Maryland, Usa

Bordeleau

The Water's Edge Chambourcin

I was pleasantly surprised, this was very nice. Didn't know what to expect from a Maryland wine with a grape I never heard of, but it was really good. — 25 days ago

Black Ankle Vineyards

Passeggiata Syrah

Nice and refreshing for a summer day — a month ago

Midnight Magdalena Vineyard

Tapestry No. 1029 Swan Creek Red Blend 2017

2017 blend. This is really well done. Nice acid subtle tannins and oak. a blend that smacks you in the face with flavor and lingers on the tongue at the finish. — 2 days ago

Martha Stoumen

Post Flirtation White Marsanne blend 2018

I’d been jonesing to try the Martha Stoumen collection for a long time. I’ve read plenty on her background - her training under Occhipinti at Cos and I love her thoughtful articulation of California terroir, natural wine, and Sicilian grapes.

This is fun bright sunshine at a meager 10%. The smell of oysters mid slurp - briny ocean and minerals. Flavors of sour lemon drop.

Attentive and still easy.
— 7 days ago

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Jay Kline

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“Training under Occhipinti...” seems almost crazy considering Arianna’s relative youth but I get it
Ely Cohn

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@Jay Kline i should have specified - she trained under Giusto Ochippinti who runs Cos - I believe he is Ariana’s uncle and she trained under him as well....
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@Ely Cohn ahhhhh...I totally forgot about that connection at Cos. Thanks for the clarification!

Snowdrift Cider Co.

Red Cider

First to rate this. 7.5% alc/vol. Label states “Made entirely from red-fleshed apples. 0ff-dry...Descendants of Kazakhstan’s wild apple forests...The pigment-rich apples yield a coral cider naturally rich in flavors of watermelon, strawberry and rhubarb”. Medium sized bubbles, foam ring persists long after pour. Coral pink in color with great clarity. Primarily apple aroma, simple profile but floral and perfumed. Crisp in mouth, very fresh tasting with a hint of unripe or green fruit character, good malic presence, moderate pulp astringency on finish. Some watermelon and strawberry character in flavor but I’m a poor identifier of rhubarb. A treat, worth seeking out. Produced in East Wenatchee WA, USA. Nanocidery makes seven ciders, 200 cases in its first year, up to 1800 cases after two years — 5 days ago

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Trixie

Excellent review! Would love to try this cider. 🍎

Rocklands Farm

Medley District Chambourcin Blend 2018

Very Lambrusco like, wood fire pizza and this wine. Very culpable. Perfect for the summer. — a month ago

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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.
— 7 days ago

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Label you can’t forget 🧐