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Basket Press Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020

Another amaaazing wine here in Down Under. The Basket Press only available to the ‘in’ members of Rockford winery. Rich flavors expressing from beginning to end in layers of dark, ripe fruits but firmly anchored by well rounded, soft tannins that carried the experience to a long lingering, pleasant finish. We had lunch with our friend who happened to ‘in’ 😊 with Rockford hence our opportunity to taste this wine and share it with other friends who had been admiring Rockford wines for 40 years. — a month ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Jan de Weerd are they still bottling single vineyard Shiraz in great years?
Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

I am not sure Ira. I think they produce the basket press every year, selected from several barrels from different vineyards. I don’t think they are all estate vineyards either. But, again, not sure. Fantastic wine however. They are also making some fun wines using Alicante Bouchet, like a red ‘white’ wine and then use the pressed skins to coferment with a Grenache/Mourvèdre blend to give it a nice spicy tanniny backbone and call it the ‘frugal farmer’ 😁
Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

@Ira Schwartz forgot to tag you. Cheers!

First Press

Sauvignon Blanc 2020

bright, zesty & sour medium-bodied orange with some lime, dill & pear flavors. it paired perfectly with my cajun charcuterie board. this pairing might’ve converted me orange wines as my signature for cajun/creole cuisine. we’ll see. — 2 years ago

Brian and Deborah liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

This is not your beach quaff rose. Everything written by the other reviewers on this site is true and more. A singular, incredibly complex wine the deserves the hype. Next bottles get several hours of slow ox. — a year ago

Roy WhiteheadJudy Wagonfeld
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Slow Matured 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1898

Vintage 2001 caramel flavors and taste — 2 years ago

St. Reginald Parish

The Marigny Direct Press Sur Lie Pinot Gris

Whoa! This was a surprise. Tart apple, Brie cheese. Slightly effervescent. In that ABv sweet spot as well. Drink with impunity. — 2 years ago

Kevin, Mike and 1 other liked this

Slow Press

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Great wine especially for the price — 7 months ago

Château de Saint-Cosme

Little James Basket Press Vin de Pays d'Oc Grenache 2020

This is weird, we had the 2021 sometime ago now the 2020 … it’s still good — 7 months ago

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Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Cork pulled a couple hours in advance and allowed to slow-ox. The color is deep garnet with a near opaque core and perhaps some slight browning towards the rim but color looks great. There’s significant sediment now. Powerful aromas of black currants, dark cherries, tobacco, green pepper, and baking spices. On the palate, the structure is still pretty sturdy even though the tannins have integrated well. The fruit is ripe and quite delicious and taking on some secondary notes of leather, mushrooms and decomposed earth. The acid giving the wine the lift and energy necessary at 18 years old. A lovely wine that, while at peak, has quite a bit of good life left in it. Drink before 2029. — 2 years ago

Daniel, Shay and 11 others liked this

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

Popped, 1.5 hrs slow ox. Used a Durand to open, and the cork was probably penetrated 7/8 of the way through with a soft crimson hue, but probably could have opened this with a regular corkscrew. A sublime bottle of wine. I adore this BDX vintage, and this btl was no exception. Pitch perfect aromas of soft cedar, charcoal, smoke, dries bluberry and raspberry. Gorgeous on the palate, with a still present juicy acidic core, lovely density, waves of dried fruit, secondary and tertiary flavors and a very soft tannic finish. — 3 years ago

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