James Irvine

Saxum Vineyards

Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard Syrah 2008

Enjoyed right after the Broken Stones from the same year, this was substantially better (and that’s coming from someone whose favorite varietal is grenache!). Wonderfully balanced with a lot of fruit but still sporting a backbone, this is far and away the best wine I’ve had over the past year from the 2008 vintage in Paso. Still has a few years of development ahead of it, but my advice is to enjoy this one now. — 9 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Have you tried any old Torbreck? It eats Paso up.

Sullivan Vineyards

James O'Neil Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Tasted this upon its release @ the winery. It benefited from a few years of cellaring. Happy I have a few more. — 23 days ago

Paul, Mike and 5 others liked this

James Cole

Napa Valley Petit Verdot 2009

David T

It’s good to follow Winemakers. I follow Charles Hendricks. However, Charles last James Cole vintage was 2013.

100% Petit Verdot in anyone’s hands is tricky. This 09 made by Charles is elegant young...just as it is now. It’s just rounder & softer after 9 1/2 years in bottle. It still has teeth but, complex & floral with dark, grippy tarry, round tannins. The darkest of roasted & used expresso grounds, dry earth with dark & brilliant florals. Beautiful acidity and elegant persistent finish.

This offering has another 10-15 of good drinking ahead. Properly stored of course.

Photos of; James Cole Winery, outside tasting lounge, signature bronze logo statute and James’ classic car in their fermentation cellar.
— a month ago

Eric, Paul and 27 others liked this


James Bond 007 Brut Champagne

More from this past weekend...if it’s good enough for Bond, it’s good enough for me. Fun light and easy to drink — an hour ago

David liked this

Tobin James

Reserve James Gang Paso Robles Primitivo 2016

Sweet, dark, and rich. Blackberry, vanilla, cherry. My wife said it was sweet goodness and it got her tipsy. — 9 days ago

Kelvin Kwong
with Kelvin

Tobin James

Silver Reserve Paso Robles Lagrein 2017

Nice, minerality, jammy wine with an oak finish — 11 days ago

Villa Creek

James Berry Vineyard Red Rhone Blend 2014

Very perfumed nose, sweet black and blue fruit, spice cake with a juicy long finish. — 10 days ago

Kimberly, Paul and 10 others liked this

Tobin James

GSM Paso Robles Grenache Blend 2016

Fruit aroma. Inky opaque purple color. Jammy with very low tannins. Wonderful — 6 days ago

Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard White Blend 2017

Beautiful white blend from Saxum! — 16 days ago

Shay, Josh and 8 others liked this