Peaks Of Otter Winery

Scattered Peaks

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Has big notes. Kind of heavy handed. $30 worth it. — a month ago

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Ancient Peaks

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep, cherry jam of the nose. The smell is intoxicating. More cherry and dark fruit, peppery, round finish. Very easy drinking cab sauv. Very good!! — 4 months ago

Ancient Peaks

Santa Margarita Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Easter with a Leg of Lamb COVID19 2020 — 6 months ago

Art Space - Antonis Argiros

Saint August Assyrtiko 2014

Color of golden straw with a cloudiness since it’s unfiltered. The nose is lovely...tart apple (crab or green), fresh off the rocks ocean spray with a lovely salinity, seashells, golden raisins and a touch of honey. Upon taking a sip my mouth salivates everywhere. The seashells, salinity, golden raisins, and hint of honey come through immediately and last for some time as the salinity picks up, the tart apple peaks it’s head. This is screaming out for seafood or fish to pair, but can easily do without. There’s good body to this, more than your typical assyrtiko. — 9 months ago

Brooke JosefsElaine Rogosin
with Brooke and Elaine

Penfolds

Grange South Australia Shiraz 1999

Topping the night off with the pinnacle. A Grange from 1999, made during an era that it was still produced in a regular bottle and a reasonable price. It was a mature version of the Saint Henry we had earlier that evening. Extreme dense in flavor, powerful and strong oak vanilla notes. Dark fruit soaked in cigar box and oh so smooth. 21 years old. Don’t take too much time drinking it and don’t decant it. It peaks in about 30-60 minutes. — 15 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
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Garrison Creek Cellars

Walla Walla Valley Zinfandel 2014

Some sweet prune, tobacco and baking spices on the nose. Medium bodied and a touch more tannic than the typical CA zin at this stage. On the palate this zin is broody, still jammy, with an acidic finish. I think it has years to go still (4-7) before it peaks. Notes of plum, tobacco and ripe blueberry. Yum! — 5 months ago

Cherish HartJen Masar
with Cherish and Jen
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Ancient Peaks

Santa Margarita Ranch Merlot

It’s one of my favorite reds. — 6 months ago

Domaine des Marrans

Clos de Pavillon Fleurie Gamay 2015

In order to be fair to this wine, I have to put aside predispositions about what Beaujolais SHOULD be like. Because this is a monster wine. Fully saturated color. Intense nose has dark crunchy dark cherry/berry fruit, intense cracked granite minerality. Massively concentrated flavors in the mouth. Tannic too. While finesse isn’t a word I’d use with this one, it avoids the blocky heaviness of a lot of 15s. Peppery heat peaks through in the finish. Pretty decent acidity. — 9 months ago

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Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

I tend to like these deep Beaujolais. Haven’t had this one but I like what I’m reading
Severn Goodwin

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Good stuff!

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1959

(1959 Richebourg - requested a review to resolve the wine identity - nobody appears to have posted on this before in Delectable ). Tasted blind, from two combined bottles. Brownish amber color rims with an amber tawny center. Looks old. Perfumed nose. Notes of cherry kirsch, decayed leaves, prunes, some exotic spice and roses. Smooth sweet and silky in the mouth but not over the top. Tannins fully resolved but the wine still has a solid structure holding it up. This “peacocked” numerous times, exploding with wow-factor moments of crazy enjoyment. Later in the evening it slowed down as you would expect. The spice and exoticness of the highs of this wine put me in Vosne, and the age put me in the 60s. Doesn’t seem like DRC, so I guess 66 Richebourg that is not DRC. The Richebourg part of the guess was pure luck. Rating this for its peaks and wow moments. It’s a great datapoint for future tastings. — 25 days ago

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S.R.Alexander

S.R.Alexander

Spectacular!
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

super analysis.

Christopher Tynan Wines

Judge Family Vineyard Bennett Valley Syrah 2016

Jeb 98 Waited the appropriate 3 hours after UPS delivery today,
Great nose, but definitely needs time, this will be great on Friday!
Reminds me of the 13 Bevan Syrah also from Bennet Valley,
I let that breath for 3 days
Winery notes

Syrah
The 2016 Judge Family Vineyard Syrah is sourced from the cold climate of the Bennett Valley of Sonoma. Meticulously farmed by Joe and Gail Judge, this rocky sloping vineyard planted on a mix of volcanic tufa, weathered stones, and clay, produces elegant and intensely aromatic Syrahs reminiscent of the great wines of Northern Rhone. Bennett Valley is a gently sloping elevated valley nestled between three mountain peaks in Sonoma County. Within the Sonoma Valley appellation

Sonoma Mountain and the Sonoma Coast, the well-drained mountain benchland soils combine with early morning fog and cool marine breezes to create ideal conditions for growing exceptional cool-climate varietals. The wine was cave aged in a combination of 78% used and 22% new French oak barrels for 20 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
100% Syrah -- Clones 877, 174, Estrella River
pH 3.79 Alcohol 14.2% TA 6.7 g/L
142 Cases Produced
— 6 months ago

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TheSkip

TheSkip

Hrm. Just signed up. 0 allocation. I wonder if i email them?
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Just email him, he normally responds.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Had the rest today, it tightens up on day 2 . So hold this for awhile as you drink Paso juice