Growers Wine Group

Dirty & Rowdy

Enz Vineyard Mourvedre

yes, this is a photo of a computer image. tasted as part of a Mourvèdre wine group tasting via zoom, wines portioned into woozies! red berry cherry, ripe, eucalyptus, firm tannins, medium acid. tasting group torn between CA ripe and old world rustic. I really enjoy this but it’s not my favorite of theirs. — 4 days ago

Ely and Shay liked this

Dirty & Rowdy

Outer Limits Mourvèdre

yes, this is a photo of a computer image. tasted as part of a Mourvèdre wine group tasting via zoom, wines portioned into woozies! floral, tart fruit, lots of fruit- red, boysenberry, meaty, floral. — 4 days ago

Shay liked this

Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

1995 vintage. On the river near St. Estephe; very firm when young but ages well. 54% Merlot 48% cab, rest CF. Found it austere, but we determined it was bottle variation - the rest of the group loved it. — 22 days ago

Ron, Daniel P. and 17 others liked this

Cornerstone Cellars

Beatty Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

This one really stood out for me from the others. I thought it might’ve been the Aussie ... Came out toward the bottom of the group for me with so many other strong candidates. — 22 days ago

Tom, Aravind and 17 others liked this

Colgin

Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Group of six half thought it was a fine Bordeaux. Still had lots of fruit and some tannin. Sweet palate — 5 days ago

Hande Castiglione
with Hande

Sandlands

San Benito County Mataro 2016

yes, this is a photo of a computer image. tasted as part of a Mourvèdre wine group tasting via zoom, wines portioned into woozies! wow. ripe forward purple fruit. after opening- savory notes. — 4 days ago

Shay liked this

Antica Terra

Antikythera Pinot Noir

Pure silk with balanced fruit and Oregon terroir. Kept calling me back. Could have drank more but shared with group of six with beef burgundy stew. Wow amazing pairing. — 5 days ago

Hande Castiglione
with Hande

J. Lassalle

Preference Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend

Let you in on a little secret (now that it’s too late). This Cuvee’ is the best growers champagne you’ll find for about $35 when it goes on sale once a year at Whole Foods. Unfortunately I heard 2020 was the last year they’d be allocated their private label.

Pours a glint of rose fold. Light aromatics - white flowers and white cherries and lemon. Concentrated mouth - structure, rich, complete with strawberry, raspberry, bing cherry.
— 16 days ago

Severn, Paul and 19 others liked this

Rosenblum Cellars

Holbrook Mitchell Trio Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

57% Cab, 28% Merlot, 25% Cab Franc but for me, the cab dominates. I liked it, the group not so much. — 22 days ago

Tom, Aravind and 18 others liked this

Dehlinger Winery

Estate Bottled Russian River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

This was the winner for the group, my #2. Distinct berry notes. From Sonoma Pinot country but this Vineyard gets a lot of sun and makes a great cab - some even like it more than the Pinots... — 22 days ago

Tom, Aravind and 21 others liked this