Elqui River

Viñedos de Alcohuaz

Grus de Alcohuaz 2015

Mezcla tina, or “Red Blend”
Syrah dominant, a helluva barnyard nose!
Heavier bodied, with bits of blueberry and apple skins, some sweet grass, tobacco, aged perfectly, (I got lucky), with the tannins complementing the star fruit acidity.
50% Syrah, 14% Petite Syrah, 26% Garnacha, 10% Petit Verdot.
100% Yum.

This is the first red wine I have had from this area, usually known for Pisco production.
— 19 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Always like your artistic photos!🎭

Kobler Estate Winery

Grenache Rosé 2016

Even at half price from the winery I’m dissatisfied, all 3. Now I see why they were on sale
Rose of Syrah was probably the worst, horrible nose.
Bacigalupi Chardonnay was not bad but didn’t have the stuffing it had last time I opened one.
— 13 hours ago

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Eric S

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Ouch. Bummer.
David L

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I’m so very sorry!!
The chard was okay got about 15 minutes.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

No worries, perfect for tacos 🌮 or something else spicy 🌶, always good to have some wash down juice that didn’t cost much.

Williams Selyem

Foss Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Everyone agreed on the floral nose. Beautiful full body Pinot. Tart cherries. Nice acidity. Drinking really well right now. — 4 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel Blend 2016

A blend of 97% Zin and 3% Petite Sirah, dark Ruby with purple edges. Ridge's history begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor and member of San Fran’s Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge and planted vines. Aromas of rich dark fruits with herb spice notes. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors with some vanilla oak and pepper spice. Firm yet soft tannins, medium finish, good mouthfeel ending with spicy fruit character. Nice! — 2 days ago

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Viña Falernia

Falernia Reserva Valle de Elqui Syrah

Tried this at Maxwell and really enjoyed it. Smoky, fruity, high tannin, low acid and full body. — 19 days ago

DuMOL

Russian River Valley Syrah

One of the best Syrahs I’ve had. Complex nose of bittersweet chocolate, raspberries, cherries, smoke. The wine was very focused and fresh for 14 years old. Blackberry, black pepper, graphite, with a hit of menthol on the finish. Sadly, the last bottle of 2006 they had. Would def buy this again. #dumol #theunionhotel — 13 days ago

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Balletto Vineyards

Estate Bottled Gewürztraminer 2018

It’s interesting how good wines are amazing during deep conversations. I’m sure y’all can agree. — 11 hours ago

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Tongue Dancer

Bacigalupi Vineyard 2015

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.

My first thought when I smelled this, and again when I tried it, was “this is so familiar.” I was correct. I had the 2016 vintage courtesy of
@Shawn R a year ago for the WNH event in San Antonio. This was so rich and flavorful! Sporting a warm and soft profile, it shows baking spices on the nose with powdered sugar and honey roasted cashews. On the palate it’s full of Creme brûlée, banana pudding and savory truffles toward the finish. Drinks a touch hot. If you enjoy the bigger style, you’ll love this. Thanks Ryan.
— 9 days ago

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Walter Hansel Winery

The Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016

Rated previously; I love Walter Hansel Pinot Noir!
Rose petals.. bubblegum..cherry lifesavers.. cola and baking spices! Absolutely no alcohol taste or burn! I think I should get another and let it cellar longer..although it is absolutely delicious now!
— 9 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Ron R Thank you kindly! ☺️
Trixie

Trixie

Your photo is inviting! 😀Nice lighting. 🍷
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie thanks! Hope you have a warm up soon!

Albini Family Vineyards

Unfiltered Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2001

Came out of the bottle hot, hot, hot. I think it’s prime time to drink this if you’ve got it.

I recently heard that Don is selling off the vineyard - such a bummer! Wishing him and his family the best.
— 11 days ago

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