Craggy Range

Craggy Range

Sophia Gimblett Gravels Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Rich Bordeaux blend. Very aromatic expressing dark fruits, cigar box and moist cave. On the palette similar flavors growing in intensity. Fine polished tannins fully integrated giving it a very balanced lingering finish. Needed a special wine today being grateful for God’s protection after flipping the Racer a full 360 and still landing on all four wheels unharmed. Thank you God ❤️ — a month ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
Matt, Skip and 3 others liked this

Miani

Saurint Colli Orientali Del Friuli Sauvignon Blanc 2020

22/6/8-10 with scallop crudo, fresh homemade tagliolini al Portonat, frico, etc. side by side with the Gnemiz Sol, this was deeper, more spherical, and more complex. A pretty remarkable range of aromas - from classic Sauvignon scents to richer peach and nectarine, honey, mint, vanilla, cool stone, etc. The palate was very deep and richly satisfying while still being sprightly and drinkable, with tons of minerality that was somehow round rather than salty. This was one of the best young Sauvignon Blancs I’ve had, and I’d love to see it with some age. — 16 days ago

Cocobon Wines

Estates Roasted Oak California Red Blend

Color of dark purple. Nose of woody barrel, dark fruits, strength of alcohol, and more oaky note. Taste is smooth and sweet, low tannins, with slightly burn maybe due to being aged in oak barrel. Some more grapefruit, acidity, cocoa, spicy alcohol and sweet ripe fruits in the 2nd sip. Aftertaste definitely shows some warmth in the throat. Quite tasty at this price range. — a month ago

Mike, Ron and 2 others liked this

Boizel

Tendre Réserve Champagne Blend

One of my favorite Champagnes in the mid price range — 3 days ago

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Michele Satta

Piastraia Bolgheri SuperTuscan Blend 2015

Nice mid-range wine from our favourite region. — 21 days ago

Shalyn Madigan
with Shalyn

Tinto Pesquera

Reserve Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2010

I love old Pesquera and generally love the range from Joven to Gran Reserva. This reserva Especial wasn’t bad but it wasn’t quite what I was after. It had a taste that was beyond a pleasant anis and seemed more deep and jammy than the stuff I really like from Pesquera. Anyway, not really complaining but it wasn’t as ethereal as I was hoping it would be based on experiences back to the early-1980s, when I was a child. Had it at the Hawksmoor Knightsbridge with a ribeye, asparagus and way-too-buttery mushrooms. — a month ago

Château de Candale

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

This is a pretty rusty red in the glass. Classic graphite, rose petal and berries. Lacks extra depth, but it’s a lovely Saint-Emilion in an affordable price range. — a month ago

Sharon liked this

Enderle & Moll

Muschelkalk Pinot Noir 2014

Light color. Super delicate and delicious. Orange zest, dusty, more raspberry than cherry, white currant? / incredibly elegant. Within the Muschelkalk bracket in the top 25 percentile range. Totally drinkable on its own. Let’s just say this is f…ing magic. Pinot at the top of its game. Would argue drink now. This is at its peak. I would not recommend a decant. This is NOT a big in your face Pinot! — 4 days ago

Peter, Iwan and 7 others liked this
Brent Young

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@Pinotman /// Andreas Sounds fantastic 🙌
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Was even better a day later under Argon.
Brent Young

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Very nice 👍 You did your version of Slow Decanting 🍷🍷
I want to try these Enderle & Moll Spatbugunders. I keep reading positive posts

Château Musar

Hochar Père & Fils Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2017

Popped and poured; consumed over three days. The 2017 Musar “Hochar Pere et Fils” presents a deep garnet color with a near opaque core. Moderate staining of the tears. On the nose the wine is funky cherry accompanied by desiccated strawberry, leather, damp earth, espresso, baking chocolate, and some exotic spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the fruit characteristics and non-fruit characteristics whilst adding a licorice, prunes and a woody note reminiscent of a hollowed out log. I have to say…after some time (Day 3), it’s just the slightest bit mousy...showing some volatility too…but well within my acceptable range for it. Finishes long, lasting well over a minute. Savory. A tremendous wine with a very Old World (Ancient) sensibility. The best vintage of “Hochar” I have had to date? To my taste, yes. — a month ago

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Belle Glos

Taylor Lane Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2011

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2011 Pinot Noir Taylor Lane is a small Belle Glos bottling offered only in magnum. Dark and supple, the Taylor Lane offers up a whole range of tobacco, cedar, dark cherry, plum and chocolate flavors. The extended élevage of 22 months in barrel is felt in some torrefaction notes. The 2011 is fully mature and a good choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. This is nicely done. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2022)
— a month ago