2002 Clancys

This is a Shiraz, Cab, Merlot and Cab Franc blend.

This bottle was looking at me for a long time, not sure why I kept passing it up. Lets just say blueberry, blackberry come the closest. I wouldnt at this point decant at all.

We really liked this easy to drink shiraz, maybe are expectations were low. Either way it was enjoyed. Not going to put a rating on it, probably hard to find now. But dont let bottles go to waste wating on the perfect moment to open. We got lucky on this one, so dig around and pull out that bottle you saved.  Cheers

2009 Sea Smoke Gratis Chardonnay


This has been a suprise! Came in the mail as a former club member. Why was I a member, Pinot of course. But wow is this an incredible Chard. Love the color nice medium yellow, great nose, not overly oaky at all. Just right. The acidity is low, the fruit is great. I have to say we loved drinking this wine.


OK, Sea Smoke known for Pinot. This Chard is a home run. The sad part is, its not for sale. Nope. Hence the name Gratis, so... Get a membership, go to Sea Smoke and search this one out.

On my scale of of gotta own and love to drink, a full 9 out of 10 here.

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Walker Family Vinyards!

Posted by Jeff Harig on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, In : Pinot Noir 

OK OK, I know its been a while since the last update. I need to make a living you know. But this is something you need try.

So, I received two bottles of wine gratis from Walker Family Vinyards. Both wines are 2008 from the Santa Barbara area of Santa Maria. Those of you who know me, know I don't post a review if I don't l like it. I like this wine, both are easy to drink, and represent the varietal well.

The Chardonnay had a beautiful golden color, bright  and lively. When I took out of the c...
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2006 DuMOL Pinot Russian River

Posted by Jeff Harig on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, In : Pinot Noir 

Yep, this was a great bottle of wine. It came to my wife and I at the end of the evening. Walked in the cellar and pulled out this bottle. I wasnt sure where it came from, I didnt recall buying it. n

What we found was a great ruby red color with a beautiful nose and flavor much like cherry liquor, not hot but had that flavor. The tannins were soft and pretty easy to drink, filling the mouth with flavor and balance. While the ever so soft spice made you know this was pinot.

I have to say we bot...
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Migration 2006 Pinot Noir $29

Posted by Jeff Harig on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, In : Pinot Noir 
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The 2006 Migration Pinot Noir is from the people at Golden Eye in the Anderson Valley.

This wine brought on a great nose of strawberry, raspberry and thar subtle floral not that we associate with the varietal of the area. Its medium bodied wine, that is sweet, spicy and has a soft earth finish. Not full water of stones mineral power but real subtle. The finish is nice and long and lingers well a real good representation of Pinot Noir.

Now its not as bold as Sea Smoke or Rochioli...
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Seasmoke Botella Pinot ‘06 $80(retail) $40 club

Posted by Jeff Harig on Thursday, May 7, 2009, In : Pinot Noir 


OK this is the bomb! I mean this is one of the rock stars  of Pinot. The TEN  and Southing are equally good, TEN coasting a bit more.

Been a club member for a while just so I could get may hands on these gems once a year and they have not disappointed.

Glorious fruit like tart berries, and earthy tones as expected from a pinot. Beautiful light garnet color and a floral nose. The finish is what gets you, a glass of this can really last. It hangs on to your pallet forever. Let sit open for lik...

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Nickel & Nickel Spring Hill Pinot ‘07 $45

Posted by Jeff Harig on Thursday, May 7, 2009, In : Pinot Noir 


Real nice floral berry fruit. Smooth and silky earth tone with a bit of spice that finishes the glass nicely.

Sonoma Coast, brings that soil and earth that you expect. Not over the top in any way, a real easy beautiful wine to drink.

Not what you might expect from Nickel & Nickel, I think of them as Merlots and then Cabs. But again proving that they can make a great bottle of wine.

The neighbors seem to like it a lot, and I am not just because I was buying. OK maybe a little…


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Lucia, Garys Vinyard Pinot- Will buy more!

Posted by Jeff Harig on Thursday, May 7, 2009, In : Pinot Noir 
06 Lucia-Garys Vinyard Pinot $39. Garnet red, black berry, All spice, dense flavor, light tannin nice long finish. WCW will buy this again

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Coho - Pinot Noir, Russian River A Doozy!

Posted by Jeff Harig on Thursday, May 7, 2009, In : Pinot Noir 
07 Russian River Coho Pinot $42. nice expected valley flavor. light earth bramble casis and some berry, well structured a joy to drink. Not too expensive relative to others of this flavor

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Willow Brook Pinot Noir 2005 $29 Russian River

Posted by Jeff Harig on Thursday, May 7, 2009, In : Pinot Noir 
05 willowbrook Pinot $29 Russian River. typical flavor long on the palet a bit earthy. But that is expected

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Martin Alfaro Pinot Noir, Sonoma $25

Posted by Jeff Harig on Thursday, May 7, 2009, In : Pinot Noir 
Martin Alfaro Pinot. Sonoma coast.$25 real nice. very friendly pinot not huge but a good drinker. I think everyone will enjoy drinking this, you friends who are real Pinot snobs will not be offended. The light berry, taste, some earth tones make this an easy Pinot

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West Coast Wino

Jeff New and improved site should be coming soon. Its been a while I know! But the real job, you know the one that pays the bills and will get our daughter through college.... OK the summer is here and I am looking at nice warm weather wines. Typically you are expecting big reds, I know. Look for some crisp white wines like Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc, and Cosenting Pinot Grigio to appear soon! Today I am heading over to Caruth Winery in Solana Beach Ca. Looking forward to some good stuff Cheers, Jeff

Carruth Cellars 

2006 Girard Atlas Peak 

 2006 DuMOL Russian River Pinot

2005 James David Cellars Syrahs

Crocker & Starr 2005 Cabernet

2005 Bridesmaid Red $39

2006 Castle Rock Cabernet $12

2006 Elizabeth Spencer Syrah

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