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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. — 7 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 — 10 days ago

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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. — 3 days ago

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. — 10 days ago

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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.

Finca Las Moras

Bonarda 2018

Olor a frutas sensación dulce en el paladar — 6 days ago

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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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Volant Réserve en Bonbonne Red Rhone Blend 2008

Dust and cherry liqueur, softened tannins. Mature nose. Not a lot of structure left, drink up. Still, quite lovely & a great accompaniment to a hearty winter meal (Fabada). — 8 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 😊. — 7 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 — 9 days ago

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Harrington Wines

Calleri Vineyard Falanghina 2018

A bit austere but that’s the varietal — 16 hours ago

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