Guenoc Valley, North Coast

Subject To Change Wine Co

Deanda Vineyard "Chill Pill" Chenin Blanc 2019

Welcome newcomers to Austin - Subject to Change. They introduced two levels, an entry and a still reasonably priced higher tier. Chill Pill is the crispy sour lemon drop side of Chenin Blanc for under $25. Spends a few days on skin and some time in neutral barrels so it has a back - it’s not watery. 11.2 % ABV — 18 hours ago

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Souzao Cellars

Potter Valley Pinot Noir 1992

Still holding. Good aged intergraded smokey mendo fruit. — 2 days ago

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WALT Wines

The Corners Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Drinking nicely. This Anderson Valley Walt is loaded with bing cherry and a hint if blueberry. It's a big chewy Pinot. Long finish with some spice. — 18 days ago

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Kutch Wines

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Toasted strawberry, raspberry, and cherry jubilee. Excellent balance of fruit forward and nice dry tannic finish. An appropriate complement to dense fish. — 3 days ago

Texturé

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Shay A
9.2

Virtual tasting with Texture Wines and winemaker Erich Bradley. Big thanks to @Joe Lucca for setting it up.

Anderson Valley fruit. A blend of Ferrington Vineyard and Deer Meadows. Somewhat surprising is that this is 100% destemmed. Based on how the Lucky Well chardonnay was so old world in style, I’d assume some whole cluster or stem inclusion, but based on vineyard location, they feel like the tannin can be easier to achieve and there is no need to increase.

I only gave this about a 30min bottle decant and while it was approachable, it was significantly better at the 3+hr mark. Initially, it was driven by a slightly syrupy/maple richness that seemed out of place. It dominated the other aspects (candied black cherries, potpourri, baking spices) but eventually yielded to a more lifted profile and added black pepper spice. Day two picked up where day one ended showing a more elegant and spice driven profile. I’d say this probably won’t get much better, but definitely give it some air.
— 14 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : never had wines from Texture.
Shay A

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@Bryan Kesting : I think the chard is up your alley. Very Ceritas like.
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Again agree Shay - prefect notes - this wine needs 2 hours after opening
9.3

Broc Cellars

Green Valley Valdiguié 2016

Let some of these age to see what would happen and this did not disappoint. So complex. Nose of cherries, leather, a bit of spice, honestly seems more like merlot on the nose. The palate is clearly Vladimir with a ton of acidity, bright fruits, cherries, plums, currant, but an underlying herbal quality that is wonderful. — 9 days ago

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Littorai

Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

The simple descriptor is dark raspberry tea, but there’s so much more going on here. Big for a Littorai. — 7 days ago

Shay, Eric and 9 others liked this

Rock Creek Vineyards

Vintner's Selection Suisun Valley Petit Syrah 2016

A nice jammy tannic full bodied PS that carries a rainy nose. Pleasurable for the crowd! — 4 days ago

Paul, Eric and 6 others liked this

Knez Winery

Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Wow is this excellent. Age is showing beautifully, tasting mightily like Burgundy. Cherry, raspberry, bubblegum, earth, leather, tarragon. Transparent, bright, beautiful. I wonder how many more years it could go? — 19 days ago

Effie, Carmon and 4 others liked this

Roederer Estate

Estate Bottled Anderson Valley Brut Rosé Blend

A fun sparkler, especially for the price point. Musky and dense on the nose with a lovely zest on both the nose and palate, such as mandarin orange, grapefruit, and orange rind. — 20 days ago

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David T

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Love Rosé Champagne.
Krystal Vento

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@David T It’s my favorite!