Notch & Groove Cellars

Bodegas Borsao

Tinto Seleccion Garnacha Blend 2018

Top notch conversation wine, high berry notes — a day ago

Sleight Of Hand Cellars

The Spellbinder Red Blend 2015

Light floral nose - one would think it to be a softish wine from the nose,
Yet! It shows some top notch gravelly alpine fruit., spring onion, blueberry salt water taffy.
Wrapped up with some strong. Piercing acidity. A great wine for a great price.
— 12 days ago

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MaJ CappS

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Cheers @Ron R for the reminder!
Neil Valenzuela

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Dabbin’
Trixie

Trixie

Great artistic photo!🎩

Garage Wine Co.

Las Higueras Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015

Herbs, lemon, lime, blueberry, rock slate. Structure is balanced. Tannins are present without being overbearing. This is top notch. Give it 30 minutes to open. — 16 days ago

Turnbull Wine Cellars

Oakville Cabernet Franc 2015

Eric S
9.5

Tight out of the gate but awesome after 30 min. Medium+ body. Top notch Oakville CF. Dirt covered black raspberries. — 13 days ago

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Shay A

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Didn’t know they made this.
Eric S

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Had it while tasting there. Hasn’t heard of it either.
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Had this a few days ago. Highly impressed.

19 Crimes

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cannot believe how great this cab is, top notch flavors and beautiful color. Definitely buying again and again — 15 days ago

Merry Edwards

Cuvée Olivet Sparkling Chardonnay 2012

A wonderful sparkling Chardonnay. Even and smooth and apparently ages well. Not usually a fan of sparkling but this is top notch. March 2020. — 16 days ago

Groth Vineyards & Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Top notch! Cheers 🍷 — 11 days ago

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Château de Beru

Orangerie Chablis Chardonnay 2017

Lemon zest, orange peel followed by a bit of oak and sea breeze salinity. If the acidity was a bit more focused I’d give it another notch or two higher. — 12 days ago

Jason, Severn and 15 others liked this

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2011

David T
9.1

Some IGT wine to pair with red meat sauce (Sunday Gravy) on Penne from Lilian’s Kitchen for my birthday entree.

The 2011 Oreno is a blend of; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

The nose as I poured it from the decanter had bright, brilliant, blue & purple florals. Ripe, lush & ruby; blackberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, poached/baked strawberries, boysenberries & blueberry notes. Incense, savory meats, dark, fruit cola, anise to black licorice, dark spice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, limestone, dark, rich, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft dry herbs, saddle-wood, not quite dry tobacco, leather, hints of graphite with dark, red, blue, purple flowers laid in lavender.

The body is, rich, round & just hits full. Still a shade early on opening. Needs another 3 years in bottle. The tannins are nicely round but, still show chewy tarriness...45-50% resolved. The tension, structure, length and balance are just hitting their groove. Ripe, lush, ruby & floral fruits of; blackberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, poached/baked strawberries, boysenberries, raspberries as it opens (1-2 hours) & blueberry notes. Incense, savory meats, dark, fruit cola, anise to black licorice, dark spice with just touch heat, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon & hints of vanillin, limestone, just moist clay & top soil, dark, rich, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft dry herbs, saddle-wood, not quite dry tobacco, dry underbrush, leather, hints of graphite with dark, red, blue, purple flowers laid in lavender. The acidity is round just about right. The delicious ruby fruit finish is, nicely polished, well balanced, a little flatter than I like and fall into gentle spice & round, slightly tarry & dusty tannins as it takes hold on the long set.

Photos of; Tenuta Sette Ponti, Merlot fruit nearly ready to be harvested, Owner- Antonio Moretti, who took over the estate from his father in the late 1990's. As well, was charged with fraud a few years back but, believe he survived those charges & Tenuta Sette Ponti vines.
— 5 days ago

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Dick Schinkel

Dick Schinkel

Lovely wine and note👌🍷