Once & Future Wines

Once & Future Wines

Oakley Road Vineyard Mataro 2015

Rescuing my baby home from a recent work trip with this delicious new find. Heavier than your Pinot but lighter than a blend. Juicy, fruit forward with a wonderful Cali breeze to the nose…kinda like how my baby hits me with her Luciousness. Definitely a repeat and option for the home staple. — 6 days ago

Mark West

California Pinot Noir 2019

Very good Pinot noir. Will be on the lookout for it in the future. — 15 hours ago

Ericsson liked this

Tamarack Cellars

Columbia Valley Merlot 2012

Took a good 4-5 hrs to open up. Absolutely singing once it fully opened. Great balance. Delicious. — 16 days ago

Vin, Tom and 12 others liked this

Promise Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Nice everyday cab. Once it opens it is a very nice wine. 2020 LOLA — 10 days ago

Once & Future Wines

Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel 2018

I'm generally not a huge zinfandel fan but this one ticks all the right boxes. I get mostly blue fruits, the French oak is nice and subtle, some earthiness and red meat smells as well. On the palate it has that odd zin character of medium plus acid and medium plus tannins but 5 years has given them enough time to harmonize. — 17 days ago

Brent liked this

Domaine Weinbach

Cuvée Colette Alsace Riesling 2020

Vintage 2020 | from the lower parts of Schlossberg | association of flint, Granny Smith apples, light tones of citrus and peach. Huge promise for the future. — 17 days ago

Severn, Peter and 14 others liked this

Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Wintricher Ohligsberg GW Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass

Nose is super mineral and slatey. Creamy as well. So sleek and refined. Slate dust. Pulverized slate. Floral? This nose is stunning. Brilliant. 9.8 nose because it is so expansive, detailed and expressive. People are sleeping on 2020. So elegant and refined. Stunning levels of concentration. So deep and so juicy. Perfect balance. Not a hair out of place and chunky, intense and ridiculous minerality. At once playful and at once mineral and serious. Nose starts with ginger, spice and even mild paprika. Huge concentration and delineation and a wine that takes over your mouth. It’s young yes but the insanely long finish suggests a long life. Wow. With air this gets so elegant. Unreal.

With air this is even better. So integrated on the nose. Palate is so elegant, chewy and just stunningly accessible. Just wow.
— 3 days ago

Andrew, Peter and 6 others liked this

Kelley Fox Wines

Red Barn Blocks Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Initially closed and not expressive, this took over an hour of air to really open up and get going, so I would highly recommend decanting. Once it opened, beautiful wild strawberry fruit, translucent pale ruby, fine-boned 🔥 — a day ago

Ira, Shay and 6 others liked this

Didier Dagueneau

Silex Sauvignon Blanc 2005

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

1500ml; From our cellar. Wonderful, so young still...very, very happy we have more (same vintage) in magnum & standard. Notes on future bottles. So many smiles today, all cheeks hurt.
— 2 days ago

Eric, Ron and 25 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Ira Schwartz For sure, looking ahead to other bottles, as this is still quite youthful!
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@Severn Goodwin I had some issues with some older 750’s.


Grange South Australia Shiraz 2004

Wonderful weight and meatiness. Needed plenty of time to unwind but such a nice ride once it did. Subtle spice with rich cab notes. Decanted and consumed over two nights. Was just as good if not better Day 2. — 12 days ago

Shay, Jan and 15 others liked this