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Bella Rosa Sonoma Cost Syrah Rosé 2019

Rosé for Mother’s Day!

Here’s to all of the moms out there 💕💕 We’re grateful for you, you help make the world go ‘round 🌎

This is a beautiful rosé made from Syrah; I love how fragrant this wine is, offering fresh strawberry and raspberry notes also a flinty, smoky influence.

We were introduced to this amazing winery while in Sonoma recently and we’re not looking back! We love their wines and story. Check out my prior notes for more detail.

@cejavineyards Bella Flor, Sonoma County, 2019, ABV 12.8%.
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Le Casque

Sierra Foothills Syrah 2016

Silky dark purple flowers. A WE 93. First impression wasn’t that high, but you don’t want the ride to end. Tiny winery... good stop for SFers on the back and forth to Tahoe. — a month ago

Jason, Trixie and 12 others liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Cru Classe des Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Very dark Ruby - amazingly dark for the age - maybe because of the hot 2003 vintage. Gorgeous nose, red and black currant, dusty, cedar - like an antique shop Barb said. Medium tannins. Medium plus length and persistence. Really enjoyed this, particularly considering the vintage. You could leave this for a few more years if you wish but I was more than happy to drink this now. — 14 days ago

Juan, Joe and 27 others liked this

Château Brane-Cantenac

Grand Cru Classé en 1855 Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Perfect BDX for me, this is a smooth elegant BC. Ticks all the BDX boxes you want to smell and taste, love it😋 — 7 days ago

Jan, Peter and 7 others liked this

Antoine Bouvet

Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2012

Clear blonde with a multitude of fine bubbles, really attractive and nice perlage. Very pure aromas on the nose with honeyed toast, white grapes, and a little peach. A touch of oak and apricot. There’s a definite sense of rusticity here and it’s quite welcome here. After plenty of time, those fruit notes become more mature with dates and the faintest hint of dried cherries.

An outstanding grower champagne and one that, for me, really epitomizes the genre. A bit stark and austere, which is a good thing. Half Chardonnay, half Pinot Noir with an extra brut dosage of 3 g/l. The terroir truly speaks here hailing from Bisseuil and Mareuil-Sur-Ay. Very nice acidity and quite vinous in nature.

The palate is generous and inviting especially if you give it time. Almonds, lime zest, and plenty of brioche bread. Green apples with an earthy element as the Pinot begins to take over. A truly exciting champagne that will deliver even more if you let it sit for a few more years. But I can’t blame you if you don’t.
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Boen Wines

'Tri Appellation' Santa Barbara, Monterey, Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2019

Dark stone fruit and black licorice. Nice balance, mouth and long finish. cabs lovers would be delighted with this Pinot. If you dig lean Burgundy style then this isn't for you. But as a full body red is very nice. — 5 days ago

Emilio Lustau

East India Solera Sherry Palomino Fino Pedro Ximénez

Sheer fun if you aren’t up for full-on PX. Ice is okay. You do you in this (soon to be) post-pandemic world. — 18 days ago

Severn, David and 7 others liked this

Girard Mugneret

Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2012

Beautiful. Needs a quick decant. That lets the oak char dissipate. Blind I might have guessed Gevrey or NSG. A bit burly initially, but the decant did the trick. Makes you want to come back for more. — 10 days ago

Josh, Severn and 12 others liked this

Felton Road

Block 3 Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

David T

If you do anything in your life, find a 6-7 yr old Felton Road Pinot or their Chardonnay at 3-4 yrs old. Decant it hours. The Chardonnay served at near room temperature. You will thank me. The fruit, complexity and acidity get my highest recommendation. It extraordinary Burgundy & style at a fraction of the price. Crossroads of new & old world.

Still room for growth here.
— 8 days ago

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Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Very California. On the riper, dark cherry, plush side of Pinot Noir. Nicely done if you like that style. Would be a great barbecue wine. +1 point for the screw cap — 12 days ago

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