Moniker Estates

Moniker Estates

La Ribera Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Really decent with some air time and little chill!
Nice single Vineyard from Costco. I believe this is my 3rd tasting. Let open for an hour! Considering Alc. 14.5% this wine..opens up to deliver a surprise!
Definitely purchase again!
— 2 years ago

Eddie, Eric and 14 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

Solid, modestly-priced Zin. Zinny thinks the moniker “old vine” is hooey. He says he’s older in dog years than this is in Zin years.

This has lots of plummy blackberry fruit and warm sandstone earthiness. Full- bodied but not jammy or hot (14.4%).
— 3 years ago

Dawn, Ron and 7 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Tom Casagrande Love the photo!
Sharon B

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Aww look at that face! ❤️


Napa Valley Rosato

A fuller "rosato" and less fruit driven than a lot of Cali' juice, so ok, I guess if ya want to use the Italian moniker I'm not going to kick and scream too much. Good grip from present tannins, sour strawberry, touch of herb (is that thyme?). Totally enjoyable for a cool late summer sunset near the shore. — 4 years ago

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2018

Continue to be quite impressed with what I’ve had from Le Ragnaie. This 2018 Rosso is probably the best yet. Definitely fits the “baby Brunello” moniker. Surprisingly ready to go after a 1.5 hour decant. Very nice. — a year ago

Severn, Andrew and 1 other liked this
Michael Greene

Michael Greene

Agreed. They are no Soldera or Poggio di Sotto, but very solid Brunello nonetheless!

The Buccaneer

Back from the Dead Red Blend

October 2019

This blend has a unique story... out of the deadly Caribbean waters of the 17th century comes the true story of Jacquottie Delahaye, an orphan driven to piracy as a tender girl. Later, to evade the law, faked her own death, but upon being discovered earned her treacherous moniker “Back from the Dead Red” stirring fear into the hearts of any who saw her fiery red hair at the helm. As deadly as she was beautiful her legend continues to inspire many a buccaneer!

Shared for this ‘Delicious & Deadly’ wine theme shared with the lovely ladies of
— 3 years ago


Cooper Mountain Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011

Tom Elliot

Certified biodynamic and organic. No SO2 added. A seven year old “natural wine” (though Cooper Mountain has always avoided using the controversial moniker). Drank well over a 3 hour period. No objective, noticeable flaws. Enough to like. — 4 years ago

Calvert Brewing Company

Watermelon Pucker

A bit disappointed that the Watermelon doesn’t feature more prominently, it is nearly undetectable but the pucker moniker holds true! Strongly sour and still delicious. — a year ago

Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Year in and year out, this is one of my favorite wines from one of my labels. A mild garnet color with thin edges. The exceedingly pleasing nose features notes of green tea, shy red cherries, and fresh herbs. Faded rose petals and raspberry crumble round things out.

I hate to use the term Burgundian to describe domestic Pinots. It’s almost always false and just plain isn’t fair. This definitely deserves the moniker. Silky smooth in the mouth with medium acidity and body. Well integrated tannins and some lively spice add to the prettiness of this.

The combination of rusticity and elegance really takes this to another level. Sly and delicate red fruit shine on the palate while the earthiness takes hold. Moist earth, dried forest, and straight up gravel. Long finish showing more spice and just a little kick of cinnamon. Spectacular stuff that really shows what Oregon Pinot is about.
— 2 years ago

Ira, Trixie and 9 others liked this

Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot

Patchwork Chardonnay 2016

An impressive effort, totally cohesive despite the “Patchwork” moniker. Salty rocks, tangy candied tropical fruit, hint of caramel, nuts and toast — 4 years ago

Ira, Severn and 12 others liked this