Relic Wines

Relic Wines

Ritual Red Wine 2019

2019 vintage. 1.25.24 — a month ago

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Ritual Napa Valley Mourvedre Blend 2019

Good, big, yet rustic. Will age well. — 3 months ago

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Putnam Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Can’t get enough of this one — 2 years 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
— 4 years ago

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Old Vines Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2010

Relic Petite Sirah is well-made but so strong it is hard to pair it with any food or drink it alone. It starts with intense sweet fruit, followed by earthy flavors, and finishes with smooth tannins but burning intense acidity. The alcohol level is just too high and I don’t believe even steak would be a good pairing. This Petite Sirah would work only with lamb, venison, or other strongly flavored meat. Even after 13 years and hours of air, it is so strong it will overpower anything else. — 2 months ago

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Giuseppe Rinaldi

Langhe Freisa 2019

Strawberries, tannin , some almond.
Delicious w a slight chill. Some get a sanguine quality. There’s no escaping Piedmontese acidity. So for fans, great.A delicious relic that’s survived thankfully. Still rustic but delish.
— 2 years ago

Sarah B
with Sarah
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The Standish Wine Company

Single Vineyard 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!

— 3 years ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Aromatico, pasas y berries oscuras! Sedoso en boca,, frutas oscuras, pasas, chocolate, datiles, tanino balanceado. Para un 2009 esta en su punto pero en su momento, puede resultar dulzon de acuerdo al paladar. Muy balanceado. — 2 months ago

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Kashaya Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013

Magnum. Short decant. Skews more toward Cab than a fruit bomb Pinot. Earthy with stewed strawberries and raspberries. Sweet components present along with some bitterness. Not much of a finish and medium minus depth. — 7 months ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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