Vermont, Usa

Fable Farm & Fermentory

Jalu Sparkling Apple Grape

Fable continues to impress me. So much funk. Tart apples, crabapple, wax, honey, melon, barnyard, hay, with a tart cherry candy finish. Changes over a few hours. Fascinating. — 11 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz 2018

For our Thanksgiving Dinner yesterday one of the wines we had the pleasure of opening was the 2018 Penfolds Bin 600 Cabernet Shiraz. A California wine 20 years in the making. Cabernet Sauvignon from all around Sonoma and Shiraz from the Camatta Hills Vinyard in the Paso Robles area. A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Shiraz.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, spice, chocolate, herbal notes, eucalyptus, leather and earth.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, spice, clove, licorice, black pepper, savory smokey meat and earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ fine tannins that gives a ling black fruit earthy finish. As yesterday was a day to give thanks for which I am sure we were all thankful for many reasons, family, friends, life and so much more. Please stay safe and healthy and look to the future with many thanks. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 5 days ago

Dawn, Aravind and 20 others liked this

Crimson Ranch

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Sweet, juicy nose and very light, bright taste for a cab. Notes of tart cherry, and not quite ripe plum. Vanilla. Would love if it was a bit smokier but it's a decent weeknight wine. — a day ago

Paul, Josh and 3 others liked this

Hill Farmstead Brewery

Madness & Civilization Blend 14 Imperial Stout

Hill Farmstead Madness & Civilization Blend 14. — a month ago

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La Garagista

Ci Confonde Pétillant Naturel Red Sparkling Blend

Vibrant, lively, jumps on the palate. Entertaining complexity. Balance of earth and fruit and acid. — a month ago

Josh Smith
with Josh

Sandlands

California Chenin Blanc 2016

This is my last bottle of the the 2016 Chenin Blanc “California” designation. We consumed this alongside the 2016 Huet Vouvray “Le Mont” Sec, you know, for fun! This wine pours a bright golden color with medium viscosity. The nose is mostly honeyed with white flowers. On the palate, quince, a touch of lime and a whole sheared sheep full of lanolin; more than any Chenin I can readily recall. Mouthfeel is creamy. Medium acid? I dunno, it’s kinda sneaky and might be closer to Medium+ but it doesn’t seem to have the acid that more recent vintages of Sandlands Chenin. Still, very tasty and seemed pretty young FWIW. — 4 days ago

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Inglenook

Rubicon Napa Valley 2009

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Deep Inky in color with a very short reddish rim. Not showing age at all, with a teeth staining color.

Beautiful nose of blackberries, black currants, black figs, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee and dark chocolates.

Full bodied, bold, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and very fruity with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and coke.

Long long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is 12 year Napa Bordeaux blend is drinking deliciously now. Well balanced with lots of complexity.

Showing great structure with a great mouthfeel. Well integrated and elegant.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 45 minutes of airtime, when tannins and more complexity come in.

This is just fabulous, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years, but I don't see any reason to wait. Really delicious and enjoyable now.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. Aged for 17 months in French oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

$180.
— 2 days ago

Ted, Alex and 24 others liked this
Scott Rose

Scott Rose Premium Badge

I think this is the biggest score I’ve seen you post. It’s probably a 10 for most people.

La Garagista

Arlette Pétillant Natural 2019

Couldn’t tell which grape this smelled like, La Crescent or something else. Overripe yellow pear and Meyer lemon flavors. Fantastic color. — a month ago

Josh Smith
with Josh

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

How does anyone not hoard (regular) Sazerac at ~$25?!
Incredibly smooth, great sweet note to the finish. Again, why haven't I not been buying this for years...?

(BTW Kirkland Bourbon at $30 is worth the price of admission, earthy oak note on the palate is quite similar to Buffalo Trace.)

Counter-Clockwise from top left:
Buffalo Trace (single-barrel selection), Jefferson's Reserve Very Old/Very Small Batch, Knob Creek (9yo), Kirkland Bourbon (7yo), St George single-malt (SM 015), Hillrock (Ancram NY, solera aged, Barrel No. 174), Berkshire Mountain Distillers Shay's Rebellion and Wild Turkey Master's Keep (Batch 0001, 17yo).
— 3 days ago

Andrew, Diane and 16 others liked this
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Yes to Rye, my ‘go to’ for a category I don’t venture into often.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Surprisingly Eagle Rare 10 is highly allocated this year if you’ve had in the past. One bottle only on K&L
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Nice assortment, if I remember correctly,
Kirkland 12 yr scotch is McCallan.

Waters

Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Love this Cab!! Still have a couple 2014 bottles left. The spice and pepper at the end of the palate is fantastic. Love the mellow tannins and this just brings a smile every time. — a day ago

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