Clos du Gravillas

L'inattendu Minervois Grenache Gris 2010

Dan R

One of the best producers of white wine in the appellation, IMHO. Tight and trim, pithy and linear, peach, white flowers and electric minerality on the palate. Super expressive and great with food. — 2 years ago

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Cantine Di Dolianova

Dolia Monica di Sardegna 2018

100% Monica

Med+ acidity, trim sandy soil body, Plum, craberry skin, tea tannin, slight bitter, graphite/pencil, berry in the finish.

Enjoyed without decant, deserves 1-1.5 hr. decant.

I love Monica, a varietal I would like to see more of. Bet it would grow wonderfully in Baja (Prove me wrong).
— 3 years ago

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Mastrojanni (Poderi Loreto e San Pio)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Delectable Wine

Vibrant red. Aromas of violet, red cherry and licorice on the nose. Trim and modestly built, but with very good acid-fruit-tannin balance and clean flavors of red cherry and herbs on the medium-long finish. I expect this to improve with a little bottle age. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, April 2020)
— 4 years ago

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California Chardonnay

Ate with Vitek’s in Las Vegas at Wynn Merril, Pam and I all really liked this. — 4 years ago

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Bodegas Hidalgo

Wellington 20 Years VOS Palo Cortado Sanlúcar de Barrameda Palomino Fino

Da bomb, for sherry lovers: Palo Cortado versión. A shape shifter on the palate & ringing on the higher registers, this Hidalgo checks all the boxes for me, which includes a lightness & freshness heaven made for most food. Burnt pine cone & toffee bits, a subtle mushroom thing (oyster?), & a rather trim beef bouillon broth lurking on the back end. That may all be bs but it’s a wine that inspires….. — 2 years ago

Pinotman, Andrew and 6 others liked this

Ankida Ridge

Pinot Noir 2013

This is my first review of the 2013 vintage… When it arrived as a club distribution, the admonition was to let it rest for a couple years because it was a little too wound up… Well it has unwound and is staying in its lane quite nicely. You really do get the varietal signature and mouth feel… Not overly complex, but decidedly balanced. Two more of this vintage remain and I look forward to next year to see how it is at eight years old. Mostly bright red fruit with Ethan trim frame of rosey florality. Well done Nathaniel! — 3 years ago

Michael David Winery

Freakshow Lodi Zinfandel 2017

I don’t usually drink Zinfandel but I do like Michael David wine. Lots of oakiness and tannins, has a nice long finish. (Time to trim some palm fronds tomorrow 🥴) — 4 years ago

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Looks like a winner!🍷🌴

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1996

Nose has ripe blackberry, over-ripe black currant, dehydrated black cherry, moist prune, dried mint, old leather, old cedar, fresh cigar, ever so slight eucalyptus and milk chocolate powder.

Palate has velvety black fruits, blackberry/black cherry/plum, cedar, wet leather, wet volcanic rock, moist garden soil and wow what a finish, so long, so beautiful. Well cellared '96 CA should last forever! Medium tannins persist! Decanted 6H, more time would be appreciated, alas our last and only bottle, damn it.

Paired to Allen Bros. filets (Prime/Complete Trim) grilled to 127° then rested for 12m, perfectly medium rare; Toasted orzo with grilled squash and brussel sprouts with bacon. 🤤

An early Father's Day with my parents, so I don't have to compete with my Sister & Nephew's in 24 hours, plus we'll have the better wine. 🤞
— 3 years ago

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@Peter Sultan @Josh Morgenthau Thanks, and sorry for no food companion pic, was relaxing with the parents and not thinking about a food shot; this wine pic was taken early in the morning before the sun was fully awaken.
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Kerloo Cellars

Majestic Grenache Blend 2016

With global warming, this GSM is much more attractive than 90% of the Southern Rhône blends it’s patterned after. Nose has lots of kirschy Grenache fruit, loads of smoky ground stone minerality, and roasted green herbs. Trim yet mouthfilling, the palate is dry, not jammy at all, yet with nicely ripe fruit and tons of savory notes accompanied by zingy acids. Great dinner pal. — 4 years ago

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Château Carbonnieux

Grand Cru Classé de Graves Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Solid value for a Bourdeaux. Paired well with Costco trim tip. — 5 years ago