Oyster Bay

Craggy Range

Les Beaux Cailloux Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

2017 tasted 2020. Bananas and wildflowers on the nose! The scent is almost oily. Malolactic fermentation gives it a silky tannic feel on the top of the mouth. Slight hint of bananas and chalk on the end. A surprising long finish. Very nice. I’m a confirmed Chard hater, but this causes me to reconsider my prejudices. — 4 days ago

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B Vintners

Black Bream Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir on limestone. Tart bright red cherry, red plum, blackberry, black cherry, red flowers, green bell pepper, black pepper, wild herbs, high minerality gravel like, reductive, no new oak, elevated acid, medium plus tannins, medium plus finish. Young vines, 10% whole cluster, cold soak. — 8 days ago

Ira, Paul and 2 others liked this

Vidal Estate

Soler Syrah 2017

2017 opened Jan 2020. Tobacco and earth notes on the nose. Cherries and black currents. Soft tannic structure — mid to high heaviness. Nice soft ending with pleasimg mineralogy. — 3 days ago

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Waipapa Bay

Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

This New Zealand charmer smells as fresh as a spring morning. It exhibits lime and lemon aromas along with minerality and a whiff of peach juice and flowers. The palate offers lovely flavors of nectarine and tangerine, joined by a racy acidity.
— 2 days ago

P, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The go to wine for everything — 24 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Excellent sniffing wine. Light to medium bodied palate with elegant strawberries and tart raspberries and vanilla rhubarb. Really enjoyable after a couple hours decant. — 6 days ago

Eric, Mike and 2 others liked this

Henhouse Brewing Co.

Oyster Stout

It can’t all be wine. This is my favorite winter beer I can buy at the store in a can. — a month ago

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Ira, Ryan and 1 other liked this

Esk Valley

The Terraces Malbec Blend 2016

2016 tasted 2020. Dark chocolate on the nose with some notes of chalk. Cassis and raspberry fruit on the front — but the fruit isn’t very intense. Medium tannic structure with a lot of calcaire incorporated into the soft mouth feel. This a delicate wine all the way to the end. Lingering finish with an aftertaste that reminds of apricots. — 3 days ago

Serge liked this

Mount Eden Vineyards

Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2010

Ron R
9.1

It’s been a while old friend!
Very earthy nose, coupled with wood.
Palate displays caramel, cola and pomegranate. Surprisingly, flavors are somewhat muddled, indicating that this is past it’s bedtime. Good tannin and acid profile, but overall, we waited too long with this.
— 10 days ago

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Ron R

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@Neil Valenzuela, we love this producer, too.
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

@Ron R - I work in Saratoga, CA- let me know if you want me to pick you a few bottles
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@Neil Valenzuela, you are a VERY lucky man. I can only dream about working and living there. Thanks for the offer, Neil. I looked on wine-searcher, and there are many offerings on the market. But thank you for that very kind offer 😊

Cloudy Bay

Te Wahi Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Fruit forward pinot with tangy red cherries. A bit like a cherry life-saver followed by some salty mineral notes. Pop, pour, enjoy! — 6 days ago

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