Chrysalis Vineyards

Domaine Christian Binner

Chrysalis 2017

Fun and funky, stones and pear, hard to put a finger on. Would love to see this one again — 10 months 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! — 6 years ago

Chrysalis Vineyards

Estate Bottled Virginia Norton 2013

"The *Real* American Grape!" 🍷🇺🇸 — 7 years ago

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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! — 8 years ago

La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Merlot 2018

Chalky grape and balsa, blackberry, and plum nose with soft smoke and jasmine with a sweet petrol gloss. Soft mouthfeel turns bing cherry and underripe blueberries bordering green. Chewy. Big fruit tannins. A spicy pepper that always turns piquant-fruit. Young in every way, would love to see this chrysalis emerge.

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— 10 months ago

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Chrysalis Vineyards

Tximeleta Rosé Blend 2019

Dry but fruity - lots of flavor and complexity, plus far more dry than your usual rose. — 4 years ago

Chrysalis Vineyards

Hollin Reserve Papillon Red Blend

Surprisingly, may need a little more time in the bottle. Going to let it open up, but so far so good. 2010 — 7 years ago

Chrysalis Vineyards

Private Reserve White Blend 2019

Really balanced and good oak notes — 3 years ago

Chrysalis Vineyards

Albariño 2019

Really clean and flavorful — 3 years 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. — 7 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