Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay

Hawkes Bay Pinot Grigio 2017

One of my faves, smells good fruity, refreshing, crisp, smooth and simply delicious🍷 — 7 days ago

Cuda Ridge Wines

Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix
. This week it's a nice one from California.

Dark ruby in color with a short
reddish rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, spices, cedar, vanilla, licorice, sweet cherries, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, peppercorn and leather.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, coffee, oak, earth, vegetables, graphite, vinaigrette, spices, herbs and black pepper.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from California. Showing nice complexity with a Soft and elegant mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

Needs an hour to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

Showing a beautiful nose. I loved to smell on it for a long time. Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature properly.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Aged for 29 months in French oak barrels.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 4 days ago

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👍about a mile from me

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So cool @Jason and Jennie did you get to try it?

Wente Vineyards

Charles Wetmore Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A must buy for the price. Very bold and full-bodied with smoke and spice aromas, rich blackberry and espresso flavors. Nice mild tannins with spicy finish. — 2 days ago

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

Passion fruit, gooseberry, a hint of rambutan; bright and acidic without being overpowering. On the second day it had mellowed significantly, with a nuttiness and rounder fruit. — 10 days ago

Thomas Fogarty

Single Vineyard Series Nelson Family Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

13’ Thomas Fogarty Nelson Family Vineyard. 5 barrels produced. Elevation 1700 feet.
Compared to my previous notes from a few years ago… I feel completely different about this one.
This is a very unique expression of mountain fruit. Medium -bodied. Much darker version of Pinot Noir. Dark red “bruised” fruit emerges over time.. Cranberries, plum skins, leather, cedar, stone-like minerality!?! Primarily mid- palate wine. Bit of a creamy finish. Different... good way. Drinking now.
— 9 days ago

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Joe Lucca

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@David L Thomas must be John’s brother, right? Bad Moon Rising! Proud Mary!
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@Joe Lucca I’m curious...Great question. They’ve got to be close to the same age.

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

From 375 ml - Showing darker gold color than I expected, it was disjointed at first with rich apples and a touch of nuts up front giving way to bright lemon and acid on the finish. With air it comes together well as the rich fruit wraps around a bright core of acidity that gives it both depth and agility. — 10 days ago

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Oyster Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Citrus! Low acidity. Bright. Refreshing. Extremely light bodied. Like water in mouth feel. — 11 days ago

Trinity Hill

Homage Syrah 2014

Dense and concentrated - this wine needs years and I erred in not decanting it not giving much on the nose initially. With time and vigorous swirling aromas of Violets Liquorice Lavender Peppercorns and uncooked Bacon always with the minerality of the vineyard - the Gimblett Gravels. On the palate powerful latent flavours with so much more to give. Generally recognised as probably the best Syrah in New Zealand and if not certainly in the conversation with Craggy Range. Listed in the 1001 Wines. Very difficult to source in Australia and I ended up visiting them in January 2017 in Hawkes Bay and getting on the mailing list. 94 points now but in 3 to 5 years 97 or 98. World class Syrah without doubt. — 18 days ago

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Mission Estate Winery

Jewelstone Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015

Oldest winery in New Zealand, so they claim. Missionaries from the French Catholic Church settled near Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand back in 1851 and started making wine for sacrament, communion. Now it is one of the largest wineries, big business. Well over a 100,000 cases per year. The wine however, was good. Especially their Cab/Merlot blend. It was rich in taste, expressive fruit of plum, currant and dark cherry. Tobacco tannins. Well balanced with a soothing finish. — 4 days ago

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Salvador Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

Fresh berries on the nose lead to a bright raspberry palate with an acidity that conveys a pink grapefruit-esque edge to the bramble and leaf notes in the finish. This is light-to-medium bodied and seems like a wine that’s best to enjoy over the next few years. — 16 days ago

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