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Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz 2018

For our Thanksgiving Dinner yesterday one of the wines we had the pleasure of opening was the 2018 Penfolds Bin 600 Cabernet Shiraz. A California wine 20 years in the making. Cabernet Sauvignon from all around Sonoma and Shiraz from the Camatta Hills Vinyard in the Paso Robles area. A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Shiraz.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, spice, chocolate, herbal notes, eucalyptus, leather and earth.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, spice, clove, licorice, black pepper, savory smokey meat and earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ fine tannins that gives a ling black fruit earthy finish. As yesterday was a day to give thanks for which I am sure we were all thankful for many reasons, family, friends, life and so much more. Please stay safe and healthy and look to the future with many thanks. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 5 days ago

Dawn, Aravind and 20 others liked this

Crimson Ranch

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Sweet, juicy nose and very light, bright taste for a cab. Notes of tart cherry, and not quite ripe plum. Vanilla. Would love if it was a bit smokier but it's a decent weeknight wine. — a day ago

Paul, Josh and 3 others liked this

Clos du Val

Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, cooked strawberries, spices, cedar, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and coffee.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, peppercorn, pencil lead and dark coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

This 6 years old is still young, but already enjoyable. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

This is from a great vintage and it is showing beautifully right now.

Nicely balanced and fruit forward.
Loved the nose once it opens up.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

Robert Parker 90 points.

Thanks Elvira and David for sharing this with me.

Tasty and spicy. Delicious, rich and opulent.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels (66% new).

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 6 days ago

Rhonely, Scott and 21 others liked this

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

How does anyone not hoard (regular) Sazerac at ~$25?!
Incredibly smooth, great sweet note to the finish. Again, why haven't I not been buying this for years...?

(BTW Kirkland Bourbon at $30 is worth the price of admission, earthy oak note on the palate is quite similar to Buffalo Trace.)

Counter-Clockwise from top left:
Buffalo Trace (single-barrel selection), Jefferson's Reserve Very Old/Very Small Batch, Knob Creek (9yo), Kirkland Bourbon (7yo), St George single-malt (SM 015), Hillrock (Ancram NY, solera aged, Barrel No. 174), Berkshire Mountain Distillers Shay's Rebellion and Wild Turkey Master's Keep (Batch 0001, 17yo).
— 3 days ago

Andrew, Diane and 16 others liked this
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Yes to Rye, my ‘go to’ for a category I don’t venture into often.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Surprisingly Eagle Rare 10 is highly allocated this year if you’ve had in the past. One bottle only on K&L
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Nice assortment, if I remember correctly,
Kirkland 12 yr scotch is McCallan.


Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Love this Cab!! Still have a couple 2014 bottles left. The spice and pepper at the end of the palate is fantastic. Love the mellow tannins and this just brings a smile every time. — a day ago

Ron, Eddie and 1 other liked this

The Lost Abbey

Noble Tendencies Czech-Style Pilsner

One of the top three pilsners I've come across in San Diego County craftland...the other two being Modern Times Ice and Pure Project Rain. Delicious, crushable and with a parting crispiness on the finish. 16oz can. — 8 days ago

Hugh, Ron and 3 others liked this

The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo California Zinfandel 2019

Actually a blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cab and Zin. This wine is extremely dark with notes on the nose of black cherry, anise, smoke and spice. The palate is rich and dark. Blackberry, licorice, allspice, cinnamon and black pepper. The finish is not too long, but it is full of sweet oak spice while it's there. The tannins are a bit toothy until it has been poured for a while. — 13 days ago

David, Doctor and 1 other liked this


California Chenin Blanc 2016

This is my last bottle of the the 2016 Chenin Blanc “California” designation. We consumed this alongside the 2016 Huet Vouvray “Le Mont” Sec, you know, for fun! This wine pours a bright golden color with medium viscosity. The nose is mostly honeyed with white flowers. On the palate, quince, a touch of lime and a whole sheared sheep full of lanolin; more than any Chenin I can readily recall. Mouthfeel is creamy. Medium acid? I dunno, it’s kinda sneaky and might be closer to Medium+ but it doesn’t seem to have the acid that more recent vintages of Sandlands Chenin. Still, very tasty and seemed pretty young FWIW. — 4 days ago

Shay, John and 5 others liked this

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant


Oddly enough had to go to Ohio to drink Ca grapes. Solid Barbera. Let it sit for a bit and when it opens , dam. That’s a good wine — 23 days ago


Rubicon Napa Valley 2009


Deep Inky in color with a very short reddish rim. Not showing age at all, with a teeth staining color.

Beautiful nose of blackberries, black currants, black figs, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee and dark chocolates.

Full bodied, bold, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and very fruity with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and coke.

Long long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is 12 year Napa Bordeaux blend is drinking deliciously now. Well balanced with lots of complexity.

Showing great structure with a great mouthfeel. Well integrated and elegant.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 45 minutes of airtime, when tannins and more complexity come in.

This is just fabulous, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years, but I don't see any reason to wait. Really delicious and enjoyable now.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. Aged for 17 months in French oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

— a day ago

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Scott Rose

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I think this is the biggest score I’ve seen you post. It’s probably a 10 for most people.