Purple Hands

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Lily's McLaren Vale Garden Shiraz 2008

This was a big ol' boy! After the 84 Chappellet, I had to switch gears a little bit! Second wine served blind to more or less the same crowd. Poured black and inky. Nose with a little bit of meat but this was mostly black dark roasted fruits. Entry was dark blackberry, sweet plums, figs, baking spice. Power. Lots of guesses for syrah and petite sirah and I don't think anyone really thought this one was 11 years old. Finished with a lot of roasted sweet and chewy tannin. I didn't think I was in the mood for this kind of wine until I realized that I was in the mood for this kind of wine! I think this one has another five to ten years easily. Wondering why this one seems to get lower scores on Delectable, but I have a feeling that most people don't give these the age they need. — a day ago

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This was served to me blind. My first comment was “this tastes familiar...”, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to recall the ‘08 Two Hands BG I had earlier this year to call this Aussie Shiraz! My guess was Napa petite sirah, though I did guess the high ABV. Almost motor oil black in the glass. Dense. I didn’t get any meat here, but I did pick up quite a bit of peppercorn alongside rich and ripe blackberries, blueberries and fig on the nose. Unabashed. Liqueur like on the palate with Andes mint chocolate and baked mixed berry pie. At 11yrs old, still quite powerful.
9.2

14 Hands Winery

Columbia Valley Moscato

A dewy scented wine that is surprisingly robust and friendly in flavor; notes come through like a parade of old friends, all of which are a pleasure to be around. — 12 days ago

Hertelendy

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

David T
9.3

Nicely, round, smooth until you get to an astringent long set. Ripe, lush, blackberries, black raspberries, purple & blue fruits. Dark soil with dry top soils with purple flowers violets and lavender. Drinks easily now. — 17 hours ago

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Ralph Hertelendy is a nice guy. Wines are improving and becoming quite good.

Two Hands

Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Smells of absolute deliciousness. The nose of a wine you know will make you happy..

First time trying the entry level wine from this awesome producer, and pretty happy with the results. Fruit cometh! Blackberry, pomegranate, hints of subtle eucalyptus, wispy tannins, that hold up to, and help the bright, polished fruit integrate extremely well.
Pic next to my Australian Didgeridoo..
— 16 days ago

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Cheers! Gnarly dudes made me laugh!😁
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@Trixie cheers! Ha! Me as well..

Two Hands

Angels' Share McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

Solid Aussie Shiraz, not too much to say but this is a midweek banker for sure. — a month ago

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14 Hands Winery

Columbia Valley Merlot

It’s gentle and aromatic! — 6 days ago

Castello di Ama

Purple Rose 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

Ama’s 2018 Purple Rose is a saignée of Sangiovese fermented partly in a combination of steel and oak (30%). Rich and textured, with lovely depth, the 2018 is silky, perfumed and light on its feet. It has more than enough complexity and depth to drink well with a wide range of foods. $22.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2019) — a month ago

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Montes

Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot 2013

Oak is heavy on the nose and palate. Intense Dark chocolate, cocoa and violets just jump from the glass. No green notes or typical Carmenere pyrazines. — 7 days ago

Two Hands

Bella's Garden Shiraz 2013

Really enjoyed this bottle. Paired perfectly with grilled whole chicken. Jammy, but not overly so. Medium body. Plums, cherries, blueberries, with a hint of spice on the finish. Well integrated and balanced. Drinking nicely now, but I can see this improving over the next couple of years. — a month ago

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