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Lodi Cinsault 2022

Popped and poured; enjoyed over two days. Fairly consistent throughout but best on Day 2. The 2022 “Lodi” pours a bright ruby color with a transparent core; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with juicy ripe cherry and red plums. Strawberry/watermelon, red ripe licorice, red flowers, crushed gravel minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The texture is silky smooth and finish is long. Overall, this comes across so fresh and juicy; and unbelievably quaffable. I would drink these now or over the next several years.
— 4 hours ago

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Amador County Chenin Blanc 2021

Consistently good vintage after vintage. — a month ago

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Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2020

Lavender, blackberry and a little funk in nose in initial pour. Dense ruby red. Light body, slight skin astringency finish. Needs some time to open. Fairly tart. Raspberry flavor emerges first, then cherry. 24 hours later, fresh table grape character and seed tannins predominate. This is a solid light tasting table red with plenty of tannins for aging. I do find I miss the Zinfandel portion from earlier vintages but get more bottles of these and the style will grow on you — 2 months ago

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Contra Costa County Carignane 2022

Popped and poured; enjoyed over two days. Best on Day 2. The 2022 Carignane “Contra Costa County” pours a deep magenta with a near opaque core and an electric looking rim; medium viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with a combination of tart and ripe black plums, black berries, licorice, soft baking spices, stony earth and minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is medium and bright; energetic with lovely minerals. Lovely stuff. Drink now through 2032. — 15 days ago

Lyle, Douglas and 9 others liked this

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Napa County Mataro 2021

3 days open and it is coming into its own — a month ago

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Mencía 2027

Tastes like California. Fruity, not heavy, balanced.
— 2 months ago

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Lodi Zinfandel 2018

Purple, medium pigment extraction. Aromas of black currant, barrel smoke and a hint of mint-eucalyptus. Raspberry and blackberry flavors with crispness. — 3 months ago

Ira, Doug and 1 other liked this

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Lodi Red Table Wine 2022

A blend in three equal parts of Cinsault from the Bechthold Vineyard (1886), Carignane from Spenker Ranch (1900) and Zinfandel from Kirschenmann Vineyard (1915).

Popped and poured; consumed over three days. Consistent throughout but probably showed best on day three. The 2022 Lodi pours, a deep ruby color with a transparent core and a slightly watery rim. Medium viscosity, with light staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine youthful and expressive with notes of black bramble fruit, blueberries, soft red flowers, red rope licorice, and rocky minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry; medium tannins and medium acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is lengthy and full of minerals and wow, it is juicy. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Tegan is redefining Lodi. These wines show so much character and yet have all the Lodi DNA. Drink now and through 2032. 40 barrels produced.
— 20 days ago

Jay, David and 9 others liked this

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Sonoma County Trousseau 2016

Floral nose, cherries, cranberries, wet leaves, med - body, med + acidity 😍 — 2 months ago

Austin, Shay and 5 others liked this

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San Luis Obispo Syrah 2021

Bright and juicy ripe Syrah. Minus 25 windchill… braised Swiss Steak with Robichon mashed. Playoff Saturday with the wine out-shining the football. — 3 months ago

Shay, Andrew and 3 others liked this
Bryan Kesting

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Great wines. Especially for the $