Illinois, Usa

Lavender Crest Winery

Beaches Sweet White Blend

Jay L
9.0

Sweet, floral, Niagra/Lacrescent — 11 days ago

Phase Three Brewing Company

DDH Bold•Er Triple India Pale Ale

Ron R
9.5

I’ll sleep well tonight. The alcohol is submerged. EXCELLENT IPA. Must get more. So sweet and layered. — a month ago

Daron, Ira and 31 others liked this
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Oh maan, those triples…one and done!
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@vinokeeno, 10% abv for crying out loud! Why?

Green Fin Winery

California Red Blend 2019

Nose of dark fruits like blackberries, vanilla, milky chocolate, a bit tobacco leaves, and some more cherry flavors. Taste follows the nose with good fruity notes plus a bit oaky feeling. Sweet, mouthful, low tannins, and a bit peppery. Aftertaste is also clean with some more grapes and bitter note. Consider the price, quite amazing. — 11 days ago

Ron, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Lavender Crest Winery

Majestic Vignoles

Jay L
9.0

Crisp, fruity, semi-sweet — 11 days ago

Vice Versa

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This bottle of 2016 Vice Versa “Dr. Crane Vineyard” (BBS) was generously provided by a friend who selected it from his cellar to share over dinner at V. Mertz. This is the BBS (Best Barrel Select) of the Dr. Crane Vineyard which, I guess, is deemed the best tasting barrel by the winemaking team. Popped and poured. No formal notes but I can state with absolutely certainly that the juice is well and truly special. The wine is still quite youthful but already very easy to love. Beautifully layered dark fruits with tobacco, cocoa, stone-like minerals and deftly integrated baking spices. The structure is firm, leaving little doubt about the long life yet ahead. That being said, everything is so well balanced. I have a very strong feeling this will be one of those wines that never really shuts down. While they are two very different wines from different parts of the world, I found this to be a very handsome compliment to the 2015 “Tintot” we drank just before. This was also very nice with the lamb chops we had for dinner. Drink now or through 2036.
— 9 days ago

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Titus

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Deep purple in color with a very short purple rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, black plums, dried figs, raisins, cedar, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, coffee, mocha, dark chocolates and herbs.

Full-bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, light earth, licorice, tobacco, chocolates and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley needs a few hours to open up property.

Big and bold. Fruit forward and extracted. Rich and opulent.

Still very young, and needs at least five years in the bottle to mature properly. Will age nicely in the next 15 years.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with a big piece of steak. A good sipping wine too.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$115.
— 3 days ago

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

16th Anniversary Blend 1555

Nick B
9.2

Absolute class. Extremely well balanced and full bodied. My favorite red blend to date and favorite from Coopers Hawk. I can only hope they replicate this again. — 25 days ago

Arnot-Roberts

Touriga Nacional Rosé 2020

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

750ml
— 4 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

York Creek California Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1983

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

1500ml
— 3 days ago

Andrew, Pooneet and 25 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Ever seen this one - interesting

Prager Winery and Port Works

Paladini Vineyard Royal Escort Vintage Port Petite Sirah 2009

#AgedWineTuesday

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim. Not showing much age.

Nose of black currants, black plums, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, cedar, cola, coffee, spices, chocolates, earth, vegetables, herbs, eucalyptus, turmeric, peppercorn, celery, graphite and alcohol. What a wonderful nose.

Medium plus in body with high acidity and fat legs.

Sweet on the palate with nice balance and nice length on the finish.

This 13 year old sweet wine from Napa Valley is drinking so beautifully right now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Showing great complexity at this point, with lots of chocolate and coffee notes, intertwined with spices and earth notes.

Thank you Mike for sharing this with me.

This Single Vineyard is interesting and tasty. A great wine to finish the evening with. Smooth and elegant. Just fabulous.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in oak barrels for 30 months.

19% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$90.
— 2 days ago

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