Cantine Di Dolianova

Dolia Monica di Sardegna 2018

100% Monica

Med+ acidity, trim sandy soil body, Plum, craberry skin, tea tannin, slight bitter, graphite/pencil, berry in the finish.

Enjoyed without decant, deserves 1-1.5 hr. decant.

I love Monica, a varietal I would like to see more of. Bet it would grow wonderfully in Baja (Prove me wrong).
— 2 months ago

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Praja Monica 2019

Herbal-ly nose. Fresh cherries. High acid and savory. — 3 months ago

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

[Tasted on August 8, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica]

86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Black currant, blueberry, fig, espresso, licorice, sweet cedar and graphite.
— 7 months ago


Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

[Tasted on August 6, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica]

Strawberry and cherry fruit with orange notes, roses, herbes de Provence and chalky minerality.
— 7 months ago

Domaine Drouhin

Laurène Drouhin Family Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

Elegant and delectable, with a texture of fine silk. Tastes French but avoids the thin acidity that plagues weaker red burgundies and Oregon Pinots. Delicately perfumed with flowers and red fruit, anchored by mushrooms and earth. I paired the 2016 vintage with French Camembert Fermier (Ferme de la Tremblaye) and an excellent pain de compagne from Wally’s in Santa Monica. Astoundingly good. — a month ago

Nielson Wines

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

With Ryan Monica and Caroline and a green bean pasta. Great company! — 6 months ago

Domaine Serene

Yamhill Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

[Tasted on August 7, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica]

Red fruit and a hint of vanilla on the nose. Blueberry, cherry and cranberry fruit, with tea, clove, graphite and cinnamon. Another nice vintage of Yamhill Cuvée.
— 7 months ago

J-M Seleque

Solessence 7 Villages Champagne Blend

New Year’s Eve 2021 wine purchased from Esters Wine Bar in Santa Monica, CA as part of their countdown to 2021 pack. — 2 months ago

Brad Davis
with Brad

Cantina di Mogoro

San Bernardino Monica di Sardegna

Super smooth and great for casual night — 3 months ago

Elio Grasso

Gavarini Chiniera Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

[Tasted on August 8, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica]

Dried cherry, blueberry, roses, sage, cinnamon and mint. Savory wine with well integrated tannins. Wine had a barnyard note initially, which blew off after 30 minutes. Excellent Barolo.
— 7 months ago

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