Red Dog Cellars

Cave Dog

Sonoma Valley Godello 2019

Medium weight, dry and acid forward, long, lingering finish. No noticeable oak, low ABV, built for washing down anything Mediterranean...anything that swims...anything scratching that garlic, olive oil, and citrus itch. Hay, tart citrus, olive, saline...godello is that true unicorn...white wine that can both swim all by itself and still play well with others. — 2 days ago

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Venge Vineyards

Arsenal BDX Napa Valley Red Wine

Arsenal Bordeaux blend from Kirk Venge. Another killer wine in a very Napa fashion. It’s just a baby. Dark rim and color. Full on 14.9% ABV. Gorgeous. Nose of plums and menthol and delicious acidity. Tannins are solid and the mid-palette and finish deliver an opulent experience. I can’t wait to see how this develops over the next few days and I’m the cellar. Really a bargain at any price. Sublime. Cheers! — 2 days ago

Dawn, Dick and 9 others liked this


Tabor Vineyard Red Blend 2009

See previous notes from 2018 and 2020 which still apply. From 100% old vine Mataro from the Barossa valley. Dried plum with a tarry note - a touch of nutmeg and dried meat. Soft resolved tannins. A lovely savoury wine - a great food wine. — 9 hours ago

Jan, Scott and 12 others liked this

João Portugal Ramos

Smart Dog Syrah Trincadeira

Fyldigere tykkere enn Wongraven. God smak. — 16 days ago

Cave Dog

Napa Valley Albariño 2019

Lively lime pith aroma blowing from the glass...medium weight but really acid-driven mouthfeel. Long, round finish with no sharp edges..,great food wine with French-Vietnamese takeout...California does such a great job on high-acid unoaked varietals and they are garnering an increasingly higher portion of my purchasing budget. Nice wine and great QPR. — 17 days ago

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Michelle M

Michelle M

Ooh Napa Albariño sounds interesting

Stone's Throw of Door County

Toscanacci Sonoma Red Blend 2013


Don’t recall the blend composition, but it’s showing beautifully w/such a pure fruit profile vacillating back & forth between cherry & blackberry. Some dusty edges, medicinal, white pepper & baking spices, decent heft w/well-integrated tannins. Maybe Sangiovese, Zinfandel & Merlot? Many years ahead w/off the showroom floor vibe @ 8 yrs old — 3 days ago

Mike, Severn and 7 others liked this

Site Wine Co.

Larner Vineyard Red Wine Blend 2016

This is a wonderful Grenache from Santa Barbara County.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity.

Showing black fruits with wood, earth, spices, light vanilla, licorice, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate with a great mouthfeel. Good by itself or with food.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient. Showing a great nose once it opens up.

This Single Vineyard Grenache is nicely balanced with nice complexity.

Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 13 days ago

Shay, Eric and 20 others liked this

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Is this Grenache or Syrah-dominant?

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I believe that the 2016 is Grenache dominant and the 2017 is Syrah based

Testament Winery

The Dalmatian Dog Babić

Lätt, fruktig med fatsmak — 15 days ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Frenchtown Red Blend 2019

Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, oak, spices, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, light alcohol, blueberries, light earth, pencil lead, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.

Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a young red blend from Columbia Valley. Fruit forward with a nice mouthfeel.

A good everyday wine to sip on by the porch. Easy drinking, tangy and interesting.

Good now, and will be better in a couple of years. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 45% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah and Grenache. Aged for 9 months in neutral oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 10 days ago

Tom, Rob and 21 others liked this

Markham Vineyards


Brilliant balance of bright fruit and velvet texture. It pops, yet is ohhhh so silky. Vivid color. A blend with cab and Merlot from Napa isn’t that exotic, but a Merlot led blend being the top showstopper cuvée is! Rare and beautiful. Blackberry preserves. Interesting that as clean, clear and bright it was, It threw a good deposit. Best in about 5yr. — 10 days ago

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