John Forrest Collection

Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly El Dorado County Gamay Noir

As a 41 year old bald celibate vegan in Bushwick, I shed one long tear just now thinking back to that summer in 2002 when I was teaching ESL in Osaka and followed the Japanese punk band YuraYura Teikoku in a Volkswagen EuroVan with my then Japanese girlfriend and her semi-erotic manga collection. — 7 months ago

AJ Pearce

Pierret Vineyard Coombsville Syrah 2012

Dinner w John and Julie, brought this from their collection — 4 years ago

Marc Plouzeau

Ante Phylloxera Clos de Maulevrier Franc De Pied Touraine Cabernet Franc 2011

I need more cab franc in my collection. Love the clean, bright chalkiness and pure forrest fruit flavors in this wine. — 5 years ago

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John Forrest Collection

Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2010

A bit confused here. The wine was excellent but although a Pinot it was so dense and full bodied that it felt an actual Bordeaux blend. — 5 years ago

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Norbert The Viking

Norbert The Viking

Ha, welcome to New Zealand where they do what we want. I am often confused. Aghh.
Norbert The Viking

Norbert The Viking

Do what 'they' want.

Long Shadows Wineries

Sequel Columbia Valley Syrah 2013

Reminds me of other John Duvall wines not named Grange. It’s ok. Nothing I would seek out. Can’t say I’ve been impressed by the Long Shadows collection. — 2 years ago

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Bummer. The ‘15 I had a few months back was drinking really well in my opinion. I think this and their Pedestal merlot are their best offerings.


I remember!

Newton Forrest Estate

Cornerstone of Gimblett Gravels Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

I have drunk cases of this wine over the last 8 years, I'm personal friends with Bob, Dinah, John and Brigid. This wine has surprised me for years. Back in 2008 we thought the wine was falling over so we tried to sell it out through the cellar door, but it just keeps going. I had another bottle with my wife the other night and it didn't disappoint. Beautiful savory notes on the nose and the palate. Lashings of tobacco, dried herbs and iodine on the nose with a touch of molasses. On the palate flavours of stewed plums, herbs, iodine and slightly gamey. Lovely integrated oak with silky fine grain tannins on the finish. This wine just keeps going. The only fault would be the corks are dried out and a bitch to get out in one piece. Gordon Russell is an icon and one of New Zealand's greatest winemakers. — 5 years ago

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John Forrest Collection

Waitaki Valley Pinot Noir 2011

Second Pinot of the night. Plums and cherries on the nose and palate proved to show an all around kiwi Pinot from North Otago. Excellent — 5 years ago

Beaulieu Vineyard

Maestro Collection Limited Release Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Very good! Decanted for 90 minutes. Black cherry, blackberries, Forrest floor, and a bit of cocoa. Needs more time, I'd wait a few years before revisiting. — 2 years ago

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Brilliant Mistake Wines

Taylor Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The second year of this great wine. '14 yielded twice the production of '13 and expanded from Stags Leap to Rutherford. This resulted in a RP rating of 94 pt. Congratulations John and Stacey. Dark berries with hints of cocoa, tobacco and cinnamon. Adding to my collection! — 4 years ago

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Kevin Ortzman

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Well said, my friend!

The Hess Collection

Allomi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Dinner w John and Dawn at Chop House. — 5 years ago