Ground Effect

Sam Plunkett

The Butterfly Effect Victoria Viognier 2020

HP
9.1

We had it with Asian style steamed sea bass. It’s nice and crisp, fruity without being too sweet. I like it — 17 days ago

Kakhuri Gvinis Marani

Qvevri Amber Dry Rkatsiteli 2015

Prior 2 notes still apply. There is wax, honey, caramel on the nose. Very nice palate with strong acid, a bit of caramel, a spherical mid palate with that tannins layer, and a long finish with caramel and that drying effect. It's great. Maybe a bit too cold. I like that! — 8 days ago

Neil, Severn and 13 others liked this

S.A.T. Camaretas

Frontón de Oro Tradicional Tinto Gran Canaria Red Blend 2018

Very cool surprise. 1st time tasting a Gran Canaria wine and ditto Listan Negro. Translucent bright ruby that fades into a burnt orange rim. Sexy spiced red cherry and plum and breathy, dank cigar smoke on the nose. Transitions smoothly into dashes of ground pepper, worn leather, and brandy-braised orange and red fruit on the palate. High acid. Tannins are hard to describe, coming in late and light, but toothsome. Lots to think about here and huge QPR value. — 15 days ago

Aravind, Kevin and 10 others liked this

Apothic

Inferno Small Batch Limited Release Red Blend

The nose is full of dark fruit (a plum, a blackberry). The palate is sweet, like a red currant syrup, with a chocolate and very good smoke from the smokehouse. But were whiskey barrels necessary to achieve this effect? Anyway, it was better than the Australians from "Jacobs's Creek" (they also have a limited edition wine aged in whisky barrels). — 25 days ago

Domaine Maestracci

Clos Reginu Corse Calvi Red Blend 2019

Ground turkey, tomato, squash, mirepoix. — 14 days ago

Eric, S.S. and 10 others liked this

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2016

The nose shows syrah usual traits : pepper, blackberry, there is even a bit of bacon in there! Definitely northern Rhone red. The palate is well balanced, there is a good acid drive in there, there is a bright fruit, some width, some matter, a good mouthfeel, lively tannins with a drying effect in mid palate and a long finish with fruit and pepper and that drying effect for quite a long time. I have been missing that wine for as long as we moved to Poland. I used to buy it from the grocery store downstairs back in Paris for 8 euro. I was so psyched to find it in the Wine shop downstairs here in Warsaw! As always, this is a solid CDR. — 7 days ago

Tom, Bob and 20 others liked this

Schloss Gobelsburg

Gobelsburger Kamptal Riesling 2016

Bright and crisp. Apricot and grapefruit minerality on the nose. Starts with flavors of tangerine, light petrol and perhaps melon rind. High acidity throughout. Finishes long and tangy/tart. Enjoyed the overall effect! — 16 days ago

Luyton Michéle

Hermitage White Blend 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

One of my favorite white wines ever. Amazing spice. Glorious yellow fruits. Hint of confectionary sweetness. Glorious lanolin. Full Hermitage Blanc symphony in effect. Palate is elegant, juicy, dry and structured. Almost tannic on the finish with just insane freshness from the minerality. Endlessly juicy finish. Really sticks to the palate. So good. So elegant. Just a masterful value white hermitage. — 3 days ago

Andrew, John and 7 others liked this

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Quinta Reserva Oregon Port Style Pinot Noir 1995

From Bermann’s Lexington 1994 Thanksgiving on 11/26/20. Cloudy orange. Surprisingly good — not too sweet; almost like vermouth, very hazelnutty. Remainder on 11/27/20. Lots of sediment. Odd effect — feel a little unwell both rounds — 3 days ago

Château de Cary Potet

Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir 2018

Second try with this one in 2 weeks but now all my senses are back in full effect. Typical youthfull, playful nose with cherry and hay. The palate is well designed with sheer acid, a blooming cherry note all along, some nice width, a tannic wall in mid palate which kicks things up a notch, leaving a slighlty drying effect which lasts until the very end. The finish is fruity. A very lovely, yet simple wine. It's rare these days to find burgundy pinot for that price (equivalent to less than 10 euro in local currency) and that lovely. — 21 days ago

Peter, Neil and 23 others liked this