Zhong River Brewing Company

Williams Selyem

Foss Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

David T
9.3

Coravined bottle from mid week.

The 2012 is still a little early for me but, drinking beautifully.

The nose reveals; ripe, slightly dried fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dried dark cherries & cranberries, both plums, poached strawberries with some raspberries & blackberries. Radiant, dark spices, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, limestone minerals, dry crushed rocks, dark colas, steeped tea, black & red licorice, moist & drier clay, rich, forest floor with dry leaves, some dry herb, soft, understated eucalyptus, lightly, grilled meats, dry tobacco, well, used leather with ruby, candied, fresh & withering floral that are; dark, red, blue & purple.

The body is medium full, round, lush with dusty, light tannin presence with excellent viscosity. ripe, slightly dried fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dried dark cherries & cranberries, both plums, poached strawberries with some raspberries & blackberries. Radiant, dark spices, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, limestone minerals, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil, dry stems, dark, berry colas, steeped tea, black & red licorice, moist & drier clay, dark, rich, forest floor with dry leaves, some dry herb, soft, understated eucalyptus, mint notes, lightly, dark, Asian & Indian spices with heat, grilled meats, dry, used, pipe tobacco, well, used leather with ruby, candied, fresh & withering floral that are; dark, red, blue & purple. The round, lush acidity is like a cool stream in Spring. The long, steady, rich, elegant, well knitted & balanced finish loads as ripe, juicy fruits falling onto to spice & earth persisting several minutes.

Shows all the beauty of the vintage & still has 8-12 years of good drinking ahead.

Cheeses; Jasper Hill Alpha Tolman & Willoughby, Mimolette. Dried Turkish Apricots, Cashews & Columbus Italian Dry Salami. Otherwise, tonight’s dinner.

1/8/21
— 12 days ago

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Eric

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Such a great Pinot producer.
David T

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@Eric WS is but, they take time. They aren’t this good young. It is just now the 12 is beginning to shine. Young, I get why their professional critical scores are low.

Lola Wines

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Playing catch up so notes will be brief for a while...

Tart cherry cola and the tart note is key in keeping this pinot from becoming to fat/flabby. A great food wine!
— 3 days ago

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Aubert

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019

Wow. If this is what the declassified wines from Aubert taste like for 2019, I can’t wait to try some of the single-vineyard wines I just ordered. Amazing QPR on this wine, better than 95% of stuff you’d get out of Napa and/or Sonoma at 2-3X the price. Awesome. — 10 days ago

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Donum

Russian River Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Donum 2017 Russian River Pinot. A clear bright true garnet color. What a nose! Dark candy cherry and spice burst from the glass with hints of vanilla and subtle cedar and hay. Taste—a dark cherry flavor full of body with a savory feel that sits on the tongue to the mid pallet absorbing the taste of the fruit trickling on the sides of the pallet. The flavors change to a more metallic bitter taste at the back of tongue where the tannins need to integrate with the other flavors of the wine. Can’t wait to try this wine in 5-10 years. A must wine cellar! — a day ago

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Jill Young

Jill Young

Love this wine! Nice write up!
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Brenda Terzich-Garland

Luv’d writing the review!

Joseph Swan Vineyards

Great Oak Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2007

It is Friday night and tonight I have opened the 2007 Joseph Swan Vineyards Great Oak Vineyard Pinot Noir.

On the nose there is cherry, raspberry, hibiscus, allspice, licorice, vanilla, oak and a good earthiness.

On the palate there is cherry, raspberry, strawberry, allspice, vanilla, light oak and a nice earthiness.

This wine is medium bodied with a fresh and vibrant mouthfeel, medium acidity and a medium fine tannins that leads to a long red fruit earthy finish. A wonderful way to start the weekend. Have a healthy and safe weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 12 days ago

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Dutton-Goldfield

Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2017

Incredible pinot - simple yet subtle with notes of blackberry, pepper, a middle of the mouth touch of tannins but a velvety finish that leaves you wanting more.

Amazing buy on sale at Costco for $25
— 7 days ago

Eric, Eddie and 3 others liked this

Sonoma-Cutrer

Grower-Vintner Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020

This wine’s nose is really fruity - full of fresh strawberries, cherries and a hint of raspberry. The palate is delish. The fruit dominates, with minerality and citrus peel filling it out. The acidity is bright and fresh, but is just a tad laid back. — 4 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

DuMOL

Finn Pinot Noir 2018

Jerae Knutson
9.6

If you snagged a few bottles of this wine in your allocation you can feel comfortable opening a bottle soon - let the wine evolve in your glass. If you’re patient, you’ll be greatly rewarded by tucking a few bottles in your cellar for 5+ (and up to 11) years. 77% of the fruit comes from DuMOL’s O’Connell Estate Vineyard and 23% from Occidental Road Vineyard. Finn is always layered with a velvety finish, and always a Member favorite. — 10 days ago

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Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Rosé Blend 2018

This is how we spent our Saturday night. Can you really go wrong? I don’t think so..

A big thanks to Cape Mentelle in WA’s Margaret River region for sending over this sample for us to try. It’s an intriguing blend of Shiraz 65%, Grenache 15%, Tempranillo 7%, Sangiovese 4%, Zinfandel 4% Mourvedre 3%, Viognier 2%.

For me, I found this Rosé on the savoury side, which I really enjoyed. It’s also has a bit of age on it being 2018 which I believe gave it a bit of extra complexity.

In the glass it’s a pale peach colour with a vibrant pink hue. On the nose there’s savoury berries, citrus and floral notes. While in the mouth it has wonderful bright citrus acidity with orchard fruits, lemongrass and a sprinkling of pepper. It’s more than just a fresh and fruity Rosé, it’s got character and sass 💁‍♀️

This #wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 11 days ago

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Boen Wines

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

ESF
9.0

Big ol wine that smells like a classic Pinot and drinks like a new world Syrah - go figure. It’s delicious just unusual — 9 days ago

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