Galway Bay Brewery

Rod McDonald Wines

Mister Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tonight I have opened the 2017 Te Awanga Rod McDonald Mister Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose there is generous amounts of lime, guava, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, nectarine, white flowers, minerality and wet concrete.

On the palate I am finding nice citrus, lime, white peach, green apple, kiwi fruit, nectarine, celery, herbs and minerality.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that moves nicely into a long clean citrus finish. Have a continued great weekend and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 11 hours ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

It took a good hour for the funk to blow off, then it blossomed into a beautiful mid-weight Cabernet with gorgeous purity of cherry fruit accented by pipe tobacco. Good structure, yet at the same time feels almost weightless on the palate. Very nice. — 11 days ago

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Shay A

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I still have yet to try one of these. I need to change that.
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@Shay A stop by sometime and we’ll open one

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

So good but so young. California terroir is a real thing and so is Santa Cruz Burgundy. — 3 days ago

Shay, Paul and 1 other liked this


Legan Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2017

Brett on the nose. And in the glass. Low 12.6%. Very well made! Funky in a good way. A baby so fresh. Orange peel. Cranberries. 60$ very very tasty now but I am not sure how this will age it seem the intensity of the fruit 🍇 is just not there? — 15 hours ago

Iwan, Severn and 6 others liked this

Murrieta's Well

The Whip Livermore Valley White Blend 2013

2013 vintage. Blend of Semillon, Chard, Sauv Blanc, Orange Muscat, Viognier, Gewurz, Riesling. Deep gold color, full-bodied, med+ acid. Fresh white peach, white flower, honey, vanilla notes. — a day ago

Concannon Vineyard

Reserve Livermore Valley Grenache 2015

Definitely California oak! But there is a place in my heart for wines like this. Huge dark fruit, some spice, and cream from the oak. What I like is there is acidic backbone to this guy that helps with the oak. It went well with bacon split pea soup. — 7 days ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2000

A stunning example of perfectly mature California Chardonnay. Deep golden color, but no trace of oxidative notes on the nose or palate. Fresh and vibrant with lots of baked apples and pears accompanied by hints of butterscotch and hazelnuts. Just lovely. — 17 days ago

Joshua, Shay and 28 others liked this
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Great producer...


Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Monster acidity, wet stones with lemon, tangerine and green apple. Needs food but I think that kinda goes without saying. Definitely room for improvement with time — 8 days ago

Eric, Eric and 9 others liked this

Goose Bay

South Island Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Happy Halloween everyone. I stopped today and picked up a few wines for the weekend and this 2017 Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc South Island Marlborough New Zealand is the one I have chosen to have tonight. New Zealand continues to amaze me with their Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose are beautiful fruit notes and grapefruit leads the way and lime is right behind, white peach, nectarine rind and a nice mineral backbone.

On the palate that citrus fruit continues with lime, grapefruit, white peach, nectarine, herbs, spice and minerality.

This wine is medium bodied that has a really a good crisp, clean, fresh mouth feel and medium + acidity that leads into a long fruit mineral laden finish. I hope everyone are enjoying their Halloween just please be safe out there. Nostrovia! The 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 17 days ago

Sharon, Bob and 12 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

It was hard to compete with dinner, how about complement? Perfect choice for the crowd that was an array wine drinkers. Classic California Santa Cruz. — 9 days ago

Shay, Trixie and 19 others liked this