Alpine Brewing

Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

Wow! Tart dark red cherry. Opaque ruby color, still opening up. — 22 days ago

Eric Guido
with Eric
Daniel P., Josh and 4 others liked this

Domaine des Orchis (Philippe Héritier)

Quintessence de Mondeuse 2017

ESF
9.1

Intriguing, beguiling red, ruby barely opaque w/evolving nose of blackberry and plum Gummy Bear, a lift (maybe Alpine?) but def hi-toned note, herby Ricola, devious spice, medicinal & forest floor, floral. Needs food, played well w/duck breast. Med weight & med acidity. As @Lyle Fass mentioned: Gamay-esque, also reminded me of Lagrein. Killed this bottle in no time. Unique & esoteric variety, thanks Lyle — 15 days ago

Severn, Ron and 5 others liked this

Château Pradeaux

Bandol Rosé Mourvedre Cinsault 2019

A rich salmon pink color. Alpine strawberry and brightness. Very good rose — a month ago

Bex GreenDavid Schachter
with Bex and David
Bex, Eric and 9 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

Just so easy to drink. Great balance and nothing out of place. Sadly my only bottle. — a month ago

Josh, Mike and 1 other liked this

Itxas Harri

Beltza Garnacha 2020

Pale ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of alpine strawberry, fresh raspberry, wildflowers, wildflower honey; subtle spritz, dry, high acid, low tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; beautiful, balanced, round yet fresh, loved this one — 2 days ago

Daniel P. and Severn liked this

Stanton Vineyards

St. Helena Petite Sirah 2012

Petite Sirah is not a smaller version of Syrah. It is an offspring of Syrah and the nearly extinct French Alpine variety called Peloursin. The 2012 is definitely drinking well. Dark red, luscious with a hint of tannins . Maybe this wine can be pushed out 2 more years.
— a month ago

Domaine des Rutissons

Isère Etraire de la Dhui 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

One of the best I sell that has somewhat of a cult following. It’s one of those wines that seems so familiar but is made from an odd grape in an odd place. But man does it work. Nose is floral and lifted. Gorgeous tiny berry mountain alpine fruit. It’s intense. Deep and grapey initially but it’s got substance. Incredibly clear and vivid minerals. Just arresting and original aromas. Superb concentration and what an awesome velvety texture. Superb depth and freshness. Stunning clarity and purity. Velvety tannins. What a showing. Best bottle of Rutissons I’ve ever had. — 11 days ago

Severn, Josh and 10 others liked this

Moorooduc Estate

Devil Bend Creek Pinot Noir 2019

Fantastic choice for drinking on its own of as a pairing for a nice comte or other alpine cheese.
Light to medium body with a beautiful crushed cherry flavour
— 10 days ago

Château Tour du Moulin

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

A nose of alpine berries

Decanted for 4 hours, as it’s such a young wine for this region, medium to heavier bodied with a rounded mouthfeel. Austere in its own right, this has flavors akin to raspberry, blueberry, white stone, anise acidity and firm, yet forgiving tannins.
French Merlot for the win.
— a month ago

Tom, Ron and 5 others liked this