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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. — 6 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 😊. — 6 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 — 8 days ago

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Emilio Lustau

East India Solera Sherry Palomino Fino Pedro Ximénez

80% palomino Oloroso / 20% PX
Salty caramel and cream, molasses and roasted nuts. Figs and dates. Lovely distant nuances of chocolate shavings, dried cherries, cola and dark orange peel.
Good acidic veins, not as syrupy as most 100% PXs.
Widely available, and a screaming value.
— 15 hours ago

Chris, Peter and 4 others liked this

Alvear

Pedro Ximenez de Añada 2014

Lovely coffee, praline, honey and liquid date and prune in great balance with considerable sweetness. It is just a bit shy of the acidity needed to carry the weight of this sweetness but a lovely wine that glides on the palate — 14 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

San Mateo County Pinot Noir 2010

Leafy, whole clustery goodness. Showing secondary forest floor maturity. Medium bodied, lovely balance and richness. From magnum — 9 days ago

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Sono Montenidoli

Tradizionale Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2017

Green apple, fennel, spices, licorice on the nose , medium acidity. A bit oily , long finish. Delightful — 3 months ago

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Kalin Cellars

Livermore Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2001

From the current release. So much structure here and it’s extremely oxidative. On the nose its creme brulee and aged brie but on the palate it brings white peach and orange oil with nice acidity to provide some lift. — 9 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Sweetness!
Patrick Derdeyn

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Looks like it should be a sweetie too! It’s not though, bone dry. Its early harvested sauv blanc, just super old.

San Pedro

1865 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2014

Great wine. It is fresh, powerful,, mixture of berries and light chocolate. Perfect with meat. — a month ago

Finca Las Moras

Bonarda 2018

Olor a frutas sensación dulce en el paladar — 5 days ago