Greer

Greer

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Shay A
9.5

My first Greer to open. I had a glass of the 2011 2-3yrs ago and loved it, which prompted me to sign up. Borders Scarecrow’s JJCohn vineyard. Very Rutherford, and very 2015 (concentration to the max; a nice marriage of 2014’s open/sexy profile and 2016’s structured/serious profile). I double decanted this back to the bottle for an hour, and then back to the decanter for the remaining four hours.

Aaron Pott made, and very much in his style. Purple in the glass, and a high toned mix of red, blue and black fruits on the nose. A definite sweetness aromatically but in no way offputting. Behind the wall of ripe fruit is bright potpourri, bitter dark cocoa shavings, espresso and a mineral-earthy note.

The palate was much more compact. The fresh squeezed fruits continued but there was a darker core. Towards the end of the four hours, the profile started showing layers of violets, red and black currant, graphite, and high percentage dark chocolate. Excellent acidity and fine grained tannins on the finish.

For me, this falls in the “elegant” category. I could have simply smelled the wine all evening as the aromatics were intoxicating. On the young side, but I imagine this improves over the next 3-5yrs and becomes an even better bottle. Decant 3-4hrs or hold.
— a month ago

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Bryan Kesting

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Nice note, Shay.
Jody Scharf

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Great notes

The Black Aces

George III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Mike R
9.7

@delectable this is not the reserve but a new wine called Black Aces and this is totally off the hook

GIII fruit made by V29 winemaker and this is incredible

Intoxicating smells - big inviting and lingers on

The color was amazing - what can I say but dark dark reddish purple and swirl in the glass you will see the film on the glass

Tasting is two fold - first is a sip to make sure the smell is confirmed but the 2nd is right after the initial approval - omg - damn near perfect - I think only 50 cases made so damn glad I got a few

The palette was dancing as I tried it and the finish was sooooooo loooooong - wow I counted 45 seconds

Bravo Jason, Tim Gleason and Cam Ward - 2016 will be your breakout year

Still smiling this morning

By the way it was great even without a long decent and I just know about 3-4 years of rest this baby might even score higher than my 9.7 which out of 900 wines I have posted I give this score or higher to only 3% of the wines which makes this is a remarkable new wine entry - to Greer fans - I think you will really like
— 4 years ago

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Ron R

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Great notes @Mike R, but the lovely pic says it all. Please pass on our best to your lovely wife 😊
Mike R

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Will definitely do @Ron R my friend

Benton-Lane

First Class Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

fantastic had at italian restaurant in greer. available online — a year ago

Realm Cellars

The Bard Red Wine 2016

Amazing but a far second to the Greer! — 2 years ago

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Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

Space And Time Chateauneuf-Du-Pott Vineyard Red Blend 2015

Simply amazing! This bottle made the Greer and Bevan seem old world and herbal by comparison. Dark fruit, chocolate, and everything turned up to 11! — 3 years ago

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Shay A

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Wow! Quite the statement!
Clive McNish

Clive McNish

Uplifting when someone gets a 9.9

Marston Family Vineyard

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

2 hour decant. I really like Marston wines. This still was young but continued to evolve in glass. While there is beautiful fruit here, there's also a minerality to this wine that I really like (usually when I hear minerality used to describe a wine I avoid - but it's subtle here). Had this after Greer - a tough act to follow - but I thoroughly enjoyed this and am glad we have some more to try again soon. — 6 years ago

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Howard Greenfield

Howard Greenfield

Tough for any wine to follow Greer. We had an 05 Marston last week- it was excellent!

Nine Suns

Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

Head to head with Greer. I liked the Greer a tad better but it was 2011 vs 2014 for Nine Suns — 2 years ago

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Edward Lewis Cellars

Pretty Woman Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Jeb 97,
90% Cabernet with some CF & Petit Verdot
Out of the trunk tasting,
Not a fruit bomb, definitely has 20-25 years of aging potential like the Beau Vigne Reserve, Ed Sniders last winery
Even though it was only $75.00 I’d store it with the Sodhani & Greer for a couple years before opening another one
— 3 years ago

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David T

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I think is made by a descendent of the great Lewis & Clark...1806!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Yep,
Cuttings straight from West Virginia.

Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

Greer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Cathy Corison
9.4

Stones and flowers. Bright red and blue fruit. Intense. Viscous. Long. — 4 years ago

Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

The Arsenal Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

2012 Arsenal - Greer Vineyard. Kudo to Aaron Pott — 7 years ago

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Greer!