Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011


Unfortunately it was oxidized. I thought #newworld #newzealand and #screwcap even if it’s 2011 it should be perfect...not the case. It was gone. Optimum Storage — 6 months ago

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Santa Barbara County Nebbiolo 2010

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Very successful #newworld #nebbiolo Pale red. Med + intensity and complexity showing flowers, bright red, leather, and mushrooms. Firm and balanced structure. Great tension and complexity. Med finish that warmed up the throat. Drinking so well now but should age well for a few more years. #palmina #santabarbara #california #usa #ctbucklinwine — 2 years ago

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Soto de Torres

Ibéricos Rioja Crianza Tempranillo 2013

#rioja made in a #newworld style. Well made and a great value, but lacks any #terrior — 3 years ago


Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Heading to an #oldworld style with some characteristics of good quality #burgundy Med + intensity on the nose with sweet red and black fruit. Great complexity on the nose as well as the palate with delicious spice and mineral notes. The structure was firm but refined and higher alcohol was felt. The length was good. #littorai #sonomacoast #pinotnoir #california #newworld #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago


Walton Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Began as black olives for miles but betrayed its fruit roots quickly enough, with baked black cherry, and a black plum mash; black currant and gingerbread-mocha notes sparkling on its grainy veneer. Torn violet petals. Lots of sediment, or pigmented tartaric crystals. Super elegant and fleshy mouthfeel is perhaps its most compelling nuance. Black currant, soft leather, smoke, a scribble of pencil, snuffed wick, teak, and black tea. Bittersweet chocolate remains like a cloud, suspended while most aspects fade. Leather friction.
#cabernetsauvignon #cab #Walton #Egelhoff #StHelena #sthelenacab #napacabs #napa #cabsauv #newworld
— 10 months ago

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Produttori del Barbaresco

Pora Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2005

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Seems to be in a closed phase or the warm vintage may have gotten the better of them. The nose was calm with nothing really showing except some ripe red and blue fruit. On the palate the ripe fruit was confirmed moving more towards the #newworld in style. the structure was faded. Decent length. #produttoridelbarbaresco #babaresco #nebbiolo #piedmont #italy #ctbucklinwine — 2 years ago

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Prickly Riesling

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Fine. Some #rs #frisk #riesling #newworld #australia #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago

Antica (Antinori)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


I loved this #oldworld #newworld blend to create a marvelous #newcalifornia obvious long maceration with deep ruby color, intense primary aromas of dark cherries, cassis, mint and capsicum, secondary of dark chocolate and tertiary of sage or ash. The tannins are very soft and the oak and alcohol are very balanced and integrated with the whole of the wine. Can age. Drink now until 2030 — 2 years ago

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Michael Amoruso

Michael Amoruso

Had this at an Antinori tasting last week. I was equally impressed.

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Vibrant red color with med concentration. Fresh red and black fruit on the nose with lots of red floral notes. Complex and light palate with balanced structure. This wine is in great shape and more #oldworld in style than #newworld #diamondcreek #cabernetsauvignon #napavalley #ctbucklinwine — 2 years ago

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La Crema

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Sturdy black fruit that was almost brooding. Thin on the finish and not much structure but still tasty. #lacrema #willamette #oregon #pinotnoir #newworld #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago

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