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Adelsheim

Breaking Ground Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2016

High QPR Willamette pinot; cherry, raspberry, earthy, nice lingering finish; perfect time to open in ‘22 — 24 days ago

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Drinkward Peschon

"Entre Deux Mères" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Drinking really nicely right now. Rides the middle ground perfectly between old school and modern Napa cabs. If anything leans more old school. Not a bad vintage for this bottle given that the critics poo-poo 2011. — 21 days ago

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Domaine Bertrand

Nova Fleurie Gamay 2019

Prior notes still apply, this is a beautiful gamay. It stayed open and without cork for 2 days (by mistake 🙃) and it still holds it ground. I love it — 2 months ago

Alex, Dan and 15 others liked this

Tenuta Sant'Antonio

Selezione Antonio Castagnedi Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2016

Ground coffee beans - made this wine (then: chocolate, vanilla, but it's obvious). Maybe it's still too young, but I like the acidity, mild with pepper sharpness. — 2 months ago

Naked Wines

Feet on the Ground Adelaide Cabernet Merlot 2021

Being a Merlot there is not a lot of strong flavours but what is there is pleasant and slightly fruity. More berry than plum. — a month ago

Eduardo Torres Acosta

Quota N Rosso IGT Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese Blend 2020

Delectable Wine
9.2

A beguiling array of pepper-tinged florals, ashen stones and ground ginger finds purity and beauty in a note of vivid strawberry as the 2020 Rosso Quota N blossoms in the glass. This is finessed and mineral to the core with nervous acids that build energy, and a mix of red, blue and sometimes black, wild berry fruits that seem to morph with each tilt of the glass. It leaves the palate reeling with tension, as grippy tannins linger under an air of lavender and black licorice. Readers can certainly find pleasure here now, but the best is surely yet to come. The Quota N is a wild field blend of 50% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Grenache and a 30% mix of Grecanico, Carricante and Coda di Volpe from the north face of Etna. These ungrafted vines are between 80- to 100-years-old. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
— 7 days ago

Higher Ground

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2018

Rich black cherry and mulberry aromas, bright acidity with lots of fruit and a balanced silky body. Not bad for CA 🤣 Pinot Noir and Valdaguie. — 2 months ago

Brent, Jonathan and 5 others liked this

Clos Lentiscus

Perill Noir Carinyena 2012

I bought 7 wines at a good bottle shop in Barcelona. The notes on this one was put through the washing and destroyed. These notes will be from memory. A strong barnyard note but not a deal breaker. Light to medium weight palate - very savoury. Low acid. “Semi-natural “ if you get my drift. — a month ago

Jamie, Severn and 19 others liked this

Darioush

Darius II Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Darioush - Darius II- cabernet sauvignon 2018. Although it is way over priced, its not a bad cab. This is about 200 dollars over priced at 350 a bottle offered to only a few in the wine club. I am very happy to be able to share this with you all. The color is as opaque as they come. The bouquet is mostly blackberry pie fresh out of the oven. The initial palate is crisp black raspberry, blackberry, and fig. The sudden sharpness overwhelms the mid palate and bleeds into the finish. There is some graphite and oak present in the back ground. The finish is a wee bit sharp, almost sour, and very dry!!! However, I must have another sip. It is very addictive… this gives new meaning to sharp wine tannins. It has a very thick feel in the mouth. I would not buy it again, but boy is it fun to drink! — a month ago

Vanessa, Jonathan and 9 others liked this

Suavia

Soave Classico Garganega 2020

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2020 Soave Classico is remarkably pretty, perfumed and refined, with crushed apple and chamomile complemented by dusty florals. It finds a balanced middle ground between succulent ripe fruits and zesty acids, as its silken textures soothe the palate. A flourish of salty minerals and sweet florals seals the deal, as the 2020 tapers off long yet fresh. This is a lovely entry-level Soave. Well done. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022)
— 2 months ago