Domaine J. A. Ferret

J Vineyards & Winery

Strata Pinot Noir 2016

I contain multitudes and so does J. Especially the STRATA a wine as layered as the soil it comes from but way more elegant than dirt. It’s more like one of those patterned sand gardens someone raked. Berry rich but light, fills your mouth without coating it. Finish goes onnnnn. Also pairs with a certain favorite layered food tbd. — 2 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I love wine thats more elegant than dirt, actually prefer it

J. Lohr

Riverstone Arroyo Seco / Monterey Chardonnay 2016

A littler more dry than 2017, lighter as well. Overall a little better and still a great value — 7 days ago

J. Lohr

Seven Oaks Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

So far after some years, this is my favorite sub-$20 Cab. Smooth with a nice finish. — 4 days ago

Domaine J. Denuziere

Saint-Joseph Syrah 1875

A little bramble, leather, and surprising lightness on the palate for a wine opaque with jammy berries. — 5 days ago

J. Lassalle

Preference Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend

Delicious. Crisp w a little toastiness and a light green apple finish — 9 days ago

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P, Dawn and 4 others liked this

Mariano J. Lacort

Rioja Tempranillo 2008

Leather, violets and earth on the nose. Dark cherry, tobacco and mushroom on the pallet. Soft tannins and long finish. Better the second day. Great QPR ($30), especially for a Gran Reserva Rioja and an over ten year old vintage. Just picked this one up a few weeks ago. — 8 days ago

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W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1970

Shay A

Wednesday Wine Committee. Great hosting by Gavin. 1 sparkler, 4 whites, 4 reds and 2 dessert wines. All served blind as usual.

Roasted chestnuts, cinnamon, old raspberry fig and a surprising amount of heat on the nose and palate. Shocked the alcohol is that prevalent at this age! Mellowed a bit slightly in the glass, and the added notes of graham cracker and potpourri became noticeable. I called this 40yr port.
— 17 days ago

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with Benjamin, Dan and 2 others
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David T

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I think I have a bottle of this producer & vintage lying around in one of my EuroCave’s.
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@Hugh O'Riordan @David T : This was very enjoyable, but the alcohol was still quite fact, it almost dominated the wine! Not sure time will erase a lot of it, but there was good dark fruits and graham cracker still lingering here.
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Omg wow that’s so cool 🇵🇹

J. Mourat

Collection Val de Loire Red Blend 2015

Took a chance on this unusual red from Loire: unique varietal composition & bottle format, but delicious nonetheless! Fairly dark inky richly extracted w/concentrated aromas of red fruit literally up & down the spectrum: tart cherry, cranberry, ripe bing cherry (and sour cherry), some raspberry couli all mingled with white pepper, clay & subtle vein of minerality. I found it very complex & engaging if a bit disjointed when looking at interplay of acidity & tannins... — 9 days ago

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ES Faiello

@Delectable Wine ate my note (twice!) - find this wine

W. & J. Graham's

Finest Reserve Porto Port Blend

This Port's nose carries plenty of big red and black fruit, with the characteristic notes of brown sugar, caramel and earth. The palate is fruit forward with a zingy acidity and firm structure.
— 12 days ago

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J&A Frey Vineyards

Trisaetum Willmatte Valley Chardonnay 2016

Nice Chardonnay from Williamette. Needs some time for a hint of oak to blow off, but overall this is quite “Burgundian” - Puligny to be more precise. Aromatics a bit muted but mouth filling with a great finish. — 20 days ago