Robinson Family Vineyards

Chopo

Jumilla Monastrell 2017

Trap me in the Chopo House any time. 100% Monastrell — aka Mourvèdre to you Freedom Fries lovers out there — which is the fifth-most planted grape variety in Spain these days per Jancis Robinson et al (h/t @Brendan Devine). Medium-plus acidity, bright black and purple fruits, downright Montepulciano vibes. Definitely looking like a re-buy next time I cross state lines. — a month ago

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Maple Creek Winery

Artevino Estate Symphony 2017

Symphony “A GARNACHA ROJA × MUSCAT OF ALEXANDRIA cross bred by Harold P Olmo in 1940 at the University of California at Davis and released in 1983 (Walker 2000).”

My first introduction to Symphony was at Scott Harvey in Plymouth, CA. Jana Wines series “One Last Kiss” white blend (Chardonnay, Mendocino Riesling, Symphony, New York Cayuga). Floral & off-dry, Delicious blend, repeat purchase at the winery.

My next introduction at Michael David in Lodi.
“ These estate grown grapes are some of the first plantings of its varietal in the state.” Floral & Fruity, Lodi fruit, 11% ABV, Love the Muscat qualities, repeat purchase at the winery.

Now, Maple Creek Winery - Artevino - Estate Symphony. Its nice to see Symphony from a cooler climate. White floral, grapefruit & lemon, zippy acidity. Nice seafood wine. 13.4% ABV, would be interested in a sparkling version. Textbook wine, pull up the Symphony page on wine-searcher.com :)

References:

Wine Grapes
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding & José Vouillamoz
https://books.apple.com/us/book/wine-grapes/id694429041
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Michael David Winery
2019-MDW-SYMPHONY-6
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Robinson

Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Delicious! Drank with st pats dinner. — 5 months ago

Robinson Family Vineyards

Estate Stags Leap District Zinfandel 2016

Not Robinson Family but Great Legs by Robinson family. This is the daughters label and iris outstanding. Also served for Mother’s Day in large format. Flavors are rich and very flavorful. — 3 months ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Bad boy in Roswell

Robinson Family Vineyards

Reserve Stags Leap District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Great wine to celebrate Easter with. Balanced, soft tannins with oak underbites, pleasant after taste. Stood up to our spice filled meal. Excellent with a good Idaho potato dish cooked Dutch style. — 4 months ago

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Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

Started out fantastic with rich dark fruit laced with soft oak. But didn’t hold up over time when it started to flatten out. Great memories of us visiting the winery back several years with Skip and where we were invited to join the family eating some awesome pizza.
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Bodega Norton

Reserva Mendoza Malbec 2016

Great Malbec. Still peppery like a Malbec but finishing deep and balanced so you can drink another. Danger, Will Robinson. — 6 months ago

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Robinson Family Vineyards

Stags Leap District Estate Merlot 2016

Cherry licorice that lingers. Very pleasant. — 4 months ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I hear the club is very very exclusive

Maple Creek Winery

Artevino Estate Flora 2016

Flora “A SÉMILLON × GEWÜRZTRAMINER cross bred by Harold P Olmo in 1938 at the University of California at Davis, US, and released in 1958 (Walker 2000).”

The wine is more about texture and round fruity body, floral characteristics are in the background, and overall seems more Semillon dominate. Satisfying and enjoyable. Interested in the sweet wine version “Nectar of the Goddess”, which is a blend of estate Flora and Symphony.

Excerpt From: Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding & José Vouillamoz. “Wine Grapes.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/wine-grapes/id694429041
— 4 months ago

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The Islander Estate Vineyards

The Investigator Kangaroo Island Cabernet Franc 2005

Mid to Deep Crimson in colour. Aromas of menthol, tobacco and ash notes together with black tea and after an hour in the decanter- violets. Not often one has a Cabernet Franc of this quality made in Australia. Made at The Islander on Kangaroo Island which is owned by Jacques Lurton and family, owner of Chateau Cheval Blanc so they know a bit about Cab Franc!! Jancis Robinson describes Cheval Blanc as “the world’s grandest Cabernet Franc dominated wine” Visited The Islander there 4 years ago and had a tour with the Canadian winemaker. A semi-maritime climate - very dry so that a limited need for pesticides. In summary a very polished wine and the best Cab Franc I’ve had outside the Right Bank or Loire Valley. — 4 months ago

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Wow!! New to me. Impressive intro @Bob McDonald
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@Bill Bender Good to see you are back from hibernation Bill and straight back into the good stuff by the looks. This wine is very boutique. Never seen it other than at the winery.