Red 55 Winery

Terrazas de Los Andes

Cheval des Andes Mendoza Malbec Blend 2004

Dusty left bank aromatics. Strong at 15 years - a medium to full bodied palate still vibrant and alive. A word on Drinking Windows - A UK source I respect greatly said 2016-2018 for this wine but this tasting showed there was a lot of life left - maybe another 4 to 5 years I would say. To be fair it is an inexact science. This the Argentinian venture of Right Bank Icon, Chateau Cheval Blanc. 55% Malbec, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. There is no doubt you could mistake this as Bordeaux. An excellent Wine singing at 15 years. — 9 days ago

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Robert John Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Dark ruby in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, oak, licorice, vanilla, mint, vegetables, dust, chocolates, earth and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet raspberries, figs, vanilla, licorice, oak, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, dark chocolates, coke and peppercorn.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Well balanced with nice complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Bold and rich, yet elegant. Smooth with a tangy ending that makes it interesting.

Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up and shows some tannins. After 90 minutes of airtime, vegetables come in on the nose, but not much on the palate.

Still young, and needs a few years in the bottle to mature. Good by itself as a sipping wine.

Soft and yummy.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$55.
— 17 days ago

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Ancient Peaks

Oyster Ridge Santa Margarita Ranch Red Blend 2014

Ancient Peaks - Oyster Ridge - Paso Robles. 2014 blend 51% cab, 36% merlot, 5% syrah, 5% petite sirah, 3% malbec. Santa Margarita Ranch is known for the oyster shells in the soil. Anyway, on to the review. This blend is amazing. My first impression is OMG! Blackberry and dark currants with a vanilla and spice explosion. The mid palate is leather and mineral soil. This could be the oyster soil impact. The finish is dry and long. This is the longest finish on a wine ... wow! However, day two... SOUR. I did use my Coravin so maybe the Argon affected the wine. Im still out on the Coravin. Just not sure. I do know if you pull it out of the bottle after use the cork does leak - synthetic and natural both. — 8 days ago

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Shirah

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2016

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity on the nose with black plums, red cherries, black currants, earth, chocolates, licorice, vanilla, oak, spices, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Full-bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, wood, mint, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, chocolates, peppercorn, hazelnut, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, spices and tobacco.

Medium plus on the finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Syrah from Santa Barbara County, California. Spicy, interesting and fruit forward with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Still young and a little hot right now, which will go away with time. Will be better in the next 5 years and could be a 92+ wine.

This single vineyard Syrah is good by itself or with food. Needs an hour to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

A blend of 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier. Aged for 22 months in French Oak barrels (25% new). Kosher for Passover.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.
— 3 days ago

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Spoto Wines

Spoto Wines Godfather Red 2013

Shay A
9.4

Stuart Spoto and his wife spent some time visiting TX for a few days and put on a nice tasting at Classic. Talk about micro production, they only do around 500 cases of wine total across their 5-7 wines. Kind and salt of the earth type people.

This was pulled out at the end of the night (along with one of their Enrico wines) by a supporter who was there and it was in contention for WOTN. 80/20 merlot/Malbec. Epitomizes iron fist in a velvet glove. It’s ripe and juicy with loads of candied fruit (red, blue and black) and dark chocolate aromatics. Similar on the palate with smooth tannins...vanilla pipe tobacco and graham cracker. The Malbec shows itself most toward the finish as the fruit turns a bit tart and inky. So good.
— 4 days ago

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Marco Abella

El Perer Priorat Red Blend 2012

The top wine of this celler!
100% Cariñena Single Vineyard from “El Perer”
Incredible lovely nose with blueberries, blackcurrant, red cherries, herbs from the Porrera hills, authum forest, mocha, dark chocolate, full bodied palate, amazing pure and juicy, with ripe smooth layers of black fruits, kampong pepper, finest toast, Llicorella minerality, a wonderful balance of power and elegance ! 98+ DSP
— 6 days ago

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Great wine Dick🍷 on off the best of our trip 👍
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Great note and score Dick !

Camino Cellars

Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

First of the 14s. This wine has a dark black and blue fruit nose, savory characteristics, mocha, roasted nuts. Entry has a hint of red fruit right at the front but turns to dark black and blue character to the mid palate. Hint of mocha. Graphite. Sweet, youthful, gritty and roasted tannin. Balanced. Powerful. Soft edges on the front and a little more jagged on the back. Beautiful....price went up a bit....to 55 bucks. A steal. — 19 days ago

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Ideology Cellars

Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Gary Vee wine club!
Delicious fruity Cab with some leather and light tannin. A lovely quality Cab for a Thursday evening with friends.
Suggested retail of $65 but I got it with a pack of three wines for $55 🥰 Best wine club ever.
— 4 days ago

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Spoto Wines

Oakville Cuvée Christiane Red Blend 2016

Shay A
9.2

Stuart Spoto and his wife spent some time visiting TX for a few days and put on a nice tasting at Classic. Talk about micro production, they only do around 500 cases of wine total across their 5-7 wines. Kind and salt of the earth type people.

This is close to half Cabernet, the rest a Cabernet Franc and merlot blend (and a dash of Malbec). After about 30mins, this changed dramatically as the Cabernet franc took over. Very floral and spicy. Darker profile but the fruit is more black cherry like. Distinct note of red clay. Needs time.
— 4 days ago

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Maxime Magnon

Rozeta Corbières Red Blend 2017

Lovely. A great example of well-done carbonic, great lift and punch but nothing overtaking the rest of the wine. Fresh, textural, invigorating with its dark fruit and earthy/herbal character. Crisp black and red fruits, garrigue, roasted herbs, baked earth. Just sings sun-drenched Mediterranean France. Also of note, this really seems to have the extraction dialed in, LBT a few years ago was a tad thin, this is spot on. 40 CAR 30 GR 30 CIN — 8 days ago

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