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Parish Brewing Company

Ghost In The Machine Imperial IPA

Pure, white grapefruit juice color, with whipped-to-peaks egg white top that sticks for sheet lacing of anatomical figure silhouettes. Bright orange, sweet grapefruit and peach blossom scents. Magnolia, jasmine and daisy perfumes. Perfectly balanced mouthfeel delivers grapefruit-creamsicle with bits of lemon peel in a marmalade pudding entry. This beauty turns on lime and juicy grapefruit with a dash of white pepper, lemon oil, tangerine, and an awesome burst of vivacious and near-effervescent lemon tart and grapefruit soda. Ultimately holds true to beer with notes of barley, touch of malt, hop textures, lemongrass and fresh oregano. Really sexy ipa here, might improve with a little bottle rest too! Will revisit, if still available. #parishbrewing #parishbrewingco #ghostinthemachine #ghostinthemachinedipa #Labeer #beer #biere #birra #bier #ale #paleale #dankbeer #indiapaleale #ipa #dipa #doubleipa #broussardla #hops #abv — 18 days ago

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Rôtie Cellars

Northern Blend Syrah Viognier 2016

Road tar, smoked black fruits, green olive, and loads of meaty, gamey notes emerge from the 2016 Northern Blend, which is 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier that was co-fermented and aged in used barrels. This big, sexy, exotic effort just screams Syrah and is full-bodied, has terrific depth of fruit, polished tannins, and just overflowing amounts of character and charm. Drink it any time over the coming decade or so.
Jebs review, can’t disagree. Great for $30.00
— a day ago

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach or the best 5% Viognier? 😋
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Last bottle?

Orin Swift

Eight Years In The Desert Red Wine 2018

Massive as always with Orin Swifts wines and definitely needs a decant. Decanted for about 45 minutes. Tasted after initially opening and it is a bull in a China shop. Calmed down after the decant, black fruits vanilla licorice and some herbal flavors on the palate. Very good! — 2 days ago

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Provisioner

Proprietary Red Blend 2017

This is now a vintage red table wine, the “non-vintage” and “proprietary” elements in the label are gone. This was the only Arizona wine available at the local Trader Joe’s, so relatively cheap. But how does it rate? Brick red, light to moderate pigment extraction. Cherry and black currant notes in nose. Soft, ripe red fruit flavors, primarily cherry and raspberry, slightly tart finish. Later, strawberry jam and plum flavors emerge. Not bad for a basic red table wine, great value. A good reminder here: You never go wrong drinking local. — a day ago

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Dogfish Head Brewery

Viniferous IPA

Snow White frosting over vodka-cran colored beer with cirrus drifts. Cartoon stubble lacing. Raspberry, blackberry, grape-y with blood orange, dried orange, red grapefruit, hibiscus and citrus crowd. Lovely entry, reminiscent of bandol rose, with a suggestion of pink lemonade, bay, orange pith, lemongrass, and cardamom. Dry and satisfying in all respects. Carrots and cran-mint come to mind. Festive and bright!! #dogfishhead #dogfishheadbrewing #dogfishheadsixtyone #beer #bier #biere #birra #ale #ipa #syrahipa #continuallyhopped #hops — 14 hours ago

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Free State Brewing

Old Backus Barleywine Ale


Muddy, ruddied and cloudy with an active head bubbling up from the belly. Fine pate for a barley; tall and well informed. Raisin, brown sugar and date commingle with brown banana and baked peach smells, fruitcake-box, nepenthe, and fig. The palate is chocolate and mocha with creamy coffee turning clove and nutmeg, dark brown sugar swirled with treacle, cinnamon, touches of candied mint ginger and maple sugar. #barleywine #freestate #freestatebrewing #lfk #lawrencekansas #oldbackus #oldbackusbarleywineale #ale #beer #bier #biere #birra #abv #2016beer
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— 8 days ago

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Hope & Grace

Cuvée Amor Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

David T
9.3

The is uniquely a non-vintage Cuvée Amor. I have it on pretty good word that when Charles Hendricks (Winemaker for both Hope & Grace & his own Hendricks label) doesn’t make his Hendricks Cabernet, this is the wine that the Hendricks fruit goes into. @Paul T- Huntington Beach @Eric Shanks

The nose reveals, round, ripe, ruby, slightly liqueured fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, baked plum, blueberries, and black raspberries. Dark, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, coco powder, caramel, vanillin, light; clove, nutmeg & dark spice, black turned earth, dark fruit cola, burnt coconut, touch of black pepper, sandstone/limestone, light fresh & dry herbaceousness-bay leaf dominant, dry, pine twig, soft mint, cherry kirsch liqueur, moist clay and extremely dark fresh, candied & withering florals with blue flowers & violets.

The body is; ripe, rich and full. The tannins are round, velvety, chewy & slightly tarry. The structure, tension, length and balance is just hitting its stride to peak form. Round, ripe, ruby, juicy & slightly liqueured fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, baked plum, blueberries, black raspberries. Mulberries, poached strawberries and a touch of dry cranberries. Dark, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, coco powder, caramel, vanillin, light; clove, nutmeg & dark spice, black turned earth, dark fruit cola, burnt coconut, touch of black pepper, sandstone/limestone, light fresh & dry herbaceousness-bay leaf dominant, dry, pine twig, soft mint, cherry kirsch liqueur, moist clay and extremely dark fresh, candied & withering florals with blue flowers & violets. The acidity is like a cool shower on a warm day. The long, well lingering finish is; well balanced & polished ending in soft dark spice.

Photos of; exterior Hope & Grace tasting room in downtown Yountville, interior of their tasting room, Charles Hendricks & the Hendricks Santa Lucia vineyard that he sources his Pinot Noir
— 5 days ago

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@David T David nice post, enjoy your weekend Cheers 🍷
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@P A You as well. Hope you are out enjoying & making the most of the change of seasons in BC. Cheers! 🍷
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@David T We love the snow and crisp temperatures, Mrs A seldom go further south than Montana. As long as we can get good wine, Canadian beer and lots of powder to ski 🎿 on Life is Good. Cheers 🇺🇸🇨🇦🍷

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend 2016

Nose has dried raspberry, fresh raspberry, orange peel, watermelon rind, (light) savory green herbs and (light) candle wax.

Palate has dried strawberry, dried orange zest, red currant juice, rose petals and dry soil.

It's always a treat to drink rosé away from current release, the flavors change slightly and the acidity generally mellows; This is how we really enjoy them, just need patience.

2016 Blend: 49% Grenache, 19% Grenache Blanc, 13% Mourvedre, 12% Carignane, 4% Cinsault & 3% Rousanne.

24 Hour Update: Palate has picked up an awesome, and zingy, ripe strawberry note, like really good!
— 4 days ago

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Sine Qua Non

To The Rescue California Grenache

The 2005 ‘To The Rescue’ Grenache is a thrilling, highly novel new world dessert wine that is amongst the best of its kind that I have sampled. Aromatically, the wine immediately unveils copious red rose petals and menthol tones that combine with the intense red fruits and blood orange zest accents that all take their shape in the glass. Viscous and vibrant, with marvelous length, suggestions of red raspberry cordial, pipe tobacco and red cherry candy all thrive together on the mouth. The tension that runs through the core of the wine really impresses here. Fantastic now, this exemplary dessert wine will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another ten years. Drink 2019-2033- 93 — 7 days ago

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Andremily

California Mourvedre 2016

Shay A
9.6

November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!

The best Mourvèdre I’ve ever had. Spell binding stuff. Seductive like aromatics of sweet and gummy blue and black fruits wrapped in clove and sandalwood. Lighter on the palate than Andremily’s Syrah. Crunchy blueberries, puréed blackberries, sweet smoke, baking spices and graphite. Can only imagine how good this will be in a few years. Thanks
@Keith Fisher
— 9 days ago

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Rudius do a great Mourvèdre. Give it a whirl.
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@Ron R : Haven’t had anything from Rudius, actually. Thanks for the tip.
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@Shay A: great to hear the nice reviews on this wine. I figured I may need to hold mine for several years before drinking. Great pull@Keith Fisher