Ocean Eight

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Ocean Breeze Monterey County Pinot Noir

One of the best Pinot Noirs I’ve ever had. From Macy’s On-Line Wine Shop. Great flavor, bite, everything. Tasted 23 September 2022. — 13 days ago

Ocean Eight

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2016

At East Bay Nasty Women Pinot Noir tasting. This might have been my favorite of the line up. I immediately, confidently (and very incorrectly) called Burgundy (Cote de Beaune) based on the texture—lithe with silky tannins that are ever so slightly rustic on the finish. Lovely purity of fruit - tart red cherry, rhubarb. Savory/herbal finish reminded me of the Sonoma Coast. At one point, the fruit ripeness would have screamed new world but with warmer and dryer recent vintages in Burgundy, that’s no longer a given.

This producer, like nearly everyone else in the world making Pinot outside of burgundy, cited Burgundy as their influence and has spent a good deal of time there, but in this case it really shows. Of course, there are likely details that make this uniquely Mornington-Penninsula-esque and I can’t pretend that I’ve had nearly enough Australian Pinots (shame on me!) to tell you what those are. This is one of the coolest growing regions in Australia, and these vines are grown in soils with a high % of sand.
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Found this photo via search as I forgot to snap a bottle shot. I *think* the vintage was 2016.
— 4 months ago

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Orin Swift Cellars

Eight Years in the Desert California Red Blend

Orin swift w replicant and observe ai Jim Tennant and Rob fish — 2 days ago

Massican

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Meyer lemon, herb garden, crushed shells, ocean water. — 3 months ago

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d'Arenberg

The Twenty Eight Road McLaren Vale Mourvedre 2013

Drinking the 2018 over lunch at d’Arenburg verandah. — 6 months ago

Hundred Suns

Old Eight Cut Pinot Noir

Alex Lallos
9.1

Delicious. Almost a morgon gamay thing on the nose — 8 months ago

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Piero Mancini

Vermentino di Gallura 2021

Ocean crisp lemon, summer shandy — 2 months ago

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Fiddlehead Cellars

Fiddlestix Vineyard Seven Twenty Eight Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Great floral notes, dark fruit, blackberries, some pepper, really good Pinot Noir body! — 4 months ago

Iron Horse Vineyards

Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs 2012

Celebrating the full moon and the latest Ocean Reserve release. Didn’t get the new one yet, so we pulled this 2012 out of the cellar. Still a thing of great beauty. — 7 months ago

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