Hong Kong wine enthusiast by route of New York City and SF Bay area. Big fan Russian River Valley Pinot and German Riesling.
Alone it was a bit sharp and grassy. With scallops it was perfect.... everything melds together in a story about the sea air passing over the vineyards. Wedding invite label looked good on the table. And under $20. Winner winner scallop dinner. — 10 days ago
Muga Muga Muga. Always good. ‘16 seems a bit more international than past vintages. I had one in Madrid a few years ago that was 15ish years old and spectacular. This only had a slight hint of that pedigree... but enough to bring back the memory. — 2 months ago
The best welcome back wine I could imagine after 40+ days of lent detox. This 9 year old Patrina filled the room with big plush purple Syrah goodness. It’s not a monster... it’s a controlled athlete that packs a wallop! The Mohammed Ali of wine. I’m looking for another 2012... — 14 days ago
Surprising and amazing. The Shypoke Charbono showed charred cherry, bramble, smoke, caramel... etc. Great balance of fruit and tannin. At 13 years old it opened youthful and never faded but did start to turn port like after 8 hours. A real lost gem. Apparently this is a grape in fear of going extinct in California. Don’t let it happen! Seek these out! — 2 months ago