#redwine

Le Pich

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Greg Ballington
9.0

Dark ruby red. Dark spices on the nose with black currants, graphite, spices and black raspberries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. A little savory on the palate with dark berries, mulberries, bark and minerality. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2025.


Thanks Drew, David and Allison for the spectacular service at RARE, cannot wait for our next visit. This bottling is the second label for Purlieu Wines made by Julien Fayard.

$$ - Purchased at RARE Steakhouse in Washington, DC for $135.00. Retail price is around $57.00.
#restaurantweek #raresteakhouse #purlieuwines #cabernetsauvignon #redwine #washingtondc
— 4 months ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
Shay, E and 19 others liked this

Predator

Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2013

Right from the start when you open the bottle and smell the cork, you will get the smooth oaky scents that are entangled throughout the wine.
Pour a bit of wine into a glass and swirl it around and around. Now take your nose to the glass and that rich oaky and vanilla flavour will pleasantly fill your airway.
Okay let’s get to the good part and sip, sip, hooray!
Swish, swish, bish and down the hatchet we go.
This wine will send you a slow yet full bodied flavour of cherries and spices then will develop into a man interesting deep tobacco and smoky aftertaste. This smoke flavour reminds me of the sipping Mescal from Mexico.
This wine also has lingering tannins that go well with the lingering taste. Yummmm!
I hope you can enjoy this wine as much as I have!
— 5 months ago

I Giusti & Zanza

Nemorino Toscana Syrah Blend 2015

Baby super Tuscan. Deep ruby color, mildly tannic, w/ spicy after notes. Blend of #syrah, #sangiovese, and #merlot #igiusti&zanza #italianwines #redwine #italianredwine #italianred #toscana — 6 months ago

Paul liked this

Tua Rita

Rosso dei Notri SuperTuscan Blend 2016

Greg Ballington
9.1

Reminiscing about this amazing value Super Tuscan we had at Officina last week during restaurant week in DC.
____________________________________
2016 Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri
_______________
Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
__________
Restaurant week at Officina and a perfect wine for our three course meal. Thank you Natalie for the recommendation. Deep ruby red in appearance. Took some time to open up on the nose but showed layers of mocha, floral, touch of minerals, blue and black fruits and spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) with balanced acidity and a medium plus body. Plush Merlot definitely comes through in the mid palate with black currants, black cherries, chocolate, espresso and a touch of earthiness. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.
__________
Crazy good wine for only $60.00 on a wine list. Made up of 50% Sangiovese with the remainder made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, making this a true Super Tuscan Blend. All the Sangiovese is aged in stainless steel while the rest are aged in barriques. This wine is from an area in the southern part of Tuscany called Maremma, more specifically Upper Maremma in the Colline Metallifare zone. Need to find some more of this IGT. Label is designed by Raffaele De Rosa.
__________
91 MD Points
__________
$ - Purchased off the wine list at Officina in DC for $60.00. Retail price is $17.99 at MacArthur’s Beverages.
____________________________________
#tastingnotetuesday #TNT #redwine #supertuscan #tuarita #rossodeinotri #sangiovese #merlot #cabernetsauvignon #restaurantweek #syrah #wine #wines #michelinstar #italy #italianwine #winelover #winelovers #winerylovers #winegasm #wineporn #winestagram #winesofinstagram #winedinner #91MDPoints #MillennialDrinkers
— 4 months ago

India Okoh
with India
Greg, Daniel and 15 others liked this
James Cahill

James Cahill

I’m a big officina fan!
Greg Ballington

Greg Ballington Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@James Cahill love than place, food is phenomenal. We need to grab drinks sometime soon!
James Cahill

James Cahill

Absolutely, let’s do that.

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

@Diamond_creek_vineyards never lets me down. Notes of Cherry and lavender w/medium body, medium tannic rest so easily on my palate 👅
#californiacab #redwine #redwines #cabernetsauvignon #californiawine #californiawines
— 6 months ago

France Gonzalvez

Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2015

Very young, very minerally and earthy. Needs to breath a bit. @cotedebrouilly #cotedebrouilly #redwine #frenchwines #francegonzalvez — 4 months ago

Rochioli

Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

2012 Rochioli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

A great combination of bright red fruit and spice notes. Vibrant, classy California Russian Valley pinot noir. Went well with Japanese sukiyaki.

カリピノらしい果実感と様々なスパイスが絶妙なコンビネーションで味わえるピノノワールでした。果実感の強いカリピノとすき焼きとの相性も抜群でした。

#wine #instawine #redwine #rochioli #napa #napavalley #2012 #pinotnoir #californiawine #california #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #赤ワイン #カリピノ #ピノノワール #ロキオリ #ナパ #ナパバレー
— 5 months ago

Shay, Eric and 1 other liked this

Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2009

2009 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot


Medium body. Not as structured, firm as I expected. Soft and approachable. A pleasant wine.


ミディアムボディ。思っていたよりも硬さはなくて、アプローチし易いワインでした。非常に心地よい飲み口で安定の1本。


#wine #redwine #duckhorn #duckhornvineyards #napavalley #2009 #merlot #threepalmsvineyard #californiawine #california #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #赤ワイン #メルロー #ダックホーン #ダックホーンビンヤーズ #ナパバレー #ナパ #長期熟成
— 6 months ago

Eric, Shay and 1 other liked this

Jeff Carrel

Les Darons Languedoc Grenache Blend 2015

#frenchwine #redwine #languedoc #frenchredwine the #grenache, #syrah and #carignan are having a fruity party in my mouth. The perfect wine to drink at this transitional time of the year. Notes of Strawberry and raspberry provide the foundation and topped off with a hint of minerals. Very affordable, 2 thumbs up for this one! 👍🏻👍🏻 #lesdarons well done #jeffcarrel — 7 months ago

Paul liked this