Huntington Cellars

Pali Wine Co.

Huntington Pinot Noir 2016

This is comfort food Pinot. I paired tonight’s bottle with homemade chicken and biscuits veggie pie. Heaven! Perfect cool climate cherry forward wine with foresty flooriness. Also married well with the truffle Brie appetizer. Fall season delight! — 3 days ago

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I’ve considered this to be a great PN for the money.

Croix Estate

Narrow Gauge Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Ron R
9.4

This is a new one for me, which was suggest by @Paul T- Huntington Beach - thanks bud.
This is a great Russian River example from Kirk Venge. Beautiful, vibrant nose of roasted almonds and honey. Palate is textured and focused. I’m serious when I say this mirrors aspects of Aubert’s appellation bottlings. Give this stunner a whirl. Sourced from Last Bottle at a competitive price.
— 3 months ago

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You guys are in for a treat. I’ll go back to this tonight and May up my score...
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Took the numbers up a notch after tasting on day 2.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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You popped it off the truck, wait till you let the bottles rest awhile then you’ll be up to 9.6.

Two Hands

Bella's Garden Shiraz 2010

David T
9.4

Our friends also brought Tri-tip to cook on the Green Egg. Not just any Tri-tip. This is the Cardiff. On the packaging, it refers to a website called CardiffCrack.com and can be ordered from https://order.seasidemarket.com/ @Paul T- Huntington Beach you are going to want to try this without question or hesitation and have some older Shiraz with it.

This is the most tender & flavorful Tri-tip I’ve had...all of us. For me, most are too seasoned/salty and not all that tender. You could almost cut it with a fork. I’ll be making this again & again. This is Goldilocks third porridge...just right.

I find Two Hands to be in the conversation of upper echelon Barossa producers.

I thought this would be a good classic pairing for Tri-tip. This slid into the perfect pairing for the style of the Cardiff. They hugged each other nicely. Really good.

For me as it is with may other big red wine regions, this wine needs 10 years plus to start showing how incredible they can be and has another 7 plus years of good drinking ahead of it.

This was smooth, elegant with round supple tannins. Broad spectrum of ripe, black, purple & blue fruits. It’s core dark with sweet tarriness, expresso roast, pepper, fresh tobacco, dark spices & limestone minerals. Dark; red, purple, blue florals framed in a field of violets & lavender. The acidity is excellent and the wine wire to wire is supple, has great balance, elegance with long staying power & persistence.

Photos of our 2017 visit toTwo Hands. Tasting room approach, fountain on the back grounds and view from their tasting patio.
— 4 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Which one ? Burgundy Pepper or Chipotle?
David T

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Burgundy Pepper Crack.
Joseph Barsky

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Looks the same as our visit there in 2006. Bought some 2004 Bella’s and have loved it. Still wear my Two Hands ball cap bought there.

Tensley

Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2018

Eric S
9.5

To much FOMO from looking at @Paul T- Huntington Beach ‘s Korean short rib posts so had to order my own. To young, but the wine will be an absolute rockstar in a few years. — 15 days ago

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@Eric S Allen Brothers?
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@David T yep. Great stuff.

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

Underwater glamour shot just for you, @Paul T- Huntington Beach

Bought a case of this as our Summer 2020 house white wine. Lovely pool companion 🙌🏻
— 3 months ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach You have a shark in your pool?
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Isn't that just the Pacific?

Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co.

Pittyvaich 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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@Rob Brobst III Rob Cheers 🥃
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@P A thanks. I need a stiff drink because my city is under cerfew.
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Nice find. Haven’t seen that up here.

Booker Vineyard

Jada Vineyard Grenache Syrah 2015

Shay A
9.3

I believe this was a one off production for Booker. Jada Vineyard is located near Denner.

I followed this over two days and if I would have guessed blind, there is no way I would have guessed 60% Grenache on either day (although day 2 showed more finesse and lift) as it seems more dominant Syrah. This is high-toned and juicy. Great nose to it. Aromatically, there is licorice, melted dark chocolate, ripe and baked dark fruits, herbs de Provence, and charcoal. It’s already fairly soft and plush on the palate. Bite of tannin and heat toward the mid palate and finish, but it’s certainly not as heavy or dense as you’d expect. Grenache shows up briefly with some pepper and a small reveal of dried red fruits at the core. I think this is in a good drinking window. I believe
@Paul T- Huntington Beach helped me get my hands on one of these a while back...
— 5 months ago

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Pierre Paillard

Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

First time experience with this producer.

The nose reveals, bruised; red & golden apple, Bosc pear, overripe stone fruit & pineapple, lemon meringue, touch cider, nougat, almonds, cream to cream soda, hints of melted white butter, melted golden brown sugar, vanillin, sea fossil, crumbled, grey volcanics, chalky power, bread dough to yeast, limestone, understated limestone minerals, spring flowers, jasmine & withering white lilies.

The mouthfeel is rich, lively with excellent mousse. Quite beautiful. Bruised; red & golden apple, Bosc pear, overripe stone fruit & pineapple, lemon meringue, touch cider, nougat, almonds, cream to cream soda & ginger ale, hints of melted white butter, melted golden brown sugar, vanillin, sea fossil, crumbled, grey volcanics, chalky power, bread dough to yeast, hints of coconut with shell, white spice with just the right amount of heat, limestone, understated limestone minerals, spring flowers, jasmine & withering white lilies. The acidity is excellent. The finish is; well balanced & polished, elegant & simply near perfect finish. She is excellent wire to wire.

This is for you if you enjoy a Champagne that leans more oxidative.

@Paul T- Huntington Beach The mid picture to the right is what is seriously lacking in Ultramarine’s.

Photos of; The Champagne House of Pierre Paillard, Antoine Paillard, the beautiful Chalkiness from their Les Maillerettes Vineyard that only Champange can really deliver & one of their Grand Cru Vineyards.
— a month ago

James Christina Champagne
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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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🤷🏼‍♂️ I just buy it for the flip
David T

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach i know. Me too. Just mentioning as we had texted regarding.
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Gorgeous wines

Ann Albert

Zotovich Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

This wine only needs 2 things..... Loaded Nachos and the Pittsburgh Steelers playin some 🏈 @Stanley Barrios @Paul T- Huntington Beach @Ron R @Eric S @Shay A — 3 months ago

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New producer to me.

Palazzo

Reserve Proprietary Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

Eric S
9.2

Nice relaxed style. I’m with @Paul T- Huntington Beach - not for the release price $40 is a great deal. — 5 months ago

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