Central Coast Chardonnay 2015

That mid-level creaminess is where it’s at!! A nice, well crafted chard that takes you on a great ride: citrus on the bookends, but a vanilla cream center that then fades back to citrus on the end. Awesome glass! — 7 days ago

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Château Pavie

Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

En Mag from @Joe Lucca this is still shedding tannin and bordering on overripe but it really does a good job of not falling over the precipice of this hot vintage. Not as much my style anymore but an excellent peek. Does what it does well. — 2 years ago

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Great descriptors, @Bill Bender
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You were missed in Iowa @Ron R but it looks like you did a stellar job of creating your own fun

Laura Zahtila Vineyards

Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Caught this just before the precipice. Molten hot savoriness. Plum, black olive, dark chocolate, and laden with Rutherford dust. — 3 years ago

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Robert Sinskey Vineyards

POV Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

As per the reviews, at the precipice of being too rich, but isn't. More blackberry than blueberry, more Bordeaux than Rhone. Wish i knew what the varietals were, besides cab sauvignon. Not hot but you get every bit of its 13.7% — 4 years ago

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Domaine les Grands Bois

Cuvée les Trois Soeurs Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2017

Thursday night on the precipice of another closed in weekend. Tonight I have opened the 2017 Domaine Les Grands Bois Les 3 Soeurs Côte du Rhóne. A blend of 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% Carignan.

On the nose I am getting heavy savory notes, cured meat, black raspberry, black cherry, bacon fat, black pepper, burnt caramel, clove, cinnamon a d smokey oak.

On the palate there is black cherry, black raspberry, savory notes, smokey herbal notes, black pepper, licorice, baking spice and dark soil.

This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that leads right into a long dark brooding finish. This wine is still very young and needs time to fill out to show it's true self. We are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel for this pandemic we have been going through. Please continue to stay safe and continued health. Nostrovia!🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 7 months ago

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Checkerboard Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Blackberry infused dark chocolate. On the precipice of too sweet. — 2 years ago

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Brack Mountain Wine Company

Scholar & Mason Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


Big time tartrate crystals when I open had me worried it'd be disjointed. But it was wonderfully complex and balanced. Lavender, leather. The fruit is on the precipice of red and black. Really delicious Cab! Best wishes to everyone in Northern California right now. Stay safe. — 3 years ago


California Pinot Noir

Nick S

Good standalone, very strawberry, medium everything else but a bit sweeter. Tasty! — 9 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Thursday night and on the precipice of another weekend and it is time to revisit wine from Spain. Tonight's wine is the 2006 R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva. This wine is from Rioja and is a blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Manzuelo.

The nose has notes of black cherry, fig, licorice, vanilla, leather and cigar box.

On the palate there are well balanced notes of dried cherry, tart raspberry, coffee, licorice, leather and tobacco.

This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + firm tannins that lead to a long persistent dry finish a very nice wine to start the weekend off right. Enjoy the weekend coming up and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 10 months ago

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Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Finch Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

My first exposure to this Chardonnay and I must say it was pretty special. Viscosity and breadth, lots of texture and mouthfeel. Runs to the precipice of too much and then reels it in perfectly. Baked apple, hazelnut and river rock. — 4 years ago

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@Bill Bender I I asked Martin to please bring it. He poured it for me a few months prior. I just love it.
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@Martin G Rivard of course he did. Santa f'n Rivard always comes through 🙌🏽