Penner Ash


Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Nice, dark flavors. Heavy for region and bottling. A PN for steak and better than its California counterparts who make wines of this style. — a month ago

Lisa, Daniel and 8 others liked this

Balazu des Vaussières

Cuvée Dent de Lion Red Blend 2013

Black currant, cassis, plum, and blueberry. Lavender, black pepper, leather and cured meat. Smoke and ash. 6 months of maceration. Stainless steel and concrete tanks. 14% abv. Elevated acid. Medium plus soft integrated tannins. — 3 days ago

Lisa, Ira and 1 other liked this

Grosjean Frères

Vigne Rovettaz Vallee d'Aoste Cornalin 2017

Local Cornalin grape from Val d’Aosta. High-altitude minerality, saline, wild strawberry, dark cherry, tobacco, ash, dried herbs, lush tannins. From Flatiron Wines. — 5 days ago

Venge Vineyards

Bone Ash Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

This Guy Venge keeps making my favorite wine. This Bone Ash is phenomenal just ask my wife! Heavy on the concentration delicious! This is one of those that when you open it you drink it all. !!!! — 18 days ago


Pas de Nom Pinot Noir 2010

A wonderful wine! — a month ago

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Lewis Cellars

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Pitch black in color with crazy legs in the glass. So aromatic! Blackberry, bay leaf, and cedar scents. Milk chocolate, ash, black fruit fill the mid-palate. Big bold wine with firm tannins despite being 7 years old. While an amazing wine now, will be even better in 7-10 years — 10 hours ago

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M. Christopher, Eric and 15 others liked this


Oregon Viognier

A first date. A great choice. — a month ago

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Aegrina Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

BlackBerry, cherry. — a month ago

Château Margaux

Pavillon Rouge Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Opened this afternoon. Very astringent finish initially with lots of oak and ash. The nose initially was worthy of a 96. Wildflowers, herb-rich, sweet fruit, but quite a bit of oak. Palate was soft, yet rather powerful. Wild herb, black cherry, fig, ash, sweet tobacco and rather complex. Would have gone perfectly with a marinated pork loin and herb roasted potatoes. Still getting quite a bit of astringency and acidity on the finish. Capable of so much more. Goes to show you the structure of the second wine of Ch Margaux! — 9 days ago

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Nice vintage and shows some of the DNA of its big brother.
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Very nice bottle for Mark to open on a Wed afternoon. Initially pop and poured before we got it in to a decanter quickly. Surprised (in a good way) by the smoked meat aromatics! Not Rhône like smoked meat, but more just a touch of sweet and savory smoke with peppercorn. Herbal and quite floral too aromatically. Obviously still young and on the upward trajectory, it was quite chewy. Bay leaf, underripe black cherry and plum with sweet tobacco leaves rounded out the palate with stiff tannin at the finish. I’m sure this uncoiled a bit after decanting, but I’d hold for another 5yrs to get full enjoyment. Thanks Mark!