19 Crimes

19 Crimes

Victoria Red Blend 2018

In Cabo. Bought wine at Costco for about $15 + $15 corkage. None of the options on the list matched this bottle. My bottle says “red wine”, not “Victoria Red Blend”. Worked well with our steak & lobster. — 15 days ago

Beau Vigne

Cult Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Ming L

The 19’ is the first vintage release under new ownership, which tries to establish a new branding for Cult. Not sure it’s because of the lawsuits or pure marketing decision.
I have not tasted prior vintages, which costs well over $100 under the Beau Vigne brand. The 19’ costs $30, at which is a very good value IMO.
Full body, rich and delicious as expected. A bit more extracted than I would like, but overall there is the sense of balance.
I would buy again if it’s still around $30.
— 6 days ago

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Fess Parker

The Big Easy Santa Barbara County Syrah Blend 2018

Blend of 57% Syrah, 24% Petite Sirah & 19% Grenache, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, vanilla and smoky spice. On the palate flavors of ripe black cherry and blackberry with vanilla, cacao ondine licorice. Long finish, fine soft tannins, ending with fruit, oak, spice and vanilla. Nice has good short term aging. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Côte de Léchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass

Classic Dampt Lechet nose. Seashells. Minerals. Green apple skins. So aromatic. So classic. Just classic. I can’t stop saying classic. Palate is rich but energetic and has nice cut. 19 is kind of almost riper than 18 on this bottling which is weird. Salty finish and tons of mineral depth and lovely acid structure. Ideally better in 5 years. Serious grip and intensity here. Great length, depth, power and concentration. Even some finesse. But this is a beast. A salty beast. Love it — 12 days ago

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Château La Nerthe

Cuvée des Cadettes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2003

Incredibly dialed in for a hot vintage at 19 years — 21 days ago

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Pierre Brisset

Sous Roche Dumay Saint Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2020

Lyle Fass

The second vintage and wow this is stunning. Leaps and bounds better than the 19 and the 19 was a great effort. Nose is buttery and confectionary with stunning mineral depth. Smells almost chevalier or batard like. Hoisted up by its own Batard. Dazzlingly pure and my goodness this is just so ultra refined. Really penetrates my nostrils like the aromas are almost solid objects. Unreal. Palate is deep, rich and bracing. Wow the acidity on this is brilliant with icing on a cake texture and just so refined, classy and long my goodness this is long. So pure and so sappy. Amazingly clean. Just an awesome bottle of St. Aubin. Nose develops wet stones, fresh sea air and lemon drop. The balance here is exceptional. Treacly and elegant. Serious and playful while also being incredibly long. The length here is not to believed. This is one of the finest St. Aubins I’ve ever had. I can’t imagine why this is not a 9.7, but want to see what air can do to this.

Wow the cotton candy confection is just off the charts. Stunning. So clean. So airy. This is what white burgundy is all about. Fruit is coming around. Superb citrus and Meyer lemon. Some lime as well. Rieslingesque.
— 4 days ago

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19 Crimes

Snoop Dogg Cali Red Petite Sirah Blend 2020

I am solidly in the “don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it” school of thought, so I very much violated my own rules when I compared this wine negatively to the Bedrock Evanghelo Zin earlier this year without ever having tried it. I knew I had to right this wrong ASAP and brought this to my group’s blind tasting. The verdict: guilty pleasure wine.

At $9.99 a bottle (the Whole Foods down the street had a special), this wine was a steal (even if priced 2-4x, I would drink this wine over the Prisoner any day).

If you are like me, you don’t believe Snoop would put his name on anything subpar and rest assured, this wine is solid. At first sniff and sip, you get aromas of bruised black plum and blueberry syrup. It’s verging on Port in ripeness and alc (14.1%) and there’s probably some RS but it’s still seductive and pretty. On the palate, the wine is balanced, with a shocking lightness on the initial attack followed by a sweet cigar note, discrete tannins and a pleasant bitterness (a friend suggested later press factions maybe) on the finish to cut the sweetness perfectly.

Not the wine you want every night with dinner (you’ll wake up with a raging headache), but the wine you want with a blue cheese burger or saucy barbecue. And you’ll gladly pour yourself another glass. Mostly Petit Sirah and Zin.

If this is the bar, I look forward to trying Martha’s Chard.
— 2 months ago

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Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Yes, solid $10, fun & fruity wine. For pairing, couldn’t agree more with Blue cheese and something BBQ (char & saucy sweetness).

Read an article where Martha discussed her Chard, and it sounds like it should be a good middle of the road chard on the lighter body with mass appeal.
Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

@Rhonely Boy I guess the Martha description isn’t far off from what I’d expect, but I’m such a fan. She’s a class act and a gangster at the same time. I’m in awe.

Domaine des Grottes

Brut de Cuve Gamay

Skøn vin. Vidunderligt lille sted. Vinlisten 👌. Rarabarerjuice. Bedre end ‘19. (Becquetance). — 11 days ago