Niche Wine Co.

La Vinya del Vuit

Rene & Co 2015

Delectable this is a 100% Carignan made by Clos Mogador. This is actually the back label but the front label makes the wine even less recognisable. At Clos Mogador for a structured tasting - this is the first of 4 wines. Aromatic red and blue fruits - cedar and graphite. A big full bodied wine at 15% ABV - ample earthy tannins but enjoyable to drink now. The acidic soil ( from limestone) - fennel and liquorice notes. My notes had delicious at the end. Carignan needs plenty of sunshine to ripen effectively as it does in Sardinia. — 25 days ago

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Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Very Interesting Bottle
Bob McDonald

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@Ray Vanderhoff @Peter van den Besselaar I am still in the district and will try to find out the correct name of this Cuvée.
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@Ray Vanderhoff @Peter van den Besselaar Josep from Clos Mogador got back to me and Delectable pretty much got it right. He said “La Vinya del Vuit” 2018. Also known as V8.

Bedrock Wine Co.

Alta Vista Vineyard Moon Mountain District Gewürztraminer 2017

A gerwurz like no other. From high elevation, dry farmed old vines. More green melon, lemon, white rose, and lychee. So. Much. Acid. (especially for this variety). Stunning.

wine country 2022 with the boomers
— 15 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Esola Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Floral, red and black fruits, bramble, velvety tannin, balanced 👌 — 14 days ago

Shay, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

California Growers Wine Co.

Red Blend 2019

Organic grapes! Not too fancy looking label. Dark as blood. Smells like fresh cut wood, a musty library and deep red-purple plum sauce. Flavors are balanced out with a bittersweet tannic edge to match the berry and lighter roast coffee flavors. Also has a fresh chocolate mint leaves meets fennel fronds thing in there. Easy drinking, but dense enough to drink with aged cheddar cheeses. This is a great deal, and example of the type of blend I love. And the icing on the carrot cake is the organic grapes. — 9 days ago

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John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Was this a TJ’s wine?
Tree Kilpatrick

Tree Kilpatrick

I think it might have been. It’s also a lot like the organic reserve red blend they have there.

Palmer & Co

Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

My father (a man of very humble beginnings) suggested to me that if you need to ask how much it costs you probably can’t afford it. Thank heavens I can. Absolutely terrific commune effort. — 24 days ago

Daniel, Ron and 2 others liked this

Desire Lines Wine Co.

Cole Ranch Mendocino County Riesling 2020

Delectable Wine
9.3

Desire Lines' Riesling Cole Ranch is racy and rich in 2020. Lemon confit orchard fruit, jasmine and light tropical accents are front and center. I suppose the 2020 is perhaps a bit less varietal than it can be, but soft, creamy contours more than compensate. The 2020 is a delicious wine to enjoy over the coming years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, June 2022)
— 12 days ago

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G.H. Mumm & Co.

Grand Cordon Brut Champagne Blend

It's clear that it holds up super well! The bouquet combines fruity notes of pear, hint of orange blossom, brioche notes and almonds in complete coherence. It's digestible and long in the mouth. It can be drunk well in all circumstances without leaving a headache.

Force est de constater que ça tient super bien la route! Le bouquet associe notes fruitées de poire, pointe de fleur d’oranger, notes briochées et amandes en toute cohérence. C’est digeste et long en bouche. Ça se boit bien en toute circonstance sans laisser de mal de tête.
— 11 days ago

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Enfield Wine Co.

Rafael Vineyard "On Skins" Chardonnay 2020

Deep gold, orchard fruit, slightly oxidative, some bitterness on the finish — 5 days ago

Peter, Eric and 6 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Evangelho Vineyard Carignan 2020

Bedrock’s first effort at making a vineyard specific Carignan from their Evangelho site was a big success in my book. Milky purple in the glass, it opens musty and dusty for a young wine with a great balance of richness and acidity. A touch of minerality too. A great food wine — felt a bit like a Barbera to me overall. Sadly this isn’t planned as an every year wine from Bedrock, just when the barrel samples warrant it and aren’t headed for the field blends Bedrock is known for — 14 days ago

R. Stuart & Co.

Big Fire Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Well balanced pinot with a nose reminiscent of cherry, wild strawberry, cedar and sage. Medium body with a lingering, slightly tannic finish. — 7 hours ago

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