2021-11-25 00:00:00RedTrue MythCabernet Sauvignon2018Paso Robles
N of SLO
CaliforniaSmooth, loaded with blackberry, cherry cola, notes of caramelized oak.Thanksgiving gift from AlexFruity, rich, smooth.
2021-12-26 00:00:00RedScheid VineyardsSur Canyon Red BlendNVMonterey County
S of SF, N of SLO
California-----Mini-bottle on Delta flightBetter than expected. Uncomplicated, but dry and medium fruity.
2022-02-19 00:00:00WhtClos du BoisPinot Grigio2018Acampo
S of Sacramento
E of Napa
CaliforniaTropical fruit, peach, lime zest, mingled with floral aromas and crisp finish. Pair with Asian or shellfish.Maybe CVS?Crisp, smooth. Has a whole mouth feel, not bubbly but almost feels tingly into my whole lower jaw. Can taste the peach/fruit notes.
2022-02-20 00:00:00RedChateau Ste. MichelleMerlot2017Columbia Valley
NW Washington
WashingtonNew World fruit intensity, Old World style, classic barrel aging, bold supple flavors and aromas, dark red fruits and spice.Can't rememberUncomplicated taste, sort of boring one-note. Vaguely oaky and dry finish. Nothing remarkable.
2022-02-20 00:00:00RedSanta MargheritaChianti Classico Riserva2016Veneto
NE Italy, contains Venice.
Romeo & Juliet setting (Verona)
ItalyDOCG. Sangiovese grapes. Elegant, authentic Italian style. "Tuscany's Chianti Classico zone" vineyards. Elegant, tannic austerity, complex aromas. Ideal with Tuscan cuisine, barbecued red meats, or pork.Can't rememberReally enjoyed this one. Greater complexity than the Merlot we had tonight. Fruity and dry, robust.
2022-02-23 00:00:00Wht?Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet)2019Loire Valley
W France
France-----Glass at MignonMore complex, dry taste, stiffer, just slightly heavier.
2022-02-23 00:00:00RedChateau La GraviereBordeaux Blend2009Bordeaux
France-----Glass at MignonAged, somewhat complex taste. Very dry, distinctive but not heavy.
2022-02-23 00:00:00WhtLes EquilibristesHirsute Blend2020LanguedocFrance70% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon, 10% Chenin.Glass at MignonFruity, apple/peachy but very zesty, feels thin and high in acid, very light.
2022-02-23 00:00:00RedLusu CellarsCarignan2017Contra Costa County
E of San Fran Bay
California-----Glass at MignonFruity, bright, heavy tannins, powerful body.
2022-02-25 00:00:00RedLes Cadrans de LassegueSt-Emilion Grand Cru2018BordeauxFrance-----Glass at ZinqueAbsolutely delicious. Complex, earthy, structured, full, smooth.
2022-02-25 00:00:00RedPalacios RemondoTempranillo / Garnacha2019Rioja
N Region of Spain
Spain"La Vendimia"Glass at ZinqueSimilar to the Bordeaux tonight, but a little smoother and fuller tasting, just slightly less complex.
2022-02-25 00:00:00RedPalacios RemondoTempranillo / Garnacha Blend2019Rioja
N Region of Spain
Spain-----Glass at ZinqueSort of an off-brand of the non-blend version tonight, much brighter and fruitier, little complexity.
2022-02-28 00:00:00RedKim CrawfordPinot Noir2018MarlboroughNew ZealandSilky Pinot Noir. Plum and strawberry, black cherry and spice. Juicy with fine tannins. Pairs with herb-crusted lamb, mushroom risotto.Valley Stores Market
Near Ben Artikov Tax
Good, but not great. Very bright red color, high viscosity, almost like a light fruit juice, light feel but heavy impact taste. Interesting but not complex or structured, no tannins. Gets a little tiring/abraisive.
2022-03-01 00:00:00RedFleur du CapEssence du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon2018Western Cape
includes Cape Town, Stellenbosch
South AfricaWestern Cape's diverse palette of wine growing regions. Full bodied with an abundance of red berry fruit flavours, delicate oak and good tannin structure.Gourmet Wine & SpiritsComplicated. Subtle, interesting fruit tastes. Enjoyable volume, not too thick or thin. Between medium and heavy dry. Very satisfying.
2022-03-01 00:00:00RedMeerlustRed Blend2017Stellenbosch
40 min E of Cape Town
South AfricaGrown, made, and bottled on the Meerlust Estate. 55% Cabernet Frac, 33% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak for 16 months. Intense red fruit combines with floral, spicy notes in a medium-bodied wine with a soft, silky texture.Gourmet Wine & SpiritsOne of the most complicated, interesting, and best I've ever had. Try this again.
2022-03-04 00:00:00W/GCasal GarciaVinho VerdeNVPenafiel
E of Porto
PortugalTrajadura grapes.BBQ gift from KevinGood, standard white wine - crisp, just a little bit of fizz. Inoffensive, not complex, but a full taste with a light texture, easily drinkable. Lots of bright fruit.
2022-03-07 00:00:00RedLouis JadotBeaujolais2020BeaujolaisFrance100% Gamay grape. Fresh aromas of strawberries and blossoms introduce plump, sweet berry flavors offset by lively, peppery notes.CVSNot bad, but uncomplicated, one-note. Not a ton of fruit or berry flavors, a strong feeling, a little buzz to it.
2022-03-07 00:00:00WhtBarefootMoscatoNVModestoCaliforniaSweet wine with juicy peach and apricot. Hints of lemon and orange citrus complement a crisp, refreshing finish.From Angel, CVSUndrinkable to me, ridiculously sweet. Blech.
2022-03-10 00:00:00RedEstezarguesCuvée des Galets Côtes du RhôneNVCôtes du RhôneFranceCinsault grapes.Glass at the Prince K-TownEnjoyable, but uncomplicated. Colorful, a little fruity, nice buzz, but very one-note.
2022-03-13 00:00:00SkinGotsaKisi-Khikhvi2019Kakheti
W Side of Georgia
Georgia-----Glass at MignonA wall of taste. Fruity, super smooth. Juicy, rich. An "orange wine."
2022-03-13 00:00:00RosL'archetipoZinfandel2020Puglia
West South Peninsula
Italy-----Glass at MignonAlex's glass. Very tart, yeesh. Not drinkable for me. Too much. Very stiff taste.
2022-03-13 00:00:00WhtRacemoFrascati2020Frascati
Town 25km SE of Rome
Italy-----Glass at MignonA great white wine. Smooth, wildflower scent, lingering taste, back of throat and front of tongue, floral and light.
2022-03-13 00:00:00RedSant & SedeBlaufränkisch2019St. LaurentAustria-----Glass at MignonPungent, deep dry taste. Floral, but not fruity at all. Almost nasal, not in a bad way.
2022-03-17 00:00:00RedAntonion CamilloCiliegiolo2019Tuscany
Widely around Florence
Italy-----Glass at Gusto GreenLess complex, heavier, less dry, more floral than fruity, higher notes. Good, just a little buzzy.
2022-03-17 00:00:00WhtValoriPecorino2019Abbruzzo
E Coast across frm Rome
Italy-----Glass at Gusto GreenLight, airy, breezy, but sharp, fizzy, abrupt. Nasal quality. Not floral. Crisp, almost acidic after.
2022-03-17 00:00:00RedBoccella 'Rasott Azienda Agricola
("Business in Agriculture")
Wide area around Naples
Italy-----Glass at Gusto Green
Normally by bottle only
Floral, buzzy, heavy but smooth and light at the same time. Medium complexity. Medium strong but very sharp, enjoyable. Became even richer and more open with food.
2022-03-24 00:00:00RedRodney StrongPinot Noir?Russian River, Sonoma County
Just N of San Fran
California-----Glass at PrankHarsh, buzzy wall. Uncomplex. Thick. Ok, passable.
2022-03-24 00:00:00RedBodega GarzónReserva Tannat2019Maldonado
SE Coast Tip
Uruguay(Only contains pairing notes.) Tannat is the 'national grape' of Uruguay.Gourmet Wine & SpiritsVERY smooth. Lingers a looong time on the tongue, almost a honey sort of sensation. Floral, light, lingering, silky. Tannin-heavy? Felt thicker and darker as I drank more.
2022-03-25 00:00:00WhtEric Kamm 'Granit'Riesling2019Alsace
NE France on Rhine River
France"Doesn't feel right at first you get used to it quickly. Leftover peach juice form the peaches alluded to just before, earth is a rock."Glass at LoloPeachy. Slight tang at first, then light. Good little fizz, moderate crisp. Not bad, smooth, very light.
2022-03-25 00:00:00RedJess Miller 'Twenty Twenty'Pinot Noir2020Willamette
S Suburb of Portland
OregonPicked earlier than intended to avoid fires. Aged, foraged berries, sweet dry relief.Glass at LoloDry smell, veeeery dry taste, good medium complexity. Dark tasting, not terribly interesting, but good.
2022-03-25 00:00:00SpkSifer Wines 'Goreti'Macebeo2019-20Catalunya
Far NE corner (Barcelona) against France
Spain"Peeling citrus. Tropical drinks. Zesty dips. Baked loaf. Dried with flowers."Glass at LoloCrisp, very juicy, very strong smell, almost fiery but light aftertaste. Hint of berries along with the peach. MAJOR grey fizz in the front of the sip.
2022-03-25 00:00:00SkinSlobodne Vinarstvo 'Traja Boxeri'Sauvignon Blanc2019Trnava
Far W, Near Bratislava
Slovakia"Herbal tea course. Avocado honey in the redwoods and grated ginger."Glass at LoloWow! Tangy, pungent mandarin smell, along with (honey, avocado?). Tart in the back of my throat. A little crispy, some citrus, lime and mandarin, something else in here too. Floral? Distinctive. Strong taste, little fizz. Alex thinks grapefruit, maybe a hint for me.
2022-03-31 00:00:00RedAndreas GsellmanBlaufränkischNVBurgenlandAustriaBody: Light+. Notes: Red & black fruit, subtle spice, berries, pepper, soft tannins.Glass at Good Clean FunHeavy soft taste. Tannins obvious. Dark purple taste. Slight hint of pepper. Whole mouth/roof-of-mouth aftertaste. Pungent, nasal-floral. Strong, good, but for one glass only.
2022-03-31 00:00:00SkinPanta RheiOrangeNVEmilia-Romagna
Northern Italy
ItalyStone fruit soda, nice tannins. Slight effervescence at the end. Mystery white grapes. Biodynamic.Glass at Good Clean FunVery orange, very heavy. Smooth but tart. VERY tart. Distinguished aftertaste.
2022-03-31 00:00:00SkinVira GibilOrangeNVSicilyItalyGrapes: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, catarratto. Body: medium. Notes: Tangy, cloudy, dry and delicious with caramel grounding, bright zingy acidity and a lush textured mouthfeel. Organic.Glass at Good Clean FunDefinitely tastes like an orange wine - duller than the other oranges I've had, but fizzier, like an orange chardonnay. Good cross section of both. Otherwise medium, average, long aftertaste but not striking. Very dry, little bit fruity. Good, but for one glass only.
2022-04-03 00:00:00SkinArtanaDry White2019Kakheti
W Side of Georgia
GeorgiaRkatsiteli grapes.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventTangy, stony. Strong, intense taste.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtArtanaDry White2015Kakheti
W Side of Georgia
GeorgiaRkatsiteli grapes.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventDry. Strong smell but weaker taste. Better than it smells. Tangy, just a little complexity. Floral.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedArtanaDry Red2020Kakheti
W Side of Georgia
GeorgiaSaperavi grapes.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventDryyyy tang. Soft, yet strong. Extra dry. Just a little bit floral.
2022-04-03 00:00:00SkinBizzarroAperitivoNVAustraliaSkin macerated white wine infused with a secret blend of citrus, botanicals, and spices.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventLike sweet cough syrup. Way too much tang. Undrinkable.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RosBreaking BreadRose2021California-----DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventSubtle, nice, warm. Lingering taste. Very nice.
2022-04-03 00:00:00SpkCasa BelfiFrizzante RossoNVVeneto
NE Italy, contains Venice.
Romeo & Juliet setting (Verona)
ItalySparkling red wine.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventFizzy, bright. Light, soft fruit taste. VERY bright.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedChâteau le PuyBarthélémy2017BordeauxFranceFamille Amoreau.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventPungent, strong, intense!
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtClos des Quarterons AmiraultBlanc2020Loire Valley
W France
France-----DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventSmooooooth. Light buzz, the tiniest fizz.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedClos des Quarterons AmiraultLe Vau Renou
Cabernet Franc
2016Loire Valley
W France
FranceSt. Nicolas de Bourgueil.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventREALLY interesting. Limestone soil with a bit of clay, and you can taste a difference. Has a long taste, it's fascinating.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedClos des Quarterons AmiraultLes Gravilices
Cabernet Franc
2017Loire Valley
W France
FranceSt. Nicolas de Bourgueil.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventAlso very interesting. Vines grown in soil with lots of gravel (hence the name). Hard to describe. Long. Front and top of mouth. Dry. Weird, good.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RosDe ViniPink DifferentNVLoire Valley
W France
FranceRainbow on the bottle.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventDelightful, candyish. Full mouth feel. Tiny bit of fizz.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtDe ViniDivin PoisonNVLoire Valley
W France
FranceSkull and cross-corkscrews.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventVery light fizz, pink tasting. Almost sweet? Light, airy, playful.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtDe ViniGabbrodōNVLoire Valley
W France
FranceWaves on bottle.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventSmooth, light juicy flavor. Center of tongue feel.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtDe ViniArmagueridonNVLoire Valley
W France
FranceSpace invaders video game on bottle. Chenin blanc.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventBitter and dry in a weird way. Dry front of mouth feel. Rocky, ouch. Weird.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedDe ViniDémons et VermeillesNVLoire Valley
W France
FranceMedusa head. Mauzac noir, melon de bourgogne.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventGrown with moon rocks, sea bottom rocks. Warm taste. Hollow, haunting. Sourish. Weird.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtDeux PunxWhite2020Contra Costa County
E of San Fran Bay
CaliforniaGrim reaper pouring out bottle illustration.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventEasy, smooth. I like it, but it's simple.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedDeux PunxOld Vine Zinfandel2020Contra Costa County
E of San Fran Bay
CaliforniaDinosaur illustration. Del Barba Vineyard.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventDry, a little bitter. Tangy, bouncy. Dark and juicy.
2022-04-03 00:00:00SpkDomaine du ChambetPet Nat Sans FiltreNVJust E of GenevaSwitzerland100% Chasselas. Organically farmed on clay soil. Manual harvest. Native yeast fermentation. Unfiltered, unrefined, zero sulfur added. Original refreshing take on Pet-Nats made from Switzerland's most famous grape.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventExtremely plain. Just the fizz only. No taste.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtKolfok: Intra! The WildWhite Blend2020AustriaGruner Veltliner 70%, Welschriesling 30%.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventWatery, smooth. Front of mouth only, but refreshingly juicy.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtLes EquilibristesPic PoulNVLanguedocFrance-----DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventClassic white wine. Heavy, moody.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedLes EquilibristesVolute2021LanguedocFrance-----DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventPleasing, smooth and gritty at the same time, good balance. Full of berry, especially raspberry notes.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedMadsonPinot NoirNVLegan Vineyard, Santa Cruz MtsCalifornia-----DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventVERY pungent. Oaky. Intense and low. Very "pinot"y.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedMartvilis MaraniMartha2020SamegreloGeorgiaGrapes: aladasturi, tsolikouri.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventSour tang. Full. Very interesting taste.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtMartvilis MaraniMtsvane Kakhuri2020SamegreloGeorgia-----DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventTaaaaang. Less good than the Martha, but still good.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedMartvilis MaraniOrbeluri Ojaleshi2020SamegreloGeorgia-----DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventThe best so far from Martvilis; solid red fruit taste but with the great tang.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedMartvilis MaraniOjaleshi2019SamegreloGeorgia-----DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventA dry tangy pinot. Not as good as the Orbeluri Ojaleshi, but still good.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedMartvilis MaraniAladasturi2020SamegreloGeorgia-----DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventBright red, again very tangy. Full taste. Wow!
2022-04-03 00:00:00RosPét ProjectPinot Gris2021Columbia GorgeWashingtonPear Ridge Vineyard. Sparkling white/rose.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventVery fizzy! Then a very floral rose afterwards.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedPét ProjectSyrah2021Columbia Valley
NW Washington
WashingtonConley Vineyard. Sparkling.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventLight, fizzy. Mineral taste. A little sweet.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtPét ProjectMuscat Ottonel2021Walla Walla ValleyWashingtonRed Boar Vineyard. Sparkling.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventMedium fizz. Dry, juicy, with tropical citrus notes.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtTerahVermentino2021Clements HillsCaliforniaVermentino grapes.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventButtery smooth, a little sweet. Honey notes. Uncomplicated, but strong.
2022-04-03 00:00:00SkinTerahRamato2020San Luis ObispoCaliforniaPinot Grigio.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventComplex. Multi-flavored, layers. Bitter tang.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RosTerahAgua Fresca2021State blendCaliforniaGrenache, Muscat of Alexandria, Sangiovese, Muscat. Piquette.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventLike a floral pink tea. Bleh. Undrinkable.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedTerahNouveau Sangiovese2021Mokelumne RiverCaliforniaSangiovese grapes.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventVery super smooth red. Dry, light.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedThomas Niedermayr - Hof GandbergGandfels2018Trentino Alto AdigeItaly-----DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventFuzzy, buzzy, bright fruit. Not light or heavy, right in the middle. Floral and strong.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtThomas Niedermayr - Hof GandbergBronner2018Trentino Alto AdigeItalyVigneti delle Dolomiti IGT.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventFiery white foundation blend. Delicious. Powerful!
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtThomas Niedermayr - Hof GandbergWeissburgunder2016Trentino Alto AdigeItalyMitterberg IGT.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventVery powerful. Refreshing, but packs a punch.
2022-04-03 00:00:00WhtTwo ShepherdsBlanc de Cinsault2020LodiCaliforniaBechthold Vineyards. Ancient Vine.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventLight, good, but fades fast. Harvested off season due to forest fires.
2022-04-03 00:00:00SkinTwo ShepherdsCentime2020Yolo CountyCaliforniaWindmill Vineyards. Skin fermented. Vermentino & Picpoul grapes.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventVery good. Light feel, but strong taste.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedTwo ShepherdsWiley2021Mendocino CountyCaliforniaTrimble Vineyard. Carbonic Carignan. Cat illustration on bottle.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventImmediate back of throat sensation, top of mouth. Floral and nasal.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedTwo ShepherdsCinsault2020LodiCaliforniaBechthold Vineyards. Ancient Vine.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventSame fruit as the Blanc de Cinsault but red, not white. Light. Very good, subtle.
2022-04-03 00:00:00RedTwo ShepherdsPinot Meunier2019Russian River, Sonoma County
Just N of San Fran
CaliforniaHopkins Vineyard. Grenache blend.DTLA Raw Wine Tasting EventInteresting dynamic! Lots of tannins, strong taste, a little sweet then sour after. Punches and stings, hits me in the back of my throat.
2022-04-08 00:00:00RedQuinta das CarvalhasDouro Colheita Tinto2017Douro
N Half of Portugal
Portugal60% touriga nacional, 20% touriga franca, 20% tinta roriz. Oak barrel aged for 1 year.BBQ gift from KevinDelicious. Dark and deep. Only took limited notes here. Enjoyed it.
2022-04-08 00:00:00RedCecilia BerettaRed Blend2017Amarone Della ValpolicellaItalyDOCG. Full bodied red wine produced with a unique technique called "appassimento." The grapes are left to air-dry in well ventilated rooms for about 3 months. The wine is aged in small wooden barrels and afterwards in bottle. Fragrances of currants, blackberries, notes of vanilla. Warm and rich, with silky tannins and a long finish.Can't rememberShould try this one again. Delicious, dry, fruity, deep, very good.
2022-04-16 00:00:00RedChâteau La Chapelle du CouventBordeaux Blend2020Blaye - Côtes de BordeauxFranceGrand vin de BordeauxGourmet Wine & SpiritsA lot of taste up front, heavy, but then dissipated quickly. Dull dry scent, muted and blunt. Silky and smooth taste.
2022-04-16 00:00:00PlmKikkomanPlumNVSangerCalifornia11.5% alc. Plum wine with natural flavors. Delicately sweet plum dessert wine flavor.Gourmet Wine & SpiritsHeavy, juicy, thick strong plum taste. A little sweet, syrupy, a sip hits my mouth hard and fast and tingles the back roof of my mouth. Smells like potent cherry cold medicine. Tastes like juicier robitussin.
2022-04-24 00:00:00RedMarqués de CáceresRioja Crianza2016Rioja
N Region of Spain
SpainTempranillo grapes, aged in French and American oak barrels for 1 year, then bottle aged in months. Red berry fruit, structure and complexity highlights. Silky smooth and elegant.Can't rememberGood, dry, low-acting subtle wine. Not overly flavorful. Smells much fruitier than it actually is. No major strong notes of anything but still very good.
2022-04-24 00:00:00RedEarthquakeZinfandel2016LodiCaliforniaMichael David winery. There is a cute custom poem on the back but no taste notes.Gourmet Wine & SpiritsSmells sweet, light, almost like cranberry (just slightly different). Tastes juicy, mild sweetness, strong plum notes. Stronger in aftertaste, very light overall. Don't like it, ew.
2022-04-24 00:00:00RedMonsieur GastonSpecial Estate Bordeaux2020BordeauxFranceAppellation d'origine protegee.Gourmet Wine & SpiritsGreat smell. Amazing taste. Strong, but not too strong in any certain part of the mouth, still goes down smooth with a nice tang afterwards. Every quality nice in moderation plus a little extra. "The 'Mario' of wines."
2022-04-24 00:00:00RedRabbleRed Blend2019Paso Robles
N of SLO
CaliforniaMossfire Ranch. Just an app download on the back, no notes.RalphsFruity smell, tang, bitterness, tastes similar to the Earthquake Zinfandel. Alex likes this one a little more than that. A little nasal, sweet n syrupy but light. Not a fan of this either.
2022-05-01 00:00:00SpkScharffenbergerBrut RoséNVMendocino CountyCaliforniaTraditional method sparkler with aromas of fresh raspberries, wild strawberries on cream covered pastry.Uncorked Tasting FlightWet, light juicy taste. Citrus, a little strawberry. Very good.
2022-05-01 00:00:00WhtLa GhibellinaMainin Gavi2020PiedmontItalyChablis-like mineral quality, aromas of flowers, wet stones, citrus, hints of chamomile, green apple, and peach. 100% Cortese.Uncorked Tasting FlightMineralish taste. Light, smooth, not a strong taste, but interesting. Refreshing. Good aftertaste, gets better the more I drink.
2022-05-01 00:00:00SpkAlma RosaChardonnay2018Sta. Rita HillsCaliforniaAromas of honeydew melon, almond flower and cream. Notes of chamomile and nutmeg married with well integrated oak tones. Bright and refreshing acidity combines with tantalizing minerality in a long finish.Uncorked Tasting FlightStrong vanilla cream aftertaste, wow. Very smooth. A little sweet for me, but not bad.
2022-05-01 00:00:00SkinStockwellPinot Grigio Ramato2020Santa Cruz MountainsCaliforniaAromas of spring time, rose petal, honeysuckle, tangerine. Dry wine, hints of passion fruit, blood orange, finishes with apricot and citrus zest.Uncorked Tasting FlightImmediate back of throat dryness, wow. Intense extreme taste all over. Tangerine, orange. Alex loves this one.
2022-05-01 00:00:00RedCosta de Oro"Paisley" Pinot NoirNVSanta Barbara CountyCaliforniaEarth & mushrooms with pronounced acidity on the nose that leads to bright cherry and strawberry flavors.Uncorked Tasting FlightEarthy, medium strength, not light or strong, mild complexity. A little dry.
2022-05-01 00:00:00RedBrick Barn EstateGrenache2018Santa Ynez ValleyCaliforniaAromas of strawberry cream, vanilla, cedar, anise. A smooth, bright palate unfolds with layered flavors of raspberry, cranberry, black cherry, and sweet oak.Uncorked Tasting FlightMuted, strawberry cream aftertaste. Dryish. Hmm… very subtle.
2022-05-01 00:00:00RedHomefire Daydream VineyardZinfandel2018Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma CountyCaliforniaAromas and flavors of vanilla, black cherries, white pepper spice.Uncorked Tasting FlightNot a bad zinfandel. Not too sweet, pretty okay. Alex liked it okay as well.
2022-05-01 00:00:00RedDomaines Bournet-LapostolleLe Petit Clos2017Valle de ApaltaChile68% cabernet sauvignon, 16% carmenere, 9% cabernet franc, 5% merlot, 2% petit verdot. Spicy and subtle nose, elegant, complex, savory, silky, well-integrated tannins.Uncorked Tasting FlightI love this one. Dynamic, bright, active. Sweet smell, but not in taste. Great.
2022-05-01 00:00:00RedOld SoulZinfandel2019LodiCaliforniaGluten free, vegan friendly.Glass at Sloopy's Beach CaféHeavy, sort of dull, not bad, but not very complex or interesting. Alex likes it.
2022-05-01 00:00:00RedRocca Delle MacieChaianti ClassicoNVToscanaItalyRich and dry red wine with soft, dark berry fruit notes. Sangiovese grapes.Glass at Olive GardenClassic red, fruity, nice, full. Inoffensive, generic but still enjoyable. Very much a table wine.
2022-05-06 00:00:00RedChâteau Haut-Bages LibéralPauillac1988PauillacFranceGrand Crue Classé.VinPorter (ordered online)Oaky, complex, dry. Smells veeery dry, strong top of nose nasal sensation. Smooth, back of mouth. Dry but front of mouth a little bit of fruity to me. Fruit is back, dry in front. Smell gets more intense. Gets stronger with time, oaky, tangy on my tongue after. Very long tart woodsy aftertaste. Absolutely delicious.
2022-05-06 00:00:00RedMarkgraf von BadenBermatinger Spätburgunder Trocken2015BadenGermanyVinPorter (ordered online)Smells unique, opens very nice. Light smell, wow, v interesting. Tiny fizz… like a psuedo fizz, almost not real. Distinct mineral taste. Chemical taste but in a good way? Like not fruity or floral. Fizz goes down over time and does get fruitier. Bottom whole of mouth taste now. Gets spicier as I oxidize it, incredibly dynamic. More tangy on the second glass, almost sour/bitter.
2022-05-06 00:00:00RedRecanatiCabernet Sauvignon2013Upper GalileeIsraelVinPorter (ordered online)Subtle, good, pungent smell. Tasty. Medium dry. A little sharp in the back of the throat. Very interesting taste, very much enjoyable. Great.
2022-05-07 00:00:00WhtGreywackeSauvignon Blanc2021MarlboroughNew ZealandAromatic and balanced.Broadway MarketA little fizz. Sweet, but tolerable. Syrupy - pretty good actually, if nothing special. -- But getting better with age after opening, enjoying it more now.
2022-05-07 00:00:00RedZaroEazy Refošk2019PrimorjeSlovenia-----Glass at MignonDryyyy and very full tasting. Really enjoyed it.
2022-05-07 00:00:00RedColli Della MurgiaDoline Primitivo2018Puglia
West South Peninsula
Italy-----Glass at MignonLight, fruity, easy to drink. Smooth, if uncomplicated.
2022-05-07 00:00:00RedFasoli GinoLa Corte del Pozzo Bardolino (Red Blend)2020BardolinoItaly-----Glass at MignonLight, smooth, soft, subtle. Kinda weak tbh.
2022-05-07 00:00:00SkinVinteloper Park WineGewürztraminer (Park Blanco)2019South AustraliaAustralia-----Glass at MignonFruity, orange and clear. Interesting. No buzz, front of mouth feeling. Good.
2022-05-07 00:00:00SpkRocco Di CarpenetoAndeira (Barbera)2019PiedmontItalySparkling rosé.Glass at MignonWow! Crispy! VERY fizzy, dry and spicy deep citrus aftertaste. Extremely striking. Up front spice, pepper, hot, fascinating taste, and even harder in the back of throat and even further down. Wow!
2022-05-12 00:00:00WhtBruma Plan BSauvignon Blanc2020Valle de GuadalupeMexico-----Glass at Garcons de CaféGood, thick, bittersweet in a good way. Light tang, mild but syrupy and nice. A bit weak at first, but it opens up a little, interesting (tho light) aftertaste. Weak smell.
2022-05-12 00:00:00SpkMerselLeb Nat Gold, Viognier/Merwah Pet Nat2020Bekaa ValleyLebanon-----Glass at Garcons de CaféEXTREME fizz up front, just a wall of grey. Sort of a weak "generic white wine" taste after, but quite good. Even sipping this it's a fizz against the lips. Light dry aftertaste. Weak smell.
2022-05-12 00:00:00RedAborigen Clandestine TintoGrenache2020Valle de GuadalupeMexico-----Glass at Garcons de CaféStrong and interesting complex scent profile. Leads to very very interesting taste, dry and pungent almost like a pinot, but with minerality hints, dry, a bit of purple-red bitter tang. Smooth and complex.
2022-05-12 00:00:00RedDomaine Mamaruta CacahueteCarignan/Mourvedre/Grenache2017LanguedocFrance-----Glass at Garcons de CaféDry scent, fruity taste, front of tongue bitter but red and medium strong. Almost a light psuedo fizz/ A bit chemically after a bit, not bad but not my fave.
2022-05-13 00:00:00WhtChateaux de VauxLes Gryphées BlancNVMoselleFrance-----Glass at Tabula RasaGood, but sorta boring. A little syrupy, otherwise very uncomplex.
2022-05-13 00:00:00RedAngeleno Wine CoBike PathNVLos AngelesCalifornia-----Glass at Tabula RasaDrinkable red table wine, nothing fancy, not complex, but okay. Average red wine.
2022-05-13 00:00:00SkinSuper RealGrenache BlancNVSanta Ynez ValleyCalifornia-----Glass at Tabula RasaHonestly, very boring, nearly tasteless, flat. Did not have any of the nice features expected from an orange wine. Would not drink again.
2022-05-13 00:00:00RedMenabdeShavi Kabistoni Georgian RedNVRachaGeorgia-----Glass at Tabula RasaReally good, more complex and interesting. Should try this one again, didn't get enough of it. Great.
2022-05-18 00:00:00RedPfneiszlBirgit and Katrin's Zweigler !2020SopronHungaryBottle says Burgenland, Austria, but that's just the estate location. Birgit and Katrin are daughters of wine estate who farmed ancestral vines in Sopron, Hungary.Glass at Shoo Shoo BabyMild fruit, a little pungent. Overall a mild taste, not much aftertaste. Tiny fruity smell. Feels like you can taste the alcohol heavily, but not complex.
2022-05-18 00:00:00RedMitravelasRed on Black Agiorgitiko2020NemeaGreece-----Glass at Shoo Shoo BabyStrong smell on the acidic side. Strong taste too, tangy, chemical taste, almost a little harsh but not bad. Feels heavy alcohol, not exactly complex but still interesting.
2022-05-18 00:00:00WhtWeingut BrandRiesling Feinherb2020PfalzGermany-----Glass at Shoo Shoo BabyGood, not very sweet. Dry, tasty but not overly strong. Very light fizz. A little bitter. No aftertaste, no smell. Opens up quite a bit after more air, with a deeper more nasal taste.
RosBeringerWhite MerlotNVLivermore & RiponCaliforniaSemi-dry. Ripe raspberry, watermelon and floral notes with a touch of sweetness.Gourmet Wine & Spirits
RedCan BlauCan Blau2019MontsantSpainWhole Foods
NapaCaliforniaMethode traditionnelle. More dry than sweet. Taste profile is vibrant, citrus, pear, almond.Razorfish
RedChateau Ste. MichelleMerlot2018Horse Heaven Hills
Columbia Valley
WashingtonCanoe Ridge Estate.Ralphs
RedErnie ElsBig Easy Red Blend2017Western Cape
includes Cape Town, Stellenbosch
South AfricaAnnandale Road, Stellenbosch. 60% Shiraz, 20% Cab Sauvignon, 5% Cinsault, 5% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Viognier. Full flavor, gentle approachability. This is the flagship wine of the range; spicy, fresh fruit flavors leading to a soft, silky finish.Gourmet Wine & Spirits
WhtKing EstatePinot Gris2021Willamette Valley
S of Portland
OregonA lot of very generic statements on the back.Broadway Market
RedMeerlustRed Blend2018Stellenbosch
40 min E of Cape Town
South AfricaGrown, made, and bottled on the Meerlust Estate. 55% Cabernet Frac, 33% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak for 16 months. Intense red fruit combines with floral, spicy notes in a medium-bodied wine with a soft, silky texture.Gourmet Wine & Spirits
WhtMimbeauWhite Blend2020Atlantique
Small region around Nantes, NW coast
France-----Gourmet Wine & Spirits
RedMonte AnticoSupremus Toscana2015Tuscany
Widely around Florence
ItalyIndicazione Geografica Tipica. 85% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Sauvicnon. From select Tuscan hillside vinyards. Aged 1 year in oak and 6 months in bottle, full body and lush, fruity flavor.Gourmet Wine & Spirits
RedPenfolds Max'sCabernet Sauvignon2018South AustraliaAustraliaFresh with fruit intensity, supple ripe tannins, lots of flavor.Broadway Market
WhtProvinsL'Alpage Fendant2020ValaisSwitzerlandChasselas.Whole Foods
ForSandemanFounder's Reserve Ruby PortNVPortoPortugal(Only contains pairing notes.) 20% alcohol.BBQ gift from Kevin