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Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville California Zinfandel Carignan 2014

🎄 Advent Halfy Calendar Day 12 🎄

🎅 Santa says “This purple headed beast would warm me making deliveries but I don’t want a SUI yes Sleighing Under the Influence 😊”

📝 I say a powerful fruit filled annihilation on your senses that will please any big bold wine lover 😉

⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV

📍 Ridge Geyserville 2014

🏵 93-94 points

🍇 60% Zinfandel, 24% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah & 4% Mourvèdre

🍷 Deep blackened ruby

👃 A blackcurrant, blackberry & black cherry nasal slam w/ a blueberry & raspberry wallop followed w/ earth, spice, creamed violet, melted chocolate, light oak & damson plump plum smash 💥

👄 Full bodied juicy plump rich explosion of punchy powered black fruits w/ a red liquorice & mocha slap

🎯 Long creamy warming dark fruit 💥 & purple teeth stain w/ a red liquorice & mocha linger as the blackcurrant punches you again w/ a blueberry spank
— a day ago

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William Hill Estate Winery

Bench Blend Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, leather, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, tobacco, leather, graphite, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 4 year old Bordeaux Blend from Napa is very fruity with great complexity and a great mouthfeel. Well balanced and spicy. Rich, extracted and delicious.

Peaking now and will be good in the next few years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when tannins come in.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it is so yummy all by itself. Thank you Alex for sharing this with me.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Delightful and very drinkable, so watch out with all that alcohol...😃

15% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$35.
— 5 days ago

Kirk, Martin and 13 others liked this

Hall Wines

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix . This week it's a fabulous one from
Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, vanilla, licorice, cedar, light earth, leather, coke, tobacco leaf, vinaigrette, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, mocha and pencil lead.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, herbs, chocolates, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Napa Cabernet is very enjoyable. Good by itself or with food. A good sipping wine too. Fruit forward with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Will be better in 5 to 10 years as more complexity will be introduced.

Delicious and yummy.

15.3% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$45.
— 6 days ago

P, Shay and 28 others liked this

Canvas

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Canvus cabernet sauvignon 2016 by Michael Mondavi! This was a free bottle of wine from the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead GA. WOW. I expected this to be very bad wine I am completely amazed of how good it is and for the price it’s like a heavy duty Pinot Noir on steroids. Maybe this is just a great bottle but dang! Yes it is my first glass of wine of the night. Big dark fruit. Lavender and licorice. An Oaky finish leaves you thinking... wow. I would say this should be my daily wine. — 9 days ago

P, David and 4 others liked this

Azur

Dry California Rose Wine 2016

3L!!!! This will give you an arm workout poured straight from the bottle. Huge hit with cranberry mini muffins- a little sediment at the bottom. Best winter rose!!! — 4 days ago

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with Turd, Hallie and 4 others
Jo, Shay and 8 others liked this

Sine Qua Non

Jusqu'à l'Os Grenache 2013

Greg Ballington
9.6

Dark purplish ruby red. Layered and deep nose with tons of herbs, perfume, anise, and dark fruits. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Rich and powerful finish with tons of strawberry jam, black fruit, spices and herbs. All around fantastic. Long and killer finish. Drink till 2034. — 12 days ago

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with Sean, India and 2 others
David, P and 43 others liked this
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@Shay A you going back out for Flora Springs?
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@jesus g : Sounds good, Jesus. Looking forward to drinking some wine with you shortly.

@Greg Ballington : Indeed. 5th year in a row!
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@Shay A sweet! We might try for March but depends on the move and wedding etc haha but enjoy it!

Birichino

Vin Gris Grenache Blend Rosé

Rosé sounds sexy Vin Gris sounds sexier and this Grenache/cinsault/Mourvèdre/vermentino IS. In bottle label, name and taste. It has the bright lightness of rosé from Provence with the silky body of a Bandol rosé and a hint of Tavel richness which is to say it is a conundrum and there is nothing sexier than happy confusion — 9 days ago

Matt Trader,, Jason and 14 others liked this

Dirty & Rowdy

Familiar Blanc California White Blend 2016

Golden color...medium body..delicious blend! I absolutely love Dirty & Rowdy wines! I took others advice..drinking this RA temp...Aromas of flowers ...honey..pineapple..and creme brulee...tastes of honey...beeswax...tropical fruit..and lanolin!...Acidity presents to be very mild!! Thank you for the recommendation @Ely Cohn !..waited awhile for this shipment! 😉 — 11 days ago

Robert, P and 23 others liked this
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So glad you like! I still haven’t opened mine, but great review. Can’t wait to try 😀

Hope & Grace

Napa Valley Malbec 2007

David T
9.6

The final bottle to wrap up the night and the perfect progression to follow up the Cabernet. It’s really hard for me to say which bottle was better, the Regusci Angelo Vineyard or this Malbec from Winemaker Charles Hendricks? However, I would say this is the most, beautiful, elegant and polished Malbec I’ve had. It’s peaking but, still has a lot of life left in it. I can’t believe someone was willing to sell this bottle on Wine.com for $50. It was like committing robbery winning this auction.

The mouthfeel spectacular and gorgeous. Dark creamy currants, touch of pepper, sweet dark tarry round tannins, black licorice, mocha chocolate, well layered baking spices, subtle, savory meats, rich dark earth, soft leather, touch of tobacco, fragrant purple flower with beautiful lavender notes. The acidity perfect as was the long, elegant, well balanced, rich polished finish.
— 4 days ago

James Christina Champagne
with James and Christina
Jason, Sofia and 19 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Old Vine California Zinfandel 2016

The ‘17s just arrived so that means it was perfect timing to drink my last ‘16. @Morgan Twain-Peterson says these can age 5-10 yrs, but mine never seem to make it 5-10 months while I let all of the SVs rest in peace. A splash decant really helps the bouquet jump out on these. Rose petal, spice, and dark fruits balanced by wonderful acidity and some light tannin presence. A screaming value year in and year out. — 15 days ago

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