Tablas Creek Vineyard

Counoise 2017

Really enjoyed this one. Earthy, leathery, yet fresh and with good acidic backbone, opposite ends of the spectrum. — 17 days ago

Martin-Scott Winery

Needlerock Vineyard Counoise 2015

Boysenberry in color, floral notes, intense black currant, high acidity with hints of plum and fresh strawberry. — a month ago

Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard Grenache Blend

These were some great grapes!! — 19 days ago

Broc Cellars

Mendocino Counoise 2017

Cherries, milk chocolate 🤤 — 5 days ago

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Tablas Creek Vineyard

Dianthus Paso Robles Mourvedre Blend Rosé 2018

Beautiful deep, bright pink. Juicy with strawberry, watermelon, raspberry bursting from the nose. Solid mineral backbone. On the palate, well balanced with good acid, a bit of green tea, very slight tannin from 48 hours of skin contact. Really excellent rose. — a month ago

Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 1998

Dark tawny color, barely translucent. Impactful red fruit nose. Notes of raspberries, herbs de Provence, red cherries, pepper and some freshly cut wood. Lots going on in the mouth. Big fruit, still powerful acidity and a lengthy finish. Blind you might guess this as red burg, which is the norm for Charvin. Great stuff. — 20 days ago

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C'est Si Bon Naggiar Vineyard Red Rhone Blend 2017

Sry nice, easy drinking. Enjoyed with Salmon. — 22 days ago

Sea Horse Winery

Antoine Tête de Cuvée Syrah Blend 2012

was hoping for wow and it is a wow.

10 years of marriage today.
things didn't go well all through. but we matured surprisingly well.
this is the oldest wine i had (in terms of years passed from bottling).

i was lucky to help again sorting 🍇 after 2019 harvesting at seahorse winery. it was Petit syrah this time.

after a hard day laboring (back hurt for two weeks following intensive yet pleasurable 'punch down') they said: pick a bottle

i took this 2012 gsm (sgm really) which was bottled same day.

72% syrah
16% grenache
12% mourvadre

14% ABV

dense red with some blueness and thick legs👀

green funkness, tobbaco, mushrooms, wet leaves and ripe black fruit 👃

medium + body.
high bursting acidity.

black fruit ruling with green notes, tartness and pepper. some sweetness felt at the back👄

long 🎯 with tannins that are soft and pleasant and take their time before leaving.

it took it's time.
opened and chilled in the refrigerator 2 hours before drinking.

started as: that is nice but no wowness.
as it warmed up and had more air it became what it's supposed to be:
complex balanced superb spicy juice.

not sure how much they charge but excellent vfm for sure.

on its own it was great after opening up.
sourdough bread with 🐐butter and unknown stinky yellow 🧀 made it juicier and spice was stronger.
great sicilian style home made caponata had the same effect.

seahorse winery getting a 🏆again? for shizzle.

same wine after 10 years more of marriage would probably be even better.
— a month ago

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Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Nice review and congrats! Cheers 🍷