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Sea View Ridge Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Timothy Eustis
9.1

Pretty spectacular stuff here. 2019. Balance of fruit and grip, both high intensity. Dark fruit and smoky. Wonderful. — a day ago

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Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018

Pretty good. Slight bitter taste in there somewhere but aerate it and that subsides. — 2 years ago

Cardinale

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1997

David T
9.6

The nose reveals; dark, sweet, tarry, currants, ripe, ruby, candied, blackberries, dark cherries, ripe black plum with soft skin, purple fruit blend, blueberries, creamy dark raspberries, mixed berry cola, anise to black licorice, notes of ripe port, sandstone/limestone, dark spices, steeped teas, dry & fresh herbaceousness, crushed, dry rocks, black tar, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, soft leather, saddle-wood, leather, dry & fresh tobacco, bay leaf with fresh & withering, very dark florals.

The body is; full, round, velvety and drop dead, gorgeously sexy. Their 97 shows the excellence of the vintage. The structure, tension, length and balance are in peak form. However, this wine has another 10 years ahead. The soft, round, silky tannins melt in your mouth. Dark, sweet, tarry, currants, ripe, ruby, candied, blackberries, dark cherries, ripe black plum with soft skin, purple fruit blend, blueberries, creamy dark raspberries, mixed berry cola, anise to black licorice, sandstone/limestone, dark spices, steeped teas, dry & fresh herbaceousness, crushed, dry rocks, rich, black, turned earth, black tar, dark chocolate, coco powder, caramel, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, soft leather, saddle-wood, leather, big graphite, some, subtle, grilled meats, dry & fresh tobacco, touch of black pepper, bay leaf with fresh & withering, very dark florals. The acidity is round and beautifully phat. The long, ruby, ripe, rich, well knitted texture & balance are outstanding and persists endlessly. Beautiful vintage and wine tonight!

Photos of; Cardinale tasting room, our Lokoya & Cardinale hybrid tasting as the road to Lokoya was not open after the big rains a couple of winters back and their terrace view from the tasting room.
— 3 years ago

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David T

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@Severn Goodwin Also, the fruit is primarily from Napa but, blends in Sonoma as well.
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@Delectable Wine this is the Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend. Let's get this identified please! Thanks!
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@James Forsyth Hefty request you're laying down 😋

Lucas & Lewellen

Valley View Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Primarily (83%) Cabernet Sauvignon with some other Bordeaux varietals blended in. Pleasant aromas of violets, roses, black currant/black berry. Dark cooked fruit flavors with hints of soy sauce and beef jerky. Pleasant touch of oak on the finish. Fresh acidity. Good balance. Pleasant surprise. — 7 months ago

Joseph Swan Vineyards

Trenton View Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Cranberry, citrus, potting soil, woody herbs, menthol. Juicy, light, acidic. Doing a side by side tasting with Great Oak Vineyard — 2 years ago

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Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Golden straw color. Aromas of lemon, grapefruit and lychee. Creamy mouthfeel, flavors of lemon and a mineral finish. — 4 years ago

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Reserve Chardonnay 2019

A little buttery on the nose but fruity and light on the palate. Under $15 at Total Wine — a year ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Smooth with Chef Jean Michel with view of Birdrock break... — 3 years ago

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