San Antonio Winery

Line Shack Winery

San Antonio Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Dark ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of cassis, cedar, cherry, graphite, licorice, mocha, plum, and smoke. Full-bodied, with heavy tannins and medium-high acidity. Bold, balanced, and intense on the palate. A long, satisfying finish with a hint of pepper and vanilla. Incredible QPR. — 9 days ago

Finca Las Moras

Paz Cabernet Blend 2016

Lewis- berries, fruit, chocolate, coffee — 5 days ago

Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Hillside Pinot Noir 2016

Wifey “accidentally” opened it 10 yrs too soon. V good. — 5 days ago

Ryann Swan
with Ryann
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Barrel Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout 2015

Liquid chocolate cake. Stellar stout. 2015 Vintage — 15 days ago

Sandlands

San Benito County Mataro 2017

Oh snap! My first time trying one of the 2017 Mataro’s from Sandlands and this San Benito County is fantastic! Beautiful, pure, fresh plums and other dark cherry with black pepper and other spices. It has an almost ferrous characteristic about it that I find quite charming. Lots of tannin and acid so let this be a note to those who are holding these in their cellar: just wait. This should be killer by 2022 but it’s already pretty exciting to drink. — 12 days ago

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Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2014

Popped alongside a Kosta Brown RRV Pinot for stylistic contrast. Basically a cross section of the Hirsch estate so it combines cool and coastal plots with warm and sunny. Elegant, ethereal and floral/earth tones driven, with bright red cherry fruit peeking out. 5 years in bottle has really eased what I recall had been a fairly taut structure — 14 days ago

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Cusumano

Sàgana Tenuta San Giacomo Nero d'Avola 2014

Not fair to compare it to the Noa since this one has 1 year more bottle age. Beautiful nose, very round and full of red fruit. It taste more "complete" than the Noa. — 2 days ago

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McHenry Vineyard

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

It’s always so exciting to try the latest release from McHenry and this just arrived in time to share with family; served alongside our Thanksgiving meal. The 2016 vintage was one of the smallest harvests on record for McHenry’s mere 2-acre, dry-farmed vineyard planted at 1800ft elevation; way up on Bonny Doon road. This was yet another year where they decided not to bottle a separate Swan Clone and instead released everything in the Estate designation. A hardly believable 56 cases were produced. However, the quality is extremely high. Darker fruited, this was more wild bramble and cranberry with some licorice and spice. So pure and delicious. Very primary right now. McHenry wines are quite long-lived with vintages from the 90’s drinking fabulously right now so I’m expecting the best to come. This fan will be tracking its evolution 😊. — 12 days ago

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Fratelli Alessandria

San Lorenzo di Verduno Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2015 Barolo San Lorenzo di Verduno is a powerful, muscular wine, and yet it also has a sense of translucence that is hugely appealing. Iron, smoke, blood, leather, tobacco and incense give the San Lorenzo a distinctly feral, wild quality. I expect the 2015 will always remain a bit rustic in feel, but it certainly has plenty of character, as well as the structure to develop well for a number of years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019) — 21 days ago

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Neyers

Evangelho Vineyard Carignan 2017

Clear deep red-violet Boysenberry on sight

Clean sandy berry aroma

Dry, med+ acidity, fine tannin, lighter side of medium body, red fruit and dark berry in the finish. Delicious now, could age. Needs a nice decant, great to watch evolve in glass too (air wakes up the tannins and elevates the red fruit notes)

Hooray and Keep up the good work 140+ yr old vines!
— 6 days ago

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