David Stone Vineyards

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Inkblot Cabernet Franc 2015

Here is a beautiful wine to celebrate Cabernet Franc Day.

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose of dried figs, blackberries, cooked cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco and light alcohol.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, tobacco, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, herbs and coke.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi, California. Fruit forward, extracted and tasty, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime, when the tannins show up.

Delicious, but might be too sweet for some. I'd like to revisit it in a year or two.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 11 days ago

Stuart, Ted and 17 others liked this

Standing Stone Vineyards

Finger Lakes Saperavi 2015

This first time experience calls for a conservative approach… Although enjoyable I’m not sure where the benchmark is. I can tell you that this had the taste of Washington state Syrah (think warm BlackBerry syrup) and Body/mouthfeel of a 2nd label rustic Oregon Pinot. Some delightful herb notes aft as matting for the artwork. Well done, without “flaw”....It just wasn’t a wow moment, to be honest. However, it paired with a wonderfully with our shepherds pie :) — 6 days ago

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Freakshow Lodi Chardonnay 2018

Color of light gold. Nose is light with some flowering note, peach, citrus, and pineapple. Taste follows the nose with some sweetness from ripe banana and pineapple, and a bit tinkling refreshing flavors. Aftertaste is a bit short yet clean. Average. — 19 days ago

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Saxum Vineyards

Heart Stone Vineyard Syrah Blend 2005

Earthy, brambly, boysenberry, cocoa, blue stone, ... basically what I imagine a whole vineyard jammed in a blender would taste like.... awesome! 14 years mature and in good shape. Saxum elevated the Thanksgiving turkey! — 16 days ago

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David Duband

Louis Auguste Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Pinot Noir 2017

First time we had this cuvee. Very much in the style of Duband with flowers red fruits and polished tannins in a medium length and very satisfying wine. Really good now but deserves 3 to 5 years in the cellar. — 22 days ago

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Sébastien David

Hurluberlu Cabernet Franc

Terrific wine. I chilled it and loved it. Cranberries, earthy, spicy, and a pleasant dark roasted coffee bitterness. So much fun. Would totally buy again! — 12 days ago

Azienda Agricola Tiberi David

Vino Cotto Stravecchio Piceno Red Blend 2003

17/20 (92/100) Аромат тоффи, инжира, изюма, карамели и чёрного чая. Довольно высокая кислотность. Во вкусе пряности, имбирь, карамель, зелёный чай. Отлично! (07.04.2019) #vinnatur2019 — 4 days ago

Field Stone

Staten Family Reserve Vintage Alexander Valley Port Blend 2007

A little hot. BlackBerry cobbler, molasses. A little lighter bodied than you’d expect. Love to see how it ages. Needs another 10 to come into its own. — 5 days ago

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Standing Stone Vineyards

Ice Wine Gewurztraminer 2017

Intense, musky nose of lychee syrup and crystallized ginger poured over shards of slate and shale. As you move your mouth to the glass, but before you sip, there is an intense saline essence that pops up. Viscous and intensely sweet, but with decent acidity and and long-ass finish (over a minute) where fruit and slate takes turns being primary. Really nice. — 17 days ago

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Bus stop wines are the best.

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Lodi Chardonnay 2018

2018 bottle has a smaller label but the bottle itself is embossed with the Michael David name.
I prefer their Freakshow Chardonnay because it's less oaky, but that's just personal preference.
A beautiful example of classically delicious Chardonnay
— 3 days ago