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Orin Swift Cellars

Machete Petite Sirah Blend 2018

Boom! This wine is super purple inky. And incredibly in your face with big berry flavors and a roundness and lush bursting profile. There’s nothing subdued or elegant. This is just big.

Funky labels aside - I enjoyed this wine and reminded me a touch of Turley without Turley’s distinctiveness of fruit and site flavors. A good blend and great wine when you just want to drink wine. I could see this being good at a tailgate.
— 2 days ago

Ethan, Ericsson and 7 others liked this

Anchorage Brewing Company

Darkest Hour Imperial Stout

Black as starless space, mostly headless, with dark brown bubbling at the neck. Deep espresso turns darkest chocolate, charred cinnamon and dark caramel, licorice, and dark brittle. Savory, charred chocolate and bittersweet arabica. Deep treacle, licorice echo, with brandy notes sporting chocolate haloes. Intense, visceral, and unforgettable.

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— 12 days ago

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I got married in Anchorage!

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007


Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a short brick rim. Not showing age at all.

Strong nose of of blackberries, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, coffee, Indian spices, peppercorn, tobacco and dark chocolates.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, dark chocolates, earth and licorice.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a gorgeous 15 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from the great 2007 vintage. Opulent, spicy and elegant. Rich and extracted.

Showing great complexity and a gorgeous mouthfeel. Well balanced and fruit forward.

Good right out of the bottle, but oh so much better after 3 hours of airtime. Please be patient, it is so worth it.

Has a teeth staining color, so not a good choice for a first date. You're welcome 😊

Still shows so much fruit, and
has 10 to 15 years in it. This is fantastic and delicious.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a beautiful piece of steak.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

— 6 days ago

Juan, Shay and 23 others liked this

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@ESF same here
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Nice! Isn’t it a bit of a personal win to finally drink a wine which you have been saving for such an a occasion, and to have it actually live up to the imagined potential? #winewinning 😺🍷

Volcano Winery

Pinot Noir

Subtle smoky flavor and smell — a month ago


Oregon Chardonnay 2019

Pale lemon color with aromas of green stone fruits and citrus notes. Barrel fermented in French oak (50% new) for 14 months with full malolactic fermentation. On the palate flavors of apple, pear and lime citrus, lively acidity with a creamy mouthfeel texture. Good balance, medium length ending with a fruit and honey character. Good value. — 4 days ago

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Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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On my first trip out to Napa (2015), Jarvis was one of the favorites, and so we went back in 2016 and again in 2018. We go to Napa every year, and it’s one of the only wineries we have visited multiple times.

This was part of a retrospective on 2012 Napa cabs, alongside Shafer HSS, Scarecrow, Morlet CdV, Bryant DB4, Dominus, Pulido Walker Melanson, Kapscandy, Buccella Cuvee Katrina Eileen and others. Definitely the most restrained.

For some reason, I always get a streak of green peppercorn on all of the reds from Jarvis. It’s not off putting, just a signature of the winemaking. I’ve never found these wines to be overblown/high alcohol. They aren’t quite Bordeaux like, but they are clearly in between current Napa style and a restrained bridge to Bordeaux. This 2012 was true to the above. Aromatics here has green peppercorn, tar, underripe black fruits and a very fragrant potpourri note. Even after being open a few hours this was strong with zippy acidity surrounded by pepper crusted blackberries, mocha, black cherries and even some leather (not Brett driven, though). Blind, maybe someone takes this to left bank Bordeaux in a ripe vintage…but the kiss of sweetness is hard to take away from Napa. Wonderfully delicious and complex Cabernet starting to enter a great drinking window.

— 18 hours ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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I’ve had most, Shafer was my favorite. I’d drink that everyday if I could afford it,
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach : Someone brought a 2010 Araujo Eisele to the tasting and it ended up winning 😂 But between the 2012s, the Scarecrow and Buccella were favorites among the ripe Napa crowd, and the Bordeaux enthusiasts preferred the Jarvis (even over the Dominus and a 2012 Montelena, which I think was slightly flawed). The Scarecrow and Buccella have so much fruit that they are best enjoyed in the near term versus the Shafer HSS, Dominus, and others.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

All great wines, surprised by Scarecrow though, my Tasting was way to tight, oak & alcohol was all I tasted. Needed another decade so I flipped them

Lake Anna Winery

Spotsylvania Claret Red Blend


Delicious! Bdx blend w/Chambourcin really adds some personality, very dark opaque ruby w/wild savage nose, forest, herbaceous, medicinal juxtaposed w/dank ripe black/red berry fruit, accented w/vanilla & spice. So Virginia - (could mistake this for Norton) very generous and right in yo face! Smooth rich viscous supple, gobs of fruit w/beautiful harmony & balance on palate. Not for everyone, very extroverted, but for $14 this is insane QPR. — 7 days ago

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Paula Kornell

Methode Champenoise California Sparkling White Blend

Blend of 80% Chardonnay & 20% Pinot Noir, for this inaugural release, pale lemon color with complex aromas of stone and citrus fruits and floral spice. Lively bubbles on light creamy mousse, medium bodied, with flavors of ripe apple, peach and lemon, vivid acidity, well balanced ending fruit and some brioche and toasty mineral notes. — 9 days ago

Veronika, Paul and 3 others liked this

Old Westminster

Cool Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

2019. Beautiful medium garnet color. Red berry grew in with air and melded with the initial slightly earthy and meaty aromas. Even though it was just released, the tannins are not drying or intense. Paired well with lamb. — 9 days ago

Ericsson, Jason and 4 others liked this

Old Westminster

Pétillant Naturel Piquette Field Blend 2020

2020. I liked this more than the 2018. Bright tart red fruits and a lot more fizz. My daughter smelled and tasted only funky goat 🐐 milk 🥛 🤷‍♂️ — 4 days ago

Aravind, Daniel and 5 others liked this