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Matias Riccitelli

Old Vines Patagonia Sémillon 2016

Sour but awesome Semillon. Lemon, apples, pineapple on the nose. Sour really strong when it hits your mouth, all in a very positive way. Buttery smooth. I gotta get some at home. — 4 days ago

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Beau Vigne

Old Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Ron R

Date night with Anne-Marie. We were introduced to this wine by @Martin G Rivard. So consistent, and in our opinion, under the radar. Lovely poise and balance, with restrained power. Loving this and my wife tonight. — 16 days ago

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Yes, @David T, this pic was more spontaneous. Beach is so far away now... sniff. @Mike R, thanks so much, bud 😍
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Black Saint Peter

Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Another red from Laithwaite’s wine club, been very impressed so far. Tasty Zinfandel — 9 days ago

Saint Arnold Brewery

Divine Reserve #12 Old Ale

Between this and the 2019 Firestone Sucaba and 20 St Arnold Bishop's Barrel, this was second. @Delectable Wine this is the Divine Reserve 19. Bourbon barrel but less structured than the Firestone. Wildflowers and honeysuckle here. Pretty interesting. Will age well. — 5 days ago

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The Octavius Barossa Old Vine Shiraz 2015

At the Annual Yalumba tasting at the Downs Club. A quick note - minty for a Shiraz Fairly Oaky with Oak Tannins showing through and Espresso on the nose. A good wine with great potential but for value I prefer the Paradox at about a third of the price. Have bought Octavius since inception when as Wine Committee Chairman the Downs Club hosted Yalumba CEO Robert Hill-Smith (still the boss) for the launch of the inaugural Octavius which strangely was a Cabernet to begin with (1987) and a Shiraz ever since. Still have my last 2002 in the cellar at home. — 5 days ago

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Mischievous Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2016

I enjoy Zin but usually don’t usually gravitate towards it. This is balanced in an interesting way—less dark and more fruit than Seghesio but with some woody notes that carry it through. Quite enjoyable. — 2 days ago

Hawthorne Vineyards

Old Mission Peninsula Cabernet Franc / Merlot

Oak, tobacco, plumb, red berry. Paired with, of course grilled steak. — 11 hours ago


Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2013

Cherry, raisin, leather on the nose. Garnet color, leggy, pink peppercorns, underripe blackberry, hasn’t fully opened up. Leather, biting into a pencil, bone dry. I’m preparing to have pasta with this - I feel this is sweater wine. Jazz on a Saturday afternoon. Fire pit with crusty bread and grilling meats. Nutty creamy cheese or dark chocolate and berries. This is not at all a whimsical wine- no hammock - a chaise. But a deep chuckle would suit it very well. — 14 hours ago

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Chloe Ritchie-Lorenzo Old Vines Chardonnay 2014

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Wednesday Wine Committee hosted by Dan. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Tasted blind as usual.

This was much lighter than expected, and didn’t have typical Ritchie vineyard aromatics of smoked marshmallows and nuttiness. Many people guessed White burgundy as it wasn’t overly oaked or powerful. I guessed Kistler Durrell based on acidity and the amount of “green” (hay/straw) and white flowers.
— 5 days ago

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Bodegas Sierra Virgen

OGV Old Vines Calatayud Garnacha

More complexity and spice than typical for a solo Grenache. Reminds of a southern Italian grape in acidity and interest — 11 hours ago