Spring Vale Vineyards

School House

Mezcolanza Zinfandel Blend 2012

Quite possibly one of the most singular expressions of Zinfandel I have ever tasted and unquestionably going to be misunderstood by most who drink it. This is not a Zinfandel drinker’s Zinfandel. It’s too acidic; too mineral driven; too light on its feet. And yet, I was absolutely charmed by it! Particularly when I paired it with pomegranate marinated rack of lamb. At 7 years old, it’s just now entering its drinking window. I would expect this to be enjoyable for at least another 7 years and perhaps longer. — 6 days ago

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Velvet Glove McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014

Huge. Hedonism. Fruit bomb but opened it 4 hours ago and it helped soften the blow a bit. Spice and sweet licorice. — 3 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Dynamite Hill York Creek Vineyard Petite Sirah 2003

Really good. Fully mature. 13.6% abv. Big hit at the barbecue! — 15 days ago

Stuart, Hermes and 2 others liked this


Primavera Spring Pétillant Rosé

Spritzy. Citrus zest. Slight bitter finish (in a good way). Perfect refresher on a sweaty hot summer day! Absolutely delish — 12 days ago


Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2017

Shay A

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

For being a Mollydooker, I was surprised at how nimble this was. Sure, it was a hedonistic and rich style, but it didn’t seem too hot or flabby. Lots of cocoa powder, freshly dipped chocolate covered black cherries, savory cherry tobacco leaves and finished with a note of Andes mint. I called this Syrah with American oak. Thanks
@Ryan G
— 6 days ago

Will AdamsRyan GJack Thompson
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McLaren Vale Shiraz 2003

Total fruit bomb - if you don’t fight it and submit you’ll be just fine. 2 hours of air gave this wine much length and the waves of fruit kept coming. — 15 days ago

Mark, Iwan and 4 others liked this


The Puzzle Spring Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Soft and beautiful. Sweetness has backed off a touch. Nice. I’m craving a steak. — 2 days ago

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Elivette Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Shay A

Another Wednesday Wine Committee in the books. Great hosting by @Bill Makens . 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine all served blind.

My co-red WOTD. Perfumed with sweet oak, candied black cherries and cocoa dusted dates. Youthful. Big structure in place but not overly gripping. Dusty covered blackberries, plum and peppercorn, showing a hint of leather. Gorgeous. I called this late ‘00s/early 2010 Napa Cab.
— 13 days ago

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David, Bryan and 23 others liked this

Marius Wines

Symphony McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015

Beautiful black/red fruit mix. Medium to full bodied with an amazing chocolate that cycles through in waves. Lightly spiced/herbs, each taste brings something different forward. The tannin is gorgeous - fine but well-defined. Great density across the lot but still light, fresh and balanced. Would love to have tried this over a few nights - but it was gone in a couple of hours. — 18 days ago

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McLaren Vale Grenache Rose 2017

Yummiest rose I've ever had.
Strawberry and cream without being sweet.
— 4 days ago