North Bank

Pax Mahle Wines

The Vicar Red Blend 2019

Blueberry, cherry, carbonic. Subsequently, bright beautiful color. Sage. Lavender. Mineral. Will age very well. — 2 days ago

Eddie, Brent and 1 other liked this

Clos Pegase

Mitsuko's Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Ming L
8.9

Was impressed by the 18’, and this 19’ is quite nice as well. Green apple, lemon curd, honeysuckle, jasmine, and hint of wet hays. Vivid acidity and good texture. Finish has a nice saline touch.
The price for 19’ has gone up to $25, still a tremendous price for a single vineyard bottling from Carneros.
— 11 days ago

Ericsson, Bob and 2 others liked this

Childress Vineyards

Barrel Select Chardonnay 2017

ESF
9.0

See previous note, this has only gotten better! — 6 days ago

Severn, Tom and 4 others liked this

Kumeu Village

Chardonnay 2020

Ripe grapefruit, almost peachy - a little funk which blew off. Enough palate cleansing acidity to make this very moreish. A delicious wine which is amazing value at only $21.50 per bottle from one of the best Chardonnay producers in the New World. A big statement I know but try his premium Mate’s Vineyard and see what you think. — 4 days ago

Severn, Daniel and 18 others liked this
Greg Gosselin

Greg Gosselin

Killer QPR. Delicious indeed. Over the top value.

McNab Ridge

Family Reserve Largo Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Nice Mendicino Cab. Dark ruby color. Intense nose of black cherry and vanilla cream. The very busy pallet includes dark cherries and currants with hints of cocoa, tobacco, baking spices and that ever present vanilla. Soft but rich at the same time. The finish just goes on and on. Aged 26 months in French Oak. Also a great value! Appreciate you sharing this one, Kase! — 9 days ago

Brent, Paul and 2 others liked this

Orin Swift Cellars

Abstract Grenache Blend 2020

Great for sitting on the patio visiting big E and Tammy. — 6 days ago

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Daniel P., LM and 3 others liked this

Osawa Wines

Prestige Collection Pinot Noir 2017

Thought this blind was an aged red burg, so colour me surprised when it was revealed to be a young NZ pinot. Clearly a little more developed than it should be (colour and aromas), but credit where credit’s due, this was quite elegant. Even after the reveal I could not detect that marmalade finish I find so often in NZ pinot’s. This was all red cherries and ripe strawberries, with savoury spices and earthy notes. Perhaps the quality of the oak, which left much to be desired, and rich velvety texture were the only indications of it’s origin. Finished a touch short. There were wines with more intrigue on the table so I didn’t drink much of it, but it definitely wasn’t a bad drop. One to revisit. — 10 days ago

Peter, Ira and 11 others liked this

Truchard

Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Deep ruby color. Aromas of raspberry, cassis, plum and vanilla. Very smooth wine, with cherry, raspberry jam and cedar finish.

🏅92 Points - Wilfred Wong
— a day ago

Tom, Shay and 9 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Your pup is adorable! 😍 Cheers!🍷
Sharon B

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I love that face! Lol
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Thanks @Trixie & @Sharon B ! She was looking confused lol

Jolie-Laide Wines

Mère Pinot Gris 2021

So complex. Nose is very floral like walking in an alpine field and then there’s a light strawberry. Palate has excellent acidity with strawberries, hint of creaminess, more floral notes, tropical fruit, a bit of vegetable underlying it all. Can’t really put my finger on it. Needed some air and to be closer to room temp to open up. — a day ago

Rosenblum Cellars

Annette's Reserve Redwood Valley Zinfandel 2002

2002; Father's Day 2022
👃 Dried blackberries, dried blueberries, over-ripe black cherry, crushed dark chocolate | 👅 Black cherry & strawberry syrup reduction, over-ripe nectarine skin, dark chocolate sauce, light tar notes, acidity/tannins persists with a long, round finish. Satisfying.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation, 11H rest at time of notes.

The end of the line for our Annette's stock, starting life in our cellar as a 4-pack back in Nov. 2005 ($22.50), this has been an enjoyable run.
Paired to homemade chocolate lava cake. 🤤
— 9 days ago

Adam, Byron and 32 others liked this
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

Glad to see it’s held up 20 years!! Cheers!
Tom Casagrande

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Wow! Amazed it held up so well at 15.4.
Ming L

Ming L

A quick googling points to a sub AVA of Mendocino…. Too many AVA’s to keep up.