Ian Macleod

Waterford Estate

Kevin Arnold Michael Ian Shiraz 2019

Acid red and black fruit, balanced out with the pronounced pepper, spicy herbs, and earthiness. Powerful yet elegant. Soft tannins. Highly drinkable! — a month ago

Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Les Quartz Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2015

The quality for price is outstanding. In 1936 “Caillou’s owner had no desire to join the governing ranks of anything, let alone a wine appellation. This brazen act excluded the estate from the AOC and essentially carved out a chunk of Châteauneuf-du-Pape‘s border. Today it continues to be an ‘unclassified’ section in what is otherwise some of the most prized vineyard land in the area“-Ian Cauble, master sommelier — 3 years ago

Domaine Calot

Cuvée Unique Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay 2004

After a few minutes of air, you can expect seductive aromas of candied rose petals and dried violets…“ “Medium bodied with tannins now sanded down to velvet smoothness…“ - “Ian Cauble, SommSelect $29 Wow! — 5 years ago

Le Pianelle

Al Posto Dei Fiori Coste della Sesia Rosato 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Vivid pink. Aromas of red fruits, licorice and white flowers. Then big, rich, dense and spicy with slightly sweet flavors of pomegranate and watermelon. Finishes very juicy and long; this is still young and will age well. A blend of Nebbiolo, Vespolina and Croatina. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, May 2019) — 5 years ago

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Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

L38 engineering dinner with team- Cindy, Henri, Ian, Brian, Ruben — 2 months ago

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Le P'tit Paysan

Le P'tit Pape Monterey County Grenache Blend 2018

Alex Lallos
9.1

My buddy Ian brand coming correct. Sf chronicle wine maker of the year a few years back. Making a good name for our place Monterey. Listen to the bedrock podcast with Ian! It’s a good listen and the wine is super thoughtful. I can say im super thankful he and heather are keeping this going! Thank you heather brand for pouring and being the great host! Always gracious and kind. Ian and heather are bringing Monterey back up where it should be with the likes of Mark Chesebro (arroyo seco), tira nanza, russel Joyce and a few others. Big ups @Lee Lightfoot for letting me join you and Julie today. No doubt Carmel valley is on the rise again. Worth a visit! Contact me for appointments before summer — 3 years ago

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Tornatore

Etna Bianco Carricante 2017

Delectable Wine
9.2

Good full yellow. Enters honeyed and creamy with aromatic herbal nuances, then very juicy and lemony on the bright, supple finish. Made from Carricante grown at 650 meters above sea level on the northern slope of Etna. Really quite impressive, well done here. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, August 2019) — 5 years ago

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Foradori

Fontanasanta Vigneti delle Dolomiti Manzoni Bianco 2020

Slightly carbonic but delicious. Ripening pineapple, white stone fruit and an unfiltered appearance… My friend Elias Fernandez at Shafer loves this one as well… @Paul T- Huntington Beach @Shay A @Stanley Barrios @Shauna Summers @Jim Trobaugh @Neal Schaffer @Ian Blackburn @Warren Sapp — 2 years ago

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Shay A

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A carbonic white wine?
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@Shay A yes just a slight carbonic touch. Not champagne worthy but a little tingle on the palate…
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Ah, I thought you meant carbonic via fermentation (as in carbonic maceration). Would have found that quite unique since most whites don’t go through that!

Domaine de Terrebrune

Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2018

Superb. Ian Cauble calls this his “desert island” rosé. — 4 years ago

Rocca di Montegrossi

Toscana IGT Sangiovese Rosato 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Medium pale pink. Floral strawberry, herbs and violets on the inviting nose. Then a slightly candied quality and a hint of residual sweetness diminish the vibrancy of the floral and juicy red berry flavors but contribute to a smooth, round mouthfeel. The finish is long and very precise, with obvious mineral elements emerging. 100% Sangiovese. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, May 2019) — 5 years ago

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