Ruta 22

Philippe Alliet

Chinon Cabernet Franc

Much smoother than in 2021 when first had the 2018 vintage. It’s thrown a lot of sediment. $22. — 19 days ago

Benoît Déhu

Initiation Brut Nature Champagne Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier

Disgorged Feb 28, 2022, without dosage.
78% PN 22% Meunier
— 8 months ago

Joe liked this

22 Pirates

Red Blend 2018

Good wine! — 10 months ago

Jerry liked this

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Bought in 2005 at the bargain price of $22. I’d been saving it. Worth the wait. It was absolutely delicious, old school, refined, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at its peak. If I could only drink one wine for the rest of my life, this would be it (assuming availability). — 3 years ago

Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

2012 vintage. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot. An excellent effort in a largely forgotten vintage. Cassis, blackberries, cedar, and Pauillac-like lead pencil. — 2 months ago

Peter, Ruud and 6 others liked this


Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz 2018

This is a tasty Cabernet Sauvignon blend from California.

Big and bold with medium acidity.

Full bodied and smooth with nice complexity.

Dry on the palate and very fruity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco, coffee and black pepper.

Still young and needs a few years to calm down.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

I had the 2019 before, and it is very consistent.

A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Shiraz.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 9 months ago

Paul, Doug and 20 others liked this


Quimera Mendoza Malbec Blend 2017

A blend of 50% Malbec, 22% Merlot, 22% Cab Sauv & 6% Cab Franc, aged in French oak 50/50 new & 1 year old, combining fruit from Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruit, earthy and floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and tart cherry flavors, with vanilla, licorice, citrus and herb spice. Fine tannins, well balanced long finish ending with tart fruit and a sweet earthy mineral character. Nice! A Fav! — 2 years ago

Juan, Boris and 7 others liked this

Château Dalem

Fronsac Merlot Cabernet Franc 2015

Ken Z

Drank 6/27/23

Excellent with lamb kebabs

Scent of plum, blackberry, and peppercorn. Blackfruit flavors dominate the palate, with plum sauce, blackberry, and cocoa backed by firm, but ripe tannin, which is well integrated. Long finish.

4/22/8/5/4 + 50 = 93 pts.

This is great now, right out of the bottle.
— 5 months ago

Ken, Tom and 6 others liked this

Tenuta di Arceno

Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2013

Super Tuscan blend of 55% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. The appearance is very dark red, raising expectations. On the nose it is rich with dark red fruits. The wine is very concentrated, very smooth (probably the Merlot) with lots of dark fruit, a bit of pepper and other herbs. Great wine! — 2 years ago

Peter, Anthony and 2 others liked this