Dry River

Gary Farrell

Maffei Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

My last bottle of this, and the best so far. Nose has bright red berry and blackberry, with a nice loamy earthiness, and spiced sandalwood. Large-framed in the mouth, with lean, large cherry pie flavors, augmented with bright acidity. Dry and savory on the finish. — 6 days ago

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Dr. Konstantin Frank

Margrit Finger Lakes Dry Riesling 2014

Nose has washed lime, dried pineapple, wet river pebbles, citrus blossom, neutral oak barrel and dried Clementine peel.

Palate has candied lemon, grapefruit pith, dry clay-based soil, tangerine juice and moist gravel (crusher-run). Quite round on the palate, rich and enjoyable. Finish runs under a minute. Decanted +60m.

Likely a good life for this bottle, easily held in proper storage until 2028+.

Purchased at the winery in Nov. 2016, $31.

This Riesling is from estate plantings (2008) on Seneca Lake.

Day 4 Update: Nose has dried Clementine peel, cut lemon, chalk and under-ripe peach. Palate has ripe peach, orange zest and tart orange minus the citric acid. Quite fun, it's really drinking great now. Moving from 9.1 to 9.2.

@Delectable Wine Would you please drop the 'Finger Lakes' language out of the wine name please? That info is already listed in the more detailed location information, thanks.
— 16 days ago

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Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

The chardonnay credited with turning this red wine drinker back to chardonnay. Amazingly complex with multiple layers of honey, floral, pineapple, acid, butterscotch, effervescence. Just fabulous. — 4 days ago

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Ron R

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I agree. Excellent chard.
Randall Brater

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@Ron R I really disliked chard and this opened my eyes. It is so good.

Oakwild Ranch

Driscoll Chardonnay 2018

Oakwild Ranch Winery Driscoll Chardonnay 2018, Russian River Valley, California

Light straw in color with a yellowish tint.

Strong nose of citrus, oak, spices, vanilla, lemons, yellow apples, white pepper and light tropical fruits.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, pears, pineapples, light oak, herbs, light vegetables, spices, vanilla and peppercorn.

Nice spicy finish with limes and almonds.

This is a nice Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Easy-drinking and nicely balanced, with enough oak notes for those who enjoy that.

A good wine to sip by the pool or to have with food. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Not too oaky nor too bitter. Just right, and a little spicier than I expected.

Has high alcohol, but not too noticeable, so watch out.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 19 days ago

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Capitol Cellars

2C Wines The Senator Red Blend 2015

This Idaho Syrah red blend is coming into its own. Great with grilled steak. Full and lush with great mouth feel. Lingering aftertaste. The last glass went well with a fine cigar. Sheltering in place isn’t that bad🍷🍷🍷 — 11 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Delicious cab
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Sorry big thumb!! Syrah!!

Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

A fav, Pale yellow with pleasing aromas of citrus and peaches. One of the few barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc's which adds a wonderful toasty oak flavor setting this wine apart from the rest. Complex palate of flavors, fresh fruit, lemons, grapefruit, peaches and Asian pears. Slight earthiness with a smooth and creamy well balanced finish ending with a gentle sweet character. Very nice! — 11 days ago

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House of Arras

Grand Vintage Champagne Blend 2007

Drank this last Sunday for Mother’s Day. Arras is probably Australia’s best Sparkling producer. Of recent years certainly the most awarded. A few years ago this 2007 won Best Sparkling at the Royal Queensland Wine Show and then the Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show! The wine itself is mid Lemon in colour - low on fizz - we drank this from Burgundy glasses. Bakery aromas with Lemon Curd. 78% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Noir. The lemon/citrus flavours derived from the Chardonnay. The following day Sherbet, Honeycomb and Quince. 7 years on Lees giving a wonderful complexity and ridiculous value at only $60. I don’t know how Ed Carr can do it. — 15 days ago

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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Papera Ranch Carignane 2007

Chewy, cloudy, ripe and smooth as a baby’s butt! zoom tasting with Mike Officer. Asian spice and dark berry notes...tannin and alcohol totally integrated. Worked well with teriyaki salmon and pickled cucumbers. Apart from crumbly dry corks... I love my Carlisles with 12-15 years of age. Thanks Mike... for your passion and life spent chasing the dream of old vine fruit! — 24 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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He makes great wines...and consistently.

Frankland Estate

Estate Grown Frankland River Riesling 2014

Petrol notes on the nose and palate. Some citrus lemon and bright acidity. Juicy medium bodied dry Riesling. Love it! — 4 days ago

Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Kirk F

Glad to find this one hiding out in the cellar this afternoon. So youthful, yet fully developed and seductive. KB never fails to bring it. Great with the grilled sockeye & strawberry balsamic redux. — a day ago

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