Chrysalis Vineyards

Chrysalis Vineyards

Private Reserve White Blend 2019

Really balanced and good oak notes — 8 months ago

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Shafer HS is an all time favorite of mine but I don't typically open a bottle within 10 years of release. This bottle illustrated why. It's still in its chrysalis--developing and building and gaining weight and shedding tannin. Just not ready even after hours in the decanter. — 4 years ago

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Just wait until Trumptwat sees this.
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Gang: I think this was decanted for less than 2 hours when it was poured. It may have needed more air but it certainly needs more time. I'd hold. I'm not saying it sucks--Shafer Hillside is a superstar. I just recommend the '02 right now not the '10.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Actually have an 05 in route, it arrives Tuesday, I buy the o5 whenever I see it below $200.00

Chrysalis Vineyards

Rubiana Red Blend 2013

Great drinkability with notes of raspberry. Very nice Virginia blend — 6 years ago

Chrysalis Vineyards

Albariño 2019

Really clean and flavorful — 9 months ago

Chrysalis Vineyards

Estate Bottled Virginia Norton 2013

"The *Real* American Grape!" 🍷🇺🇸 — 5 years ago

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Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Première Trie Moelleux Chenin Blanc 1989

Brilliant; same as previous notes, delicious quince, marmalade, apricots and honey. Glorious palate is long and round with years ahead of it. A colossal wine that proves you just leave Chenin to evolve like the chrysalis into the butterfly. — 5 years ago

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Jester King Brewery

Nocturn Chrysalis

Blend 2, 4/14. Fruit is almost totally gone. Really funky nose (a bit catty). A bit one-dimensional on the palette. Super dry. — 6 years ago

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Chrysalis Vineyards

Hollin Petit Verdot 2013

Nice complexity, great tannin structure with a long, peppery finish. Very good red wine! — 4 years ago

Walter Scott

Dumb Ox Pinot Noir 2014

My first encounter with Walter Scott's Pinot Noir's under Michael Alberty's provenance at Storyteller. All 2014s. Temperance Hill was lean, austere, still a tightly wound chrysalis brooding with tobacco & sandalwood. The Clos de Oiseaux has released more fragrance, and had moved beyond the meditative sandalwood phase toward dark cherry and oolong tea, wishing for time to cure and unfurl its powers. Dumb Ox is that brilliant, precocious child: transparently true & deep, expressing fruit and earth effortlessly. Makes me think of all the places all of these very fine Pinots will go with time and some hard-earned peace, but we took the Dumb Ox! — 5 years ago

Chrysalis Vineyards

Viognier 2014

Solid Viognier from VA. Really enjoyed it. — 6 years ago

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