Mason Cellars

Paix Sur Terre

Maison Mason Vineyard Ugni Blanc

The new vintage of Ryan Pease’s flagship white, this is off-scale good. Anthony Yount of Denner/Kinero/Royal Nonesuch told me he thinks Ryan’s ugni blanc is one of if not the best white in Paso…and I’m inclined to agree. Just fantastic! — 3 months ago

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Shay A

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Quite the compliment. Can it be purchased online? I’ve enjoyed Kinero’s Grenache Blanc.
Shay A

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And what is the profile like? Big/rich, or more bright and higher in acidity? I normally love Rhône whites.
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

@Shay A, not sure if you can buy it direct absent being a club member, but the ugni blanc usually sells out from the winery pretty quickly. He also makes a terrific grenache blanc and picpoul blanc. All three are more Alsacian in style rather than Rhone.

Robert Craig Winery

Affinity Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ok ok ok…was the response our bodies gave as we forced them out of a comfy bed on a snowy day, watching playoff football. All to our amazing, self-indulging pampering of a date night at our favorite dinner spot. And with a date the looks as beautiful as she did when we couldn’t afford a splurge dinner such as this. #blackdontcrack Now in the the wine. A new gem, subbing in for the Lewis Mason we were hoping for. Very nice alternative. Smooth, slightly velvety, not so much tannins on the front. Also, while not experiencing a big Napa smell on the entry notes, still a very nice, calm and fruit forward cab. — 6 months ago

Famille Jouffreau

Cuvée des Vignes Centenaires Cahors Malbec 2000

Nose has crushed blackberries, wet-old leather, fermented plum, moist wood charcoal, over-ripe blackcurrant, wet-old clay pot, damp mason sand, dried blueberries, all this yet fresh & vibrant! (+9.6 on the nose alone)

Palate has blackberry jam, blueberry compote, dried cherry, wet-charred wood, dried blackcurrant, muddy garden soil, ripe plum, dried plum with fine tannins, likely drinking at perfection.

From vines which were 115 years old at the harvest of this vintage; tonight we're tasting fruit with 137 years of life experience.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation 28H, then double-decant for service. Perfect, Audouze Method is the best way to respect older bottles.

Paired to a long/slow braise of local lamb shanks (Pigasso Farm, Copake, NY), 7H, nestled over homemade mashed potatoes. We're so happy! 🤤😋
— 3 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I have a '98 too, but only a single, there was cellar depth on this '00, so it was the first bottle out of the gate. Everything else has to be shared, these are too crazy for just me + D to enjoy alone, wealth must be spread...
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@Aaron Tan 😂 crazy happy drinking this tonight.
Andrew Schirmer

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Nice pull! 😍

Andremily

California Mourvedre

Terrific wine from Andremily. Sits somewhere between the elegance of Paix sur Terre and the muscle of John Alban’s The Mason. Will be better with a few more years under its belt. — 5 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Got a 2010 Mason on my rack right now

Fortnum & Mason

Bourgogne Blanc 2020

Refreshingly crisp and light — 6 months ago

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Mason

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Cathy Corison
9.0

Rich, ripe. — 4 months ago

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Forsythe Vineyard (Alban)

The Mason Edna Valley Mourvedre 2010

Still needs air, at least 4 hours. Or 2nd day wine. Potent juice, mouth puckering tartness on the finish at pop & pour.

The 2010 Forsythe is 100% Mourvedre that comes from a small plot of decomposed sandstone soils. Classic Mourvedre
— 4 months ago

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Sweet

Clos Centeilles

Carignanissime de Centeilles Minervois Carignane 2016

Nose has crushed blackberries, dehydrated blueberries, violets, moist mason sand, new leather, ripe plum with a touch of VA.

Palate has ripe blackberry, ripe blueberry, dried plum, stemmy notes, dry earth, portobello mushroom, faint vanilla with light tannins.

I'm adoring the nose, but the palate is coming up a little short on the richness I might have expected. A very solid wine for ~$14!

Decanted 4H.
— 6 months ago

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Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

A kind of Beaujolais but with southern stigmatas

Grochau Cellars

Commuter Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

A cuvee blend from multiple Willamette Valley vineyards. Strawberries🍓 ,
Sarsaparilla, tamarind spice, glouglou juicy juice!!!! It's got verve y'all! & I am not even from below the mason dixon line!
— 2 years ago

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