California, Usa

California Growers Wine Co.

Red Blend 2019

Organic grapes! Not too fancy looking label. Dark as blood. Smells like fresh cut wood, a musty library and deep red-purple plum sauce. Flavors are balanced out with a bittersweet tannic edge to match the berry and lighter roast coffee flavors. Also has a fresh chocolate mint leaves meets fennel fronds thing in there. Easy drinking, but dense enough to drink with aged cheddar cheeses. This is a great deal, and example of the type of blend I love. And the icing on the carrot cake is the organic grapes. — 7 days ago

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John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Was this a TJ’s wine?
Tree Kilpatrick

Tree Kilpatrick

I think it might have been. It’s also a lot like the organic reserve red blend they have there.

Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville California Zinfandel Carignan 1976

Quite pretty and savory on the nose. Stinky fruit. A lot of character. A little short and astringent on the finish — 3 days ago

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Calculated Risk

Barrel Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, peppercorn, red chili pepper, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates, herbs and earth.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Still young, but already enjoyable.

This 4 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Nicely balanced with a soft and spicy mouthfeel, and good by itself as a sipping wine.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.
— 2 days ago

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Green Fin Winery

California Red Blend 2019

Nose of dark fruits like blackberries, vanilla, milky chocolate, a bit tobacco leaves, and some more cherry flavors. Taste follows the nose with good fruity notes plus a bit oaky feeling. Sweet, mouthful, low tannins, and a bit peppery. Aftertaste is also clean with some more grapes and bitter note. Consider the price, quite amazing. — 15 hours ago

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Spottswoode

Napa County Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2007

While being a HUGE wine - making you want to brush your teeth after a glass!!! - this wine is remarkably silky and smooth with vanilla, black cherries, and well integrated tannins. An absolutely wonderful experience today, but clearly still on the upswing of its maturity curve. — 9 days ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend 2018

Nose has tangerine peel, raspberries, roses and under-ripe nectarine.

Palate has candied orange, strawberry, orange pith/zest, mild acidity and lingering mineral notes to the medium finish.

Blind, this is a Provence rose to me; nice effort in the cellar here. A steal of a deal when we got this for ~$14.

2018 Blend: 38.5% Grenache, 30.5% Grenache Blanc, 12.5% Carignane, 10% Cinsault, 6% Mourvedre, 2% Picpoul & 0.5% Vermentino
— 15 days ago

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Ming L

Ming L

0.5% Vermentino! Would it really make a difference? Just don’t understand why a winemaker would bother to blend such a small percentage with the mostly Southern Rhone blend.
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Perus Wine

Janeen Proprietary Red Blend 2016

It is time for a tasty Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with a great mouthfeel.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, Indian spices, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, coffee, light cola and pencil lead.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This 6 year old from the great 2016 vintage is showing great complexity now. A gorgeous wine that will age nicely in the next 20 years.

Delicious right out of the bottle and better with airtime.

I had it a year ago, and it was delicious then, but now it is so much better. What a wonderful surprise.

Rich, opulent, spicy and fruit forward.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. A great sipping wine too.

A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$200.
— 10 days ago

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Modus Operandi Cellars

Caldwell Vineyard Syrah 2018

This is actually the 2018 Modus Operandi Caldwell Vineyard Syrah. Color is deep purple with scents of bacon fat, plum sauce, cigar box, and maybe camphor. After opening up a bit, I get cardamom and vanilla, as well. Nose is a little funky, but not in a bad way. Bold, medium to full-bodied wine. Medium to high acidity. Medium level of tannins. This was the best wine in a blind tasting of Syrahs with DuMol and Kimsey. Both my wife and I ranked it #1. The finish was significantly longer and more pleasant than the others. — 9 days ago

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Spoto Wines

Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Spoto Wines Tasting Dinner

APPETIZERS:
Truffled Trout Roe, Brioche Soldiers
Sterling Caviar, Brick Pastry, Cauliflower
Fresh Shucked Oysters, Ponzu Mignonette
Champagne

DINNER:
Series of Small Bites to Excite Your Palate..
2018 Spoto Russian River Pinot Noir

Artichoke in Various Forms, Fennel, Barigoule
2018 Spoto Oakville Godfather Red

Acquerello Aged Carnaroli Risotto, Morel
2018 Spoto Oakville Cuvee Christiane

Wagyu Rib Eye, Black Truffle, Butter Potatoes
2002 Spoto Family Reserve Cab (Father &Son)

Dark and Milk Chocolate, Cocoa Nib, Berry
2007 Spoto Syrah Port

ADDITIONAL WINES:
2009 colgin estate
2013 Sine Qua Non le supplement syrah
2005 kongsgaard syrah
2007 screaming eagle 2nd flight
1999 spottswood cabernet
— a day ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Very nice
Tom Garland

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@David L Fun night of great food, lots of fabulous wine....thank you Uber. Cheers!

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, and 1% Merlot sourced estate-owned vineyards in Rutherford (30%), South Napa (22%), the St. Helena home ranch (17%), and Stag's Leap District (Barboza Vineyard, 17% and Las Rocas Vineyard, 14%). Just opened this, 14 years in the bottle after a couple of years in the barrel! Still tasting well, young and juicy, should easily last another 14 years in the bottle. Deep Ruby, dark fruits, spice, complex nose. Palate reflects juicy rich berry fruits, well structured harmonious wine. Fine soft rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and earthy tones. Wow! — 5 days ago

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