Layton's Chance

Clos La Chance

Estate Vineyards Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Cherry, pomegranate, blackberry vanilla bean, and smoky wood. Bold and dark colored wine but great! — 15 days ago

Ad Vinum

BIM Grenache Blend

Delicious. Great nose. Nice tannins. Great medium body weight. Opened up nicely. Try more ad vinum if given the chance. Virtual tasting. — 22 days ago

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Poderi Morini

Augusto Bursôn Longanesi 2012

It's wines and grapes like these that make me love Italy. A nearly forgotten grape "Longanesi" that out of chance began propagating on the property of a winery!

Earthy, rich and funky. Notes of black cherry cola with a hint of vanilla.

Black tea on the nose

Herbacious and medicinal on the nose. Fairly rustic (smokey), dense and concentrated fruit.
— 25 days ago

with Jazmina
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As well as the slight hint of tarragon within the rich cacao notes with traces of balsamic


Bailli de Provence

Excellent inexpensive french rosé. If you have the chance to try it, do it — a month ago

Miguel Torres S.A.

5G Campo de Borja Cinco Garnachas 2015

Opened Memorial Day at Slim Chance Farm to celebrate the beginning of summer. — 4 days ago

Beau Vigne

Cult Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Wouldn’t chance it at release of $120.00, but on sale for $60.00 I grabbed a few, heavily extracted per norm. Which I’m losing my taste for recently after having so many older vintages from Napa.
Jeb 91 is about right,
— 23 days ago

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Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2013

Took a chance on this when it was 50% off ($20 out the door) - and with fingers crossed I opened this and was greeted with that unmistakable dusty cherry flavor mingled w/violets and damp soil. Mid weight on palate w/decent acidity & tannins & respectable length on finish. Adding .2 for QPR — a month ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2006

2020/5/5 with grilled lamb leg heart from a Lulu Peyraud / Richard Olney recipe and grilled zucchini. This certainly had the inimitable Northern Rhone bottle bouquet going, though it’s also quite lithe and red fruited, as opposed to deep and dark, with prominent acidity. It reminds you of the diversity in Northern Rhone terroirs - and that (if I recall) the Chance estate St. Jospeh is from relatively young vines — 6 days ago


Red Mountain Red Blend 2012

Last weekend I had the chance to open up the 2012 Col Solare Red Wine (WWB, 94) which is absolutely singing in its silky state now at the eight year mark. Following a two hour decant the wine showed marvelous graphite, and anise aromas, followed by tones of tar and milk chocolate that all melded brilliantly in the glass. The palate showed really good viscosity and depth with a pillowy texture. Brandy soaked cherries, pipe tobacco, blackberry compote and cocoa powder with sagebrush accents all collide on the palate. The long, dark fruit and mineral-driven finish completes this stunning wine. A long-ager, showing a good combination of weight and poise, this glorious Col Solare is truly hitting its stride and has another decade of life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2030- 94 — 24 days ago

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Fermi Bohigas

Mas Macià Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada 2016

Definitely give this Cava a chance if you’re a Champagne snob. Sweet mountain florals with hints of yeast on the nose nicely complements flavors of limestone, honeysuckle, and jasmine. Fine effervescence enhances the overall experience. Paired well with sticky pineapple ginger chicken and rice. — a month ago

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