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Mikkeller

Windy Hill New England Style India Pale Ale

Mikkeller's Windy Hill is one of the great New England style IPA. Made in the West Coast style, appropriately given the location of the brewery, the distinct piney notes come through in abundance. Sophisticated and citrusy with blood orange dominating, this is a superb beer. Shout out to @Josh Raynolds for bringing it to the office. — 14 days ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2012

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9.3

Quite a debate about is this skunky, and if it is, how do you define it. To me, it was definitely a bit sulphuric with some burnt popcorn. Fruit is fairly subdued throughout...more grilled buttered pineapple and cashew. Out of the two, this definitely appeals to the French crowd. Thanks for the intro to this @Benjamin Keator ! — 7 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Consumed alongside a 2013 DuMOL clare, this wine appears to have more rounded edges on the finish and is a bigger wine overall but still rather acidic on the opening. But it is still improving and has a lot of time left to figure itself out. There is a little bit of truffle here. Starts with good aged fruits, but dang if I know what they were...3 rounds and I'm still a bit perplexed. Maybe an oregano and basil plantain? Honeydew that has been sitting out a bit too long yet you are still compelled because it is so good! This wine has some structure, and will continue developing for 10+ years.
9.3
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Shay A we'll try a 1979 Santa Cruz Cabernet at next April 4th Friday!
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@Mark Flesher : Can’t wait!

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2002

Color : Red
Wine estate : Tenuta San Guido
Designation : Bolgheri
Name : Sassicaia
Country : Italy
Vivino : 5/5
Note : Opening of this Magnum 2002 that had not moved from its individual wooden case in special. Always so many emotions to take out such a wine and please the family. Perfect time to open it and we are on a silky red robe blood with shards garnet. The typical nose of Sassicaia with flavors of black fruits, pepper, copper and cigar. Once in the mouth, the aromas explode and the final is long, greedy, structured and elegant. Excellent.
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Ouverture de ce Magnum 2002 qui n’avait pas bougé de sa caisse individuelle en bois. Toujours autant d’émotions à sortir un tel vin et faire plaisir la famille. Moment parfait pour l’ouvrir et nous sommes sur une robe soyeuse rouge sang avec des éclats grenats. Le nez typique du Sassicaia avec des saveurs de fruits noirs, poivre, cuivre et cigar. Une fois en bouche, les arômes explosent et le final est long, gourmand, structuré et élégant. Excellent.
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Sharon B

Sharon B

Sounds delicious!
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Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2010

Yes, I have Hirsch San Andreas Fault Pinot in the glass, which was part of a 3 year blind tasting event for Coravin. The objective was to see if you could actually guess how many of the 4 samples were Coravin accessed 3 years ago, and how many were freshly poured that evening. Could not tell what do ever. Gotta love Coravin - owner Greg Lambrecht in the photo - the guy is awesome, and insanely knowledgeable about wine.

About Hirsch - absolutely gorgeous, dried herbs, anise, cranberry, raspberry, allspice, and balanced acidity. 2010 had so much youth in it that it still needs several more years in my opinion. Not classic to the full level of fruit forward Cali can deliver - even a little tightly wound. What a treat!
— 2 days ago

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Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

Misty Elliot New England Style IPA

A heavier style of New England IPA. Super juicy. — 14 days ago

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Vagnoni

I Mocali Riserva Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2012

Very nice white from San Gimingano. Not very complex but flavorful and refreshing on a hot day. — 11 days ago

Dirty & Rowdy

Evangelho Vineyard Mourvedre 2014

Evangelho is such an interesting vineyard and this is a great representation. Some savory elements balanced with the fruit and acid. — 8 days ago

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Arden Barnett

Arden Barnett

@Steve Anderson just ordered my allocation of 2017 D&R Evangelho. Such a fun wine. Cheers!

Emiliana Organic Vineyards

Novas Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Very different Sauvignon Blanc than what I’m used to, subdued fruits, more gooseberry than tropical, some minerality, smooth and goes down real easy. — 8 days ago

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Bodega Catena Zapata

High Mountain Vines San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2014

While I was down in Argentina a few years ago, I fell in love with Cabernet Francs out of Mendoza. Unfortunately, one of the sommeliers I was talking to down there said that only a small selection of Cabernet francs are imported into the states. Notes of Cherry, Cedar, provincial herbs and spice fill your nose. Full bodied red with hints of pine, black plums, licorice and blueberries. Super peppery finish that doesn’t last as long as I would’ve liked but still pleasant. Super fun and complex for a great price. — 25 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Rich, butterscotch, silky texture. Meursault like. Don’t know another California winemaker making Chardonnay like this. Five years too early. — 6 days ago

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Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

the only domestic list I am on—great wine. Very Meursault, as you noted.
Manny Abascal

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I agree. Do you have older vintages? I have some 08 but even those are young.
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

been buying since the first vintage, mostly the Chardonnays.