Clos du Val

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Opaque dark violet with clear meniscus.. couldn’t have told this is 12 yrs old looking at the wine in the glass. Medium viscosity. oak-spiced, red and blue fruit, chocolate, tobacco and floral pastille aromas.  Mocha and vanilla flourish. Plush, velvety and broad mouthfeel, it offers sweet cassis and blackberry flavors with a long spice and oak finish. Rich and energetic in style, medium acidity, resolved medium minus tannins and medium alcohol. Delicious expression of a high quality CA cab. I like this much better than bold and high ABV CA cabs. This was 14% ABV. — 6 days ago

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Joel Aiken

Fiddlestix Vineyard Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2013

Medium purple with slight garnet undertones and a thin brim. Initially, it’s all fruit on the nose. Blackberry molasses and dried figs greet you then the oak and spice come to say hello. A bit of vibrancy on the mouthfeel with that oak fully integrating and the fruit just beginning to flourish. Smooth and silky with no time for funk, this is quite the polished Pinot. Silky on the mid palate with an ever expanding richness. Plenty of plums on the palate along with crème de cassis, smoke, and cherries. Longish finish with more spice and smoke that honestly does leave you wanting more. — 4 months ago

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Another well written review!🍷Wishing you a pleasant weekend!😁
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@Trixie The same for you. Enjoy yourself!


Whiplash California Chardonnay 2017

So delicious! Snippets of happiness in the form of cinnamon, butter, crisp apple. Feels like an Autumn wine, a season we are all hoping will come. One must search for small pockets of air in which to expand and flourish in times of grim despair, and I think I found it in this wine. NH Liquor. — 7 months ago

Wiens Family Cellars

Artist Series Crowded Red Blend 2017

Deep, wooden cherry notes flourish both before and after the first taste. The flavor is sophisticated, yet simple. Nothing of note to end, but nothing negative to say about the beginning and middle. A very solid experience. — 20 days ago

Barone Montalto

Collezione di Famiglia Terre Siciliane Pinot Grigio 2019

This wine is drier than your typical - or at least my typical - Pinot Grigio. Almost the color of water, the nose shows the usual suspects: flowers and limes and rocks, oh my. The accent on minerality is a nice flourish, particularly in this grape. On the palate, the floral angle plays a tad stronger, with citrus in tow. That Sicilian salinity makes itself known throughout.
— 3 months ago

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California Petite Sirah

Trying out FirstLeaf. This was the first wine we chose to taste. Dark red. Initial aromas: licorice, cherry, berries & subtle floral tones. Taste: dark blackberry, cherry, oak, touch of smokey chocolates. There is an undertone of sweetness, yet, earthy dry soil tampers it down with slight bitterness. I would recommend some time to air, which allows all the texture and flavors to flourish. Overall, a lovely red wine. So far, happy with FirstLeaf! — 6 months ago

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Took a couple of hours to flourish- but pretty good once it opened. Good to be back on Bourdeuxes xxx — a month ago

Kenwood Vineyards

Jack London Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Big and fruity, with subtle tannin and robust acidic flourish. This held up nicely to spicy Ethiopian food. — 2 months ago

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Babich Wines

Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

Tonight we have homemade potato fries with five dippers and Chris loving it so much
Different dipper flourish the fries flavors enhancingly and plays a key part pairing with this Pinot Gris and our sided whites Sauvignon Blanc also from Marlborough
Honeysuckle aromatic orange blossoms 🌻
Pear and apple bee 🌈
— 6 months ago


Conner Lee Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Conner Lee is a pretty spectacular site. It’s a cool microclimate within a very warm area. Chardonnay tends to flourish there and this is an excellent example. Tropical fruit & ripe peach notes hit the nose and palate with plenty of power. The weight here shows plenty of finesse & elegance to balance the powerful fruit. Great stuff. — 7 months ago

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