Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1966

1966 vintage. Last tasted 9.20.23. That bottle was a little "chunkier." This one was more refined. Decanted and tasted nearly immediately and throughout a 2 hour window. Throwing the expected kitchen sink's worth of sed. Color initially seemed lighter, like 30+ year old red Burg but ended up being a tad darker than that. Light-medium body. Earth, summer dirt and Valrhona chocolate in the nose. All this plus dried cherries in the frontal palate finish. Not much to speak of on the back end. Rated that 9.20.23 bottle an 8.8 and this is slightly better. Still...a definite rush to crush this. 11.11.23. — a month ago

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Norman Gennaro

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Great year!!!


Villa Arvedi Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena Corvina Blend 2015

Still a nice bottle, sour crush although a bit light the palette. Expecting a bit more. — 3 years ago


Mad Crush Grenache Blend

Excellent blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Tempranillo instead of Syrah. Works very well. I saw this described as “dusty fruits” which I take to mean earthy, and just slightly subdued. Relatively smooth and opens up nicely with air time. Will keep the other bottles for a while to see how the evolve. Another good effort from ONX wines out of Pasa Robles. Cheers — 4 years ago

The Dreaming Tree

Crush California Red Blend 2020

I’m obsessed! It’s so smooth with nice notes of ripe fruit! I feel like I read reviews that said it was a harsh finish but I feel that it finishes nicely. I would absolutely recommend giving it a try! — 2 months ago

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Casa Lapostolle

Cuvée Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

very very good. tried at crush wine bar in castle rock — 2 years ago

Okanagan Crush Pad

Narrative Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

My favourite Okanagan Rose. Dry wine with a creamy feel. — 3 years ago

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2007

#1000th Review# One of my all time favorite, this can easily crush many Amarone. Very young, no signs of tertiary notes at all. Sweet and warm spices, raisin, sweet cherries, mocha, dark chocolate and bright acidity. Best on day 2, very smooth texture. 15% abv and it’s well balanced. Wish I have more in the cellar! — 4 years ago

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Okanagan Crush Pad

Owen Cerqueira Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2011

2011 vintage and 100 % Okanagan Cabernet Franc.
Deep ruby red; impressive colour after 12 years.
Dried sweet raspberries, tobacco, sage .
and celery root on the nose.
Older dark fruit, tea, leather and garrigue. Tannins are smooth and acidity is still present and working well.
Owen Knowlton won Sommelier of the year in 2011 in British Columbia and was awarded the opportunity to make a wine with Okanagan Crush Pad…his choosing. 3 barrels…or 75 cases were made. Owen is a good friend and gifted me one of his last remaining bottles.
— 9 months ago

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Purity Wine

The Oakstone Vineyard Orange-Carbo Crush Roussanne

Really like this — 4 years ago

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Jamie Irving

Jamie Irving

Makes you wish you had a Russdrinks lighting setup