Lewis Cellars

Sonoma County Chardonnay 2016

Chard #3 — 11 days ago

Liz Gresham
with Liz
Phil, Paul and 10 others liked this

Martha Stoumen

Post Flirtation Red 2017

#NattyMonday at #VinoCartaSD..
#3. 55% Zin, 45% Carignan, but the latter is firmly in control. Fun wine, great with the Pizzas and a nice QPR. Thanks to @romo for the tip on Martha Stoumen wines.
— a month ago

romo, Phil and 21 others liked this

Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Well wow. Late birthday dinner celebration. Paired perfectly with grilled halibut. Started evening with a 2010 Merry Edwards and ended with this. Medium body Pinot. Earth and fruit beautifully layered. Finish - oh yeah superb. Wonderful wine. WS #3 for 2016 ok maybe. Will have to revisit in a few years. Overall an enjoyable bottle. — 2 months ago

Shay, Severn and 2 others liked this

Scholium Project

The Prince In His Caves Farina Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Abe Schoener visits San Diego - Vino Carta 7/16/2018 - Wine #3, this one from Sonoma rather than Lodi. Skin fermented Sauv Blanc, macerated the normal 3+ weeks. For some reason this came out white rather than the usual orange. Fragrant, enticing. — 2 months ago

Phil, LM and 4 others liked this

Sine Qua Non

Syrah The 17Th Nail In My Cranium Eleven Confessions Sta. Rita Hills 2005

2005 Sine Qua Non "The 17th Nail in My Cranium" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah
Buckle your chinstraps folks because tonight we’re headed to the wine world equivalent of the summit of Mt. Everest. The absolute pinnacle in the Universe of wine for yours truly. The “it just don’t get any better than this” moment as far as grapes are concerned. Let me begin first with the name of this magic elixir. If memory serves, it was derived from a combination of the fact that this was the 17th Syrah produced in the Garage d’Or otherwise known as Sine Qua Non, and, in that same year, Manfred was felled by a rogue barrel requiring several staples to close the gash to his cranium, hence... "The 17th Nail in My Cranium"
The wine is a blend of 96.5% Syrah and 3.5% Viognier which was aged 38+ months prior to bottling. % alcohol. 4 hour decant at cellar temperature. Achromatic Raven black motor oil in my Zalto. Undoubtedly, the wines I find most compelling are of the “swirl, sniff and contemplate” variety, and this one might just set the benchmark. Explosive aromatic potpourri of blackberry jam, roasted coffee, fresh ground black pepper, graphite and spice with a faint floral arrangement lurking somewhere in the background. On the palate, sweet cherry compote and black currant with undertones of roasted game and black olives. A big, full bodied wine that’s light on its feet. A tightrope walker. A powerhouse with impeccable manners. Elegant and lithesome. A ballet dancer. Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov in his prime. Complex, with layers of flavors in beautiful, perfect harmony. Crosby, Stills & Nash singing “Suite Judy Blue Eyes.” The Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations.” Perfect balance. Pure, silky mouth feel. Immeasurable finish. And I mean that literally, as in it just continues on and on. Just utter perfection. A wine that is in fact so entirely perfect as to eliminate the need for a search for an alternative. The last word. To paraphrase The Bard, this wine “might (just) be the be-all and the end-all.”

— 15 days ago

Jonathan, Ron and 21 others liked this
Mike R

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@Roman Sukley great everything and come on again @Delectable this is crazy as for days I been met with the rotating circle from hell - I pay for this app so please get this fixed
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

@Mike R Not sure what your complaint is, the real circle of hell are my friends getting postcards, not allocations from SQN.
Mike R

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@Joseph Barsky me too Joseph

Scholium Project

1MN Bechtold Ranch Cinsault 2016

Abe Schoener visits San Diego - Vino Carta 7/16/2018 - Wine 4 overall, Lodi Study, Wine #3. Own-rooted Consault from 120 year old vines. This keeps getting better each vintage. Refreshing light-bodied red. — 2 months ago

Phil, LM and 3 others liked this

Domaine Méo-Camuzet

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2003

Happy bday to me #3 — a month ago

Ryann Swan
with Ryann
David, Roger and 1 other liked this
David L

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Nice birthday.
Roger Lehman

Roger Lehman

Happy Birthday


Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Knights of the Wine Table #3 — a month ago


Wachauer Liebedich Grüner Veltliner 2010

Abe Schoener visits San Diego - Vino Carta 7/16/2018 - Bonus Wine #3. crisp, delicious Grüner. — 2 months ago

romo, Phil and 7 others liked this