Bear Flag Wine

CA-BEAR-NAY

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Nice cab, bit underwhelming. Mostly fruit forward. Finish not the best. Mushroomy, weak tannins, tasty fruit profile. — 21 days ago

Meinklang

Burgenlandwhite Grüner Veltliner Blend

Tastes like eating honeyed pears with lemon and then licking a flag pole. Delicious. — 2 months ago

Lizzy Toreev
with Lizzy

Bear Flag Wine

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2016

Paid $22-23 and am happy with the taste. The label drew me in. — 3 months ago

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1995

Like his ‘01 younger brother, a welcoming nose but with a little more red fruit and more expressive aromatics. A platoon of clean ripe fruit advances along my palate but cannot capture the flag as a wall of tannins push back. Certainly has the concentration for victory but not sure how long it will take to wear those tannins down — 3 months ago

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Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

95 such a hard vintage.
Ira Schwartz

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@Alan Weinberg As I wrote to @Lyle Fass I cannot recall the last time I drank a ‘95 Burg. Do you recall any that you tasted that stood out?
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

Roumier did well. Haven’t had one in years. 88 finally came around so I expect 95 will.

Domaine du Coulet (Matthieu Barret)

Black Flag Ardèche Syrah 2020

This wine is expressive. I read a kids book series called “a year in brambly hedge” to my children and this tastes like the pictures of mushrooms, blackberries, cherries, in their stores under the hedge. There’s also a game/olive component in the background. I like it! — a month ago

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My Favorite Neighbor

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Great bandwagon to jump on! Like a violet chocolate fuzzy bear. Great to go now! In fact… so good out of the gate, that instant satisfaction might be its appeal. I played with it 3 nights, and it opened a bit after an hour, but didn’t reveal much more after that ( its great already). $44 at SF Flatiron. Buy of the year. — 3 months ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Good stuff!🍷

Fattoria Rodáno

Bottesola Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Uber vintage meets Uber old school producer. Great concentration, black-almost blue color, with cassis, blackberries & some sweaty locker room & gamey notes on nose. Quite smooth & textured on palate, with the gamey ness & black fruits more pronounced. Kinda bear- like emerging from hibernation. Decanted briefly (45/60 mins) but curious how a longer decant would unspool this beast. Accompanied a roasted grapefruit whole chicken & celery salad w various oils. — 23 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Ira, Tom and 7 others liked this

Domaine Georges Roumier

Les Cras Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Red and black cherries welcome you along with some forest floor. This is a big boy that gets you in a bear hug and growls . Despite lots of energy, density and power there is balance. A wine that is flirting with you. The ingredients are there , how long it will take to shed its rambunctiousness , I do not know — 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yes, a long lived vintage with many strides left in its race.
Fredybeans

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1999 still young

Cakebread Cellars

Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Howell Mountain Cab.
Tannins have softened. There is sweetness, oak and a nice blackcurrant finish.
— 3 months ago