Grape Creek Vineyard

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Dan K

Maybe the grape juice thing is gone too far..this was pretty good. — a month ago

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Ronchi di Cialla

Colli Orientali del Friuli Schioppettino di Cialla 2016

A new tasting experience on several levels. Had never heard of or tasted this grape varietal, Schioppettino. I was looking for a lighter red off the menu at Settimo, Guy Grossi’s new Brisbane venture. Chosen purely because of its location in Friuli ie. cooler climate. The Somm was in the dark but the wine ended up being a revelation. Red cherry and cranberry - intense white pepper on nose and palate. Dried red florals. Love this style. Will be on the lookout for this Cuvée in the future. — 3 months ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

North east Italy is a hidden gem for wines.
Right up against the Dolmite Mountains, warm days, cool nights.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige really deliver.
Foradori, Franz Haas and Alois Lageder
are producers I look for.
Bob McDonald

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Totally agree Jamie. I generally love cooler climate wines. In Italy the Valle d’Aosta is another example next to the Swiss Alps in the north west.
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Pinot Nero…(Pinot Noir) .. from Lombardy will impress you.

Grape Creek Vineyards

Grape Creek Grand Rouge Sangiovese Blend

Light, clear ruby color, semi-dry on the sweet and fruity side, with heavy notes of cherry and berries, balanced with light florals. This would be a great wine to consider for those who don’t like dry wines, but are ready to branch out. — 10 months ago

Broc Cellars

Solano County Green Valley Valdiguié 2022

Signature Broc red profile: bright, acidic, restrained, delicate, light. Silky mouthfeel with a slight prickle. Didn’t know this grape, but I like it. Love the label. — a month ago

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Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Bouzeron Aligoté 2019

Burgundy 🇫🇷 is renowned for its Chardonnay, but did you know that Aligoté is the second most planted white grape in the region? 👀

Some of the finest Aligoté comes from ‘Bouzeron,’ an appellation in the Côte Chalonnaise region (north of Mâconnais, south of Côte d’Or).

In a land of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, Bouzeron AOC is 100% dedicated to producing Aligoté 🙌🏻. In fact, it first became a legally-recognized AOC in 1998 thanks in part to the efforts of Aubert de Villaine, the winemaker behind this beautiful bottle. 👏🏻

Interestingly, Aubert is also a co-owner & co-Director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) (and, as an aside, was on the tasting panel for the 1976 Judgement of Paris 😆)…

Yet, instead of devoting himself exclusively to DRC — one of the world’s most famous and prestigious estates — he and his wife, Pamela (a California native), were enchanted by the possibilities of Aligoté, and terroir of Bouzeron, where they put down roots through “Domaine de Villaine”.

This wine is Domaine de Villaine Bouzeron AOC (2019). It has a shimmering lemon robe and bouquet of white blossom, just-ripe white peach, yellow apple, pear, citrus, fennel, and wet slate notes. It’s remarkably fresh on the palate with mouth-watering acidity balancing the warm (14% ABV) and fruit-driven profile. It’s positively delicious!

We’re pairing it w/ pan-seared sea scallops, roasted asparagus, & lemon-herbed farro…

Cheers to nurturing the diversity of Burgundy in all of its splendor! 🥂
— 6 months ago

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Kanonkop Estate

Simonsberg Stellenbosch Pinotage 2010

Kanonkop knows Pinotage and they are experts at creating a Pinotage that can age for 20-30 years. You wouldn’t necessarily expect that for a grape that is a a crossing between a Pinot Noir and a Hermitage (an old name for Cinsault). This one was 13 years old and we still had to tame it down when it came out of the bottle. After about an hour of decanting the oak flavors of rich cigar and leather had well integrated with the earthy dark red, almost jammy, fruit. A full bodied, complex wine with lingering finish was created that disappeared way too fast. Follow us on with an upcoming story about a winery that uses the Pinotage grape to make very unique rose that is out of this world. — 2 months ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Fine description 👌

Luigi Boveri

Filari di Timorasso Timorasso 2021

Bespoke white grape is very versatile and a nearly full-bodied palate. Salty melon. — 5 months ago

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Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from family with farming & winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across). Nice berry and floral spice aromas. Rich cherry/plum flavors with oak, spice and vanilla. Long finish, bold ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav! — 9 months ago

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Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2020


Love this stuff - love this grape, big fan of Alvaro Palacios… perfumed nose of red fruit, red flowers, and gentle spices. Smooth graceful on the palate, elegantly structured, generous red berried fruit, spice, licorice all wrapped in velvet — a year ago

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