Martin Woods

Martin Woods

Jessie James Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Excellent really. Sweet Pinot Fruit. Cherry 🍒 mostly. Just 13.5%. Very refined. Like a Burgundy at a much better price point. Planted in 1996 to Pommard, Wadenswil and 114. Dry farmed! Needs at least 2 hours of air. Teanotes, … fresh! In my book one of the top 10 Pinots in the US. — a month ago

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Martin Ray

Synthesis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Grapes are sourced from all the the best appellations in Napa. From the valley floor to high Hills. Bright cherry flavors combine with elements of cassis and clove. Tannins come on mid palette to the finish.

A lovely Cabernet that drinks well above its price point. Love that.
#Bonappetite, and drink on!
— a month ago

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2014 Cheval Blanc has an attractive nose with brambly red fruit, sous-bois, a pencil box and a touch of Xmas cake. It does not take too much aeration before it develops further aromas of black truffle and morels. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, fleshy, ripe and tensile with red peppercorn hints toward the slightly granular finish. Very harmonious and persistent. It is outstanding in the context of the vintage. Tasted at Bordeaux Index's 10-Year-On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2024)
— 2 months ago

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Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg Spätlese* trocken Mosel Riesling 2021

Lyle Fass
9.7

We got a future legend here. Nose js exotic citrus, herbs galore, slate, some pink grapefruit and apricot. Very expressive and super clear. There is also an umami aroma that is so enticing. Stunning. 9.7 nose. Palate is a dream. Citrus and sweet lime along with gorgeous clarity and freshness. This is ungodly fresh. Awesome grip, acidity and length yet ephemeral and light on its feet. So juicy and tangy with lovely salt notes on the finish. This is magic and has elite finesse why it is a 9.7 wine. Can’t wait to see what air does. Now with air the nose gets confectionary. Unreal variety of citrus now. Some sea air. Now the palate has a lemon lime citrus sweet tart aspect and is gaining some crunch. Wow what a finish. This is genius. — 16 days ago

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Domaines Martin

Château Gloria Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Reliable, delicious, and reasonable. Slightly on the fruitier end of the Bordeaux spectrum - gorgeous blackberry, plum and cassis, balanced by delicious chocolate, exotic tobacco, and good spice. Good acidity provides incredible length. Always amazing for the price. — 2 months ago

Martin Ray

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2022

Consumed 01/2024. Did not have it with any food, just sipped on it by itself.  The bottle describes it as bright with complex fruit, subtle spices and silky, refined tannins. 13.9 % ALC by VOL — 3 months ago

Martin Müllen

Kröver Letterlay Spätlese** Trocken Mosel Riesling 2021

This is from the eichhaus parcel.

Nose: massive penetrating gorgeous apricots.

Palate: so mineral. Lemon pith. Awesome right on open

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— 11 days ago

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Martin Ray

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Nice full red, very reasonable... — 25 days ago

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Château Clos St. Martin

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Blackberry, bramble, mint, currants, manure and forest floor. Remarkably youthful at the quarter century mark. — 2 months ago

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Ceritas

Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Pretty darn close to old school Napa. — 8 months ago