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Sauvignon Block 2019

Wanted to post some “creepy” wines with fun cheese for the Halloween season this year. This Sauv “Block” is very mild compared to others. It’s more like a Chardonnay to me. Buttery, pear, sweet fruit, very low tannins, no acidity. But the cheese! Wow. Strong white aged cheddar. The wine balances well with a bit of cheese first. 🦇🧀🥂 — 3 days ago

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Danielle

Danielle

So cool! I want to try both now 🦇
MaJ CappS

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Great pic!
Trixie

Trixie

Spooktacular review!🦇 Fun to see what you are pairing with your wines.🍷

Robert Mondavi Winery

To-Kalon Vineyard I Block Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Nose has over-ripe/sweet pineapple, lanolin, fresh pineapple, melted candle wax, clean cotton tee shirt and faint white pepper.

Palate has dried pineapple, dried lime peel, tangerine peel, spicy oak, waxy yellow apple peel, hint of (citrus) sweetness on the long/complex finish. Wow. Decanted 4H.

Bought at the winery in 2008, was looking to hold the bottle at least this long, maybe another 5Y would still be acceptable in proper storage. A perfect, clean cork pull, no seepage or saturation at all.
— 15 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Good longevity for a new world Sauvignon Blanc.
Severn Goodwin

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@Bob McDonald Yes, and still life to go 👍
Laiz Marshall

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Sounds exotic like a tropical Island.

Owen Roe

Red Willow Vineyard 1973 Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Had a nice funkiness to it. Will revisit another bottle soon. — 7 days ago

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Les Lunes Wine

Arnold's Block Carignane 2017

The fellas who run Les Lunes are best in the biz at Carignan. This, as it goes, is excellent Carignan, from a different block showing in the profile (but Delectable makes it hard to add a new wine). It's perfumed and elegant, loaded with spice and tannin, and about as fully steeped concentrated with flavor as anything you'll find in. Vietnamese cinnamon dusted raspberries, black plums, and cedar. Highly acidic, though not abruptly tart and with big, well integrated tannins. Light bodied and plenty of minerals to follow. — 18 hours ago

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Melville

Block I Clone 99 Syrah 2014

From a few nights ago. Really good incarnation of this from Melville (and drinking just about perfectly right now). — 3 days ago

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Boekenhoutskloof

The Chocolate Block Cinsault Blend 2018

Is a big wine, but not for me because of the syrah content. Needs decanting and time to open up. Rating isnpurely personal most may like it. Jot sure which year vintage it was — 17 days ago

Hunnicutt

Brinkman Block Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Paul K
9.5

Cool evolution going on since we had this last. Looking forward to seeing what more time brings. — 19 days ago

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Bindi

Block 5 Pinot Noir 2009

See notes from 26 weeks ago where I gave this wine 95 points, up a point now to 96 points+. A superb Pinot Noir where previous notes apply and then some. Slightly more earthy “gout de terroir”. Compost heap and Sous Bois. One of Australia’s best Pinots and definitely of Premier Cru/Grand Cru quality at a fraction of the price. Sadly my last 2009. — 8 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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We will drink bottles together at some point @Bob McDonald We need to make our way to Oceania.
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@Severn Goodwin I hope so Severn. I wouldn’t mind an excursion to New England either. Overdue for a visit to New York to see my son.
Bob McDonald

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You and Mrs Goodwin would be very welcome

Felton Road

Block 3 Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

David T
9.4

I might have mentioned this in a previous Felton Road post. If you haven’t tried this producer and you love White Burgundy, Burgundy & Ca Pinot, you owe to yourself to find a bottle(s). The fruit Nigel and his team produce is top shelf & some of the best acidity I’ve had. This is better than most more expensive CA Pinots & Burgundies I’ve had & their offering’s are in the $50-$65 range.

I love warm day & cool night Pinots. This is the climate of Central Otago. Their fruits are nicely ripe with acidity for days.

The mouthfeel is glorious, sexy and elegant. The blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, raspberries and strawberries really sing. This 16 is young & I’d hold it another 3-5 years for better things. Think it hits 95-96 at that point. This still shows some stronger spice & cinnamon stick at this age. Dark soils, underbrush, some savory meats, a dash of herbaceousness, tree bark dipped in sap, mixed mid fruit cola. clove, some vanillin with amazing, bright florals that are dark, fresh; red, blue, purple set in violets. Perfect acidity and an elegant, ruby, well balanced, smartly polished finish that sings on the palate for minutes.

Photos of; the view from their property in April 2017 which, is their fall, outside fermentation tank, my walking the property with owner Nigel Greening and my wife enjoying her walk around the property.
— 21 days ago

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Grey Stack Cellars

Dry Stack Vineyard Rosemary's Block Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Ron R
9.3

At $22 per bottle, I challenge you peeps to better this in terms of quality, and sheer enjoyment. Prior notes apply. — 14 days ago

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Jody Scharf

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Challenge accepted. I just had a 12 oz. bottle of 7-up. .65 cents!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Still a Bevan beater