Relic Wines

The Standish Wine Company

The Relic Shiraz Blend

WEA tasting. 1% Viognier but I’m not intense enough to tell. Smells almost creamier/ more subtle, not crazy tannins. Mala pepper. Blackberries/ black fruit — a month ago

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Napa Valley The Prior Cabernet Franc Blend 2014

Deep ruby color. Aromas of plum, pepper, dark chocolate and graphite. Dry wine, gorgeous black fruit, baking spices and a Forrest floor/ mushroom finish.

🥇 90 points Wine Enthusiasts
— a year ago

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Napa Valley Grenache 2013

Even keeled Grenache. Not a huge nose but well integrated tannins are a bonus to this lovely signal vineyard wine. Nice berries and earthy elements. — 2 years ago

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Rockledge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Still drinking great. Definitely need big meat with it. — 2 years ago

The Standish Wine Company

Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006

David T
9.5

If you have not had this producer of Shiraz from Barossa, you are missing out on some special wines from very old vines. In the case of “The Relic” 100 year old vines. We walked the Standish Estate vines w/ Dan in April 2017. They yield a paltry 500 pounds of fruit per acre. Normally, very high quality wine are around 2,00-2,500 pounds of fruit per acre. So, his wines are from small concentrated berries.

You won’t find his wines in the US except on the secondary markets. He doesn’t have or need a US importer as he sells everything he makes through his mailing list. However, worth seeking out. Also, his wines need to age and you can find them this old. I have numerous times.

Dan started out in Barossa and then gathered much of winemaking knowledge working his way through Europe for several producers and a majority of them in France.

When he returned to Australia, he became the Winemaker at Torbreck before starting “The Standish Wine Company.”

I’ve posted several of his wines with detailed notes and will let them speak here. Cheers!

— 2 months ago

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Ritual Red Wine 2011

Beautiful Rhône blend. While I’ve had mixed feelings about some other Relic wines (Chardonnay and Pinot) they always make some of the best Rhône style wines in CA. Drinking really nicely right now. Bright and balanced with a memorable finish. — a year ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Thick black berry baking spices juicy flavors mid finish — 3 months ago

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Artefact Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This was MONEY. Big perfumed nose lead to a rich and elegant Cab. Tannins were soft and integrated. Big black fruit with a touch of vanilla and cinnamon. Luscious mouth feel and long finish. Wish i had more. — 3 months ago

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Putnam Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Delicious stuff. Dark cherry, blackberry, a bit of spice. Looking forward to more! — a year ago

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Oracle's Whisper Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013

This is a relic of its past. A silhouette. At least in this data point, the theory that Bevan’s wines don’t last, holds. — 2 years ago

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