Los Angeles River Wine Company

Domaine Yves Martin

Chavignol Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Investigating classic pairings and realized the only thing I had to serve chèvre on was packets pretzels from the flight I just…flew in from?

Fortunately pretzels were good call. Otherwise?I’m annoyed. I’ve never cared for goat cheese. And I’ve scoffed at how Sancerre scarcely tastes like Sauvignon Blanc anymore.

But the two together are so delightful. It’s coming to terms with a madness in line with last week when I found myself hanging with a gorgeous couple (Los Angeles models yayyy) and I wished I could write them off. Then one picked up his guitar and started playing 90’s/early aughts hits with passion, and his girlfriend confided she wrote Edward Allen Poe inspired poetry and I thought “damn I love them…where did my inner Daria go???”

Both pairings really pleased me.
The humans it’s obvious they are asshole artists like me.

The cheese and wine? I never liked the gamey notes and (to me) overly rich bordering on pasty mouthfeel of chèvre. But somehow the floral, mineral, and white peach vibes from this Sancerre tease out the floral and earthy (without being animal-y) zings from the cheese.
I’m pissed that I found a way I like goat cheese. The more you know?
— 8 months ago

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DuMOL

Connor Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Luscious ripe red cherry flavors that was perfect with Peking duck! Thank the lord for take in Los Angeles - our mayor has shut in restaurant service again. Cheers! — 2 years ago

Mike, Shay and 5 others liked this

Byron Blatty Wines

Tremor Los Angeles County Grenache Blend 2017

Big bold California but well balanced and very ageable. I would prefer to drink this in 10 years. Good structure but very young. Too young to drink to the maximum at this point, yet still very enjoyable. Baking spice and juicy plum. Buy now and cellar! — 3 years ago

Laura, Mike and 6 others liked this

Moraga Vineyards

Estate Red Blend 2010

Matt Austin
9.3

From a 16 acre vineyard in the hills of Bel Air. Probably the most expensive vineyard property in the US. It’s currently owned by Rupert Murdoch, but this is from before his purchase in 2013. This is legit good. Much better than any Malibu wines I’ve had. 13.8 listed alcohol and fairly restrained style. Let’s rip down all of those mansions and plant some grapes! — 10 months ago

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Los Angeles River Wine Company

Lone Wolf Bob Munoa Ranch MISSION (LISTÁN PRIETO) 2020

Joe Carroll
9.2

Made from a very old vineyard in Temecula that hadn’t been pruned or cared for in over sixty years. — a year ago

Daniel P., Daniel and 5 others liked this

GR-ATN

Santorini Assyrtiko 2018

It was a very hot day on the coast of Los Angeles and this chilled Greek gem from the island of Santorini hot the spot. Crisp, light and citrusy with a steely minerality and a slight bitterness on the finish which literally stopped me from gulping it too fast. Paired with a German style dinner of pork schnitzel and potato salad. The cider vinegar and mustard dressing of the potato salad pushed aside the slight bitterness and bounced playfully with the citrus acidity of the wine. Riesling would have paired well of course, but I just adore an Assyrtiko. It makes me feel like I am on vacation. — 2 years ago

Los Angeles River Wine Company

Lone Wolf Bob Munoa Ranch Blanc 2020

Joe Carroll
9.0

Really a Ramato made from gray grapes — a year ago

Josh, Daniel P. and 6 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Are these Scholium project wines?
Joe Carroll

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Daniel, its Abe Schoener’s new project using LA and San Diego County fruit.

Hook & Ladder

Estate Bottled Clone 45 Los Amigos Ranch Chardonnay 2017

Sippable, affordable chard from a cute winery opened up by former firefighters. — 2 years ago

Leo Nissola
with Leo
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Los Angeles River Wine Company

Galleano Vineyards Lopez Rosé Zinfandel 2019

Yup, second bottle just as good. Delicious. — 3 years ago

Ellen Christen
with Ellen