Domaine de la Perruche

Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2019

Domaine de la Perruche tasting #7. Smoother than the non-vieille vigne counterpart. 22/7-2022 — 16 days ago

Domaine de Montbourgeau

Vin de Paille L'Etoile Chardonnay Blend 2016

#7 of Jura Savoie evening
Amazing nose - dried apricot, sharp lemon acidity, kumquat, pomelo Marmelade, candied Mandarine peel, golden raisins. Amazing. Could smell this forever.
On the palate this shows amazing balance. High sweetness and high acidity with brilliant drinkability and freshness. Great precision and energy. This is soo good!!
— 6 months ago

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Delle Venezie pinot Grigio 2020

Wine Advent(ure) #7. More body than many other Pinot Grigio wines. Nice, crisp citrus from start to finish. Dry with good balance of acidity. Pleasant surprise! — 8 months ago


Cerdon Bugey Sparkling Rosé Poulsard Gamay 2019


Easy to dismiss but totally awesome. Distinct raspberry note, with an underlying fuller note of cardamon or similar spice. Glass #7 at Asta. — a year ago

Ramey Wine Cellars

Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

My highest rated and very few and far between cali chard. Really vibrant and powerful pear, crisp apple and citrus. Better palate than very muted aromatics even with a decant. High octane 14.5%. #7 WS of 2020. — 3 months ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Il Frappato 2016

#7 of cellar raid challenge - fragrant, lively, classic Arianna — 7 months ago

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Scott Petrus

Scott Petrus

You’re a force of nature. Glad you’re back.

Kosta Browne

Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir 2013

We tasted nine Kosta Browne Pinots from 2005-2013, all from the Keefer Ranch vineyard. The 2013 definitely tasted youthful, even slightly tannic. Got better in the glass in time. #7 — 9 months ago

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Little Wine #7 Syrah

My first of 3 bottles of Little Wine #7 Blackberry, plummy, Bracken, red florals. Medium plus bodied palate - unmistakably from old vine Barossa Shiraz. Grainy (but silky) persistent tannins. After a couple of hours - smoked meats. Went from red and black berry fruits to much more savoury on the palate. Probably the best Little Wine so far. A blend of 4 vintages - 2017 (43%), 2016 (38%), 2015 (15%), and 2012 (4%). — a year ago

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Shay A

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This was the first Little Wine I ever had. I opened a current release Little Wine today, actually. Aromatics on Fraser’s wines are just so intoxicating.
Bob McDonald

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Agreed Shay. He certainly has some old vine material to work with and his prices therefore are quite reasonable I think notwithstanding the freight you guys pay for freight to the USA.
Shay A

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@Bob McDonald : Yes, shipping to us here in the US is a bit brutal, but that just goes to show how good his wines are…willing to pay the price to get them here!

Blankiet Estate

Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Blankiet Estate tasting...wonderful restrained Napa style wines... Graeme Macdonald (Macdonald vineyards) winemaker since 2016. Julian was a knowledgeable terrific host.

2019 prince of heart rose
2019 prince of heart red wine
2016 Rive Droite Merlot blend
2015 proprietary red cab blend
2018 Mythicvs cab sauvignon
2014 Rive Droite merlot blend
Prince of Hearts port wine
Prince of Hearts port wine
— 6 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Shay A

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Was told last year when I tried to schedule a visit they charge everyone an “experience” fee, which is non-refundable, and is charged regardless of how much wine is purchased…I passed. Too bad, I enjoy their wines.
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Shay A I have more recently been selecting wineries offering food&wine combo pairings for visits, so not expecting a refund.....though, this one was basically just a tasting (included a small meat/cheese plate) and yes there was no tasting fee discount for the wines I purchased.


Little Wine #10 Syrah

Ron R

Switching gears and changing lanes. New bathroom done!
We are a touch surprised by this example.. Vegetal notes on the nose transition to the palate. Nice weight and texture on the mid-palate, with perfect acidity. Notes of coffee, autumn leaves and brown sugar, but not sweet on the finish. Slight meaty note completes a good but not great example.
Day 2. Revising my score downwards.
— 7 months ago

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Brandon T

Brandon T

Interesting notes. I enjoyed little wine #6 and #7, but can’t get my hands on any of the recent vintages to compare.Happy holidays, @Ron R!
Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

A syrah for the bathroom? Now that’s a review. 👍
Ron R

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@Timothy Lynch, any old excuse will do.