acorn squashes. Dark rum soaked Dutch chocolate and vanilla wafers and moist pineapple cake. Trifles sporting rum soaked berry and carry-overs of ripe peach and nectarine. Finally date roll, figs ginger, candied lemon peel and dark brown sugar to fill the nostrils with seasonal magicks. Actual pumpkin tastes here! Rich and filled with vanilla bean, Turkish delight, fig fillings, nutmeg, candied ginger, gingerbread in caramel and spiced rum, gin-raisins, coriander, allspice, coffee cremes, clotted cream, clove, just-burnt cinnamon candies, reduced cola, licorice, and orange liqueur with a touch of juniper. Strong, festive, outrageously alcoholic (17.5 abv) delightful, warming, singular and iconic. What’s NOT to like about pumpkin beers again? #Averybrewing #CObeer #Rumpkin #Averybarrelseries #barrelaged #oakaged #beer #bier #birra #ale #oakagedale #rumbarrelaged #abv #2016ale #Boulderbeer #BoulderCO #pumpkinbeer
— a month ago

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Duck Pond

Pinot Noir 2017

12.12.19 - 2017. New Seasons. $16.99. Nice just on its own. — a day ago

Round Pond Estate

Proprietary Red Wine 2016

2016 - Luscious dark fruit bouquet; great body and legs; long finish with white pepper undertones; great with lasagna.
— a month ago

Round Pond Estate

Kith & Kin Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Smooth and rich, nice notes of cherry and blackberry. — 2 months ago

Olivia liked this

Château Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Pessac red is consumed by the locals but doesn’t get much attention over the pond. I love it’s accessibility and lack of pretension. This is one of my favourites. — 2 months ago

Round Pond Estate

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Opens big with berries and spice. Then undertones of caramel, chocolate, and smoky tannins in a long finish — 7 days ago

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Miguel Torres S.A.

Mas La Plana Penedès Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

On this side of the pond, Mas La Plana is relatively unknown...or at least I get that impression because nobody in my circles ever talks about it. Yet, it is arguably one of the most important and storied vineyards in all of Spain. Maybe it’s because it’s planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and not Tempranillo. Maybe it’s because it’s from the Penedes and not Rioja or Ribera del Duero? Maybe it’s because it’s a Miguel Torres wine? Likely, it’s a combination of all three. However, all of those things cannot take away the fact that this is a world class wine. It’s fruit laden but a little age gives this complexity a deft balance that I usually associate with classified growths from Bordeaux. It’s not French. It’s not international. It’s not even really Spanish. It’s Finca Mas La Plana...and that’s what I love a respect about this wine every time I get to try it. That being said, these do need cellar time to truly appreciate and ten years or so is a good rule of thumb. They will undoubtedly last much longer. — 16 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

Peter van den Besselaar Influencer Badge

Fine description. With this Black Label my wine enthusiasm started 😉

Hermann J. Wiemer

Select Late Harvest Ice Wine Riesling 2003

JKT
8.9

10/12/19 with Tau ET after pond work. Nice golden amber color nose of mature white flowers and fruits and medium body and finish. Actually was good with Thai food. — 2 months ago