Asuncion Ridge Vineyards

Inception Red Blend 2017

So thankful for this wine! 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah… — 6 months ago

Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2017

Slight berry notes at inception but then it settles into this elegance and structured Pinot. Easy to drink. Just so smooth. — a year ago

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The Octavius Barossa Old Vine Shiraz 2015

At the Annual Yalumba tasting at the Downs Club. A quick note - minty for a Shiraz Fairly Oaky with Oak Tannins showing through and Espresso on the nose. A good wine with great potential but for value I prefer the Paradox at about a third of the price. Have bought Octavius since inception when as Wine Committee Chairman the Downs Club hosted Yalumba CEO Robert Hill-Smith (still the boss) for the launch of the inaugural Octavius which strangely was a Cabernet to begin with (1987) and a Shiraz ever since. Still have my last 2002 in the cellar at home. — 3 years ago

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Great producer & property.

Madame de Sainte-Hélène

Pays d'Oc Vermentino Grenache 2018

Airplane wine happiness? Seashells and texture and yes I was watching Inception — 7 months ago

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Exciting! 🥂 How was France? 🇫🇷
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@Trixie it was amazing albeit way too fast a trip. Dying to go back already!

Artiste Winery

Inception Santa Barbara County Sangiovese Blend

Full body, dry, nice tannins. Sangiovese (90%), Cab Franc (7%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%). Oak, tobacco, and cranberries. — 3 years ago

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Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1978

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Out of magnum and a direct purchase from the Chateau. What a pleasure to drink older Bordeaux. Whenever I have a wine like this, I like to ask, what were you doing in 1978? Langoa is the 2nd wine of Leoville Barton. This bottle is just past it’s prime but still drinking excellently. Nose of plumy fruit, used leather, saddle-wood, leaner but still bright blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, rhubarb, dry cranberries, dry soil, dry stems, dry rocks & stones and dry/decayed florals. The tannins are completely resolved. The body is lean to medium and flat out elegant. There is still beautiful; structure, tension, length and balance. The fruits are leaner; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, rhubarb, dry figs & dates, strawberries haunt here and there with dry cranberries. Used leather, saddle-wood, dry underbrush, sharp light spice, dry top soil, dry rocks & stone, anise, black cherry licorice/cola, fresh & dry red florals, fresh violets, acidity like a waterfall and a long, very balanced and elegant finish. 39 years from inception! Wow what wine and value! Merry Christmas all! 🎄⛄️❄️🎅🥗🍷What a pair with Hedy’s harvest vegetable soup and Prime Rib. Definitely needed “The Durand” corkscrew for this 78. — 4 years ago

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Nice pull. I'm not going to tell you what I was doing in '78, but assuredly I was not buying wine yet.
Peter van den Besselaar

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Fine description!
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@Peter van den Besselaar Thank you so much! Much appreciated! Sorry for the Apple correct send earlier. Delayed Delectable keyboard response since the last Apple update!

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Shiraz 2018

A Margaret River-producer from the beginning, whose inception was coached by Mondavi; deep purple; nose of dark mulberry, black currant, ripe cherries, black pepper, anise and nutmeg; showing great on the palate, forceful yet elegant, with tannins, ripe fruit, acid levels and alcohol in good harmony, and a long dry finish. Promising future. — 8 months ago

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Sanguine Estate

Inception Heathcote Shiraz 2012

Just right, balanced and a medium length finish. — 3 years ago

Cambria Estate Winery

Bench Break Pinot Noir 2013

Cambria is a private, family-owned estate winery that produces, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah since its inception in 1987. Dark red almost purple with aromas of tart berry fruits. On the palate raspberry and cranberry with citrus notes with oak tones. Fine tannins on lingering finish ending with a mineral edge. — 4 years ago

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Burn Cottage

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

The flagship wine from Burn Cottage, a Central Otago, New Zealand producer focused on Pinot Noir. Husband and wife owners Dianne & Marquis Sauvage sought out Ted Lemon of Littorai, and SF Chronicle's winemaker of the year for 2010 (Jon Bonné: "The simple version of Ted Lemon's story: Young American goes to Burgundy. Becomes first American to run a Burgundian wine estate. Comes back and stays true to Pinot's motherland."). Lemon oversaw the planting of the vineyards, along with all aspects of vineyard management and winemaking, chief of which being Biodynamic from inception. The label is a derivative of a 1795 fairy tale called “The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily” which represents the ideal intersection of people and the land reflected in Biodynamics. Black cherry, citrus, and lavender pastille, with some secondary loam and herbs. — 5 years ago

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Wow. Love that label.

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Ditto. And the name.
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@Shay Aldriedge @Eric S I had seen this a couple times and when I found out that Ted Lemon was behind it, I had to try. The label really makes me want to like this more than I do, but it is very good.