Karbach Brewing Co.

Bedrock Wine Co.

Dolinsek Ranch Heritage Red Blend 2013

Shay A
9.2

Though the brutal TX heat is back, it means plenty of time for grilling, and this was a fun red blend to pair with burgers.

A fun field blend where everything but the kitchen sink seems to be in here…mostly zin, with 6-7 lesser known varietals. A bit funky upon opening (pop and pour), this opened to reveal a brambly, tobacco leaf, weightless yet jammy profile. Soft and supple mixed fruits aromatically (mostly red and black fruits), with some added woody notes (more earthy than oak driven). The mid palate here reminds you this is zin to its core with plenty of black cherry compote and then the vibrant acidity driven finish sports some black pepper and spicy rhubarb. Mostly integrated at this point, I think this is at its apex.
— 5 days ago

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Thackrey & Co

Pleiades California White wine 2018

The King of Bolinas. — 2 days ago

Tom, Eric and 8 others liked this

Desire Lines Wine Co.

Lichau Hill Vineyard Petaluma Gap Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Muted cassis and graphite, med+ acid, lithe — 7 days ago

Aravind, Romain and 8 others liked this

Enfield Wine Co.

Heron Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Doesn’t bowl you over with concentration but Enfield is all about subtlety and balance. Green apple, pear, slightly bitter lemon finish, not a whiff of butter or vanilla or toast in sight — 8 days ago

Iwan, Tom and 15 others liked this

Cruse Wine Co.

Tradition Sparkling Chardonnay - Pinot Noir Blend 2017

Shay A
9.2

My last of these. I experienced a bit of bottle variation with mine, some showing extremely fresh and others not so much. I’m a fan of Michael Cruse and enjoy his Ultramarine sparklers, and while it’s hard to compare UM to this, there are similarities and these are really delicious, especially for the money. This has a grower champagne like profile to it.

2017 base (released spring 2020), zero dosage. My first experience with this was during the dosage trial last year. Lots of fun to taste this wine at different levels. On previous bottles, it never came across as zero dosage, yet this final bottle had a pronounced carmex-like aromatic I get with many zero dosage sparklers. Oxidized aromatics and notes on the palate. This is apple everything...browned golden delicious apple, Apple strudel, apple spice. Mid palate is fairly rich with limestone, floral nuances, and a tart finish. Mousse here has died down some and the profile has become more vinous. I’d enjoy these sooner rather than later to capture the freshness.
— 18 days ago

Tom, Raul and 31 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Gambrels of the Sky California Grenache

Another spot on wine from Morgan, I love the back label story about his grandmother passing along the love of wine in their family. Grenache is so much about how it is grown, and the sourcing for this wine delivers great fruit. The winemaking is restrained which lets the fruit shine thru. What a lock with our Applewood smoked baby back ribs! — 11 days ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Cuvée Caritas Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Medium gold in the glass…clear, touch of green color. Touch of oxidation on the nose.,.apricots, some bitter green stem. Nice weight and long finish. — 5 days ago

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Catawba Brewing Co.

El Gato Mariachi Flavored Horchata White Ale

ESF
9.2

Well executed - intense flavors, full of spice & creaminess w/out being over the top. Really enjoy trying out all these unique craft brews — 6 days ago

Lyle, Severn and 6 others liked this

Vinhos Barbeito

The Rare Wine Co. Charleston Sercial Special Reserve Madeira

This is a fantastic issue by Rare Wine & Co and is very representative of its style. Just please give it many more years, 7 to 10 I would say. Cool stuff and decently priced. — a month ago

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Alpha Acid Brewing Co

Juice Police

Juicy IPA, brewed for those who stand the thin blue line 👮‍♀️ — 15 days ago

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