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Chardonnay Powder House 2017

Not too shabby, I’m liking this better than the 15 Lauren & UV-SL — 8 days ago

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Mark Ginkel

Mark Ginkel

Beautiful Chardonnay but price point too high
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Retail yes,
Release was $90.00,
David L

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Marks wines at sub 100. All day! I’ll wait a bit to open mine. Thanks for the insight.

Cà de’ Rocchi (Tinazzi)

Cà dè Rocchi Monterè Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2016

Much too young... Nice minerality on the nose with gun powder and crushed rocks along a bit fruit and raisin. Strong acid backbone, strong tannins and a somewhat astringent finish with fruit and a drying impression. Too young yes, but very nice potential! — 9 days ago

Peter, Severn and 8 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2013

Always a personal favorite. Tar, coconut, blackberry and cocoa powder. Massive wine, but graceful power with still teeth tingling tannins. Almost like a tannat chew. Only had one of these. Will be hunting up another one if I can find another ‘13. — 7 days ago

Domaine Guffens-Heynen

Tris des Hauts de Vignes Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2010

Wow...so fresh and mineral. Flowers, yellow stone fruit, flint like gun powder. Oh boy, this is good, and a much better bottle than some weeks ago. Catch some if you find it! — 2 days ago

pascal, Peter and 6 others liked this


Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Over delivers for the price. Classic berry and cocoa powder cab, not overpowering in any way. — 10 days ago


Steiner Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Ron R

The 16 vintage is a stunner. Presents butterscotch, hay, figs and hazelnuts on the nose. Palate is dominated with overripe lychees. The oak is in the foreground, and with cellaring, should fall back. Acids are soft and combine with the oak to give a lush, rounded texture. This goes toe-to-toe with Aubert, and holds it own.
Powder room update - With the plumber dispatched, I worked with my tiling guy to bring this home. It’s an unusual sink, so wanted to show you how it works. The water needs to hit perpendicular to the stone, then, it works like a charm.
Happy Easter to those who adhere to the Christian faith 🐣🐇
— 5 days ago

Shay, Eric and 32 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B

Love the sink very unique!

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@Ron R Ron great review, pic and sink Cheers 🍷
Ron R

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@P A, thanks so much! 😏

Hudson Vineyard

Little Bit Chardonnay 2016

I like this a little more than the Aubert Powder House, not as tart & salinity on the finish, but can’t go wrong with either one
Wine Advocate 99, $85.00 on release
Can’t find this on retail anywhere 🤷🏼‍♂️
— 8 days ago

P, Daniel and 24 others liked this
David L

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Great bottle! Hudson Chardonnay’s will be very tough to get Direct in two- three years. California love!!
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

I’m on the list, so I’m ready to go!

Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Canoe Ridge Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Color of dark ruby, with a bit purple hue on the rim, a bit cloudy. Nose of cherry jam, oak, roasted red pepper, peppery, hot pepper, and a bit oak. Taste of some hot pepper powder, low tannins, quite spicy, wood chip, some grapes, subtle sweetness, and a bit tobacco leaves. Aftertaste of some more hotness, sweetness, and ripe grapes note. Spicy wine. — 12 days ago

Hermes, Ron and 2 others liked this


Palazzo della Torre Veronese Corvina Blend 2014

Cocoa powder. Rich mouthfeel. — a month ago

David liked this

Domaine Ramonet

Les Ruchottes Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2009

Intense nose of ripe tropical fruit, talcum powder and hint of smoked bacon, vanilla. Rich on the palate but beautifully balanced, honeysuckle, apple, pear. Showed great. #ramonet — a month ago

Maciej, Greg and 2 others liked this