Relic Wines

The Standish Wine Company

The Relic Shiraz Blend 2017

Easter Wine 4. Slightly muted at start. But then the nose was complex. bark taste — 4 months ago

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Putnam Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Delicious stuff. Dark cherry, blackberry, a bit of spice. Looking forward to more! — 2 years ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

I've held onto this one for 5.5 years. As unlikely as that sounds, I'm not sure the style of this one really would have been ready to go much sooner than now. Black inky pour. Nose of blackberry, black licorice. Entry of black fruits, blackberry currant, graphite, pie spice, surprising acidity. The middle shows that thick and well-integrated side of this wine. Tons of sediment on the finish. Although this wine is rocking right now, tannin seems to be dropping out at a really quick pace, so I would probably make the decision to drink these within a year. — 3 years ago

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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!

— 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. — 3 years ago

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Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

Cathy Corison
9.1

Delicious. Bright Ritz Carlton Laguna Nigel. — 4 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
— 2 years 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. — 3 years ago

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Rockledge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Still drinking great. Definitely need big meat with it. — 3 years ago

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Kashaya Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

Open. Some Bret. Blew off. Currant wet stone and chopped walnuts on nose Super dense flavors is like a spoonful of blackberry jam. Some candy chrerry on finish. Excellent. — 3 years ago

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