Villa Creek

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2019

I decanted knowing this was way too young. But found it balanced and drinking well. As usual, I suspect depth and character will develop with patience. 375ml. — 8 days ago

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Unti Vineyards

Rosso del Campo Dry Creek Valley Barbera Ciliegiolo 2020

Unti’s best grapes packaged for gulping. Strawberry notes give way to electric cherry acidity and a warm, spicy finish. Approachable, but the quality pedigree here is obvious. A truly noble companion for my humble chicken parm — 7 days ago


Riserva Villa la Mattarana Brut Rosé Blend 2004


Methode Champenoise w/proper grapes grown near Lake Garda. This might be past it’s prime, but it was still formidable & delicious: full bodied, quite dry w/delicate strawberry & seashells, oxidized nuttiness… nice heft, body & acidity thru finish. Solid sipper w/sentimentality — 4 days ago

Doug, Tom and 9 others liked this

Yatir Winery

Yatir Creek Blend 2018


Dark inky in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, black plums, barnyard, earth, vegetables, peppercorn, dark chocolates and bitter herbs.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, bitter herbs, earth, vegetables, black tea, chocolates dark coffee and black pepper.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and raspberries.

This is a unique Syrah based blend from Israel. Nicely balanced and still young. Earthy and stinky, in a good way. Feels like a Northern Rhône Syrah.

This 4 year old is starting to drink nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 7 years.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with dried meats.

A blend of 73% Syrah, 11% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 7% Mourvedre and 3% Grenache. Aged for 12 months in large oak barrels. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 18 days ago

Dick, Jay and 12 others liked this

Villa Spoiano

Chianti Colli Fiorentini Red Blend 2019

Nice lively quaffer for apps before dinner. Ripe chokecherry and gravel. Crisp and relatively intense. Some youthful tannins and forceful acids. — 11 days ago

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Mounts Vineyard Syrah 2001

Dark fruits rich, shows some oak, but also a little too much heat in the medium-long finish, very good Syrah. — 6 days ago

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Louis Roederer

Collection 242 Champagne Blend

Tart green apple, lemon/lime. Dosage starting to come through but total crowd pleaser. Aperitif at Tulum villa. — 10 days ago

Lars, Andrew and 2 others liked this

Villa Creek Cellars

Granadina Carver Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Mourvedre

Had one more of these in the cellar and decided to see what a few more years in the bottle did to this 50/50 cab/mourvedre blend. NOT disappointed. Definitely has gotten a lot softer, but the fruit is still very much there with persistent (albeit diminished) tannins. Could easily go a few more years but is pretty good right now. Well done, Cris! — a month ago

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Barnett Vineyards

Andrews Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Enjoyed this at a private Barnett event. A nice Napa SB . Citrus and fruity up front but with a nice mix of minerality as well. Not as citrusy as some Napa SB, so this is a nice mid point. Well done. — 8 days ago

Cast Wines

Invacation Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah Zinfandel 2015

Spice and berry nose, pepper and fruit taste with a smooth finish. A good wine! — 3 days ago