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Spoto Wines

Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

@Delectable Wine this is the 2016 Family Reserve but not Ashe.

The 2016 Spoto Family Reserve is packed with power and youthful exuberance. I was honored to be able to give this one a drive today. This wine was popped and sampled, slow-oxed for 6 hours, and then decanted for another 2 hours. This definitely woke up this monster and got it going. This is a red-fruit dominant, full-bodied behemoth that will stay for 20 years in your cellar. Lighter violet pour with a clear meniscus. The nose of this wine is amazing, and the poured sample really wasn't tasted for 2-3 hours because I kept coming back to the nose on this wine. Smells like a pastry shop around the holidays and has a touch of a wildflower garden if you huff this one long enough. Tne entry of this wine is dominanted by black cherry, red currants, red licorice, bing cherries, red-hot spices, cinnamon, hint of fig. Very bright acidity and loaded with tons of power throughout. Finishes with young oak, stiff but punchy tannic character, tapping you on the shoulder and saying "Yeah, I'm this good now, but you should come back to the others you bought in a few years." This wine is dressed to impress. Rating: 98+
— a year ago

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Love the review.
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Whenever Stuart wants to send me one for review, I’ll be ready 🤓
Mark Flesher

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@Shay A when I order mine, we're going to have to geek out on one of these together

Georg Gustav Huff

Muller-Thurgau Dry 2016

Intense aromas of tropical and exotic fruits. Flavors of pineapple, limes, green apple and spice. Dry, fresh and vibrant. Great value. — 4 years ago

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Huff Estates

Catharine's South Bay Vineyard Chardonnay

A nice rosé, more citrusy than fruity. Very easy drinking, dry. — 6 months ago

Claus Preisinger

Paradigma Red Blend 2015

Very fresh & quite herby, with great purity of fruit (plums, blueberries) but also some nice earthy and tobacco & vegetal notes. Polished tannins and nice balance with freshness and a wide huff of menthol adding lightness to the ripeness. This is quite modern but also authentic and very drinkable. A nice wine. — 3 years ago

Huff Estates

Lighthall Progression Sparkling Wine

Went well with their in house cheese. — 3 years ago

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Georg Gustav Huff

Rosé Dry 2016

Surprisingly good German Pinot Noir Rose’. Steely strawberry and mineral flavors with a hint of peaches on the nose. Great acidity, body and mouthfeel. Super Value! — 4 years ago

Fritz Ekkehard Huff

Trocken Riesling 2019

Lime blossom, slate, bright acidity ⚡️ — a year ago

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Spoto Wines

Amber Knolls Vineyard Pedro's Block Malbec 2018

@Delectable Wine this is Pedro's Block Malbec. .. It was not in the DBase.... Spent some time with this new 18 Vintage of Spoto's Malbec from Pedro's Block. A delightful, very youthful wine that will appreciate quite a bit in the next 1-2 years. The wine poured a ruby red / crimson into the glass. Nose was divided about 50% floral with lilac, jasmine, and rose petal and balanced nicely with sweet red plums, red candied applies. But, had a very volcanic kind of quality to it. The deeper the huff, the more you started to get a faint background of herbs. The entry is medium+ to full bodied red-fruited wine. Under-ripe sweet youthful tart red cherries and red plums. As it sits on the mouthfeel, a cherry cola note develops and the herbal quality of this starts to show. Finishes with a lot of acidic character, and fair amount of tannin. After a couple of hours, almost a graham cracker note came into the picture. This is not your purple fruited malbec, it is WAY more interesting than that. But I think the best is yet to come. Optimal drinking 2022-2032. Rating today is 90+, with potential for 93/94 in the next 3-4 years. — a year ago

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Weingut Huff

Kerner

Very refreshing - crisp with a slight hint of sweet and citrus acidity. The perfect balance of flavors makes this a go-to! — 4 years ago