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Fallon Place

Landa Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

A beautiful color of ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Pretty nose of blueberries, currants, oak, light vanilla, wood, black licorice, light vegetables, pencil lead, dust, alcohol, black pepper, leather, earth and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Elegant with long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, currants, vanilla, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables and red candy.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Zinfandel from Sonoma County, is drinking very nicely now, as a 4 year old. Showing great elegance with nice complexity and a beautiful nose. Great complexity on the nose.

Not a typical California Zinfandel at all. Much lighter than I expected from one.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly, and I would really recommend doing that, as it is a completely different wine, once open. I had this vintage a year ago and it was not there at all. So nice to see that it came back so nicely.

Will be better with age, and would be nice to revisit it in the next 3 to 5 years.

Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels. Only 55 cases produced. (this is bottle number 600).

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with meats, cheeses, nuts and olives.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— a month ago

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Bouchard Père et Fils

Hospices de Beaune Cuvée Docteur-Peste Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

This was from one of the barrels purchased by a small group of us from Robert Parkers wine board at the HDB auction. Bouchard was hired to make the wine. — 19 hours ago

Tom, Mark and 10 others liked this

Wölffer Estate

Summer in a Bottle Long Island Rosé Blend 2017

This is a very nice Rose. Has a great steely nose and palate of strawberry and cream. Soft rose, with good structure. Very acidic from start to finish. This one will go much better with food, but it wasn't really enjoyed with a lot of fare. Can definitely see how this bottle would go well with cheeses and cheese/meat charcuterie board. Has a lot of life left. — 3 days ago

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California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

I think we liked this? Probably equal to the cheaper wines I like though — a month ago

Davis Family Vineyards

Soul Patch Russian River Valley Syrah 2013

Kirk F

Juicy, then jammy. These are well made and a bit under the radar. Solid QPR across the board. — 10 days ago

Shay, P and 7 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2009

Post Tax Busy season celebration. Honeysuckle, fresh whipped cream, chalk. Nice weight to it. — 9 days ago

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Clajeux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Pretty closed, better with decant. Great herbal component with classic sonoma red fruit and a hint of brett. Classy juice. — a month ago

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Meursault-Charmes 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011

Beautiful purity & richness showing citrus, pear & apple skin, mineral, chalk & acacia flower. — 6 days ago

Chris, Ryan and 8 others liked this

Paul Lato

"Matinee" Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2016

Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board. — 15 days ago

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