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CA-BEAR-NAY

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Per advice from my trusted Delectable peers, I let this #californiacab breathe well over an hour. Really lovely cassis and bramble fruit on the nose. As of now it seems to lack weight on the palate to match that promising aroma - good base of cocoa and some cola, fruit forward character, hints of vanilla from new oak but it’s not excessive; the tannins are faint but starting to taste some juicy acidity. #wsjwineclub — 21 days ago

Cabalié

Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache 2017

Exhilarating blackberry plummy aroma, juicy mouthfeel and velvety tannins, but there’s too much residual sugar for standalone enjoyment on this old vine #grenache. It is a food friendly wine and that sweetness works well with a richer mildly spiced Indian curry. #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago

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Le Roi

de Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

100% #cabernetsauvignon ; Surge of dark fruit aroma, not much earthy or cigar box notes so it evokes a New World style, but racy body and structure speak of classic #bordeaux. Good wine but would prefer more weight for a full Cab. #wsjwineclub — 4 months ago

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Spier

Farmhouse Malbec Blend 2017

Once it’s opened up, this dark #malbec #pinotage #cinsault blend presents a deep well of blackberry and cassis fruit aromas plus a slight nail polish scent which I find pleasant as it’s subtle. Less fruit than you expect on the palate, some cocoa and bitter coffee flavors towards the end trailed by soft light tannins; juicy acidity throughout. Yum! #wsjwineclub — a month ago

Willem The Silent

Principauté d'Orange Red Blend 2017

Up and coming region of #cotesdurhone. Cassis and garrigue herbs and baking spice smells. Juicy acidity, dark chocolate and espresso and medium tannin that linger into a coffee-bitter finish. Good value from #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago

Alessandro Gallici

Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio 2016

I think this is my favorite #pinotgrigio, though I’m not a fan of the typical wine from this varietal. Here there’s more body and concentration, citrus and a touch of stone fruit woven together with a pleasing mineral backbone and medium tartness. #wsjwineclub — 4 months ago

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Flor de San Martin

Navarra Garnacha Blanca 2018

Another sleeper white hit from #wsjwineclub. True to the label art, this #garnachablanca is perfumed with jasmine and gardenia. Green apple and citrus acidity present on the palate with a delightful almost spicy zing on the finish - this one disappears fast out of the glass. I’d like to try it with some slightly spicy food next time. — 5 months ago

Incognito

Capital Z Zinfandel 2018

I didn’t have high expectations for this value #lodi #zinfandel. Blackberry jam aromas dominate. In the mouth there’s the expected rich briar fruit flood but it’s quickly followed by nice acid structure, dark chocolate and coffee notes mid-palate, faint warming spices and tongue-coating tannins on the long finish. It is unexpectedly quaffable and a dandy value at $11 from #wsjwineclub — a month ago

Chateau Le Pré Du Moine

Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Delicious, savory #entredeuxmers Bordeaux. Luxurious nose with notes of smoked meat, black pepper, mushroom, forest floor and a firm foundation of bramble fruit. Lovely balance featuring fresh acidity with coffee and well integrated tannins that trail off into the sunset. #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago

Domaine du Père Caboche

Création d'Emilie Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

What’s a good wine to sip on breaks while clearing out the garage on a crisp Fall day in Houston? This one...starts off pretty tight but just opens up into expressive #chateauneufdupape - Grenache-baseline cherry, whispering #garrigue herbal notes. It will be a challenge to keep this for at least 5 years to see how it develops. #wsjwineclub — 4 months ago

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