Cargasacchi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

Nine Santa Rita Hills (Santa Barbara County) PNs, 2004-2010. Loved the smokiness on this one, my #1 — 22 days ago

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Bogle Family Vineyards

Phantom Petite Sirah Zinfandel 2021

#1 last night in the 4 bottle blind tasting. We brought this and won with 4 1st place votes. A lesson relearned; gauge your audience, some will bring cheap stuff and luckily win, some go high and it’s too sophisticated for the audience. Generally, if you wanna scope this go for the most popular that sells around $15 — 2 months ago

Fox Creek

JSM Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Blend 1999

Seven 1999 Cabs/Cab Blends. This one from McClaren Vale is mainly Shiraz, was our group’s #1. — 3 months ago

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Bien Nacido

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2020


Thanksgiving bottle #1. Pinot noir in riper style. Strong notes of cranberry and strawberry; crushed flowers. Bright, spicy on palate. As it opens, an earthy note. — 5 months ago

Loring Wine Company

Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

Wes Hagen, 20 year veteran wine maker at Clos Pepe Vineyard, joined our group and gave us a master class in Santa Barbara pinot noir. We tried 11 PNs from 2004-2010, made by Loring, AP Vin, Sandler, Siduri, and Brewer-Clifton. This was my favorite as well as the group’s #1. — 22 days ago

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La Crema

Monterey Pinot Noir 2022

Grocery Store #1: Taste testing under $20 bottles of wine that can be found in the grocery store. Two criteria: sipping and drinking with food. This flunks sipping, kind of soury, especially on day 2. Was ok with food. Skip this wine. — 2 months ago

Domaine Comte Senard

Clos des Meix Corton Grand Cru Monopole Pinot Noir


Slightly underwhelmed. A bit light, some tannin, rather delicate, but well made. Bottle #1 at Dan's for new year's. — 3 months ago

Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2014

2017 Wine Spectator #1 wine of the year.

Hour decant(some fine/cloudy sediment). A majestic dark crimson color. On the nose: beautiful notes of cherry, vanilla Graham crackers, floral, mint. Taste: smooth, creamy, balanced wine with a little dark plum, dark chocolate, graphite, pepper, and a medium dry oaky tar finish. YUM! unfortunately my last bottle, though I would drink em if you got em, seems to be at the end of its peak.
— 2 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Rob Brobst III

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Good notes @Tom Garland @Brenda Terzich-Garland I have 3 3000ml bottles. I’m hoping they are still babies at that size!
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Rob Brobst III You should be good with the larger size. Even if 750s on the decline they still have some good drinking years left. Cheers!

Ridge Vineyards

Boatman Sonoma County Zinfandel Petite Sirah 2018

An impromptu Ridge night paired with eggplant pasta. Wine #1 is the Boatman - great blueberry pie fruit with enough acidity and grip to not be a bomb. Quite good — 3 months ago

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