Maine, Usa

Dragonfly Farm & Winery

Witches'Brew Cranberry Strawberry

Mixed with seltzer, drank on an empty stomach, tasty!!! Sweet. — 19 hours ago

Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Redhead Ducks Zinfandel Blend 2005

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

60% Zinfandel, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, for the 2005 vintage blend. This label features Redhead ducks, which we have commonly seen occupying our beachfront, not this year unfortunately.
Nose has vanilla bean, pipe tobacco, ripe cherry, ripe blackberry, prune (light) and over-ripe plum.
Palate has rich blackberry & cherry, oak plank, chalk (light), dried strawberry, ripe plum and raisin (light).
Beautifully long finish and tannins are long gone; this bottle is at the end of its life, also our last bottle of this vintage. Always interesting to see how long they will hold. The labels have always been a favorite of ours.
— 16 days ago

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Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

Nice holiday! Cheers

Orin Swift

Mannequin California White Blend 2013

OMG... this is a balls-to-the-wall kind of a wine...
Very opulent, lots of alcohol, thick and creamy, confident and convincing clods of coconut oil, vanilla bean, grilled pine apple, peach yoghurt, honey glazed pastry and heartwarming scents of Bourbon.
Yes, this is as obtrusive and cheeky as it sounds. And yet... somehow... it works. RP scores 96/100.... don’t see that. But, when served slightly chilled, I like it a lot!
The label says California chardonnay and that’s partially true. 70% Chardonnay indeed. The remainder of the blend (Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and even Muscat) gives this wine its unmistakably Rhône-esque personality.
— 2 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Label you can’t forget 🧐

Cellardoor Winery

Theron Rosé Blend

Light and dry rosé. Fruity with pomegranate flavors and a citrus taste. Slightly sweet. — a month ago

Freemark Abbey

Josephine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has old leather, semi-dried plum, ripe blackberry, mashed black cherry, over-ripe plum and mild oak, dried (unsweetened) cranberry and trailing washed (whole) green pepper notes.
Palate has ripe plum, ripe blackberry, cedar plank, dried cherry, dried raspberry with still noticeable tannins. This bottle will easily hold another 10+ years, future bottles can be 2025+ without concern.

Blend is Bordeaux in its style. I believe this bottling was started in the early 2000's (01/02) when FAW was doing a multi-vintage blend across their two top vineyards, Bosche and Sycamore. I cannot seem to find my winery notes on this 2005 bottle to confirm percentages or varietal distribution.

I'm pretty certain this is the second, named vintage of the Josephine red blend, we also have 2004, but it's safely out of my hands on our off-site storage.
— 16 days ago

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Robert Biale Vineyards

Old Crane Ranch Zinfandel 2005

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has blackberry, boysenberry, ripe red cherry, dried raspberry, new leather, cedar shavings, blueberry skin and dry earth.
Palate has blackberry jam on old leather, dried black cherry, moist-loamy soil with sweet red pepper on the forever finish. Still showing tannins after a 4+ hour decant, this bottle could hold until a 20th birthday without concern, no color fade whatsoever.
One of the older bottles to Biale zinfandel to be coveted in our cellar, last bottle, of course.
— 16 days ago

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Oxbow Brewing Company

Surf Casting

So limey and refreshing 🌞 from ABC beer co w/ bobwhite chicken sammie — a month ago

Cameron Hughes

Lot 60 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has dusty cherry, plum skin, red/green pepper mash, dry crushed slate, some raspberry but trending more to vegetal aspects.
Palate has ripe plum, ripe raspberry, some blueberry, dried blackberry, neutral (light) oak influence with almost fully resolved tannins.
The lore of Cameron Hughes wines is hard to confirm, supposedly this Lot is from the NV Stag's Leap District, but like most of these wines they are clouded in some mystery as to their exact origins, which was the intent of the winemaker. What I can confirm, this wine was much better 10 years ago than today. An interesting experience.
— 16 days ago

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Patricia Green Cellars

Willamette Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has lemon grass, kiwi, lemon pith and green hay.
Palate has lime zest, under-ripe green melon, wheat grass and under-ripe lime.
This bottle needs a few more years, seems a little awkward right now.
— 16 days ago

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2 Towns Ciderhouse

Sun's Out Saison Limited Release

Peach saison cider, made with “northwest apples and juicy freestone peaches [and] French saison yeast”, 5.6% alc/vol. Not much of a head on pour, a moderate stream of pinpoint bubbles emerges from the cloudy orange-yellow cider. Apple aroma profile on nose with light yeast notes. Apple flavor profile with some peach flavor on finish. Good mix of malic acid from apples and peach fruit acids on finish. Finish is fizzy, creamy and pleasantly tactile, with slightly tart aftertaste of peaches and slightly bitter saison yeast, which I rather liked. Almost dry. Well made, wonderfully textured with layers of simple flavors; another pleasant winner from Two Towns. — 8 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice Fall looking label. 🍂Cheers!