Ruta 22

22 Pirates

Red Blend 2018

Good wine! — 19 days ago

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Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

12/22 with Jane and Sam. This was a gorgeous wine. It still had power but it was harmonious and quite soft. 91 — 2 months ago

Booker Vineyard

Ripper 22 Red Blend 2016

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/brick rim.

Beautiful nose of cherries, sweet strawberries, blueberries, black plums, cedar, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth, light vegetables, coffee, eucalyptus and Mediterranean spices.

Full bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, tobacco, alcohol, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, earth, light vegetables and pencil lead.

Long finish with fine grained tannins, cherries and red chili pepper.

This is a gorgeous Grenache from Paso Robles. Spicy and rich. Fruit forward and opulent. Just delicious.

Great right out of the bottle, and gets more complexity after 2 hours of airtime.

This 6 year old is showing great complexity now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

100% Grenache grapes were aged in French Oak barrels for 22 months.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— 5 months ago

Martijn, Shay and 18 others liked this

Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Outstanding blend of 74% merlot, 22% Cabernet franc, 4% Cabernet. Vintage 2018. — a month ago

Erik Spencer
with Erik
Eric, Byron and 9 others liked this


A very modest rating. Tasted twice with a 9.3 as the higher rating.

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1968

Cathy Corison

9/29/22 Deep vertical of NV Cabernets @ BV Still evolving in the glass. So much life left. — 4 months ago

Roger Sabon

Les Olivets Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2012

We had the 2012 Vintage on 7/7-8/22. This is a terrific CndP. Full bodied and fruit forward and well balanced. The bouquet boasts black fruit and white pepper. Blackberry, plum, cassis, cocoa and even minerality were on the palate. — 7 months ago

Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend 2019

The ’19 is a blend of a blend of 37% Merlot, 11% Malbec, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, rest Petit Verdot, 22 months on new French oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, herb spice and smoky oak scents. On the palate flavors of black cherry and plums with cinnamon, licorice and cacao, lively acidity. Fine ripe round tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and earthy character. Outstanding! — a month ago

Juan, Mario and 4 others liked this

Château Climens

Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2009

Sumptuous Sauternes. At The Hut Colwell Bay IoW, late April ‘22. Lovely mellow drinking with bottle age — 3 months ago

Daniel, Joel and 3 others liked this

Bodega Iturrialde

G 22 Gorka Izagirre Bizkaiko Txakolina 2020

Floral & fresh, crisp.
Orange blossom, wet salty beach pebbles, not overly complex on the nose, but very fresh.
The palate shows more. Nice mouthfeel, a bit rich yet bright & juicy. Salty lemons galore. This is so drinkable and food friendly. Really nice.
— 6 months ago

Ira liked this

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

7/3/22 “It’s like heaven” fancy wine for our first house together. All our dinner too! — 7 months ago

Eric, Joe and 12 others liked this