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Krill Family Vineyards

Henry's Reserve Pellet Estate Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, cassis, dark chocolate, plum and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins. — 2 days ago

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The Prisoner Wine Company

Blindfold California Chardonnay Blend 2015

Though not a huge fan of the Prisoner red blend, I do like this chard leading field blend a lot. Interwoven tropical, citrus, and stone fruits drive the aromatic nose with subtle minerality. Hint of white flower and honeydew too. Juicy and round acidity. A rich palate was expected, but with a delicate feel. Really nice! — 2 days ago

Miguel Torres S.A.

Mas La Plana Penedès Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

So smooth and balanced. And a full body just the way I like it. Would definitely buy this again and enjoy it again and again and again. Tastes very similar to priorat which makes sense since it’s just an hours drive away. — a month ago

Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

Infinite Improbability Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

What a hedonistic wine, and in all the right ways ✨ Fruit is sourced from the Adler Deutsch Vineyard. Incredibly pure, polished, and expressive. A sensual, tantalizing love note laced in blossoming plumes of graphite dust, succulent plums, plump blackberries, juicy blueberries, Christmas spices from Granny’s cabinet, and fresh eucalyptus. This juice is the real deal. — a month ago

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@Ryan Vento Ryan Great post and what’s wrong with a hedonistic wine, it sounds good to me Cheers 🍷
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Indeed, hedonistic wines can be quite good. Some of them, however, lean towards being a bit too extracted and rich, especially in their youth like this 2016. Alas, this was high quality and balanced.

Dolce Winery

Late Harvest Napa Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003

Merry Christmas. 16 years in the cellar. Old enough to drive. — a month ago

Château de Malleret

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

30 years old. Of course it shows a bit its age, of course there is an orange rim in the glass, of course the nose is mostly tertiary aromas (wet forest soil, mushroom, earth, leather...) but there is still plenty of life in there! There is still fruit (strawberry) and some dried, fading rose petal scent too. The secondary are still here too with tobacco and a bit of cedar. The palate is still well designed by a wonderful acid backbone with a rather wide and long drive that lasts a very long while. Some strawberry, red forest berries, some good grip, some dusty tannins that integrated fully now and the fresh finish which lasts with notes of rose, fruit and a bit of mint. Not the best I've had but a nice tasting experience with the family. — a month ago

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Barista Wines

Pinotage 2018

There is toast and roasted coffee beans on the nose. A bit of cherry too. The palate is a bit creamy, with a good acid drive, a bright and ripe cherry and some width. The finish is creamy with notes of expresso again and cherry. Not bad — 13 days ago

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Domaine Jean Grivot

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2013

Outstanding example of a Bourgogne blanc that punch is way above its weight. Elevated acid drive several of us to call Chablis 1er, but with air showed it’s balanced malo and ripeness. Would love a case for house wine — 6 days ago

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Henry's Drive

Padthaway Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Another great vintage of a terrific wine! The 2009 has aromas and flavors of blueberry, plums, cedar, cola, vanilla, black pepper and earth. Hint of menthol. Very complex. Smooth tannins and well balanced. Both varietals are integrated beautifully! Great with a steak! Solid QPR! — 2 months ago

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