Cruz Alta

Cruz Alta

Chairman's Blend Red Blend

Fantastic QPR! Beautiful notes of cherry, pipe tobacco, vanilla bean, and cocoa! — 5 days ago

Dawn, Mike and 4 others liked this

Celler Frisach

La Foradada Terra Alta Vernatxa Blanca

Very elegant , pretty skin contact wine from Spain. Not a funky taste that skin contact normally has, it’s more floral notes and deep. Very very easy but Sophisticated. — 11 days ago

Domini de la Cartoixa

Secrets de mar Garnatxa Mediterrania

Vibrant Ruby red color, hints of leather, smoky with heavy tannins. Very nice bottle of wine.
Winestyles Club, March 2019
— 16 days ago

Domaine Eden

Santa Cruz Mountain Charonnay 2014

What a great memories!. Today, the taste is accompanied by nice songs from vinyl records ( ACDC and Pink Floyd included). — 8 days ago

Guillem Aromi
with Guillem
Guillem, Jeffrey and 3 others liked this

Cruz Alta

Grand Reserve Old Vines Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 1516

Very very nice. Subtle and smooth. Delicious — 9 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Nose has spicy cherry, tanned leather, juiced raspberry-blackberry, cigar box, cocoa nibs, exceptional.

Palate has blackberry reduction, ripe cherry mash, moist leather, cedar shavings, light mocha, nice acidity and dissipating tannins are gentle, long finish.

We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures.

Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 4-6 years without concern.

$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required!
— 7 days ago

Allison, Ryan and 28 others liked this
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Vasanth Balakrishnan

I love those value-packed #rioja wines that reward patience

Big Basin Vineyards

Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

A very nice Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz, California. Showing Bing cherry, red candy, strawberries, wild flowers and spices.

Great nose with lots of flowers.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

A very tasty Pinot Noir, although not my style.

Thank you Scott for sharing.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 2 days ago

Scott McNamara
with Scott
Shawn, Brandon and 20 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé 2008

The mythical unicorn #rosewine from @lopezdeherediaoficial: Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosado 2008.

A friendly wine retailer I am close with sold me a few bottles at regular price thankfully as I gave him the heads up it was coming.  (He also sold his others at regular price!) This wine used to be easily available during its last release, the 2000 vintage back around 2005, not to mention super reasonable in price.  An unfortunate victim of fashion, the secondary market pricing on this starts around $200 and goes up to $300.

Pale copper and deep pink in color, the hue here is as it looks here turning more orange at the rim.  The nose showed as it should for an extended barrel aged wine, showing clear notes the toll oxidation has taken with time in wood.  Though, the wood aromas are well-integrated and intermingle well with dried red fruits, ginger and spice, and a clear sense of minerality which is all laid well into the thick and pungent nose.  The palate shows more precision and tension in the densely textured and flavored med/med+ body of the wine.  Finishes long and fans out wide over the palate.  For sure about as unique a rose as there is out there.  
— 10 days ago

Galen, LM and 12 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

This one just kind of fell out of the cellar. Sorry Shay. In a really, really nice place. Mature black cherry and some graphite. Very full bodied. Acidic opening. Aged black fruit in just the right spot. Hint of herb and tobacco. Quite nice. Finish has some tannin which is starting to drop off, but overall the structure of this wine still very much leans to the youthful side. This wine is singing. 72% cab with the balance Merlot. — 11 hours ago

Bryan, Paul and 17 others liked this

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Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Sourced from the steeply sloped Alpine Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this Pinot Noir begins with gorgeous aromas of smoke, forest floor, mulberry and cherry cola. The silky texture and elegance is simply outstanding, as is the wonderful astringency and tension. Red currant jelly, red cherry cordial, cola and peat moss flavors captivate the senses. This is a truly outstanding Pinot Noir that will age gracefully for the next two plus decades. Drink 2019-2033- 94 — 12 days ago

Dr., Eric and 29 others liked this