3 Finger Jack Cellars

3 Finger Wine Company

Treasure Hunter The Sacred Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Hint of vanilla and black pepper, pairs well with chocolate and blackberries. — 6 months ago

Jack Rabbit Hill

Mitzi's Reserve Colorado Riesling 2009

Leesy. Love the nose. Golden in color. Smells like Riesling. The time on lees here (5+ years) contributes a slight bitterness on the clipped finish. I think the underlying fruit here was good. Give it 3 hours of air and it finally shows much better! — 10 months ago

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Domaine La Millière

Cuvée Unique Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007

Nov 3, 2018. Dinner w/ Jack D, KK, and J2, to celebrate car deal. 😁 Purchased 2 bottles at TTW special wine club tasting, deeply discounted, drink now price. Smooth tannins, yummy CDP, retaining earthiness and some spice. Drank both bottles. 😳 — a year ago

Standing Stone Vineyards

Finger Lakes Saperavi 2017

Finger. Lakes. Saperavi.

If this ain’t American winemaking in the 21st century we don’t know what is! 🇺🇸🍷🇬🇪🍇

At least, that’s what we were thinking before reading up on Standing Stone and founders Marti & Tom Macinski. They actually first planted this fascinating Georgian grape here in ***1994*** (just 3 years after Georgia left the USSR, for those keeping score at home) intended for blending.

Increasingly impressed by the quality of the grapes, they offered their first varietal Saperavi in 2010 - as “The Dark Red”, since the grape name was as yet unrecognized by the federal government. Once it was, they became the first American winery to release a wine labeled Saperavi.

Fine tuned to the cold, high mountains of Kakheti in eastern Georgia, it makes sense why it would thrive in the Finger Lakes! The name Saperavi literally means “ink”, a sensible name for a grape with pitch-dark skin AND flesh! 🖤

Marti and Tom sold the winery and retired in 2017. But their enduring legacy may just be budding. We’ve heard of Saperavi planting projects underway in New York, Virginia, and Oregon.

Saperavi’s runaway affinity for the Finger Lakes may have been a bit of a happy accident, but the Macinskis deserve every bit of credit for thinking outside the box, putting it in motion, and bringing it to fruition! 🙌🙌🙌
— 3 months ago

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Pax

The Hermit Syrah 2016

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

I guessed this was new world Syrah, but it has a northern Rhône soul without a doubt. Crushed rock, rose petal, iron and a kiss of ripe red fruit that cements it as new world. No problem enjoying this young. Thanks
@Jack Thompson
— 7 months ago

Michael RaridenJack ThompsonBill Makens
with Michael, Jack and 2 others
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Jack Nicklaus

Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

What a difference a day makes. Scored this wine an incredible 9.5 three years ago. Now I can only give it a 8.9 at best. I couldn’t get over the oak that kept overruling any kind of fruit that I think was hiding somewhere. After 3 hours of decanting it gained a bit more complexity but still far off the previous mark. — a year ago

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3 Finger Wine Company

California Republic Red Blend

UNICEF event 2019. 2009 blend with Choochie. — 3 months ago

Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.

This is in a good spot now, but will benefit from another 3-5years. A little modern in style as it seems Napa cab-esque...baked fruit spectrum (red, blue and black), graphite, and baking spices on the nose with herbal notes and bay leaf on the palate. I called this ‘12 Left Bank. Thanks
@Jack Thompson .
— 6 months ago

Andrew HeffleyJack ThompsonMichael Rariden
with Andrew, Jack and 6 others
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Bodegas RE

Single Vineyard Chardonnoir White Blend 2015

My kind of white... high acid, heavy citrus notes but a bit tamed the first day. However, on day 3 this wine was absolutely gorgeous. The nose really opened up with hints of mangos, papaya, and grapefruit zest. The depth of this wine reminds me of the 2000 Rochioli Chard I had a few months ago and the finish takes me back to eating fresh mango at the street market in Tel Aviv. Fantastic. Thank you @Jack Thompson — a year ago

Jack Thompson
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Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson

Glad you enjoyed it! Was something else drinking this at the vineyard
9.5