Juniper Estate


California Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

On sale for $5.99 at HyVee. Worth the price! Jammy and smooth. — 8 days ago


Pink Gin

Subtle sweetness of raspberry and strawberry goes well with the juniper.

Makes a lovely cocktail using Fever Tree tonic. 🍸

•38% ABV• April 1, 2022 🌷
— 2 months ago

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@Trixie sounds very delicious!


Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2016

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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is plush and super-expressive right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, gravel, spice and juniper berries. There is a ton of character here. Black cherry, game, smoke, licorice, tobacco and incense all build in a potent, savory Cabernet that delivers the goods. This is one of the most distinctive Howell Mountain Cabernet wines I have tasted in some time. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2022)
— 2 months ago

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Brooks Winery

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Had at Juniper. Fruity for an Oregon wine. Very good. — 18 hours ago

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Domaine des Rutissons

Mes P'tits Gars Gamay 2020

Cool Mountain Gamay. Smells like a grab of cold forest floor - a fist full of damp earth, melting snow, and pine needles. Mortar and Pestle of dark red cherries and fresh juniper. Wild, but very pretty, with a soft texture balanced by acid and a little crunch. — a month ago

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That’s exactly this wine.

Robert Biale Vineyards

Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel 2019

Love the sinew and edge this has, firm tannin and elevated acidity let you know you are at elevation. Crisp black fruit, currant and wild berry, plum skin, bitter orange, minerals, cardamom, juniper and iron. Will go for some time given how wound it is — 2 months ago

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Domaine Dugat-Py

Très Vieilles Vignes Chorey-les-Beaune Pinot Noir 2017

WK has long been singing praises for the wines of Dugat-Py, and a little more so as of late, so I knew I just had to give this a run upon spotting it in the store. I hate to admit to this, but I was one of those who avoided Dugat-Py for years on a handful of disappointing experience, and fueled by the stereotype of heavy extraction and overuse of new oak. Call it resource optimization then, but there's just so much great wines to drink to bother wasting time and money on those you'd likely dislike. I am, however, incredibly glad to have diverted resources to this Chorey-lès-Beaune - the reacquaintance was beautiful!

Gosh, it felt like drinking a great Barolo (although the differences are self-evident on closer inspection) with the highly aromatic floral nose, dense "stubborn-when-young" palate, noticeable tannin structure, and sweeping tensile acidity. This isn't your ethereal style of Burgundy, yet there's such purity, elegance and energy to it... much like a Barolo. The firmness on the palate only really started unravelling in day two, offering notes of cherries, strawberries, and juniper; with deeper cassis, bacon, spice and minerally notes lurking in the background; and a sort of light-roasted coffee-tinged finish. It's deep, complex, and delicious. Ah, the joys of wine!

I can definitely see now why WK's such a strong advocate of Loïc's wines. With this "entry-level" cuvee (appellation aside, can you really call a 1000 bottle run of wines from 1937-planted vines entry-level?), Dugat-Py has certainly struck a high note for me and notwithstanding scarcity, hopefully start posing greater numbers in my cellar.
— 3 months ago

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Great note! I always love these types of experiences.
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@Jay Kline Thanks! Really looking forward to try more of Loïc’s wines. Hear that 19’s the real breakthrough vintage!

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

Roasted paprika, salmiac, drying tannins, figs, broth, cigar, sweet rhubarb, stewed pears, juniper. Printing, ink. Clay, blackberries. An old gentleman. — 2 days ago

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Domaine des Tours

Réserve Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Red Rhone Blend 2016

Effusive, soulful, brimming with delicious fruit and goût de terroir to keep you engaged for hours. Ripe black raspberry, stewed red plum, blood orange, juniper, white pepper, cinnamon, nori, menthol, cool/damp earth, black tea, potpourri, lavender pastilles. This well seated, its fruit and structure are generous where they need to be and restrained at just the right point, certainly expressing the 2016 vintage perfectly right now. Such a great compliment with paella. — 2 months ago

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Alvaro Palacios

Finca Dofí Priorat Garnacha Blend 2014

Brightly fruited, firm tannin, moving towards tertiary with plenty of life left in the fruit. Roasted red plum, roasted black cherry, almost red currants. Hot earth, smoke, Ceylon, dried flowers, leather, juniper, creosote, white pepper. VA is elevated but works nicely for me, lift and almost tightens up the palate somewhat. Almost every 2014 Priorat I’ve had has been awesome and bright, distinctive minerality in spades — 2 months ago

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