Annia Napa Valley Tocai Friulano Blend 2018

This is really good. Extremely aromatic, hard to name individual flavors beyond white flowers. Fullish texture but nicely crisp. Disappointingly it’s gone already. At Kenwood Minneapolis — a month ago


Bianco Friuli Colli Orientali 2017

Arlequin wine club. absolutely lovely, fresh, great with spicy food — 6 months ago

Band of Vintners

Consortium Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

From the folks who brought you (in label order from top to bottom) Anamoly and Zeitgeist, Hyde de Villaine and Long Meadow Ranch, Terra Valentine, Massican and Larkmead, Hobel and Milton Road Trading Co., lead by a Master Sommelier employed by Dana Estates, previously with Harlan, Bond, and Promontory, and the sell side being handled by a VP of marketing from Michael Mondavi's Folio.

The stated goal was to create the best pound for pound Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa (highest QPR). The band pooled resources and pulled favors, sourcing the grapes from "one of 'those' vineyards" that cannot be named due to a NDA. 18 months in 1-year old French oak. 15% Merlot and 2% Cab Franc round the balance of Cabernet Sauvignon.

I knew going in this would not be an over extracted fruit bomb, but upon opening I had my concerns that this might be too far in the opposite direction. Fortunately, after 30-45 minutes, it started adding weight like a prize fighter after weigh-in. Acacia flowers, melted licorice, black fruit, with plenty on mineral laced, satiny tannin. Give this an hour, wait for your second glass, and it will envelop you. 93+

And for the record, my guess is they sourced the grapes from a Spring Mountain vineyard.
— 3 years ago

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Good notes. @TheSkip tasted this recently, with a similar point score.


@Isaac Pirolo i am in total agreement! Thanks for the rundown on what names belong to what wineries!!!

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Nice review


Hyde Vineyards Chardonnay

Not a typical California chardonnay - more acidity, less (no) oak, and lower alcohol. Great when you are looking for an old world chardonnay but prefer to support wine makers you know. — a month ago


Gemina Hyde Vineyards Chardonnay Blend 2017


Buy it if you ever see it. — 5 months ago

Arbe Garbe

Sonoma County White Blend 2015

I found the nose to be of ripe white peaches and increasingly fruity as the bottle opened up. Good but in the world of CA made Italian varietal blends I preferred Massican Annia — 2 years ago


Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Great single varietal from a great producer. Dan is doing such great stuff with this label, so lucky to have some in our collection. — a month ago


Gemina California Greco Pinot Grigio 2018

Winemaker shown — 2 months ago

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Gaspare Friuli Colli Orientali Chardonnay Blend

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Birra Bianca

That's a pura birra. Reminds me of Stelvio. — 3 years ago

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