Dyer Vineyard

Lismore

Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Matchstick and mango w a dried fruit piquancy cc Dyer — 3 years ago

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Cimarossa

Rian Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Thanksgiving wine number 3. The first wine of the meal, decanted about 3 hours ahead of time. This is a blackberry and black licorice monster, with hints of blueberry and pie spice. Even despite decanting, the amount of tannin here is incredible. Young oak tannicity is very present on this wine. Turns dark and smoky to the middle and finish. Full bodied and definitely complemented a majority of foods here. But.... along comes Dyer to steal the show. I believe this wine will be a lot better in about five years. But, still not a bad showing whatsoever with a solid 94 presentation today. — 5 years ago

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Dyer Vineyard

Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Franc 2014

Franc Friday continues. A completely different beast than the Detert. This is more restrained and less ripe but absolutely elegant and delicious. Medium bodied, with more floral than fruit notes, this still offers some fruit but skews more savory (yet lacks the green/olive flavors). Paired exceptionally well with food. — 6 years ago

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Finally snagged some of this. Looking forward to trying it.

Bernard Cavé

Gamaret 2019

A Swiss descendant of the gamay, sharing with it the gouleyant character. For the rest: dark ruby color, (half dyer grape variety) a certain clarity with brilliance. Nose between black and red fruits, roasted liquorice notes almost coffee. Beautiful rather fine bouquet with vegetable notes zest of citrus, all in finesse. Beautiful vinification and fresh finish, for a wine to drink on youth.

Un descendant suisse du gamay, partageant avec celui-ci le caractère gouleyant. Pour le reste: robe rubis sombre, (cépage demi teinturier) une certaine limpidité avec de l’éclat. Nez entre fruits noirs et fruits rouges, notes réglissées torréfiées quasi café. Beau bouquet assez fin aux notes végétales zeste d’agrume, tout en finesse. Belle vinification et finale fraîche, pour un vin à boire sur la jeunesse.
— 2 years ago

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Château de Vaudieu

Admiral G. Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Cathy Corison
8.9

2/10/19 Tasting group- Dyer. Pretty, earth, black cherry, mint. Tart, edgy, tannic. Plums. Not quite clean. My 1st, group 2nd. — 5 years ago

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Meteor Vineyard

Special Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Robin Gerber
9.5

Dawnine Dyer is a master with her wines from Meteor! Could go another twenty years easy! — 6 years ago

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Premiere Napa Valley

In Concert Auction 25 Lot No. 23 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Cathy Corison
9.5

Wow. So much fun to collaborate on this lot with Rosemary Cakebread, Dawnine Dyer, and Diana Snowden for Premiere Napa Valley. — 3 years ago

Severn, John and 19 others liked this

Mas de Boislauzon

Tintot Special Cuvée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Cathy Corison
8.9

2/10/19 Tasting group- Dyer. Very dark. Berries, weeds, anise?, pencil lead, cassis, hints of rubber. My 2nd, group 6th. — 5 years ago

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Plumpjack

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Mike R
9.4

Forgive me for not color coordinating correctly (say those last three words quickly ten times - ha) but that is what happens when two great friends get together for a dinner with wives to celebrate birthdays and we are left to our own decisions so our wives are definitely needed to dress us - man is that picture busy except for the wine

Rick brought a treat - 2007 treat - we only decanted for 40 minutes - when first opening I was worried - it was lacking any smell but it was a terrible restaurant decanter (love the food and atmosphere but not a wine heavy place)

We drank (more line devoured) the first wine (Dyer) while patiently waiting for this bad boy to wake up- when it did - wow 😲- I had a
@David L expression experience happen - “I don’t like - I LOVE IT”

So the wine and this vintage and this bottle for me was opulent and silky - it opened so progressively in the glass - like a Lexus LC 500 speed demon (sorry but I do have some preoccupation with this car) - color was a daaaaaark deeeeep puuuuurple (deep purple was a great band but I degress) - smell was full of vanilla and spices and amazingly was very ripe and was made in a flamboyant cult style - It soaked my mouth with melted blackberries, cherries, raspberries, cocoa and sweet oaky favors - the rush from the taste came from the silky tannins which were rich and refined - now it was also really dry - but overall I am totally impressed and the finish was medium long

Word to the wise - in my humble opinion this bad boy needs to be experienced sooner than later - still ripe but the smell is going fast - crazy to say this but the 06s have years left but my 07s are fully matured - Drink up and definitely smile .
— 6 years ago

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John A

Happy birthday
Ron R

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Great notes, Mike. Thanks for sharing. Who’s birthday was it? So sorry I missed it 😏
Mike R

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@Ron R it was and is both our birthdays

Rick was the 21st and mine is actually well today the 31st - getting older all the time 😮 but like some wines I pray I am getting better too 😂