Carmel Road

Silvestri Vineyards

Piave Carmel Valley Estate Pinot Noir 2014

Charred red fruit on the nose. Tart cherry, cooked strawberry, American oak, allspice, black pepper, medium tannins, and moderate plus acid. — 17 hours ago

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Xanadu

Stevens Road Margaret River Chardonnay 2012

Bright lemon yellow and spotlessly clean in appearance. Nose a little closed. More citrus than stone fruit on the palate- slightly waxy texture with medium minus acid. Built for the long haul when made. Great to see in a very well made Margaret River Chardonnay. Could still enjoy this in 2 or 3 years time. Xanadu has been exhibiting well in the last several years on the Australian Show Circuit. — 15 days ago

Eric, Severn and 12 others liked this
Byron Hewett

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I visited them back in 1990! Nice to see they are doing well!
Bob McDonald

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@Byron Hewett Yes - a couple of years ago they won the Jimmy Watson Trophy for the best One Year old red wine at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show. The “Jimmy “ is probably the most coveted Award in Australia.

Herman Story

On The Road Grenache 2012

2012 Vintage. 15.6% Alcohol. Showing really well now. — 21 days ago

Shay, Arden and 5 others liked this

Felton Road

Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2004

It’s A lovely wine at 16 years old but that alcohol is a touch high. Still, it’s complex and delicious, great focus and possessing primary fruit! Lovely wine from a ripe vintage. — 4 days ago

Ira, Scott and 1 other liked this

River Road Vineyards

Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, light alcohol and pencil lead.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn and earth.

Medium on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley. Showing nice balance and mouthfeel, with nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes), and shows the complexity and structure.

Wine Enthusiasts 88 points.

I paired it with a cheese plate and pizza.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$26.
— a day ago

Paul, Dawn and 15 others liked this

Felton Road

Block 3 Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Very nice nose PACKED w strawberries n hint i viol n roses. Kinda short taste n very limided tannins n acididi. Guess 2015 was better n maybe block 5. Still very tasty n enjoyable. — 10 days ago

Kelby James Russell

Nutt Road Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2017

Very light body but don’t left that fool you. Packed with flavor, without too much of the CF green harshness. Superbly made wine. Drink now as I don’t see where it could improve with age. — 5 days ago

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Carmel Winery

Syrah Mourvedre 2014

2014 vintage. Deep purple color ,nose of blueberries and plums . Full bodied, chewy with a long and balanced finish. another good VFM. 92% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre — 12 days ago

Stonestreet Winery

Broken Road Chardonnay 2008

A beauty at 12 years old. I’m glad I cellared this one! — 9 days ago

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Chesebro

La Montagne Sauvage Syrah Grenache 2013

Previously drank 15' and 14' sequentially and with slight yet pronounced acute differences due to vintage in the fruit, all varietals are pronounced and none overpowers the other. They seem to be adjusted to give the best presentation accordingly. The 13' had lesser vaccuum in bottling but did not sacrifice potential during storage as it fruit is still suddenly vibrant with syrah a top note. Tannins pierce the tip of the tongue and gradually roll to backside of the palate with pleasant ripened red cherries and red plums exclusively, slight smoke from surely light and medium toast from what seems to be American and French oak casks. This surely keeps a nice bouquet of spice lingering. Properly stored this production could poor well through 2025 where the plums might supersede the cherries, which might be more sophisticated. Either way all have been well built for the long haul and will eventually have a following for the experienced. Kudos to those who design wines and not just produce. — a month ago