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2017 Featherstone Cabernet Franc

Dark in color with a nice mild black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some black cherries to match the nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some firm acidity and lighter tannins, nice and dry. … Continue reading

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Southbrook Triomphe Organic Cabernet Franc Rosé 2021

This is a very different kind of rose, right from the color which is a lot more deep rich red notes than most … Mild on the nose with a vibrant mid palate that packs a lot of flavor, think … Continue reading

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Dopff au Moulin Cuvée Europe Riesling 2019

Biases up front, I’ve had a lot of sweet Reislings and am SO NOT A FAN but when I saw this one at 2 g/l residual sugar it enticed me to try it … Pale straw in color with a … Continue reading

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Meerlust Red 2019

Inky dark in color with a nice dark berry and oaky nose. On the mid palate the wine displays vibrant fruit forward dark berry notes, along with some mild mocha … On the medium length in finish the wine displays … Continue reading

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Bonterra Merlot 2019

Inky dark in color with a mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely deep rich black berries to match the nose, dark cherries and dark chocolate along with some vibrant acidity and firm tannins. This … Continue reading

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Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2021

Pale salmon in color with an expressive nose for a rose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant ripe strawberry notes. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine’s acidity sticks slightly to the tongue. This … Continue reading

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Muralhas de Monção Vinho Verde 2021

Pale straw in color with a citrus nose. The bubbles and effervescence which is typical of a vinho verde are visible right on the first pour and on the tongue. On the mid palate the wine is a fruit forward … Continue reading

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Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Pale straw in color with a citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays strong lime and grassy notes. This is definitely a fruit forward edgy sort of sauv blanc. On the medium length finish the citrus notes and … Continue reading

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Penley Gryphon Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2020

Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose … On the mid palate the wine displays some nice elegant black cherries and black plums, along with some mocha. On the medium length finish the wine displays lovely dusty tannins … Continue reading

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Casas del Bosque Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

I have to admit, I have not had a lot of Roses from Chile, so I approached this with some curiosity. On the positive side it is 100% Pinot noir, so it’s intriguing … Pale salmon in color with a … Continue reading

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Bottega Pinot Grigio Rosé 2021

Pale salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp dry citrus notes, acidity and minerality. Without food the acidity sticks nicely to the tongue, a beautiful sipper. with food the wine’s … Continue reading

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High Heaven Majestic Pines Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black berries to match the nose, maybe even some black currants along with some mocha notes. On the medium length finish the … Continue reading

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Thirty Bench Winemaker’s Rosé 2021

$22.95VINTAGES#:27024 Pale salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild effervescent notes along with crisp dry acidity and a hint of zesty tartness. Lots of crisp minerality and strawberries coming through. There’ … Continue reading

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2017 Batasiolo Barolo DOCG

Garnet in color with a mild nose of red cherries. On the mid palate the wine displays deep rich cherries along with dark chocolate notes. On the longer side in length the wine’s tannins are BIG, FIRM and ripe, sticking … Continue reading

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Kew Vineyards Old Vine Chardonnay 2019

Pale golden in color with a nice apple and pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely apple and pear fruits along with some nice vanilla notes. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and dry … Continue reading

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Patrizi Nebbiolo d’Alba 2019

Garnet in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dried fruit notes and red cherries along with some tomato. On the medium length finish the wine displays some mild acidity and … Continue reading

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Casale dello Sparviero Chianti Classico 2018

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate this wine is a spot on varietal Chianti Classic with nice cherry and mocha notes. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and dry with smooth tannins, … Continue reading

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Pasqua 11 Minutes Rosé 2021

Pale salmon in color with an odd pink grapefruit nose. The wine took me off guard, it was NOT what I was expecting. On the mid palate the wine displays strong, dominant pink grapefruit notes along with some strong acidity. … Continue reading

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Confidencial Reserva Rosé 2021

Pale salmon in color with a soft strawberry nose … On the mid palate the wine displays some nice sharp tart strawberry notes that stick nicely on the tongue. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vibrant … Continue reading

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Frei Brothers Reserve Chardonnay 2019

Pale golden in color with a vibrant apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays absolutely spot on varietal oaked chard with apple and pear, nice vanilla noes, and some nice creaminess. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Château Bouscassé 2016

Dark in color with a smoky, earthy nose along with some black berries. On the mid palate the wine displays deep rich black berries along with some nice peppery notes, vibrant acidity and firm tannins. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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2016 Monte Antico

Dark in color with a nice mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice rich dark cherry notes along with some nice dark plum and tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays … Continue reading

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Glen Carlou Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

Salmon in color with a mild slightly minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some soft citrus and grapefruit notes, but where this wine lives is in the finish. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2021 Aveleda Fonte Rose

Salmon in color with a smoky flinty nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp minerality, strawberries and the like. The minerality sticks nicely to the tongue leaving some almost lime hints. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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2020 Cave Spring Dry Rosé VQA

Pale salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely vibrant tart strawberry and cranberry notes along with some strong palate coating citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays vibrant acidity … Continue reading

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