Root Cause

Cape Root

Pinotage 2020

This wine is surprisingly sweet on the palate then has a dry finish. Not what I expected but not bad. And I’m not sure why my glass looks bigger than the bottle! 🤣🤷‍♀️ — 3 days ago

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Like the glass optical illusion!🍷😄

Domaine Duroche

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

Nose has juiced ripe cherries, wet cedar, roses, dry garden soil and faint strawberry jam.

Palate has bright cherry fruit, elderberry jelly, ripe cranberry, wet leather and faint tobacco notes. Great acidity and long finish.

Decanted 5H, this is in the zone now for sure.

Paired with a local whole chicken, 24H brine, Asian style spice rub, cooked on my grill rotisserie with apple wood chips smoking away for about 75m. Potatoes, onions and root vegetables in the roasting pan beneath to catch all the drippings. Crispy skin on the bird and good smoke flavor/penetration in the meat. A great reward for laboring away in the yard and garden all weekend.
— 14 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Ron R You're both welcome in the Berkshires at any time 👍
@Tom Casagrande Thanks, I stink like apple wood smoke tho, perhaps there are worse things in life?
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Who’s chicken did you catch?
Severn Goodwin

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The second slowest one down the street... You don't want the slowest one, she's the Fox snack.


Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Dusty minerals, some purple fruit, a little va and a minty, slightly soapy aroma. The nose never uncoils fully. The palate more than compensates. It is lively, bombastic, clean fruited and fun. Musty herbal black currant flavors, plus some ripe red fruit and a clever balance of structural tannins & acids with a juicy sweetness, though this is definitely dry. Good wine.. root day? — a month ago

Tom, Andrew and 37 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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Was a good wine day yesterday. Now we wait till Saturday
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Bin 389 like most Penfolds Cuvées lives and improves for decades.


Road Trip Pinotage 2018

Thought it was great perhaps cause it wasn’t super Pinot — 3 days ago

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1983

Lyle Fass

Hoisin sauce, so so so sick. Just why we drink wine. Leather. Just so so good. Hard to write a note as it’s so profound. Palate is perfect. Stunningly balanced. Root beer, ginger tertiary flavors. Just a wine is at double peak. Still has a youthful tang. Perfection. — 18 days ago

Mike, Jonathan and 19 others liked this

Medici Ermete

Concerto Lambrusco Secco 2018

So def crunchy black & red fruits w tea, root, and near licorice ~ I did NOT feel this paired well w red sauce or pizza ~ I would like to try w cured meats & Gorgonzola dishes... — a month ago

Ron, Anthony and 9 others liked this


Bernier-Sibary Vineyared 2011

Loren Grossman

So fresh and so clean! Bright, spicy red fruit, malabar pepper and florals. Licorice root. Fine tannins. Just delicious, integrated and wonderfully balanced. — 8 days ago

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Very floral, perfumed, ethereal - a captivating bouquet. The palate is equally delicate, unmistakably Syrah and quite different to what one might expect from the northern Rhône.

The wine struggles to hold up to lamb, so I think would be best suited to hearty vegetable dishes - roasted root veg and mushrooms, perhaps.

Hard to know whether this is just a little young - if some savoury notes develop with age this could transform into a quite brilliant Syrah.
— 20 hours ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Blackcurrant/blackcurrant leaves, herbs, licorice root, oaky vanilla. Sinewy tannins that could use a little more time. Handles the ribeye with ease. Tough on a 90 degree night of grilling. — a month ago

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