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InSerrata Winery

Indaco Toscana Merlot Sangiovese Rosato 2019

InSerrata Indaco Rosato Toscana 2019 Tuscany, Italy


This week's
#MerlotThursday is an interesting Rosé from Italy.

Neon orange in color with a peachy hue.

Strong nose of over ripen citrus fruits, apples, spices, light vegetables, cherries and raspberries.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with apples, citrus, raspberries, ripe limes, almonds, bitter herbs, earth and vegetables.

Spicy finish with bitter herbs.

This is an elegant Merlot based Rosé from Tuscany.

Soft and smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Gets earthier once it opens up.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Paired nicely with Brie cheese and fresh berries.

A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Sangiovese. Organic.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.
— 6 days ago

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MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2020

Yellow in color with a golden hue.

Nice nose of citrus, cedar, toast, vanilla, spices, golden apples and white pepper.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with oak, vanilla, citrus, apples, light pineapple, pears and light earth.

Tangy finish with limes and black pepper.

This is a tasty Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast. Refreshing and easy to drink. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Needs 15 minutes of airtime to remove some of the vanilla notes, and balance itself out.

Alcohol is well integrated, so you better watch out.

Good by itself or with food, and will be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in mostly French oak barrels for 6 months on their lees.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$26.
— 2 days ago

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Ron R

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$16 per in NJ. Great chard, tho…
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Green Fin Winery

California Red Blend 2019

Nose of dark fruits like blackberries, vanilla, milky chocolate, a bit tobacco leaves, and some more cherry flavors. Taste follows the nose with good fruity notes plus a bit oaky feeling. Sweet, mouthful, low tannins, and a bit peppery. Aftertaste is also clean with some more grapes and bitter note. Consider the price, quite amazing. — 3 days ago

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Brooks Winery

Sweet P Brooks Estate Vineyard Riesling 2014

2014; Father's Day 2022.
👅 Apple juice, dehydrated nectarine, green banana peel, faint vanilla creme, old vinyl | 👅 Honey drizzle over fresh apple pie, under-ripe yellow apple, white peach. Considerably more advanced than our prior bottle, seems some bottle variation here, but one more bottle in the cellar for confirmation.
— 10 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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I remember when Brooks was $12.00 a bottle.

Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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Dark ruby, almost inky in color, with a short brick rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, cherry pie, spices, cedar, vanilla, leather, light earth, pencil lead, peppercorn, coffee, mocha and tobacco leaf.

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

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, leather, black currants, sweet chocolates, coffee, cola, peppercorn and spices.

Long spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley (To Kalon Vineyard). Showing great complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Rich, extracted and opulent. Fruit-forward and elegant. A delicious wine. Spicy with a teeth staining color.

This 15 year old from the great 2007 vintage is just beautiful now. Has a lot of years in it still, and will continue to age nicely in the 15 years.

Delicious right out of the bottle, and even better after 3 hours of airtime.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. I just loved it.

16% (!) alcohol by volume.

98 points.

$130.
— 12 hours ago

Juan, Doug and 14 others liked this

Hahn Winery

SLH Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Grown Chardonnay 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

Mineral- and spice-accented citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by floral and tarragon suggestions in the 2019 Hahn Chardonnay SLH. Meyer lemon, pear and white peach flavors unfurl and take on a spicy ginger note with air. This finishes tight and long, with a touch of vanilla. $21.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2022) — 19 days ago

Peter, Severn and 5 others liked this

Ravenswood Winery

Icon Native Sonoma Mixed Blacks Red Blend 2016

OG California Field Blend Goodness… inky black with waves of Ripe blackberry bramble, cherry, and a touch of smoke. I fell in love with these hyperbolic field blends 30 years ago. Rice, ripe, smooth, with s hint of green stem and leafy forest flooor. I forgot just how these wines scratch my zin/oak/mid-weight itch. I am making my response to find more… — 14 days ago

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Brooks Winery

Bois Joli Vineyard Riesling 2013

2013; Father's Day 2022.
👃 Over-ripe green apples, celery greens, wet slate, tart green apple peel, cane sugar | 👅 Granny Smith apple wedge, baked green apples, low residual sugar. Noted improvement from our prior bottle. Drink or hold.
— 10 days ago

Alex, Romain and 21 others liked this

Jonata Winery

Fenix Santa Ynez Valley Merlot Blend 2015

Blend of 65% Merlot / 30% Cab Franc / 5% Petit Verdot. Beautiful fruit, excellent mouthfeel. A little green from the Cab Franc Very elegant and delicious — 11 days ago

Raul, Jonathan and 19 others liked this

Kobayashi Winery

Boushey Vineyard Marsanne Roussane 2021

70/30 blend from a single barrel in a 3L box should not be this good, but it is. — 10 days ago

Daniel, Shay and 4 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Not your father's 3L container...