Spring Vale Vineyards

Mollydooker

Enchanted Path McLaren Vale Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Ron R
9.3

Still going strong...
A gift from our friend
@Martin G Rivard several years ago - thank you my friend.
This is a departure from our Napa cabs, but very welcome. 
The new pandemic is in this bottle: oak and spices dominate here. This is intensely complicated, and lacks linearity. In spite of this, it impresses. Fruits are so decadent - overripe cherries, with cinnamon rose petals and nutmeg notes coming along for the ride. Tannins are prominent, yet integrated. Swipe to the right on this.
— 14 days ago

Severn, Ericsson and 50 others liked this

Two Hands

Barney's Block Shiraz Single Vineyard McMurtrie Road 2007

Not up there with Torbreck, but still a worthwhile purchase.

The single vineyard wines begin with the 2007 Shiraz Barney s Block McMurtrie Road in McLaren Vale. It was aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months. Opaque purple-colored,
— 20 days ago

Jason, Sharon and 29 others liked this

Dog Ridge Vineyard

Butterfingers Barrel Aged Batonnage Mclaren Valle Chardonnay 2019

Syrupy texture, big oak, buttery, peach nectar. A bruiser of the white variety. Enjoyable, but would actually compete with food. Drink like a big red. — 2 days ago

Mollydooker

Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2017

Had a couple of these “Blue Boys” in my cellar. Mollydooker (Aussie for left-hander) Wines was established in 2005 by Sarah and Sparky Marquis. Dark Ruby with big dark berry fruit nose adding sweet spice and cedar. On the palate this wine has complex flavors of blackberry and blueberry with cacao, oak and vanilla. Fine dusty tight tannins, peasant mouthfeel, full-bodied, long ending with a nice spicy finish. Aging well, good now, has room to run. — 18 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Wirra Wirra

Church Block McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Vintage 2018 | Smooth crowd pleaser. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Shiraz, 11% Merlot. 18 months ripened in 70% French oak and 30% American oak. Half transparant. Beautiful cassis in smell, supple taste, quaffable. | Paired with beef — 19 days ago

Ira, Peter and 15 others liked this

Two Hands

Angels' Share McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

Deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of fresh berry fruits, cigar box spice and earthy mineral notes. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & black cherry with hints of dried spices. Good balance with slightly firm tannins, opened quickly, and lively acidity. Long finish, complex ending with oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz! — 23 days ago

Juan, Paul and 3 others liked this

Philip Togni Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Nice Napa wine, normally don’t like Califonia wine because too sweet. This is drinking beautifully! — 14 days ago

Ira, David and 10 others liked this

Ritchie Creek

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 1979

Cathy Corison
9.1

Earth and plums. Soft tannins. — 2 days ago

Severn, Eric and 19 others liked this

Astro Bunny

Pet' Nat' Rosé Blend 2020

Great brunch wine! Heavy flavors of grapefruit with a slightly floral nose and a medium body. Deliciously effervescent, literally like a mimosa in a bottle. — a day ago

Mike liked this

Waypoint

Tierra Buena Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This Cabernet is a bit different for Napa. It had remarkable depth and deep concentration of dark red fruit and Cocoa notes with a fairly light Tanic structure. Didn’t get any of that zing, any of that slight bitter but it still wasn’t flabby. Didn’t catch any hint of green or herbs at all but finished with some dried violet flavors. — 15 days ago

Denise Espinoza
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