Russian River Vineyards

Balistreri Family Vineyard Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2018

Excellent. . . Hard to say too much more. Bottle #2 for this holiday and so glad to have this. — 7 days ago

Eddie and Ron liked this

Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling 2005

A tasting of seven Auslese Rieslings from Wehlener Sonnenhur, 2005-2020. Loved this one, my #2. ABV 9%. — a month ago

Bob, Daniel P. and 16 others liked this

Vignobles Raymond

Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2021

Wild berry, cassis, black olive, medium tannins, medium bodied, raspberry finish with nice acid. $15 and drinking nice. Great with a New York steak. — 2 months ago

Douglas and Severn liked this
Mark Eastom

Mark Eastom Influencer Badge

Day #2 overachieving. Cedar box, black cherry, pencil shavings.

Williams Selyem

Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

A vertical tasting of 12 Williams Selyem pinots from 2000-2013, all from the Vista Verde vineyard. My #2 was the 2008 vintage, which was “wow” and “delicious” The group ranked it #1 — 3 months ago

Eric, Ira and 22 others liked this
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

The 2008 I had last week was good, not great.
Eric Urbani

Eric Urbani Influencer Badge

@vinokeeno what  a shame – I loved that one. Ours were purchased on release and cellared - how did you come across your bottle?

Clos Martinet

Priorat Grenache Blend 2019


Thanksgiving bottle #2. An austere, structured wine. Tannic, varying earth, bramble notes with dark fruit. Interesting variations as it breathed. — 8 days ago

HBR liked this

Joh. Jos. Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese Riesling 2019

A tasting of six Spatslese Rieslings from Wehlener Sonnenhur, 2008-2019. This was my #1 and the group’s #2. ABV 8.5%. — a month ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 21 others liked this


Spring Ridge Vineyard Bee Block Chardonnay 2019

John Howard

Birthday wine #2. Just beautiful and airy. The velvet hammer. One of the best wines from our area. — 3 months ago

Mari Stauffer
with Mari
Raul, Daniel and 16 others liked this
Dave Parker

Dave Parker

Love those wines
John Howard

John Howard Influencer Badge

@Raul Puga thank you:) @Dave Parker hell yes!
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Happy birthday!

Occidental Wines

Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir 2021

We opened the 2021 Occidental Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir. This is from the West Sonoma Coast. Wine Spectators #2 wine on their list of 100 is every bit deserving of this spot. If you are a lover of Pinot Noir this is a must have.

The nose is very beautifly expressive and aromas just jump out at you strawberry, cranberry, raspberry, sour cherry, clove, violets, baking spice, vanilla and forest floor.

On the palate is sour cherry, strawberry, raspberry, clove, kirsch, violets, spice and minerals.

This is a medium bodied wine with a smooth silky mouthfeel medium to medium + acidity and medium fine silky tannins that leaves you with a medium to long red fruit mineral earthy finish. What a beautiful wine. The week ahead looks very promising and let us all look forward to that enjoyable week we all look for. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 12 days ago

Severn, Ray and 21 others liked this
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Nice! Happy it's showing impressively. Have generally been underwhelmed by the Occidental stuff (good not great) over the years. I'm probably in the minority tho.

Giovanni Corino

Vigna Giachini Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Barolo taster #2 - much better than #1 - classic Barolo boldness, probably even better in another 5yrs — a month ago

Paul liked this

Domaine William Fèvre

Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2007

A lineup of 1993-2013 Chapelot and Mont de Milieu 1er Cru Chablis. This ‘07 was the group’s #2 and my #1. — 3 months ago

Eric, Paul and 19 others liked this