Cider Blend

Thatchers

BLOOD ORANGE Cider

GV
9.0

This was a pleasant drop of cider. Thatcher’s are one of the big name producers in Britain who continue to make cider properly, and so I'm always happy to try their new offerings.

This is a medium sweet cider with the pleasant addition of blood orange that makes for a nice rounded drink. The apples, according to Thatcher’s, that go to make this cider are Braeburn, Fuji and Gala.

Overall, good for anytime but with or without ice it is suited to a warm summer afternoon.
— 12 days ago

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Trixie

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Sicera

Florentin Cider de Normandie

With wonton 🍜 — a month ago

Luca Wines

Beso de Dante Red Blend 2016

Blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc, co-fermented and sourced from vineyards in Vista Flores and Altamira in the Valle de Uco, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit, floral and spicy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry with herb and generous spice. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice and mineral character. Nice! — 2 days ago

Rob, Juan and 1 other liked this

Finnriver Farm (Elijah K. Swan)

Farmcrafted Golden Russet Cider 2020

This is the Sojourn @Delectablewine Delectablewine crisp 9% apples. — 12 days ago

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Marc Hébrart

Special Club Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2012

A pretty light gold color with sparse, tiny bubbles. The nose is instantly attractive with lemon peel and unmistakable chalk up front. The fruit here is pretty amazing with honeydew, pears, and a touch of mango. Green and red apples sing throughout, especially as the glass warms a bit. Floral accents are the showstopper here with pretty white flowers and delicate orchards. It’s all so very fresh with this wine, as befits a Hebrart champagne.

I’m a huge fan of all of the Special Club bottles that I’ve had the pleasure to try. This is easily one of the best. 55/45 PN/CH primarily from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Masterfully crafted, this is both sleek and comforting. Beautiful purity of fruit and laser like focus. Nice acidity, not racy or bracing but smooth. There’s an incredible level of depth here. Tasted blind, no doubt I would have named a much more expensive bottle.

The attack is focused with much clarity. It’s almost hard to put into words why this is so damn good but trust me, it is. A wave of tropical fruits like pineapple and kumquat along with more mangoes. Bread with a light dusting of cinnamon is a pleasant surprise to with dried herbs. Cherries begin to come into view on the long finish and you’re left smiling by the trace of warm spice. Normally I would say let these sit for a few years but don’t bother, this sexy thing is singing right now.
— a day ago

Dawn, Severn and 5 others liked this

Argillae

Orviéto DOC White Blend 2020

I’m diggin these Italian whites… nose of lemon and white peach with hints of pebbles, salty peanuts, and cedar. Palate of peach, grapefruit pith, grape, and white tea, with a touch of cedar, white pepper, grass, and pineapple on the finish, with a hint of peanut oil that lingers a good while. Well balanced and refreshing with a good finish that gets more interesting as it warms up. — 4 days ago

Douglas, Byron and 5 others liked this

Pen Druid Brewing

Arkansas Black Cider

Dry with nice salinity. Sparkling > still. — 6 days ago

Ron, Ron and 2 others liked this

TailGate Brewery

Tailgate Cider

Tailgate Cider from Nashville. Typical simple drier cider — 7 days ago

Pierre Péters

l'Étonnat Monsieur Victor Edition MK.09 Champagne Blend

MK09, the first release of this fabulous Cuvée, aged 6 years on natural cork and disgorged in 2015, is totally in the zone right now. So great to have snagged off the Cut DC wine list to start the night. Ripeness, freshness, oxidative complexity, a complete Champagne. It flaunts intense aromas of toasted hazelnut, apple pie and baking spice with a creamy and rounded palate that is both pure and chiseled and layered with minerality. A fantastic Champagne. — 4 days ago

Severn, Eric and 5 others liked this

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

John W
9.1

Dark, dark ruby coloration. On the nose, black cherry, blackberry, spice, smoke, but predominately jammy dark fruit until it starts to open up and becomes more Smokey and earthy with minerals. On the palate, full body, plum, currant, smoke, tobacco, oak and after 10 years tannins are still strong but not overpowering. Medium to long finish of the dark fruit and some smoke. — 5 days ago

Eric, Byron and 5 others liked this