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Arnot-Roberts

Fellom Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Phenomenal wine. Black cherry and raspberries. Savory herbal element. Really fresh. — 8 days ago

Ira, David and 6 others liked this

Domaine du Coulet (Matthieu Barret)

Billes Noires Cornas Syrah 2011

Deep, savage, brooding wild black and purple fruit, smoke, pepper, meat, rocks and distilled violets. There’s some carbonic element that’s settled in nicely. Its low SO2 upbringing is evident, VA is elevated but right up to my limit. Quite lifted and pungently aromatic! Found the tannins settled too, acidity is really driving, the northern gore soils are showing their impact. Enjoyed seeing some bottle development here. — 16 days ago

Aravind, MICHAEL and 2 others liked this

Clos Pegase

Mitsuko's Vineyard Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2018

V18. Love it. Nice creme brûlée nose. Buttery, tropical fruit, and pear fruit. Unique, round soft oak and limestone finish. Very well balanced, one element complements the next. — 18 days ago

Tapanappa

Wratton Bully Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2008

Warm vintage, soft ripe fruit. Presents as young but very approachable with soft tannins, with liquorice and dark fruit prominent and tannins sitting in the background. An intriguing contrast to the Man O’ War blend alongside it. Very easy to enjoy but perhaps some element missing at this stage. — 25 days ago

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Bob liked this

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend 2018

Sour cherry, leather, soil, and herbs. Beautiful volcanic ash element to the minerality. Sturdy tannins and high acid. Needed air to get going but really nice once it did. Great structure. — 9 days ago

Rhonely, Severn and 7 others liked this

Castellare di Castellina

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2018

Quite dark ruby color. Nose kind of follows with darker berry and cherry notes, musky/earthy element and some oak. On the palate wine is midweight+, suprisingly open and like nose suggested rather dark toned compared to what I've used to from this bottling. Had to check if I grabbed a Felsina CC instead of this. Anyway a solid CC in the making — 14 hours ago

Railsback Freres Winery

Cuvée Spéciale Sans Soufre California Syrah 2017

The quality of the fruit here is undeniable. Incredible purity. You get your typical blackberry fruit like in most Syrah but this also has a beautiul strawberry jam element to it. Texture and tannins are incredible silky but still provide lift to the rich fruit. Additionally, you get a good amount of dried herbs and pepper on the finish. I don't see too much reason to age this bottle if you have one. It is offereing immense pleasure at the moment. — 15 days ago

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Romano Dal Forno

Monte Lodoletta Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2011

Deep, opaque purple hue. A concentrated concoction of balsamic, chocolate, smoke and bitter black cherry. Perhaps a few more years will help it fan out and impart a more secondary element. — 9 days ago

Alex, Ira and 7 others liked this

ZD Wines

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Strong bell pepper element in this version. — a month ago

Shay, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Domaine Monier Perréol

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2018

Amazing concentration of brambly fruit, but this has the acidity to keep it from feeling jammy or overextracted. Black and blue fruits on the nose and palate with a compelling violet/floral element on the finish. Personaly I could would have welcomed a bit more olive/smoked meat on the this wine but that might present itself with more bottle age. There was just the hint of olive tapenade lingering in the background. This wine is drinking beautifully right now but I think would reward you with more complexity after 5-10 years of bottle age. — 15 days ago

Byron, Eddie and 9 others liked this