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Stone Tree Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Tasting a more recent vintage, 460 cases produced, 16.7% alc/vol (seriously?!) So how does it compare with previous vintages? Purple red, highly extracted pigment. Wood in nose, wood, black cherry and black currant in mouth initially. Letting it breathe... Mint and blackberry flavors emerge after 30 minutes, and there’s got to be some RS in this. Well made, balanced, surprisingly not hot or alcoholic (which explains the sweet fruitiness), slightly syrupy in mouthfeel. A really nice wine. Reminds me why, growing up, Zin was always my favorite. Moderate chewy tannins emerge after 60 minutes, but acceptably so; they later dissipate. Fresh fig and tar emerge after that, greatness! Makes me wonder if, with global warming, the future of Zinfandel is here in the Pacific Northwest — 5 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice review!🍷Good notes. 📝

Andrew Will

Two Blondes Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Black cherry, raspberry, currant, vanilla, plum and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins. — 5 days ago

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Claire Boushey Vineyard Grenache 2018

Really enjoy this. — a day ago

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Boushey Vineyard Grenache Blanc 2018

Newish vintage, 600 cases produced. 94/6 blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne from three vineyards: Boushey (81% GB), Weather Eye (13% GB), Olsen (6% R). Pale yellow white, excellent clarity. Floral, vanilla and mild aldehydic barnyard aromas. Guava, lactic flavors, tropical fruit finish (banana then coconut? But this ain’t no Piña colada). Lingering cherry and heavy (skin and seed) tannic aftertaste . This is either serious experimental winemaking, or ultra craft-focused ‘blanc de noir’, or is this just their iteration of a pale “orange” wine? Massive tannins for a “white” wine. Not a wine for the faint of heart. Dry, just enough acidity, fruity but still pondering this one... The trop fruit flavors backed off, with cherry and other red fruit and Grenache character flavors emerging after 30-60 minutes. Tannins also softened somewhat, with patience — 12 days ago

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Two Hands

Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz

Gorgeous. Smells a little like liquorice, and "leather" as someone else reviewed it said, peppery. So smooth, almost creamy, yet punchy! Dark sharp fruits.
Enjoyed with pizza as a treat to celebrate being alive and the start of a week + 1 day off work 😬🤤🍷🍕
— 7 days ago

Two Hands

Angels' Share McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013

Paul K
9.2

This is great for $22. I may be a little conservative with a 92. 92.4 then. #Delectable, can you add another decimal place?
Big and jammy. Wish there was just a little more structure to it to get to the WS 93.
— a month ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Paul, I have a soft spot for McClarn Vale . Years ago I was birdwatching there. We were staying at a local hotel and by the pool. A large family was having a BBQ. They invited us over. We had a great time and drank a lot of local wine . I could live there.hugh
Paul K

Paul K

Sounds like an awesome trip @Hugh O'Riordan!! Australia is definitely on my bucket list. I’m a big fan of Two Hands as well as a couple other Aussie producers I’d like to visit; Mollydooker, Penfolds... thanks for the note. Have a great weekend! I look forward to your reviews as always!

Two Shepherds

Delu Vineyard Vermentino

Ancient vine. Cinsault grape — a month ago

Cakebread Cellars

Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017

Just had to try another bottle!!Ruby with red fruit aromas and spicy herb floral notes, aged for 10 months in 40% new French oak. On the palate fresh black raspberry and cherry flavors with herb tea and earthy tones. Firm fine tannins, balanced acidity, nice mouthfeel, long finish ending with earthy mineral herb character. Nice! Paired well with a spicy seared sushi grade tuna with spicy peanut dressed sesame soy sauce. Wow!! — 19 days ago

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Syrah 2017

What a value. Seriously One of the best under 25 bucks. — 16 days ago

Peter, Jonathan and 15 others liked this