Word of the Week Quiz!

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St. Clement Vineyards

Single Vineyard Armstrong Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

92.7, gladly rounding up to 93. This wine has appreciated since the last bottle enjoyed a couple of years ago. This wine poured dark to the glass. Slight violet hue. The nose on this wine is sweet dirty raspberry and cola. The entry of this wine is powerful and yet still quite youthful. Sweet cherry cola and herbal notes abound yet starting to show a hint of age. Towards the finish, chocolate covered raspberries and almonds hit the palate. Still rather tannic. Fine grit sediment with the final 50ml but wasn't about to leave the final few sips behind. This one has another 10 years left, but I think this one is probably 1 or 2 years away from being at the very top. — 5 years ago

James, Hugh and 20 others liked this

Ex Post Facto

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2016

Delectable Wine

The 2016 Syrah is a very pretty wine from Greg Brewer's Ex Post Facto project. Racy and perfumed in the glass, with striking aromatic presence, the 2016 makes a strong opening statement. The red and purplish berry fruit is nicely lifted by floral and savory overtones from the whole clusters. It will be interesting to see where this wine goes in the future. Certainly the debut vintage is promising. Brewer gave the fruit, from Spear, 4-5 days of cold soak followed by a lengthy fermentation/maceration of 45 days or so. The 2016 spent 16 months in neutral French oak. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018) — 5 years ago

MICHAEL and Vito liked this

Pax Mahle Wines

Sonoma Coast Gamay Noir 2016

Cherry rock candy, tart, and acidic. Such a well made Gamay! Cool story about the grafting of these vines, too. — 6 years ago

Drew Baker
with Drew
Greg, Stanley and 24 others liked this
Mason Balistreri

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Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Scudetto Superiore Barbera d'Alba 2015

Cathy Corison

Maraschino cherries. Full body. Great balance. 15% alc. balances the Barbera acidity. Hot finish. — 5 years ago

William martin
with William
Eric, Laura and 26 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Falletto di Serralunga D'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 2003

Tawny and mostly translucent. Fruit dominated nose with some funk. Notes of chopped ripe cherries, moist earth, pepper, some molasses and faint red roses. In the mouth, a high level of fruit matched against modest structure and light tannins. Medicinal and a little hot, some raisin notes, not all that balanced. Reflective of the hot year/vintage. An ok drink but will wait to see what 10 more years of age will add to the experience. — 5 years ago

Shay, Ira and 18 others liked this

Kenwood Vineyards

Artist Series Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 1986

Still holding. Give it 20-30 minutes. Loads of sediment. It’s what you would expect. No fruit. Loads of earth and spice. Getting long in the tooth. Drink right now — 5 years ago

Rob, Charles and 2 others liked this

Cape of Good Hope Wine Co

Natte Valleij Cinsault 2017

Cinsault is typically a blending grape, but I’m enjoying it on its on. It's really good. Pairs well with the lightness of this Mediterranean dish. Low on tannins but kinda acidic. It's very fruity! #badandboozypod #womenwhowine #blackgirlswine — 5 years ago

Velma, Paul and 5 others liked this

Wind Gap Wines

Fannucchi-Wood Road Vineyard Trousseau Gris 2017

Quite fruity!! Peaches, yellow apples, cantaloupe. Rich texture balanced by assertive acidity. — 5 years ago

P, Aaron and 16 others liked this

Bereche et Fils

Brut Reserve Champagne Blend

Nice rounded fruit. A whiff of wild strawberry and a bright tart acidity. — 5 years ago

Rick KGregg G
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Rick, P and 17 others liked this