The White Ribbon

Eminent Domaine

Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Beautiful Oregon Pinot Noir. Very approachable now, this wine will age nicely. Lots of dark red and blue fruit. — 6 days ago

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Ridgecrest Wines

Ridgecrest 93 Gamay Noir 2019

Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, plum, vanilla and mossy earth. Medium-bodied and velvety tannins. — 13 days ago

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Barone Pizzini

Animante Franciacorta White Blend

Runner-up for Wine Of The Night but definitely the pleasant surprise of the night. Little funky nose and not particularly effervescent for a sparkler. Acidity is muted and feels like a “real wine” as opposed to those chemically enhanced science experiments that pass for luxury wine life in some quarters. Definitely would serve this to my most discerning guests like @Sam Shepard @Brendan Devine and if I could be so blessed, the GOATs of the wine world like @Ron R @Mike R @Willie Carter, a little something off the beaten path. — 10 days ago

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Sam Shepard

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I’d be honored @Kevin Løk
Ron R

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Nice words, @Kevin Løk. I’ll certainly seek this out. The truth be known, the likes of @Mike R, @David L, @Joe Lucca and @Bill Bender throw me some big bones. Without those, I’d be wallowing in the bargain-basement 🙂
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@Kevin Løk @Ron R not true Ronnie - love you stud

Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Tasty. Fruit here is a tad sweeter than most Burgundies. 14.1% abv. Reminds me a bit of the 2018 Drouhin 1er Clos des Mouches, I had recently in France. — 7 days ago

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Patricia Green Cellars

Wadensvil Block Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Hibiscus, boysenberry, clay, bramble, sandalwood, inflorescence (grape bloom floral). Seems light up front but finishes dry dark and substantial. Pretty and young. — 23 days ago

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Vitkin

Blanc Israeli Journey 2020

it's been a few vintages since i had vitkin's entry-level ' white journey'.

starting as a boutique winery avoiding the expected cab sauvignon, Merlot and chardonnay they grew but still play it different.

this is mostly old vine colombard with added granache blanc, chenin, viognier & gewurzterminer. a very small part in oak.

what a lovely surprise. full body and medium - acidity with mostly flowers, some greeness and citrus variety with grapefruit forward.

great 💪 sipper.

exceptional vfm (2 for 120 nis).

red journey report in a bit.
— 8 days ago

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Brick House

Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2019

restaurant bottle so it was pnp unfortunately as i think this needed quite a bit of air and/or more time in the cellar. tightly wound, tart fruit, high-ish acid. i think a lot of these dry farmed bio pinots from this region just need some years to unwind and develop secondary flavors. i've got several pinots from Brick House cellaring that i'm not going sniff under 5 years. — a month ago

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Utopia

The Utopia Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Apple, pithy lemon, honey, peach, blood orange and oak. Bright acidity and good minerality. — 23 days ago

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Brick House

Ribbon Ridge Gamay Noir 2016

Ruby red, excellent clarity, moderate pigment extraction. Blackberry and blueberry aromas, black rasp and blueberry flavors with length, graphite on the finish. Good acid, some skin astringency in finish, aftertaste. — 21 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Rich color! Cheers!🍷

Domaine des Rutissons

Verdesse 2019

ESF
9.2

Special wine here: great darker color for 2019 with gorgeous complex aromas that went from mineral & saline to white peach & salt water taffy to citrus, high tone spearmint on to herbaceous foresty alpine meadow & flowers. I know weird but good weird. Palate had some silkiness to it astride a firm acidic backbone. It has some tart citrus to it - quinine, but also a sweet spot with some peach & taffy - there’s also that wild alpine element tough to describe. Beautiful harmony & balance - to superb finish. Drink @ cellar temp. thanks @Lyle Fass — 10 days ago

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The bomb! Glad you enjoyed!