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Bodegas y Viñedos Mengoba

La Vigne de Sancho Martín Mencía 2012

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Only 800 bottles, #singlevineyard #mencia with two other grapes #wholecluster This 2012 was hazy and a bit evolved. I enjoyed the floral aromas and the tertiary notes. #bierzo — a year ago

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Envinate

Lousas Parcela Seoane Mencía 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
9.3

Surprising and exciting wine full of energy. #wholecluster #mencia #ribeirasacra #envinate when I tasted this wine before in a show next to its non-parcel brother, I preferred the non-parcel. In this tasting without anything to compare it with, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Cool new wines in #Spain — 3 years ago

Sofia, Randy and 3 others liked this

Bodegas y Vinedos Ponce

P.F Manchuela Bobal 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

I'm giving it a 9 because #Bobal is a difficult grape and this wine is elegant and well balanced. It's logical that others have said tannic because the grape itself is very thick skinned and tannic and this wine uses some #wholecluster and the combination produces a medium- chewy tannin to the finish of this wine. P F stands for Pie Franco which means original pre philoxera rootstock. Nice wine. For me it's more reminiscent of a Croze Hermitage than a Malbec. — 3 years ago

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Felipe Ferreiro

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Esta muy bien también su hermano pequeño Clos lojen

Broc Cellars

Vine Starr Sonoma County Zinfandel 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
6.1

The absolutely worst #zinfandel I've ever had and hope I ever will have. If I had the time I would write a thesis on the evils of #wholecluster ferments. I've never tried a #Crljenak Kaštelanski from #croatia but blind tasting this wine I localized it in #georgia or #romania or somewhere like that and felt like it was a weak or feeble #pinot Med- color, #spicy nose with white pepper (cluster) and #geranium (defect) on the palate it was not just acidic, but off balance and sour! A #zin sour? Yes :( green notes through and through. Med- finish. You can drink it and as a wine I could have scored it higher, but when I uncovered the bottle and found it was supposed to be a #zinfandel I am giving it this score. I'm all for imitating #burgundy, but with Pinot and when it's done right. I think a #beaujolais is better than this. #california have we gone perhaps too far in the wrong direction? — 3 years ago

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Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

Love your honesty. More is needed. Thanks!

Bodegas Lacus

Inédito 3/3 Rioja Tempranillo Blend

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Delightful #rioja using traditional grapes but in a somewhat untraditional way. Here #graciano is the star with a #garnacha in the supporting role. #wholecluster ferment creating a spicy backend and finish. — 3 years ago

Raul, Aaron and 4 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Renaissance Cornas Syrah 2011

This wine is my jam. most definitely #msclassic #serine #wholecluster #ilovetheclape — 3 years ago

Marc, Eric and 5 others liked this

Freeman Vineyard & Winery

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009

From the Pinot Forum class on whole cluster vs destemmed circa 2011! Delicious #pinotnoir #russianrivervalley #wholecluster @Carri Holdredge @Freeman Vineyard & Winery — 4 years ago

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Bravium

Wiley Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013

#wholecluster Pinot

Nose: very light floral note, indicative of whole cluster wine.

Palate: reminiscent of vino verde as it's overly tart with incredibly low alcohol.
— 4 years ago