Category: california

🍷 I tasted the fine wines from Copain Wines (…

🍷 I tasted the fine wines from Copain Wines (California) recently. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2PhE2b4

🍷 I tasted the fine wines from Copain Wines (…

🍷 I tasted the fine wines from Copain Wines (California) recently. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2PhE2b4

2016 Sandhi Pinot Noir

2016 Sandhi Pinot Noir

Happy Monday! Now that the sun’s out, Sears (I mean, Willis) Tower is lookin’ mighty fine. Almost as fine as this awesome Pinot by Rajat Parr! Cola nut, cherries, raspberries, a hint of mulch, and wet soil on the nose. Cola nut and luscious cherries on the palate, which starts to get full. Tightens up with fresh acidity. This is excellent! 

5/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Santa Rita Hills, California, USA

2014 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Late Harvest Pin…

2014 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Late Harvest Pinot Gris

Hope you all had a romantical V-Day! Finishing out the week strong with one of my faves. Honeysuckle, white and yellow flowers, golden apples, spaetzle, white nuts, and ripe pears on the nose. Sweet apple and pear on the palate with yellow flowers, marzipan, and macaron cookie shells. Just lovely stuff from a great producer. 

5/5 bones

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Pinot Gris

12.8% abv

Los Carneros, California, USA

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2016 Stolpman Vineyards Estate Grown Syrah

2016 Stolpman Vineyards Estate Grown Syrah

Contemplating some California Syrah. Black fruit – blackberries, black plums – tons of black olives and chicory on the nose. Blackberries and black plums on the palate with lots of black olives mid-palate, then some chicory and leather with dark plum on the finish.

3/5 bones

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Syrah

14.1% abv

Central Coast, California, USA

2014 WindRacer Chardonnay

2014 WindRacer Chardonnay

Chillin’ with this big, bold Cali Chard, aged in 20% new French oak. Lemon, lemon butter, compound butter, and buttered baguette – basically a lot of butter on the nose. Lemon, apples, and mango on the palate with baguette and butter. 

3/5 bones

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Chardonnay

14.5% abv

Russian River Valley, California, USA

My top wine picks from November 10 LCBO VINTAG…

My top wine picks from November 10 LCBO VINTAGES Release are now posted. Some excellent California and Rioja featured. https://goo.gl/R5qBmH

2017 Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Pinks Dry Ro…

2017 Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Pinks Dry Rosé

I wouldn’t mind hitching a ride on the rosé train any time of the year. Candied strawberries and raspberries along with tart cherries on the nose. A bit thinner on the palate with similar notes, specifically white and red strawberries. 

3/5 bones

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Valdiguie, Pinot Noir

13% abv

Santa Barbara, California, USA

2017 Copain Wines Tous Ensemble Rosé

2017 Copain Wines Tous Ensemble Rosé

OHAI. Enjoying this Cali rosé in the waning days of summer. White strawberries, red cherries, apple skin, and red flowers on the nose. Strawberries, peaches, and cherries on the palate. Very delicious, fresh, and fruity with nice acidity. I dig it!

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13% abv

Anderson Valley, California, USA