Underground Wine Project

Underground Wine Project

Devil's Playground Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ludicrously oaky, but still manages to be very good. Big, dense, fruit-packed with assertive tannins. Definitely Red Mountain. Delicious steak wine 🥩. — 3 days ago

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Underground Wine Company

Lot 12 Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Paul K
9.2

You know those nights when you need one more bottle you weren’t planning on and have no time to decant? This wine was ready pop and pour. Everyone loved it. In some cases, more than a couple more expensive bottles. Easy drinking, well balanced, not super full bodied, but perfect for the moment. Great Xmas present @Dave Z
Finishing half the bottle on Day 2 and this got even better. Changing to a 92
— a month ago

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Shawn R

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I know those night all to well!

Scholium Project

Androkteinos Hudson Vineyards Syrah

Black olive, green beans, rust. Just a giant wine, and could sit for another few years comfortably. Decanted for a good stretch, and it was still going strong on the second night (maybe even better than night one?). — a month ago

Oliver Vineyard & Winery

Pilot Project #005 Blueberry Moscato

Love it. Just a lil tart making it perfect for a glass before bedtime after dinner. Will definitely buy again! — 4 days ago

Scholium Project

1MN Bechtold Ranch Cinsault

Wish it wasn't so hard to find! — a year ago

Canard-Duchene

Authentic Rosé Brut Champagne Blend

One of my go to Rosé Champagnes at ~$35/bottle, it's a great value play.

My prior notes still apply.

Visited this producer in May 2018, likely had the most stairs to get down into their cellar than anyone else, very deep underground!
— 19 days ago

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Oooh notes! Rosé Champagne is the wine to tackle all situations

Scholium Project

FTP-Z Kirschenmann Ranch Zinfandel 2015

Took a minute to open up but then good to go. — 19 days ago

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Underground Wine Project

Idle Hands Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich and extracted and well put together wine. Great mixed berry tastes. — a month ago

Scholium Project

The Gardens of Babylon California Red Blend 2007

2007. Does not feel 12 years old. All soy sauce and balsamic vinegar with just a little cranberry. Really tasty and unique. I’ve had younger versions that basically taste the same so cellaring seems to soften it a bit but no major changes to the flavor profile. — a month ago

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Les Lecons des Maitres Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2014

Shay A
9.3

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.

Bonus wines. I’ve heard of this and was happy to try. Bibiana from Wayfarer and Jeff Pisoni joint project. Bigger style SB, definitely done in the Bordeaux style. Good amount of semillon to round the edges out. High acidity. Lemon and lime tart, lychee, limestone and saline notes. Oak isn’t as powerful as Aesthete or other notable bigger style Cali SBs, but it’s certainly as flavor packed. Wish I could enjoy one of these stand alone to see how it evolves.
— 9 days ago

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Sounds good
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@David L : You would enjoy this. I give the nod to the Aesthete (and other similar options), but this is certainly up there.
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Unfortunately, another wine I’ve never heard of. Need to give this a swirl.