Retro Cellars

Retro Cellars

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

New 2012 vintage BTG at the restaurant — 2 months ago

Shay, barak heller and 8 others liked this

Altamura

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Mike R
9.4

First off Merry Christmas and 4 plus years ago I had this wine so I felt it appropriate to reproduce my notes from then as this is exactly the same - loved this wine so here we go

maybe because I am drinking a well rested and well taken care bottle of wine or maybe because it is a Big Bold Beautiful Napa Cab or all of the above but

This wine is singing to me and I am singing back - "that's the way I like it"

Color is dark ruby thick as a meaty steak - the smell opens with a mild smoky oak and blueberry bouquet which I love the blue fruit - The taste on my palate is between a medium / big bodied taste with a balanced and very fruit forward mouth watering experience - it has
flavors of ripe blueberries and blackberries with I think includes raspberries as well - fruit loaded for sure The finish is loooong, smooth / dry and its mild fine tannins and flavors linger slightly but in harmony - best to
tame this with a Kobe steak but enjoy as a standalone - this is a relaxing wine - one that you have to relax as a storm approaches or to celebrate an awesome inspiring moment - "I'm a believer

Will last 10 years easy - all SMILES tonight

That is as retro as it gets for me - ALL SMILES

Last thing is be on the lookout as “we are getting the band back” and “we are on a mission from God” - can’t wait
@Bill Bender In San Diego - go Wolfpack - any others there for the East vs West coast event - reach out and will share some epic stuff I promise
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— 5 months ago

Mike, Severn and 41 others liked this
Deborah M

Deborah M

Merry Christmas! One of my all time favorites. Also the wine that opened my eyes and sent me down the wine path that I am currently on.
Jody Scharf

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Merry Christmas. And beautiful ❤️
Mike R

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Right back at you J@Jody Scharf

School House Vineyard

Mezcolanza Zinfandel Blend 2012

Watchin’ the Celts and drinking a decidedly old school Zin. Only 13.2%, the grapes originate from rocky mountain terroir. Classic Zin nose of brambly, inky blackberry, and cracked rock minerality. In the mouth is where it diverges from most current-day fruit bomb Zins. It’s relatively lean, with noticeable dynamic structure and great acids. The fruit is there, but it doesn’t smother other aspects of the wine. Retro in the best way. This would absolutely strut with tagliatelle in bolognese or papardelle with duck sauce. — 3 years ago

Dawn, Severn and 6 others liked this
Angelo Casagrande

Angelo Casagrande

Sounds great. Never seen that label before.

Retro Cellars

Old Vine Petite Sirah 2006

Fresh, intact and integrated. Nice length and perfume, no notes really taken — 3 months ago

Daniel, Josh and 1 other liked this

Retro Cellars

Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 2009

Lovely and consistent. Massive French influence with earth and barnyard smells. Medium depth and a rustic flavor. Dark fruit. Medium finish. Excellent QPR. Definitely my style. — 8 months ago

Steve GautierBrooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Steve and Brooke
Jan, Shay and 2 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Forêt Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Premier vin de 2021... ca doit commencer en grand et ce l’est! Une bouche grasse, crémeuse, riche avec des notes de pêche, citron, miel et un coté salin et de pierre. Une retro et longueur vraiment top. Miam ! — a year ago

Daniel, Jean-Philip and 3 others liked this

Domaine Henri Delagrange et Fils

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Beautiful and elegantly racy nose of violets and red fruits. The palate is equally elegant and refined with slightly tart red fruit and approchable tannins on a long finish that leaves you mouth watering for more, great balance.

Nez aromatique et élégant qui pinote avec un côté floral de violettes et de fruits rouges surtout. Une bouche tout en aussi en finesse et élégance avec un fruit rouge acidulé et des tannins veloutés sur une finale longue et savoureuse avec ces fruits rouges acidulés un peu en retro.
— 2 years ago

Hanibal, Francis le and 8 others liked this

Retro Cellars

Peloursin Howell Mountain Red Blend 2015

Dark purple with a thin rim and very pretty cherry red flecks. The nose on this beauty is just insanity. A core of black fruit punctuated by beautiful, beautiful dirt. A good bit of menthol smoke and unsmoked cigars. The fruit can be a bit shy at first but a blast of cherry and raspberry wakes you up. And there’s some funk here too. Beautiful, sexy, funky funk. Not too much, just enough to titillate.

Peloursin is a rare rare varietal to find out here in the wild. Think grapes like Petite Sirah or maybe Bonarda. Medium bodied and slightly intense but not too sharp. Always wonderful Howell Mountain fruit in the masterful hands of Mike Dunn and it shows. Low, low alcohol at 13.0 and that is so very nice. Needs plenty of time in the decanter. Wonderful acid and terrific balance and weight here. The notes in the mouth are reminiscent of the notes in the nose with some glorious cherry essence and forest floor. A most peculiar wine but a great one. I struggle to really think of a good comparison for it. It’s just really so damn good and that’s all that matters.
— 4 months ago

Chris, Kevin and 3 others liked this

Monte Rio Cellars

Dry Suisun Valley White Zinfandel 2019

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.9

I really like this for so many reasons. #1 the bottle/jug. #2 the oldskool retro label #3 it’s a dry white #zinfandel #4 it has so much typicity of Zin on the nose and on the palate I find it somewhere between a #rosé and a light red. — 8 months ago

Ceccherini, Raul and 8 others liked this
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Fun, had me stoked for a Rubired review (same jug bottling), but down with White Zin too.

Mount Mary

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

A Burgundy-style Yarra PN with high concentration. Aroma of cranberry and mulberry jam. The palette shows a hint of sweetness while the acidity is not clear enough. The retro-taste is medium and jammy. Not so complicated as those PN of its same price level. Prefer a Cotes de Nuits Village with humbler price tag. — 2 years ago