Lawson's Dry Hills

Lawson's Dry Hills

Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Gris 2018

Liked it a lot. Used it to make mushroom risotto and then drank it with the risotto. Very good — 13 days ago

Domaine de la Côte

Bloom's Field Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2013

David T
9.2

Thought it would be good timing to finally try Rajat’s 2013 Bloom’s Field.

The nose straight out of the decanter gave a strong presence of potpourri laced candle wax. That has subsided now. The fruits are ripe, ruby; blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, baked strawberries, some dry cranberries, raspberries with blackberries pulling up the rear. Nice evenly, soft, layered baking spices; clove, cinnamon, light nutmeg and gentle vanilla. Mixed dark berry cola, understated, black licorice, whiff of lightly grilled meats, black, fruit tea, limestone alluvial soils, dry crushed rocks, dark turned earth, dry herb blend, light, fresh tobacco notes, worn leather with a nice bouquet of; red, dark, purple and blue florals.

The body is, round, ruby and just full. Tannins still have adolescent teeth. The structure, tension could use some more time in bottle...length and balance have just hit their stride. Gorgeous mouthfeel. The fruits are ripe, ruby, a little gluey; blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, baked strawberries, some dry cranberries, raspberries with blackberries pulling up the rear. Nice evenly, soft, layered baking spices; clove, cinnamon, light nutmeg and gentle vanilla. Mixed dark berry cola, dark spices, understated, black licorice, lightly grilled meats, black, fruit tea, limestone alluvial soils, dry crushed rocks, dry pebbles, moist, dark turned earth, dry herb blend, light, fresh tobacco notes, worn leather with a nice bouquet of; red, dark, purple and blue florals with gentle lavender on the back end. The acidity is a gentle rain shower. The beautiful finish is straight up; elegant, well balanced, seamless and persists nicely for minutes.

Paired with Kentucky Bourbon Marinated Chicken Skewers and Wild Rice.

Photos of; Bloom’s Field Vineyard, The Sommeliers Altas of Taste that Rajat & Jordan Macrat wrote. Good read if you are so inclined & of course, Master Sommelier/Owner/Winemaker-Rajat Parr.

Additional notes; Rajat has always loved Pinot and its many expressions from all over the world. After becoming one of the better & more well known Master Somms, it was his dream to make world class Pinot Noir. He is succeeding as his last few vintages have gotten very high notoriety. It was his 2015 Bloom’s Field that Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson featured in Somm 3 in his recreation of the Judgment of Paris with some of the best palates in NYC and again separately with The Godfather of Master Somms-Fred Dame, Author-Jancis Robinson & Steven Spurrier.
— 24 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

This wine is kick ass
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Fred Dame is a legendary man!

Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Fumé Blanc (Dry Sauvignon Blanc) 2016

Had this in a restaurant with some Sushi. Pale lemon with complex aromas of fresh citrus with herbal mineral notes. Orange & citrus flavors adding grapefruit & lemon tones, great acidity balance, rich & smooth, medium finish ending with grassy savory mineral character. Nice! — 2 days ago

Shay, Paul and 6 others liked this

Clos de Gat

Ayalon Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Great bottle...not very dry, but loved it...picked it up on a trip to Israel in Feb, 2020 — 2 days ago

Andrew Will

Sorella Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Lots of acid. Very dry. Lots of tannin. Not a lot of fruit. But still refined and lovely. Earth, tobacco, gravel and mushroom. — a day ago

Shay and Andrew liked this

Ken Brown

Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir 2016

Red berries and oak on nose. Medium body. Raspberries, cola, pepper on palate. Dry, balanced. — a month ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
David, Eric and 2 others liked this

Dusky Goose

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Earthy nose. Medium body, dry, mild acidity. Lots of black and blue fruit. Anything made by Lynn Penner-Ash is going to be terrific and this is no exception! — 7 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
David, Eric and 1 other liked this

Ella Valley

Vineyard's Choice Red Blend 32/35 2012

Ella Valley Vineyards Vineyard's Choice 32/35 2012, Israel 95

Time for some
#Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a great Merlot blend from Israel.

Deep purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Pretty nose of blackberries, sweet plums, dried figs, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, black pepper, mocha, coffee, milk chocolates and tobacco.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, toasted cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, earth, mocha, coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a wonderful Red Blend from Israel. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Rich and extracted, yet elegant. Resembles a good quality Napa Bordeaux blend.

This 8 year old is peaking now and will be good in the next few years. I had it before, as a 5 year old, and this time it's so much better.

This is a big red wine, with teeth staining color. Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the tannins.

Thank you Sean for sharing this wonderful wine with me. This is a delicious wine to have with friends.

Enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 17 months in oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$50.
— a month ago

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Hahndorf Hill Winery

White Mischief Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner 2019

K B
9.6

Beautiful, my favourite style of Grüner Veltiner, light, dry, crisp apple, low tannins. Amazing wine! — 9 days ago