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Piolet

Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Will be interesting to see this vintage evolve with time. Big fruit, lots of cherry. — 12 days ago

Benanti

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio 2019

Very calm and cultured. Inviting flavors of red berries and cherries with good acidity and balance that continues to evolve with more air time. Firm, fine tannins of volcanic ash — 21 days ago

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Surber Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Very muted nose, could take a while to open up in the glass or give it 30 mins to decant. Some baking spices hinting on the nose, dusty cinnamon, and faint traces of cassis and oak. The grapes sourced from Calistoga property, so definitely bringing some big heat🔥🔥🔥 at 15%.
Doesn’t taste it however, cherry cola notes with medium acidity and tannin. This could evolve nicely over the years if you give it some time.
— 25 days ago

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Hiyu Wine Farm

Tzum Elder Pinot Noir Gewürztraminer 2019

2019 is 100% Pinot noir. Nose is wonderful. Flowers, dark berries, baking spices, red apple skins, bit of earth. Palate is bigger than you’d expect. Big tannin, dusty red fruits, more herbs and baking spice, dried cherries, good tannin. It’s big a brawny but there’s this underlying lovely light flavors that continue to evolve on the palate. Will likely age for many years. — a month ago

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Fasoli Gino

La Corte del Pozzo Valpolicella Ripasso Corvina Blend

Very full in body, with fruit forward flavor. You can taste the layers evolve from spices and plums with a velvet mouth feel to a slightly cherry finish. Absolutely phenomenal! — 4 days ago

The Grade Cellars

Winfield Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Interesting wine. Needed a lot of air to open up. Was really disappointed day 1; so much better the next day. Nice flavor profile of red berries and blackberries with tannins that are now softening, but will continue to help this wine evolve. Too bad I only had 1 bottle — 17 days ago

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Rivers-Marie

Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir

2020 is brilliant today, right now! Will evolve but enjoy it this summer as it is fresh and balanced. Deep and lively with verve and exceptional length. Should have bought a case of this stellar juice. My fave RM to date. Masterful winemaking. A Cali benchmark for pinot noir. — a month ago

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Château Rouget

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

This second bottle from case was excellent. Needed masses of air. Initially mute & stalky on the nose. With an hour started to wake and at three was singing. Definitely an older style— less precise even at forty years than modern vintages but you could also see where this was heading. Should evolve and improve flavor definition further & further while at plateau for next 10-15 (very youthful). For me characteristic Rouget “iron” terroir note coming through beautifully in mid-palate. Excellent value — 13 days ago

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Arnot-Roberts

Vare Vineyard Ribolla Gialla 2020

My favorite vintage of this wine. The 2020 is savory and layered. Drinking well now but will surely evolve nicely. — a month ago

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Samuel Billaud

Les Grands Terroirs Séchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Rounded, with a mouth filling core of citrus and white flower. Decent length and likely this will evolve further nicely over the coming couple of years. Quite a contrast to the more classical taut, mineral MdT of the same vintage tried a few days ago. — a month ago