Ochota Barrels

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Rum Barrels Monterey County Merlot

Smooth. Medium body. Pairs well with lean meat. Balanced tannin — 17 days ago

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

For the money this is a nice spicy red to open any time or if you have large groups. — a month ago

Scout Vineyard

Skin Contact Riesling, et al 2020

Alder Yarrow

Hard to get your hands on a bottle of this wine, but if you’re a fan of orange wines it might be worth a search for its yellow plum, rainier cherry, citrus peel, tangy yogurt, and sarsaparilla brightness. A blend of 72% Riesling, 10% Gewürztraminer, 10% Pinot Gris, and 8% Muscat fermented on the skins for 14 days aged for 7 months in neutral barrels and bottled with no added sulphur. — 7 days ago

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Kids Of The Black Hole Riesling

Tasted blind. And this was great. Fresh bouquet of freshly cut grass, buxus leaves, green apple and some petroleum on the background. Very friendly, well balanced with medium acidity. We were surprised in a good way when the bottle was revealed. Great QPR. Ah, and small production - only 2998 bottles. — 2 months ago

Maison Ilan

Aux Charmes Hautes Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2009

Tom Elliot

Enjoyable for its depth and supple texture. It’s breeding still pokes through what seems like excessive aging in new, hi-char barrels. — 13 days ago

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Lakeville Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

This is a young Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. Spicy and tangy with a beautiful color.

Light to medium in body with medium acidity.

Showing bing cherries, red currants, raspberries, oak, light vanilla, spices, light chocolates and black pepper.

This Single Vineyard is good right out of the bottle and better with some air time. After 30 minutes, soft tannins show up and bring more structure to the game.

I had it before and this time I gave it a light chill and it paired beautifully with the brie cheese with wild mushrooms.

A very small production of only 5 barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 4 hours ago

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Josh Cellars

Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Very nice, mellow taste and feel, with a very subtle sweetness, perhaps from the bourbon barrels. — 10 days ago

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

This is a nice Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara.

Showing black fruits with tobacco, earth, wood, vanilla, chocolates, barnyard, smoke, spices, coffee and mocha.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate and very fruity.

Tangy finish with soft tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity.

Drinks more like a Syrah blend from California. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. After 3 hours in the decanter, it really feels like a Syrah.

This 5 year old is peaking now.

Aged in French oak barrels for 9 months.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 5 days ago

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