Muir Wood

Moss Wood

Moss Wood Vineyard Margaret River Chardonnay 2016

14-year-old Chardonnay from Australia. From a well respected winery. Oak and fruits still doing their job quite nicely. Quite impressed.  — 9 days ago

Pax Mahle Wines

Fannuchi-Wood Road Vineyard Trousseau Gris 2023

1L growler refills off the tap FTW. A bit longer on the skins in ‘23. This is my favorite vintage of this wine yet, didn’t love previous vintages. This feels closer to the Jolie-Laide version. That’s a good thing. — 2 months ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1989


Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim

Earthy nose with light oak, black fruits and tobacco.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red and black fruits, wood, earth, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, dark coffee, licorice, dark chocolates, black tea and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 35 year old is still drinking beautifully. This Second Growth Bordeaux is nicely balanced and complex.

Peaking now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 10+ years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 4 hours. I did not decant it, but let it open up in the bottle.

Wine Spectator 96 points.

A good food wine that I paired with beef brisket. Gorgeous.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 3 months ago

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Doug Powers

Doug Powers

@"Odedi", great pull!!

Jolie-Laide Wines

Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard Trousseau Gris 2022

Melon, grassy, acid. Great summer drink — 14 days ago

Moss Wood

Moss Wood Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Generally one of the best Cabernets in Margaret River and therefore Australia. Very dark Ruby in colour. Cassis and blackberry, ripe and rich. I would never pick this as Margaret River in a blind tasting. Where are the herbal notes? But still recognisable as a quality Cabernet. The 2009 Moss Wood was given a poor score of only 84 points by Huon Hooke who is one of Australia’s leading wine scribes. He said “over ripe fruit is the problem “. I have always rated Huon’s reviews and have been a long time subscriber to his website and always will be but I don’t believe he got this right. On 4th July 2012 he said “I can’t see this ageing well” and gave a drinking window of 2012 to 2018. Well tonight at 15 years of age it is drinking very well. James Halliday gave the wine 95 points. — 2 months ago

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Travis W

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Thanks for the note Bob. I've got a few in the cellar of this vintage. Are they good to hold for awhile longer? Cheers
Bob McDonald

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Drinking well now Travis. Could go on for a few more years I would say.
Travis W

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Thanks Bob. 😊👍

The Balvenie Distillery

Port Wood 21 Years Malt

Fundemex jbeckman — 3 months ago

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Evesham Wood

Eola - Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2022

Great value. Good length, great fruit — a month ago

Jim Barry

The McRae Wood Clare Valley Shiraz 2015

Plum, oak, vanilla, pepper, cherry. Bold palate with ripe dark fruits. Blackberry, fig, prune. Silky tannins.
— a month ago

Gargiulo Vineyards

Frank Wood Ranch Oakville Chardonnay 2022

Ming L

Aromatic nose of peach, honeydew, orange blossom, hint of vanilla. Beautiful round acidity. Good weight and texture yet ethereal. Lingering salinity on the palate that I rarely found in Napa chard.
Not for the long haul, but so charming and delicious.
— 3 months ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

2010 vintage. Classic Pauillac with ripe cassis, lead pencil, and cedar wood. Still very young, but a class act. Concentrated, profound, and impeccably balanced, with layers of black fruit, a serious structure of haute couture tannins and balancing acidity. Long, mineral finish. Impressive, but nowhere near its peak. — 3 months ago

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