Kennedy Point

Fulldraw Vineyard

Hard Point Paso Robles Grenache 2017

Something new now,
Probably Should of held it more than a week, but,,,,,,
— an hour ago

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Peter Michael Winery

Point Rouge Chardonnay 2012

Shay A
9.5

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

This was en mag. WOW. Slightly cloudy in the glass. My first guess when looking at it was Marcassin, but it wasn’t waxy enough on the palate. Smelled of rich lemon cream, powdered lemon bars and juicy fruit (that should always be my key to guessing PM). A powerhouse on the palate with juicy tropical fruits, marshmallow, and sweet marzipan. Gorgeous stuff. I called this 2012 Aubert Ritchie.
— a month ago

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Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

There is a lot going on in this wine. All of it amazing, deep, and rich. The flavor permeates your tongue and lingers. — 4 days ago

Felton Road

Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2018

Breaks the mould of the typical light acidic pinot, this was amazing with light but complex spice, decent tannins and a lingering finish. It wasn't cheap, but I didn't pay for it! Thanks Ang! — a month ago

Eddystone Point

Pinot Noir 2017

Wonderful aromas that sets a high expectation for the tastebuds. Mouthfeel and palate doesn’t quite live up to the smell, but it is still very good. Would definitely buy again. Easy drinking. — 7 days ago

Kathryn Kennedy

Santa Cruz Mountains Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Very smooth, nice balance between fruit and tannins 13.5 abv what it reflects is good restraint — 18 days ago

Crown Point

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Shay A
9.3

Earlier this week, a rep for Crown Point wines hosted a tasting to show off a few of their newer releases. New to me, they are out of Santa Barbara and have the duo of Adam Henkel (former assistant winemaker at Harlan for 8yrs) and Philippe Melka (who came on starting with the ‘15 vintage) making the wines.

The difference between this wine and the previous two is that this is their Cabernet (92%) with just a dash of merlot, petit Verdot, malbec and cab franc. Similar to the ‘15 Estate Selection in how this is big and dense but still harmonious. Rich and dark fruits with graphite, cassis, and mocha. Big tannins with a dark and compact core...blackberries, underripe blueberries, violets, and dusty cedar.
— a month ago

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Kirkland Signature

Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Very light golden, yellow. Smells like pears and fresh cut lawns. Beautiful minerality (like nice ‘mineral’ water from France or something). Also has some Granny Smith apple and Anjou pear. It’s just a nice cheap bottle of the Sauv Blanc NZ is building it’s reputation on. — 13 days ago

Crown Point

Estate Selection Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Shay A
9.3

Earlier this week, a rep for Crown Point wines hosted a tasting to show off a few of their newer releases. New to me, they are out of Santa Barbara and have the duo of Adam Henkel (former assistant winemaker at Harlan for 8yrs) and Philippe Melka (who came on starting with the ‘15 vintage) making the wines.

I found there to be a noticeable step up in quality between the ‘14 and this ‘15...maybe that was due to Melka coming on board at this point. Where this differs from the ‘14 is the added cab franc and petit Verdot. Smells a touch more herbaceous and crunchy instead of being a fruit bomb. It was also more chalky and dusty. Floral with potpourri and flowers give this better balance on the nose. The palate sports the whole fruit spectrum from red, blue and black but also has good acidity and tannin. Slightly savory finish of dark cocoa, peppercorns and cassis with underripe blackberries. Nice aging potential.
— a month ago

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Savanha Wines

Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Tasted again after a few years. Still great! — 20 days ago