Book Of Shadows

Long Shadows Wineries

Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot 2015

I think I bought about a half dozen of these with the intent they would all last until at least 10 years post vintage. Man was I wrong! This is a really good value Merlot. It is not the best merlot are you will ever experience, but it has A soft front, brambley middle, good acidity, and goes with a variety of foods. Still finishes with a little bit of astringency so I think this one will probably continue evolving over the next five to seven years. Asking for donations to be able to verify that statement ;) — a month ago

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El Pugil


Cheesy label. Like really cheesy. Smells very good. Very herbal, berry leaves, cherry. Flavors are excellent. Fresh, juicy, roses, rocks and violets. Clean finish. Very good stuff. Classic case of not judging a (book) wine by its cover. — 21 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 2002

Ron R

This tasting goes out to @Bob McDonald - show that flag some respect...
Visually, bricking has begun, but the nose is still lively and youthful. Black cherries and raspberries transition to notes of tobacco, leather and thyme. Palate is consistent, but that signature sweetness is still there, along with a hint of sandalwood. This still has broad shoulders, but it’s much more balanced and fine-tuned with bottle age.
Aussie first-growth in my book.
— 2 months ago

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Ron R

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@Timothy Lynch, I have no idea what you mean... 😉
Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

No biggie, mate. Just that the flag backdrop for your delicious Aussie red only shows the British Union Jack. Yes, the Aussie flag incorporates the Union Jack but, oh, so much more...the Commonwealth Star along with the glorious Southern Cross constellation. 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
All the best, Ron. I do so look forward to reading your terrific wine reviews.
Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

Mind you, on a second look—with the Union Jack in the background and the Southern Cross on the labeling—very clever, Ron. 😎

Long Shadows Wineries

Sequel Columbia Valley Syrah 2014

One of the best syrah I've ever had. — 16 days ago

Gail Hodges
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Domaine Singla

Rivesaltes Ambre Heritage du Temps 1980

Vintage 1980 | Sunday mid morning pick me up | at the presentation of jubilee book 40 years Brabantse Wijnsocieteit | 3.000 bottles made. Awesome balance, a treat! — a month ago

Diederick, Jason and 16 others liked this

Austin Eastciders

Pineapple Cider

I can’t believe this came up! On a mission to see what’s the most random item I can find here now! 😱Not wine, but a great #Texas cider for a casual evening or #bbq with friends! It’s as good as taking a great big ol’ bite into a delicious slice of a fresh pineapple 🍍! I paired this with Laura Akin’s new Book, “Live in Love - Growing Together Through Life’s Changes,” and Brooks & Dunn 🎶! Haha, I had fun with this rating! Enjoy✨ #TEXASForever — 21 days ago

Suncé Winery & Vineyard

Capp Vineyard Petite Sirah 2015

This is Sierra Foothills wine not Napa. Frogs Tooth Vineyards. Smells like three things blended. Fruits, alfalfa hay, & French perfume. Blackberry. Flavors are lovely. Berry scones and licorice like candies. Smokey but not overpowering. Has an elderberry streak. After linger is epic and lovely. Like a good book in front of a nice fire. — 17 days ago

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Le Rocche Dei Barbari

Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

Nose is dense soft cherry. Some library book. A light perfume. Cherry flower. Captivating.

Palate is perfect cherry fruit. Just a kiss of cherry liquor. Stunning. Internal aromatics are cherry cherry flower spice

Elite finish. That spice liquor cherry liquor dense lingering thing. Wow.

Bought from fass selections
— 25 days ago

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Diamond Creek Vineyards

Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Aged DC wines are such the pleasure to tastes. Ages gracefully and yet still has the brawn of youthfulness lying in the shadows. — a month ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Hint of blueberry, very ripe red fruit. Old leather book. Satin finish. — 2 months ago