Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Good weeknight Pinot. — 5 days ago

Cellers de Scala Dei

Cartoixa Priorat Red Blend 2017

There are sinful, delicious things that we rarely make time for (in our health conscious, earth conscious, super productive busy lives) like T-Bone steaks and 15% ABV Priorat. And while restraint and abstinence are good practices 95% of the year, at least 5% indulgence is necessary for good living, and the final days of a birthday week are fine times for gluttony.

The appropriately named “stairway to heaven/the gods” opens with intense, hypnotic aromas of anise/licorice, garrigue, wet slate, camp fire, beef blood, incense, mushroom, cedar, red currant, black currant; black cherry, strawberry jam, spiced red plum, and more slate (who says 15% abv wines don’t express terroir?!?!? )

My only complaint is that the palate isn’t nearly as captivating, deep and varied as the nose. Don’t get me wrong, it’s got a lot going on, it just lacks the mid palate weight and length I was hoping for after such a promising first impression.
— 7 months ago

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Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2018

Early conscious experience with Pinot noir. Easy to drink. Pleasant berry note. Liked it in general. — 2 years ago

Marqués de Murrieta

Reserva Finca Ygay Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

Herbaceous, chocolate cherry, cedar. Just an outstanding cost conscious rioja! — 5 months ago

Natasha Bray
with Natasha
Eddie, Brent and 1 other liked this


Conscious Wine Red Blend

Not really awesom — 2 years ago


Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rose 2020

100% Pinot Noir. Brilliant carnation pink. Abundant , slightly musty nose of earthy red cherry. Medium palate echoes the nose with a bit of cinnamon candy (without the heat) and red apple peel layered in. Medium plus acidity runs through all of that fruit. More rustic than its cousin under the Samuel Robert label, making it a bit more of a food wine, but it will do well as a summer sipper. Drink now. — 2 years ago

Josh, Laura and 1 other liked this


Conscious White Blend

Mildly floral, very delicious. — 2 years ago

Bending Branch Winery

Bending Branch Estate Vineyards Tannat 2019

This wine shows that Texas is now producing fine and complex wine. The grape is Tannat used a lot in wines from Uruguay and Chile. Full bodied and beautiful crisp red velvet color. Pleasant to the nose and palate. Best when it breathes. Texas wine makers are increasingly conscious about terroir and planting grapes that fit it. Nice and well structured that complements a rib eye grilled quite nicely. — 6 months ago

Gilbert Picq et Ses Fils

Chablis Chardonnay 2019

Wet stone over honeysuckle flowers and crisp apples make for a nose that really bloomed on the second day. As a matter of fact, with this type of Old-world French appellation, taking 24 hours to fully open is not unusual. This value-conscious Chablis boasted depth and clarity of flavor you’d expect in wines with twice the price tag. We paired it with grilled eggplant and roasted chicken casserole. It was delicious! — 2 years ago

Domaine de Viaud

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Graphite, tobacco, plums, and baneberry! Another cost conscious pleaser! — 2 years ago