Flat Creek Estate

Nickel & Nickel

Bear Flat Oak Knoll District Merlot 2017

K L
9.2

Very good and balanced. Better than the last time and would definitely get again. Earthy and good flavor. — 8 days ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Barrika

Basque Country Cider

What a cider should be! Funky, not too sweet. Effervescent but not flat. (I’m rolling my eyes at my own review but I’m not kidding it’s delicious!) 😂 — 5 days ago

Clayhouse Wines

Syrah 2015

I don’t usually like rose. This reminds me of a flat sparkling Pinot Noir. Doesn’t leave the rose aftertaste or headache. — 2 days ago

Flat Rock Cellars

Twenty Mile Bench VQA Riesling

2914 Riesling had those great mineral notes of an older wine. — 11 days ago

Trus

Ribera Del Duero Crianza Tempranillo 2016

3.1. Nice Rioja but a bit young and a bit flat. On sale for $15.24. — 8 days ago

Produttori del Barbaresco

Riserva Montestefano Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

Dark cherry, a bit ‘heavier’ than I expected, nose was a bit flat. Decanted 2 hours. Didn’t love it, maybe that was my fault? AWM — 3 days ago

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Bertani

Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 1967

David T
9.6

This is extremely youthful as a 1967 gets. Yet, it shows its elegant bottle age.

The nose reveals classic Valpolicella. Sour dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, raisins, stew plums, raspberries, poached/baked strawberries, rhubarb, bright fruit liqueur, Kirsch cherries, licorice/cola notes, cognac/brandy hues, touch of V/A-bandaid, dark, rich earth sandstone, fresh tobacco leaf, tomatoes with leaf, hints of sage, eucalyptus/mint notes, dry top soils, crushed rock powder, with fresh & withering; red, dark, blue and purple florals.

The body is; lush, rich, round & juicy. Excellent viscosity. Sour dark cherries dry raisins, dates, blackberries, black raspberries, stew plums, raspberries, poached/baked strawberries, rhubarb, bright fruit liqueur, Kirsch cherries, licorice/cola notes, cognac/brandy hues, touch of V/A-bandaid, dark, rich earth sandstone, river stone, fresh tobacco leaf, tomatoes with leaf, hints of sage, eucalyptus/mint notes, dry top soils, crushed rock powder, with bright, fresh & withering; red, dark, blue and purple florals. The acidity is flat out sick. The tension, structure, balance & length are a stunning rare treat with a wine of this age. The long, beautiful finish is; well knitted, polished and extremely elegant. It is true wire to wire

For the most part, the older Valpolicella gets the better it is!

Photos of; their barrel room, hillside vineyard, library & aging cellar & our Allen Brother’s Ribcap with Christina’s Potato Wedges & cooked carrots.
— 16 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, Amarone can really go the distance.

Laird Family Estate

Flat Rock Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Wonderful valley fruit that is expressing nicely. Dark fruit, cassis, fully integrated tannins, and hints of oak that make this wine sparkle! This is a winner and one worth exploring! — a month ago

Paul Lato

Matinee Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2011

David T
9.3

I do like this Polish immigrant’s craft.

The blend of fruits are a broad spectrum of, sour, candied and floral, ruby, mid & dark, red fruits, dark, smooth spice, cinnamon stick, floral heaven & flat out elegance. The blue fruits in Paul’s wines are incredible.

Photos of, two of his Southern California vineyards, Paul Lato at a Matter of Taste during our 40 minute chat & their concrete fermentation eggs.
— 3 days ago

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Blackduck Cidery

Dry Perry 2019

Josh M
9.3

One of the best. Sidra-style perry made in NY, but not faddish at all. John Reynolds, one of my favorite iconoclastic wine/cider-makers, has been doing it this way for decades. Micro production. Loads of VA but flat out delicious; vibrant, textured, rich and soulful. Do yourself a favor and find some of this if you like natural wine. I’d argue this kills almost any high-VA natural wine. Why? There’s a historical precedent for the style, the flavor profile makes sense, it’s clean and well-made. Great stuff. — 4 days ago

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Erik Longabardi

Erik Longabardi

I’ve had non VA Perry John made; it’s truly revelatory
Josh M

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@Erik Longabardi Yes, some batches are less sidra style, all really amazing. Just had some sparkling paw paw wine he gave me that blew my mind.
Erik Longabardi

Erik Longabardi

@Josh M Ive ha the cleaner ones and they are truly beautiful. Heard the paw paw one was good too!