Other Half Brewing Co.

Bedrock Wine Co.

Alta Vista Vineyard Moon Mountain District Gewürztraminer 2021

Recently released (11/22), the ‘21 Alta Vista Gewurtztraminer is straw colored with a tropical fruit nose. It starts dry, with slight minerality and a backbone of mild acidity. While vinified to be dry, the lychee and other sweet tropical fruit found in gewurtz has a pleasant, subtle presence — a year ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Papera Ranch Heritage Russian River Valley Red Blend

Date drank: January 2020
Year: 2017
Producer: Bedrock Wine Co.
Grape(s): Zinfandel
Region: Sonoma
Purchased from: Anconas
Distributor/Importer: na
Natty: Native yeasts. Minimal racking
Notes: 80+ year old vines throughout California. Nice perfume, spice, and fruit well balanced. Tobacco and leather is more subtle than other Zinfandels but i like it more. Great bottle of wine. 
— 3 years ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Old Vine Zinfandel

Blueberry and peppery aromas. Blueberry, plum, spices. Fresh and more vibrant than other recent zins. Had with Vicia roast chicken and wheat berry sal and charred broc. Dinner was subpar. But wine was even better 2 hours later. — 4 years ago

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Other Half Brewing Co.

Enhance Your Mind Imperial India Pale Ale

Enhance Your Mind by Other Half Brewing Co. is a triple IPA with an array of hops: Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, Motueka, Citra Cryo and Simcoe Cryo. Tastes very balanced for a 10% beer. Citrus, grapefruit, a little pine. Very smooth texture. Elegant finish. Other Half really excels at this style. — 5 years ago

David, Mike and 5 others liked this

Clos du Val Wine Co.

Napa Valley Zinfandel 1981

A continuation of some 1981’s that I’ve been opening to celebrate my 40th and this might be one of the biggest revelations yet. Over the last 20 years of my education, I’ve had the honor of being humbled countless times by wines, both good and not so good. However, every now and again, a wine comes along that challenges basic conventions and broadens my perspective. This was such a wine. Popped and poured; served alongside an assortment of grilled fare. The cork was about as healthy I’ve seen from a wine at 40 years. It came out mostly intact save for a small piece that was easy to remove but it served as a reminder that I ought to spend the money on a Durand. The color is deep garnet with some ever so slight browning at the edge of the rim. There is some fine sediment towards the bottom of the bottle but it’s otherwise quite clear. The nose was immediately engaging and full of interest. Predominate notes of old leather, dark cherry, mushrooms, black pepper, tobacco, and sweet baking spices. On the palate, the wine was rich, redolent. A mix of dark, mostly desiccated fruit, pipe tobacco, and baking spices. The real star however was the structure. Everything was still in its right place. Tannins were noticeable though clearly softened with age and very well integrated at this point. The acid provided all the necessary lift and a perfect zip to the finish. A wine of supreme balance. The four of us who shared this bottle looked at each other in wonder and amazement. A truly special wine that has years of life ahead. I have little doubt that it will still be handsome at 50. — 3 years ago

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Tom Casagrande

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I was saddened to learn that Clos du Val decided a few years ago to stop making Zin. I always liked their elegant style.
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Wow! And here I am wondering if we can still drink 1994 Zins- perhaps my favorite of all time. Congrats on the birthday @Jay Kline.

Other Half / Parish Brewing Co

Gravity Gumbo Imperial Stout

Packs a punch. Great stout from a great brewery! — 4 years ago

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Quinta Monasterio

Valle de Guadalupe Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018

Half of each varietal is aged 12 months in French oak and the other half in American oak - very interesting. Rich and delicious!!! 🇲🇽 — 3 years ago

The Other Wine Co.

Tasmania Pinot Noir 2019

Cannot get enough of this wine.
Unfortunately stock is already depleted.
Good things come in small volume.
A great wine with supreme pedigree.
— 4 years ago

Serge, Daniel P. and 6 others liked this

Other Half Brewing Co.

Double Mosaic Daydream Imperial Oat Cream India Pale Ale

Super smooth and creamy. A mango smoothie, perhaps. Classic Other Half. — 5 years ago

Bryan, Dawn and 10 others liked this
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