Howe Sound Brewing

Forlorn Hope

O.D.B Rorick Vineyard Trousseau 2020

Bamboo, ginger, The Sound of Music hills - freshly mowed. Love it chilled. Good one, Matthew! — a month ago

Dirty & Rowdy

Antle Vineyard Mourvedre 2016

Still sound and tasty with six days open in fridge. Six days. — 2 months ago

Brendan, Shay and 7 others liked this

Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir 2018

Way to young. Needs at least 3 more years. Everything is there the herbs the fruit - on the edge volatile acid - Dark cherry, Raspberries Mexican limes, crushed marble. Down the road this will be brilliant. Now a little bit of an expert only wine - sorry I do not want to sound arrogant. — 4 months ago

Ira, Severn and 11 others liked this

Stags Canyon Ranch

Proprietors Reserve Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

We REALLY enjoyed this one. Smooth, dark, inky, slightly fruity with earthy notes (now I’m really starting to sound like a wine snob). This was GOOD. — 6 months ago

Jessica and Paul liked this

Anne Pichon

Sauvage Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Grenache Noir

Wine flight at Sunday Vinyl. So great to see @Bobby Stuckey and the crew. And nothing like a Macintosh set up for sound. “It is so choice. If you ever have the means I highly recommend it.” — a month ago

David liked this

Jip Jip Rocks

Padthaway Shiraz 2020


Jip Jip Rocks is a hip hip hooray wine. Cherry, plum and blackberries give this a warm, deep flavour with a some spice and smooth tannin. It is a deep ruby red that offers aromas of fruits, vanilla and a little hint of old fashioned boot polish (if that doesn't sound mad or pretentious). — 2 months ago

Trixie and Sharon liked this

Catalina Sounds

Sound of White Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

I'm glad to share that the new shrine to Bacchus in town has managed to render the New Zealand piece "Sound of White" true to its source material. Truly refreshing in the midst of widespread blasphemy commited by countless so-called shrines in Malaysia, all due to their blatant disregard for the importance of temperature in keeping a piece pristine. Ah, the sweet chord of red pinot fruit, the decay centred around earthy notes, and of course the sharp element that sets the piece in place. I'm happy, despite the rather loud, discordant note of French oak that rang through the piece. Nevertheless, it does not deviate from the composer's intent, which was what mattered most to me on this occasion. — 5 months ago

Josh, Andrew and 8 others liked this

Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Very tasty & well-structured, but at nearly $80-85/btl, I was expecting more. Hate to sound chincy, but there are a lot of surprising $30 btls & I’d gladly try 3 of those for the KB price tag. Had it w/ grilled salmon & grilled squid steak - well matched & held up w/ marinades. — a month ago


Les Noisetiers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Divine! Went great with prosciutto and fish. Round with bright flavors. Hobe sound yacht club — 4 months ago


Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A

After having the 2016 Silver Eagle last year, and the 2016 Summa last month (both of which were drinking fantastic) I wanted to take the Bearwallow for a spin.

I ended up having a small glass of this at pop to make sure it was sound, then poured about half out for some peoppe to try before corking and taking the remaining home to consume about an hour and a half later (so it got a decent amount of air).

This is my first experience with the Bearwallow offering, and it came across as somewhat ripe OR Pinot in profile. The fruit certainly isn’t big or in your face…much more restrained. Underripe black cherry and dark plums on the nose, but mostly in the background behind herbs, spice and dark floral notes. On the palate it is rich (as far as AV fruit goes) but there is a lot of earthy/mineral components, as well as black tea. The last glass was a touch more expressive, but with it being Anderson Valley, I'm not sure the fruit ever bulks up. I wonder if this wine is either meant to hold 7-10yrs, or is just meant for those who want a bridge to OR Pinot.
— 4 months ago

Brandon, Paul and 39 others liked this
Shay A

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@Deborah M : Hard to go wrong with anything from Rivers Marie!

@Paul T- Huntington Beach : Ha, I wish. Old Juan Gonzalez ball (Texas Rangers fan here).
Joshua Fisher

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Got the Bearwallow Chardonnay on the list currently
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A: I had this bottle last year thinking I was opening the SC. I think it needs a couple more years IMO.