Maine, Usa

Oyster River Winegrowers

Morphos Petillant Naturel American Sparkling Wine 2020

Cloudy, refreshing and oh so delicious. This beauty is a very affordable pet nat from Maine. It shines beautifully in the glass, with big notes of citrus, lime, pear and yeast. Definitely getting more. — 9 days ago

Herman Story

Nuts & Bolts California Syrah 2013

13’ Herman Story Nuts & Bolts Syrah. Pull the cork & let open up in your glass.
💯 Syrah. Popping purple color. Nose is not as appealing as the palate. Very approachable immediately & lighter in body than I expected. Don’t let that fool you though.
Boysenberry, raspberry, dark fruit liqueur, roasted coffee. Seamless cherry cola spice on the finish. What’s not to like.
— 6 days ago

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KC Wine Co

KC Labs ZiN

2019 is excellent if it’s what you’re looking for natural, dry to jam and I love that carbon finish / funk — 2 days ago

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Nose has ripe blackberry, medium roast coffee grounds, tannic black cherry, crushed milk chocolate, sliced red pepper, tanned black leather and ripe plum skin.

Palate has ripe blackberry, plum, milk chocolate chips, mild new oak, black currant and red clay pottery. Mild tannins are becoming integrated. Decanted 6H.

We enjoyed this bottle with mesquite smoked chuck steaks from a local farmer (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY), cooked slow and low. Manage your temperature and you'll never be disappointed, on the grill for almost 25+minutes, but beautifully medium-rare.

FAW is a staple producer in our cellar, but generally I do not touch anything until at least a 10-12Y birthday. A one off bottle purchase from Costco ($40) so that I can check in on bottles we're waiting on.

75.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16.2% Merlot, 4.0% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.
Sourced from Bosché Vineyard, Keyes Vineyard, Oakville Vineyard, Stagecoach Vineyard & Sycamore Vineyard.

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FYI, new-ish trending algorithm on Delectable only pushes wines to the feed which can be purchased through Delectable/Banquet. Kind of a 'fake news' feed of the actual popularity on wines in the platform, but what do I know?! I figured since this bottle 'trended' with no likes as of this commentary, I'd let everyone know. I generally don't drink wines that are available via Banquet registered purveyors, since most of our wines are unique or older. Same with 'Tasting Notes: Weeky Roundup' so be aware. Enjoy this tidbit of knowledge, community. 🤗 My soapbox.
— 4 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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That’s what “Trending” has always been.
Severn Goodwin

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@Tom Casagrande It's gotten much worse in the past couple of months since they 'experimented' with a new algorithm. Before wines which were well liked or quickly liked would trend. Now anything they can sell, without any respect to quality or popularity, trends.
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This has been true for a while and should be changed. This takes the “social” out of the “media”...

Orin Swift

Slander California Pinot Noir

Hello spring 👋🌷 Loving the beautiful sunshine 🌞 and mild temps here in the Twin Cities today.

Just wrapped up a tasting with friends that included a study of Orin Swift wines, including this heavyweight Pinot Noir from California.

👁 It is solidly medium ruby with “demonic” tearing. @win_drinks_wine

👃 On the nose this wine has medium(+) intensity in youthful aromas. Aromas include notes of candied cherry, kirsch, raspberry preserves, cranberry, strawberry rhubarb, also violet, licorice, mushroom, forest floor, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cedar, and dark chocolate.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry, it has medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, HIGH alcohol, medium tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish lingers.

Woah, this is unexpectedly heavy and intense for a Pinot Noir, but I have to say it’s pretty darn delicious.

@orinswift , Slander, Pinot Noir, California, Vintage 2018, ABV 15.2%!
— 11 days ago

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Beautiful!
Vanessa

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@Sharon B Thank you 🙏 ☺️ Cheers!

Orin Swift Cellars

Machete Petite Sirah Blend 2017

Wow, a Fav! Had about a year ago, tried again, aged well. Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah & Grenache, aged for 10 months on French oak (40% new). Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits & sweet spice. On the palate, ripe blueberries, plum & sweet cherry with oak & vanilla spice, Lingering finish, good length, tannins are soft, softer than year ago. Good structure, ending with fruit character & mineral tones, drinks well, better to decant. Produced with 12 different labels. Nice! — 12 days ago

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Mann Family

Corymbia Chenin Blanc 2018

Delectable - this is actually Chenin Blanc and tasted blind with the much older Swan Valley Chenin. Very well made by Robb Mann who was the chief Winemaker at Cape Mentelle. Chenin is very well suited to WA like it is in South Africa. Very ripe apples. Interesting wine. — 20 days ago

Daniel P., Peter and 15 others liked this

Ruth Lewandowski Wines

Feints Cuvée Zero Foxhill Vineyard Red Blend 2020

Absolutely delish and oh so smooth. Huge notes of cherry right off the bat and then washes away with some raspberry and cranberry. Low tannins and ultra clean finish. Delightful on all fronts and super interesting to see so many grapes in this blend (5 different grapes) — 3 days ago

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Schilling & Company

Excelsior Imperial Apple

It’s 95F outside, and it’s the end of the workweek. Does this can taste of heirloom cider apples, slightly sweet (no, call it “almost dry”) and kick ass at 8.5% alc/vol? Yes, yes indeed it does. Another superior cider from Schilling. Why can’t the national brands match this level of quality? Why indeed... — 5 days ago

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Delicious! I enjoy cider. 🍎