Château La Confession

Glenelly Estate

Lady May Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot

Velvet as can be I picture wrapping up in a purple velvet cloak (okay confession sorta-former goth I could do that right now), hiding in a cedar closet with a glass of creme de cassis, bouquet of lavender and dark music but not to dark. The more air it gets the more interesting things come out. This is the Joy Division of Stellanbosch cabs? Dark and deep yet consumer friendly. Not pop but not quite goth. — 2 years ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Music Plus is a place that used to sell tapes & cd’s for those under 30 years old,
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Hmmmm unless in my hometown of Stl visiting Vintage Vinyl I cannot buy music in person for fear of judgment

Thorn-Clarke

Shotfire Ridge Barossa Shiraz

Confession: I am not a huge fan of Australian wines. However, this is a really good wine! It is an inky, full bodied, high alcohol shiraz with strong tannins. The fruit is primarily blackberries and black plums, it's the other aromas I am digging though. It has a lot going on actually but is incredibly balanced! The other strong aromas are tobacco, mushroom, eucalyptus, and olive. Hang on, there is a tertiary aroma of cured meat! Someone get me a rack of lamb, STAT! — 2 years ago

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Hofgut Falkenstein

Krettnacher Euchariusberg Kabinett Riesling 2018

First off, the confession: I love and embrace Hofgut Falkenstein with little reserve. They produce Rieslings of serious individual character and precision which are also tasty, approachable, absolutely brilliant with a range of dishes, and of tremendous, in some cases absurd value. This 2018 Krettnacher Euchariusberg kabinett—quite pointedly off-dry—was no deviation from the mean: stony and fresh with notes of ripe white peach, green apple, petrol, and rubber, it showed a sharp attack, ethereal mid-palate, and a fresh, sweet-leaning finish. I suspect these prices to catch up to other more widely-vaunted names. — 10 months ago

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@Andrew Lohse Whoa...alright. ISO.

Bodegas Valdemar

Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Vintage 2008 / Confession: I am really bad in recognising #tempranillo. So I ‘punish’ myself regularly to taste and drink it 🤨 Today it makes me really happy. A nice roof tiles colour, a smell with spices, warm cooked summerfruit, but above all: E L E G A N C E. Beautiful mouthfeel, satin, smooth. A wine you can easily underestimate, with finesse. Probably I would not recognise it as #rioja tasted blind, it is such a fine wine. Great effort of this Spanish winegrower. / technical: 85% tempranillo 10% graciano and 5% maturana. 30 months aging in French oak barrels. — 2 years ago

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Onward Wines

Suisun Valley Malvasia Bianca 2016

Dry vitamins. Perfect afternoon sparkle for some confession style talks. STRESS ORGASM ANYONE? — 3 years ago

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Sine Qua Non

Just For the Love of It Syrah 2002

2002 Sine Qua Non “Just For The Love Of It” Syrah. 15.2% Alcohol. So I have a confession to make. When this wine was released and Mr. Parker rated it 100 points (and correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this might have been the first Parker SQN 100 pointer), I couldn’t wait to pull the cork. And when I did, I was totally.......underwhelmed! I began questioning Parker. Questioning Manfred. Questioning my palate. What was I missing? What was my problem? Could I continue on in this world? Well, I never did reconcile things, and then “Papa” was released and all was right with the world again. So here we are, 15 years hence, and I’m here to report that Mr. Parker knew what he was talking about after all. We’re talking absolute perfection screaming from my Zalto stem. Notes of exotic flowers, toasty oak, anise and spice box on the nose. Just gorgeous. I could swirl and sniff all evening. On the palate, a predominance of sweet black currant, white pepper, blackberries and plum jam. Juicy, opulent, intense, pure. Stunning really. Endless finish. I haven’t tasted this wine in ten years because as I said, it never impressed me. But it just jumped up to co-number 1 SQN Syrah with me along with “Poker Face” and “The 17th Nail In My Cranium.” One addendum to Mr. Parker’s review which stated this wine would drink well for 10-15 years. This piece of art is just getting started! Remember, “...never for money.” — 3 years ago

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Jim McCusker

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Never had the honor of sampling this one, but my favorite is 17th Nail. So I get it!
John Van Trijp

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@Roman Sukley i love this gem! This friday we will revisite this wine at our SQN tasting together with PF and a lot of others.
We want to open all SQN Bottles 5 hrs in front. In the carafe and back in the bottle
Roman Sukley

Roman Sukley

Look forward to hearing your impressions @John Van Trijp Sounds like my kind of evening

Amizetta Vineyards

Estate Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Upfront confession. This is my absolute most favorite winery in Napa. The Clarke family are super people (not to mention Spencer and Amizetta are from Texas). This wine is a beautiful deep ruby leaning almost to purple in color. Great hints of dark fruit, baking spices, cedar and leather on the nose. On the palate there are fantastic flavors of blueberries, black plums, dark cherries, cocoa and dark chocolate. The tannins are fully ripe and sweet. A very balanced wine with a long fruity finish. On top of making great wines they have an unparalleled view of Lake Hennessey from their outdoors tasting area. The only thing that would make this wine better is if I was sitting there enjoying it with the Clarke’s. — a year ago

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Absolut

ELYX Single Estate Handcrafted Vodka

P A
9.7

Delectable friends: full confession I am not a vodka drinker but last night at the Ice Bar in the Lizard Lodge with friends we enjoyed this Swedish hand crafted vodka that blew us away. Smooth with a peppery mouth feel this vodka could make me a convert. Cheers to the Sweden 🇸🇪🥃 — 2 years ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Fabulous photo! Is this vodka worth the extra cost?
P A

P A

@Trixie Thanks We really enjoyed it but since I never buy vodka I can’t really say Cheers 🥃

Secret Indulgence

Confession Napa Valley Red Blend

A smooth meritage. Softer finish than a normal meritage, perhaps it was the confessions. — 3 years ago