Firestone Walker Brewing Company


Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Wow, cassis, cassis and more black currants. Well-balanced and smooth with a kick from the tannins. Very nice to drink right now. — 2 months ago

Jonathan and Brooke liked this

Firestone Vineyard

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Got for $16. Great for the cost. Similar to Josh with a little bolder flavor. — 9 months ago

Pax Mahle Wines

Walker Vine Hill Syrah 2005

2005 Vintage.14.8% Alcohol. Need to open with an Ah So type opener, not a corkscrew as the corks have become brittle over time. Thank goodness for the thick bright blue wax seal as it likely saved this bottle from being corked. — 3 years ago

Jan, Shay and 12 others liked this

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-En-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir

This is a BIG Pinot. Big, fruit dominated nose, with a little herbal spice on the back end, with hints of black olive and rose permeating throughout. Big palate and body, with an herbal, hay or thyme palate, tannic, with a salinity that’s prominent, with black olive, some tar, and even a smokiness hitting the end, with dark cherry, plum, and a peppery spice showing up loud on the palate. Really good entry to South African Pinot. — 3 months ago

Johnnie Walker

Double Black Blended Scotch Whiskey

In-House, Corporate holiday party... — 4 years ago

Dawn, Bob and 12 others liked this


Kleinboet Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Strong smell... light taste of french oak. Great taste — 4 months ago


Dutton Ranch Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Extremely fruity and crisp chardonnay with little butter taste — 6 months ago


Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Very balanced. 2018!, so was a bit tight but drank easily as it opened up . V nice — a year ago

Eric and David liked this


Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir 2018

David T

I did not get to write notes on the last three wines, just scores. We had to get to Russell Hamilton.

However, I wish I had been able to write them as these were the wines I was looking forward to spending some time on.

Peter & Andrew Allan of Crystallum are the third generation of winemakers and sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde which; is what drew me to the region that is about another hour plus SE of Stellenbosch and a very good area to produce Pinot Noir.

Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door entrance, Estate vine, tasting lounge and their courtyard.
— 5 years ago

David, Shay and 17 others liked this