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La Clarine Farm

Home Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

28% Tannat, 24% Tempranillo, 24% Syrah, 22% Grenache, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon (so beyond weird why Delectable calls this Cabernet Sauvignon??), this “Home Vineyard” was always the most highly-allocated and difficult to buy of Hank’s wines, but he was always kind enough to sell me 2-3 or more bottles, so huge kudos to @Hank Beckmeyer for that!!

Color is still quite purple/red, I’m getting aromatics that suggest Tannat/Tempranillo mostly, not Syrah/Grenache, shows a fair degree of ripeness (14.3% ABV, different from many of the post-2011 cuvées), tannins are smooth, long finish, I’ve always loved this particular LCF red wine!!
— 12 days ago

Hank BeckmeyerJim Powers
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Antiquum Farm

'Juel' Pinot Noir

Love this! Light, flavorful, smooth. — 2 months ago

Liquid Farm

SBC Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2022

Low 13%. They really try to find a balance. Not a burgh but really well made. Lots of fruit mostly blackberry driven. Hint cherry 🍒 and lime. Plenty of tannins. This should last 5 years or so. Has a little bit of a bite to it. Definitely one of the better Pinots out there for a good price (San Diego Wine Co.). — 3 months ago

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Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

San Diego Wine & Beer Co has the best prices in the county unless you can find things at Costco which doesn't have much of a selection.

Oak Farm Vineyards

Tievoli Red Blend 2020

Big, bold, very fruit forward. Has better structure and more interesting tannin than I expected, which helps make this wine more interesting than a jammy fruit bomb. Not a favorite approach of mine, but this one is interesting. — a month ago

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Liquid Farm

Golden Slope Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017

Paul J
9.7

Exquisite gold color. Insane nose! Minerals, beeswax, and subtle honey. Same on the palate. Oily, dense texture, which I love. This is right in my wheelhouse! I could swirl this in my mouth all night! — 2 months ago

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Eric Urbani

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@Paul J one of my favorite CA Chards! Check out Stars and Dust, a spin off from one of the cofounders at LF !
Paul J

Paul J

Will do! Thanks for the rec!

Liquid Farm

Vogelzang Vineyard Mourvedre Rosé 2021

Strawberries and herbs. Tangerine and mint. — 2 months ago

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La Clarine Farm

Sierra Foothills Petit Manseng 2013

This is seriously great, oily notes up front, maybe a little R.S. as well, but thick and still very youthful, great depth, long, lingering finish, super fine!! Kudos to Hank for this gem!! — a month ago

Hank BeckmeyerJim Powers
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Liquid Farm

Four Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017

“Four” is a single-vintage blend of the most exciting barrels of Chardonnay from Liquid Farm’s vineyards. Popped and poured; enjoyed with friends over the course of an hour or so. The 2017 pours a striking, intensely bright golden color. I’m not sure I have seen anything quite like it before. It’s nearly neon. On the nose, the wine is redolent ripe and tart tropical fruits: starfruit and pineapple along with lemons, green apple, butter, gentle baking spices (this does see extended time in a small percentage of new oak). On the palate, the wine is dry with what I perceive to be high acid. It’s awesome. Confirming the notes form the nose, the finish is long with good minerality. This is titillating wine that hooks you from sight to nose to palate and it’s the latter that drives it home with the remarkable acid to match the fruit. About as good as any New World Chardonnay I’ve ever had. Drink now through 2039. — 2 months ago

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Big Table Farm

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2022

2022 vintage. Medium-heavy body. Juicy but avoids fruit bomb status with a hint of tannins. 3.27.24. — 3 months ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I kind of like these wines and the story behind the winery.
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Lately you are right they are getting too fruity.