Tenuta San Guido

Guido Mazzucchelli

San Venz Lessona Vino Rosso 2013

Such a soulful wine. Spice & cherry on the nose, palate starting to advance, softening tannins, juicy cherry fruit, plenty of fresh acidity, tobacco, leather. Silky texture. Fabulous & a beautiful pairing with entrecôte. — 5 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Jonathan, Bob and 13 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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13 is lit. 15 maybe more lit

Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2016

Absolutely an amazing wine! Thank you @Ron R for recommending this! I am experiencing so many elements at the same time. Reminisce of an aged Chenin Blanc where you get creaminess almost wax cheese rind and honey. Picking up an almond sticky bun. Not really acidity but unique freshness of lemon, peaches & yellow apples. Golden hay in color, Med+ body w/ nice long finish. Drinking this w/ a nice chill presents some nice acidity.
Hard not to make a comparison (sigh) to something I paid a lot more for and enjoyed...not so much! Love the balance and 13.5 alc.
— 13 days ago

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Nice!
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@Dawn E. So happy you enjoyed this as much as I did. Hanzell Sebella at $22 per is just as strong. Get some!
Trixie

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Classy! Have a good weekend!🥂

McHenry Vineyard

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2019

Popped and poured; served with cedar plank salmon for Father’s Day. No formal notes but consistent with previous experiences. Bruised strawberry, cherry, pomegranate, mushroom, a kiss of baking spices and a touch of VA. Way more open for business than typical from McHenry at this stage, but the challenges of the vintage explain it all. Drink this vintage now. — 17 days ago

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Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2003

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Dark ruby in color with a wide red/brick rim.

Pretty nose of currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead, light vinaigrette, olives, peppercorn, leather, tobacco leaf, earth and dark coffee.

Full bodied and elegant, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cooked black plums, ripen cherries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth, light vanilla and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Tuscany. Smooth with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

This 19 year old is Interesting and tasty. Not from the best vintage, but still very yummy, and at its peak right now.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime.

Thank you Judy for sharing this with me.

Robert Parker 92 points. Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 24 months in oak barrels (30% new).

14% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$350.
— 22 days ago

Scott McNamara
with Scott
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Kendric Vineyards

Marin County Pinot Noir 2018

Super fresh and clean Pinot Noir, nice acid and excellent balance, medium-long finish, very nice!! — 14 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
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Gattavecchi

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Oh yes. Smooth to the criminal as they say in the Netherlands. — 8 days ago

Big Basin Vineyards

Homestead Grenache Blend 2017

6/2022. Nice Grenache blend. Full of flavor and a smooth finish.

Mr. Friendly’s
— 11 days ago

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Big Basin Vineyards

Rattlesnake Rock Syrah 2017

California Syrah the way I like it. And I do definitely like it. A really pretty deep dark purple with a wide brim and little cherry red flecks. This nose is just plain silly good and exciting. Plums and raspberries abound here. Blackberries with a touch of fennel go a long way. The olive aromas are jumping out of the glass and my goodness it’s special. There’s a rich meaty, fatty aspect to the nose that just blows me away. Stupendous.

Every wine I have from Big Basin is just as good as the next one. All so good and so well crafted. Hailing from the Rattlesnake Rock vineyard in Santa Cruz and definitely fruit forward. At this age, it’s drinking with more refinement than you may expect. Classy and stylish but never forgets about the fun. A lesson in how to make a big and bold Syrah without even coming close to going overboard. Smoke and grilled meat in the mouth to go with the vibrant red and blue fruits. Black pepper and menthol. The finish is long and fulfilling. Don’t listen to me, seriously don’t. Just go taste it.
— 7 days ago

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Trixie

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Cheers friend!🍷
Willie Carter

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@Trixie Same to you!!

Rocca di Montegrossi

San Marcellino Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Sangiovese 2015

Brunello in disguise.
Mostly Sangiovese with as they say a small amount of Pugnitello.
Raised up in med toast barrique and tonneaux. I decanted 3 hrs.
N: Big, warm, Black cherry and Liquorice nose.You can sense the wood but it’s not intrusive. Red flowers/ Geraniums, whiff of vanilla.
P:Cherry bomb, souis bois, dirt,( in the best way) charcoal, pencil lead, nice tannic grip, beautiful acid balance. More black/red flowers. Long finish.
Not as “bright “ as many Chianti, rides the “ darkness” of Brunello, weight in between.
— 2 days ago

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Moonlit Harvest

Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Giving it a an extra .1 because I was hesitant it came from Livermore — 9 hours ago