Ransom

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Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Picked this up in Boulder Colorado for a very reasonable price. Grabbed due to the fact it was a 2012. Had the dark berries on the nose but also a mixture of spices that gave this a very enjoyable twist. Had it with pizza and enjoyed over a few days. Would like to try a younger version just for comparison. — 13 days ago

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Ransom

Jigsaw Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

2015. Smooth and velvety for a late August evening in NYC. Pairs well with food or as a sipping wine. A winner. — 10 months ago

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Ransom

Rouge Valley Cabernet Franc

Goes well with prime rib. Little stink on the nose but overall acid and fruit are balanced — 2 years ago

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Rudius

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ron R
9.2

Tasted many times. Always a pleasure. Great fruit profile, well behaved tannins. Doesn't cost a kings ransom, either. — 3 years ago

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David From The 504

David From The 504

Always a pleasure to drink @Ron R
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Yes @David From The 504. Rudius has become a mainstay for us.

Ransom

Cattrall Vineyard Pinot Noir

Really great May entry for Craft & Barrel’s wine club! Light, citrusy, nice minerality. Reminds me of NZ sauvignon blanc :) — 2 months ago

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Ransom

Willamette Valley Albariño

Very clean and crisp. The nose is like walking outside as the sun is rising and causing the dew on the grass and plants to sparkle on a cool fall morning. Just imagine how that smells and this wine will take you there. Notes of bright apple and melon. Very refreshing. — 9 months ago

Effingham

Virginia King's Ransom 2016

Blackberry, cherry, raspberry, currant, blueberry, oak and hints of brett. Good structure and soft tannins. — a year ago

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Ransom

The Emerald 1865 Straight American Whiskey

When she’s deglazing pans with this...you might not have enough low end options in your bar — 2 years ago

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Ransom

Rouge Valley Red Blend

Spicy and jammy. Very nice with couscous. 2015 — 6 months ago

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Cloudy Bay

Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Ron R
9.3

So good, so exotic. One of the best down-under SB’s in our book. Doesn’t cost a king’s ransom, either. Our prior notes apply. — 6 months ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Kaye and I spent 6 weeks in NZ about 5 years ago. Started out February 1. I was birdwatching but did consult Parker for wineries. I went to about 10 wineries on the north side of the South Island. Nice but not trophies like Napa. It was really fun . Good restaurants too. Kaye found good breweries. Queens town is very pretty and fancy . I think that’s the ski place. NZ is a lot like Oregon with a wet and dry side. The fjords are beautiful. There’s a reR parrot there . I gotta say it rained for 2 days there non stop. I never say rain like that before. ( I am from Tucson) . I didn’t see the parrot either! Aukland has a good wine store I can’t remember name. I brought reds home. If you can fly directly to Auckland . The flight from Sydney to Auckland is about 1,500miles. Hugh 🍷
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Hugh, thanks for the tips and insights! I’ll send you notes when we get there...
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The biggest producer of wine in NZ and everyone else is a very distant second.