Cayuse Vineyards

God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Grenache 2014

Coppery gold shimmer to a medium bloody amber. Stinky warmed cured meats that were left out too long. Spiced cranberry Xmas cocktail, red raspberry puree, woody earthy cedar, with hints of tobacco and spicy fragrance/cologne. Somehow reminds me of a carnival with spicy sugary roasted nuts, cotton candy, and meats and cheeses- with some slightly stale meaty pizza. Leather and old rope. Spicy bloody raw meatiness on the palate. Great firm acidity, and zero alcohol noticed. Very well balanced and smooth with a great mineral backbone. So savory with all the meat and spice, but still has great fruitiness. — 9 days ago

Orin Swift Cellars

Machete Petite Sirah Blend 2014

Still has plenty of runway. Not sure it has even peaked yet. Very nice surprise. All components have matured together and oak is integrated and in balance. — 8 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Shows a seamless integration of dried fruit, earth, balance, elegance and tannin. Showing well at this point and continuing to evolve in the direction of dried berries and plum, tobacco, herbs, iron and fine tannin. — 25 days ago

Ray, Ira and 7 others liked this

Mas de Gourgonnier

Les Baux-de-Provence Grenache Blend 2019

I haven’t had one of these in a minute. It’s as delicious as I remember it to have been. Cassis and dark berries, together with roasted herbs and iodine garrigue-like scents on the nose. Soft and intense in the mouth. Loads of savory clingy flavors in the mouth. Conjures up being in Provence (where I haven’t been in decades and need to get back to). Love this. — a day ago

MaJ, Severn and 12 others liked this
MaJ CappS

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Yea! A wine I haven’t had in quite a while either - thanks for the reminder.
Douglas Braun

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Wow got to look for that been a while for me too (great value if I remember)
Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Just had this one a few months ago and was pleasantly surprised.

Château Mont-Redon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

St Lucia
Somm said I have great taste and this is one of his favorites. Fruity notes from the warmer climate
— 6 days ago

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2008

Blackberry, bramble, garrigue, resolved tannin, drinking well 😋 — 7 days ago

Shay, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard Red Rhône Blend 2010

2010 vintage. Thinned out somewhat, body-wise, yet still packing a punch. Lots of complexities still in the tasting grasp. 9.20.23. — 11 days ago

Bob, Severn and 8 others liked this

Gérard Bertrand

Cote des Roses Languedoc Rosé Blend 2021

Nice oaky & refreshing. Enjoyed in Palo Alto on Saturday night with Rafael! — 8 days ago

Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2020

2020 vintage. Decanted for air-no sed. Medium body. Just enough back door acidity/tannins to cover that delicious, macerated raspberry smoothie at the front door, meet and greet. 8.30.23. — a month ago

Jan, Ira and 12 others liked this