North Carolina, Usa

Raffaldini Vineyards

Liguria Vermentino Pinot Grigio 2018

Completely functional for the food it paired with...acid/minerality in fine form :) mouthfeel and profile - solid. Nice effort here! — 22 days ago

Donum

1870 Estate Grown Carneros Pinot Noir 2012

Donum, magnum, 2012 is a limited edition produced from their three finest blocks; once and only bottle named the “1870.” A nice ruby red with definite signs of bricking giving it an amber like color. Cherry-raspberry fruit jumps from the glass with scents of floral, spice, a pine forest floor, vanilla and sandal-wood cedar with a lingering smokiness at the end giving the pinot a well rounded nose. Taste - cherry, blackberry and raspberry fruit flavors, pepper and tea spices with subtle anise and a licorice earthy medium finish. Tannins are still present but blended. Be interesting to see how it opens up throughout the evening. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Brut Carneros Sparkling Blend 2013

Pear and golden delicious apple aromas and flavors. Hints of white flowers on the nose. A bit of lemon pith, brioche and honey on the finish. Nice creamy texture and mouse. Consistent stream of tiny bubbles. Nicely structured. — 3 days ago

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Roaring River Vineyards

Le Petit Rosé 2018

Dry rose local to NC. One and a half glasses felt delish. — a month ago

Shelton Vineyards

Bin 17 Unoaked Chardonnay 2015

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9.1

15% off $12 is just pure insanity! This has darkened & fattened up nicely with generous aromas of peach, apricot, golden apple & pineapple w/some funky musky (melon) notes. Broad, rich & viscous on mid-palate leading to smooth finish: love finding gems from unusual places. — a month ago

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Very nice color! Go NC wineries!!
Ron from VA

Ron from VA

Wait...why did you decant this? Was there any acid left at all?
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Ron: just to open it up a bit - had solid acidic backbone. I prefer whites like these more towards cellar temp anyway - accentuates fatness

Orin Swift Cellars

Abstract Grenache Blend 2018

Fleming’s steak house, Syrah and Zinfandel blend. Spicy, bold flavor. Looks like a full body and drinks like a medium. It parties. — 7 days ago

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Truchard

Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

Beautiful example of Pinot Noir, classic nose with cherry and strawberries to start. Then comes the floral spice, oak (perhaps American oak), and a long enough, enjoyable finish. For the price it is just beautiful.
— 5 days ago

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Byrd Vineyard

Reserve Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County.

Showing red and black fruits with wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, earth, leather, bell pepper, tobacco, light vegetables, violets and light forest floor.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward, with a touch of earth notes. Interesting and spicy. Nicely balanced and elegant. Showing a lovely nose at this point.

Feels like a Right Bank Bordeaux, actually.

This 9 year old is drinking very nicely now and will be good in the next few years. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Needed an hour to open up properly, and we enjoyed it for the next 5 hours.

Very tasty and enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.
— a day ago

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Scribe

Carneros Pinot Noir 2018

👁This wine is pale ruby with a delicate haze.

👃On the nose, it offers medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas, including notes of ripe cherry, strawberry rhubarb, fresh raspberry, 🍒🍓 also tulip🌷, violet, red licorice, fennel, dill, nutmeg, and wet moss.

👄On the palate this wine is dry. It has med (+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium(+) intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. It also has a medium(+) finish. I find it has good complexity and balance. 👌👌

This wine was fermented with native, wild yeast in concrete or steel and then aged in neutral oak barrels for about six months. According to the @scribewinery website, it comes from "vineyards planted with equal parts of two California heritage clones ideal for the region’s dense clay: Martini and Pommard. The Martini grapes add spice and fresh, high tones complemented by the Pommard’s natural earthiness."

Scribe, Carneros, XII. Beauty Blue, Pinot Noir, Vintage 2018. ABV 13.5%.

Los Carneros, meaning 'the rams' in Spanish, is a unique wine region because it is shared between Sonoma County and Napa Valley. It is one of my favorite places in Califorina for Pinot Noir. With the coastal breezes and fog channeling inland from San Pablo Bay, the vines have a combination of sun and cooling moderators, to aid in both the ripening and the preservation of acidity / brightness of character, which can ultimately lead to a well-balanced, but also well-concentrated wine.

I picked this up at @france_44 and would definitely buy it again.
— 12 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Surprisingly rich and luscious tonight. Enough structure and weight to hold up to really great red-tablecloth Italian. Round, resolved, no noticeable tannins... great dark fruited balance (cherry/blackberry). I think wines from Rhys need serious time... this often dissed 2011 vintage is drinking very well at 9 yrs of age. Creates a problem as I was poised to order fewer. Argh... — 2 days ago

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