Woods Crampton

Martin Woods

Hyland Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Delightful - truly delightful. The nose alone is absolutely impeccable. Pure, bright cherries, clove, Asian spices, potpourri, gunpowder, tilled sod, damp earth. Really nice OR PN. — a day ago

Krystal Vento
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Brendan Baker

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Just read about this producer recently and have a bottle of the ‘18 Jessie James vineyard on the way to try out. Great to see such a positive note! 🍷
Ryan Vento

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Nice! This is my first exposure to this producer.

Weingut Keller

Frauenberg Rheinhessen Spätburgunder 2010

Expressive, noble nose with good aromatic depth and complexity. Many tart herbal spice aromas, peppery notes. Bottled in flacons, I like to apply this as a perfume as well. Fresh on the palate, with a nice acidity. Shows a good depth and complexity, reminds in its aroma of a 20-30 years old Syrah from the northern Rhone, remains of a red fruit, tertiary aromas, noble woods, again black pepper and wet stones. Medium weight, the tannins are fine sandy. The wine is well balanced and has a nice energy. Now perfect to drink, but without any hurry. 93 2020-2030 — 17 days ago

Lioco

Fox Block XIII North Coast Pinot Noir

Cherry with a ruby color. Earthy and old world tasting. Smells like a wet morning in the woods, mushroomy. Delicious finish. Loved it. Drank in the virtual Petit Phillipe Lioco tasting on May 29, 2020 — 2 months ago

Dean Butler
with Dean

Penns Woods

Reserve Central Delaware Valley Cabernet Franc 2017

This 2017 is back on track with goodness! Great aroma, juicy fruity well balanced full palate experience. Long finish. Just as good 3 days later as on opening. — 8 days ago

Clarendon Hills

Kangarilla Vineyard Grenache 2010

This is absolutely one of my favorites! The first smell had wonderful soft woods and lots of earth. The taste filled with berries. The best! 2010 — 11 days ago

Mike Galat
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Martin Woods

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Franc 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

It is not close. This is the best domestic Cabernet Franc I’ve ever had. Insane nose. It smells like if Foillard made a Cabernet Franc. Sick florals. Like OMG florals. Gorgeous berry fruit and lovey hint of wonderful sweet herbs. It is such a deep and enveloping aroma that it is almost too intoxicating. Just a total wow nose. Truly amazing. You can sniff so so hard and more and more aroma arrives in your nose. Just stunning. 9.6 nose. Really stunned. Confectionary as well. Palate is so refined, so elegant and so juicy. Just extraordinary. It’s medium bodied and insanely fresh, with such refined, ripe and substantial tannins. So pure. What balance. 40% whole cluster. Loess soils. What a long incredible finish and the fruit just sticks to the back of the palate. A truly brilliant wine. — 3 months ago

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Progetto Calcarius

20 Ca 40.08 Hellen Rosso

This fruit forward wine is comfortable like an old friend. Nice notes of cherries and berries and a leisurely walk through the woods to finish. Lovely. One to go back to time and time again. — 2 months ago

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Martin Woods

Jessie James Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

Reticent but promising nose. Spice, soppy cherries, smoke, smells like volcanic and what do you know it is. Superb earthiness and startling minerality. After 6-8 minutes this nose gets going. Love the nose. Reeks of terroir. Palate has terrific tiny berry fruit intensity. Elegant and superb structure and so refined. Intense and young. This needs mega air but has length, a nice hit of opulence and great freshness. A serious wine. Huge tannins and structure and what sap. I’ll be back as this airs out. 9.3 for now. After air the fruit gets deeper, sappier, more vivid and sweet. 9.4. Now.

UPDATE - this lasted 4 days. Each day it got better. Easily a 9.5 now.
— 3 months ago

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