Laughing Stock Vineyards

Viano Vineyards

Private Stock Zinfandel 2015

Lovely in the glass. Red with a blush of plum. Nose is very interesting. Hint of funk. Zinjammy, and smoky. Little bit of mineral oil or linseed oil. Flavor is spectacular. Pure fruit. Tastes very true to the varietal. Pretty tart. Plenty of tannin too. For an under $10 Coastal style Zin, this is a steal. — 18 days ago


The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2012

Medium-bodied, great fruit flavor with a bit of spice in the finish, well balanced and easy drinking. — a month ago

Alain Jaume & Fils

Domaine Grand Veneur Les Champauvins Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2015

Day 2 and firing on all cylinders. Dried garden herbs, fresh plum and brambleberry pie. Touch of leather too. Palate is appreciably layered and complex, albeit medium minus in weight. Initial showing of black rasberry and plum, leading to midpalate spice box and gamey notes. Finish is dry with chalky and savory notes with excellent persistence at the price point. Far outshines other examples of CdR, truly a baby CdP! Stock up and drink now or over 5 years! — 14 days ago

Weingut Dreissigacker

Riesling 2018

Apple, chicken stock, green banana, very savory wine. — 8 days ago

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Austin Hope Winery

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Always loved Paso Robles cabs; and Austin has surely delivered! Very dark ruby color, deep bold fruity opening which the region known for.. smooth long oak and green leaves.. almost velvety.. Love it; first time tasting and immediate fan; will stock up.
P.S. Will age well.
— 17 days ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Delectable Wine

The 1989 Lynch-Bages is one of Jean-Michel Cazes’s triumphs. At three decades, it shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. Blackberry and cedar soar from the glass just as they did from the bottle last year, and touches of graphite develop, all beautifully defined and focused. As I’ve proclaimed before, there is such energy and vigor here! The palate is medium-bodied with a fresh, minty opening. The cedar element is a little stronger than the previous bottles that I have tasted, yet there is still that symmetry and focus. This particular bottle shows a touch more development on the finish compared to others encountered over the years, with great structure and grip, notes of tobacco and just a hint of morels surfacing on the aftertaste. A remarkable Lynch-Bages that is at its peak. As an aside, Jean-Michel Cazes mentioned that there are few bottles of the 1989 remaining in their reserves. A break-in during the 1990s saw robbers of good taste steal much of their stock. Tasted from an ex-cellar bottle at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019) — 3 days ago

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Roots Run Deep Winery

Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Awesome find as table wine. 2016 is a good one to stock at home for rich blk cherry Med tannins — 4 days ago

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

The entry level Justin tends to be up-and-down but this is a knockout. Luscious and silky smooth, with cherry, currant, baking spice, and a chocolate finish. Easy to find and with some effort you can find for $20. Stock up while you can. — 18 days ago

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Rainer Wess

Wachau Grüner Veltliner 2015

I forgot to snap a photo so I’m using stock. This is a different Gruner. It’s not crisp and steely, but instead warm and viscous. Plenty of spice, but not white pepper - mostly coriander and clove and baking spices. It has qualities that aren’t so dissimilar from a Belgian Ale. Low acid lets a medley of bruised apples, pear, and ripe lychee sing away. — 10 days ago


Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2013

What more could you ask for with sous vide ribeye finished on the grill whilst watching the sunset in Wailea?! Stock up at Costco before getting to your final destination. — 24 days ago