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Doubleback

Red Wine Estate Reserve 2017

The 2017 Doubleback ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep, hedonistic monster of a wine. Massive, brooding dark fruits invade the nose with black currants, Black Forest Cake and creosote that all take shape in the glass. The sense of balance mid-palate is gorgeous. Even better is the seamless quality of the wine that effortlessly glides across the mid-palate. While obviously intense, the lifted, pillowy effect induced on the palate is seriously good. Dark chocolate covered espresso bean, tar, creme de cassis and suggestions of blackberry compote with light smoky and herbal undertones complete this scintillating Cabernet Sauvignon. This finishes extremely long. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this massive wine at least a two hour decant. Try to let this sit at least another year. Drink 2021-2045- 97 — 7 days ago

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@Al Shikoh Absolutely is 🍷
Hugh O'Riordan

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Yes, he came to the Sun Valley wine auction a few years ago. Everyone went nuts!

Love and Squalor

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Love this one! It is all red fruit with this slight pencil box (not cigar box, it’s that box with your pencils, pens, crayons and gum erasers and maybe a sneaky piece of Bubbilicious). It feels studious and decorous but it likes to chill on a Sunday and day drink. — 4 days ago

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach a) why do I need to wear red? B) okay I get it I’m always in black I have 5,000 black tank tops they are my uniform but I’ll try c)yes that’s my hand but perspective is making it look larger and more capable than my dainty lady hands...🧐
Sharon B

Sharon B

@Ellen Clifford @Paul T- Huntington Beach you two always make me laugh!! 😆
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@Sharon B glad to hear it, happy Valentines Day!

Elouan

Oregon Pinot Noir 2017

Purple hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of baking spice, blackberry, chalk, cherry, earthy, oak, raspberry, strawberry, and vanilla. Medium body, medium tannins, and medium-high acidity. Smooth and flavorful on the palate, yet structured and elegant on the finish. Let it rest, and it opens up with a wondrous bouquet. An amazing yet accessible Oregon Pinot Noir from Joe Wagner. — 8 days ago

Nicolas Jay

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Been sick for a week, not all the way better, but today is Valentine’s Day and we’re having wine with dinner. Aromatics are alluring with high toned red fruit & a black tea note. The palate shows beautifully ripe red fruit leading to darker spicier notes and a textural tannic grip. Lots to unpack over the years with this as these 16’s will only get better with time. Happy Valentine’s Day! — 3 days ago

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Feel better. Enjoy.
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Coronavirus? You gonna die on us???
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@Ron R - Just a bad cold. I will live.

Johan Vineyards

Rød Van Duzer Corridor Pinot Noir Blaufränkisch 2017

The wine is called “Rød”, which must sound like “red”, Van Duzer Corridor AVA, estate grown blend of Pinot Noir and Blaufränkisch. Ruby red, very good clarity, moderate pigment extraction. Butter, raspberry and blueberry aromas, cherry and blackberry flavors with undertones of coffee, blueberry, raspberry and cranberry. Somewhat tart, moderate seed tannins. Native yeast, aged 19 months in neutral oak. Needs time to open — 6 days ago

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Lovely post!🥂

Beaux Frères

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

A lovely balanced Pinot for an unbalanced Oscars so white night. Surprisingly rich and deep berries but with so much fun spice. Methinks maybe this spent some time in a wee bit of new oak too—but mainly I love the white pepper and baking spice fun on it. — 8 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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White pepper🙄 just like the Oscar’s
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach TOO TRUE. But I’m happy about the Parasite wins

Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Medium-full bodied, not overly complex, dark red cherry, spice, faint oak and an herbal note, maybe a li’l bit of heat. Overall a good, solid Willamette Valley pinot. QPR on this one tonight maybe not so solid but found it enjoyable nonetheless. — 9 days ago

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House Spirits Distillery

Limited Edition Rum

Katun, Batch No. 54. Distilled with molasses, barrel aged. Made in small lots at a micro distillery. Coco nutty, grassy and buttery nose. Strong, clean, no fake flavors. Spice in mouth, dry, but no added natural or artificial anything. I drink it neat in a snifter or added to my daily coffee. Yes, I’d rather be drinking wine or hard cider, but if I’m going to do craft distilled beverages, this is a quality choice. — 18 days ago

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Trixie

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🥃Cheers!

Day Wines

Queen D Applegate Valley White Blend 2015

50/25/25 blend of Marsanne, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. Pale white, excellent clarity. Sulfite in nose initially. White flower, lemon and maybe a hint of strawberry flavor with a lactic finish, some skin astringency, some minerality. Good acid but not overpoweringly so. Slight spritz in aftertaste. Cherry and nectarine flavors emerge after an hour, so bumping the score up to a nine point oh if you can give it an hour. — 7 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Like the appealing label. 🌺 A nice review!🥂

Bergström Wines

Cumberland Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Ron R
9.2

I love the brambly fruit profile of this wine. It’s texture is atypically gnarly, which I find endearing. Bold tannins and a big extraction make this a solid candidate for the cellar - Tak Room, NYC. — 3 days ago

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@Michael B, you will not be disappointed.
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@Dawn E., Anne-Marie says “right back at you.” Our real valentines dinner is tomorrow at the Inn at Pound Ridge. I couldn’t be bothered to cook tonight (I’m her bitch) 😐
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@Jason Brater , per @David T, the price and quality are up there...