Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard Red Rhône Blend 2006

Wow. This is one vintage before what I view as Justin’s transformative vintage of 2007 - kind of like Einstein in 1904 for any science geeks out there. This took about 30 min to come into focus, but once it did - wow. It’s a bit more heavily extracted to my palate than what he’s done ever since, but if you cool this down a few degrees and give it some time, you are richly rewarded with layers of intense but balanced fruit that belies its 15 years. A great foreshadowing of what has come to pass, this is amazing. — 18 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Famille Perrin

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Counoise, 10% Syrah and 5% Cinsault.

Hour decant
Brick red, fruit is in its autumn years, red fruit notes, no bottle funk yet but some sediment. Plenty of time to go
— a day ago

Mike, Adam and 1 other liked this


California Rosé Blend 2016

Best bottle of Matthiasson Rose yet. Salmon color. Deep flavor with strawberries, peaches, and roses. Medium finish. Lovely on a summer evening. Try it! Excellent QPR. — 2 months ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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Tom, David and 4 others liked this

Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard Grenache Blend 2014

Big red fruit with pepper character and a long and balanced palette. — 14 days ago

Douglas, David and 11 others liked this

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Dianthus Paso Robles Mourvedre Blend Rosé 2020

Always a fan. Bright. Fresh. Dry. Tart strawberries. Overall, up there on top of Cali Rose wines. — 19 days ago

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Domaine du Vieux Lazaret

Cuvée Exceptionnelle Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2018

Neat CDP. Blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise. Deep crimson color. Aromas and flavors of ripe and dark berries. Fruit forward but not over the top. Hint of blue flowers and black pepper on the finish. — 7 days ago

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Caldera El Dorado Mourvedre Blend 2016

This is a nice Mourvedre based blend from Sierra Foothills, California.

Showing black fruits with earth, licorice, oak, tobacco and light vegetables.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and smooth on the palate. Spicy and good by itself or with food.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime.

A blend of 64% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache and 6% counoise.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 2 months ago

Jason, Tom and 14 others liked this

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Patelin de Tablas Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2019

Fruit with a light tannin finish. Good pairing with the duck, chicken, pasta curry entrees of the dining companions. — 18 days ago

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Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard Syrah Blend 2014

At 42% grenache, 24% mourvedre, 21% syrah, 8% counoise, and 5% roussanne, this one is still a bit too young for my tastes (and still merits a 9.4). Give it a couple of more years in bottle or decant it for 2-3 hours. Still awesome, though! — 11 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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