Spell Estate

Les Vignerons Du Castelas

Côtes du Rhône Viognier Blend

Roses & quiet vanilla, & lemon candy on the nose; on the palate it’s first gentle & regal & beeswaxy, but it leaves with a quick-splitting sensation of bright acid. Wonderful to sit with a spell. — 2 months ago

Domaine Collotte

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2016

Wonderful wine. Drank with flounder and french green beans(spell check wouldn’t put the real name). Great fruit and Soft tannins. — 6 months ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Nervo Ranch Heritage Alexander Valley Red Blend 2017

Yum can you spell Y U M. I can. — 8 months ago

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Paolo Bea

San Valentino Sangiovese Blend 2012

It was a Paolo Bea kind of night. What an incredible bouquet on the 2012 San Valentino. Coming in at 1.5% less ABV than the previous vintage, and showing depths of dark, earthy, almost animal-like complexities. Here I'm finding balsamic spice over dried strawberries, with moist dark soil tones, crushed stone, dusty dried florals, and hints of brown sugar. On the palate, silky textures flood the senses with flavors of sour cherry, tangerine, savory spice, and masses of exotic inner florals, as zesty acids make the mouth water, while concentrated tart red fruits and hints of tannin tugg at the side of my cheeks. The finish is long, zesty, spicy, and tart, yet still so energetic, as the wines vibrant acids refuse to give in to the intensity within. The result id a spell-binding and tactile experience that is impossible not to like, and easily one of my favorite vintages to date for San Valentino. — a year ago

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Spell Estate

Nichole's Blend Pinot Noir 2019

Cranberry, cherry, baking spices, vanilla. Years ahead. Great. — 2 months ago

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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2010

Simply magnificent accompanying a filet with a sundried tomato and red wine reduction for Christmas dinner. 2020 was blissfully forgotten for a spell. — 6 months ago

Bret Brothers

La Soufrandière Cuvée La Combe Desroches Chardonnay 2017

Wow this wine is singing and it’s just a baby!! This is probably the most exciting Wine I’ve had in a while, meaning that it jumped out of the glass and kind of cast a spell on us. Classic white burgundy profile: apples, pears, rocks and some chamomile tea but also with this touch of lightning that makes it magic!  perfect with homemade chicken Pho but wd be perfect with many things 🌟❤️ — 8 months ago

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Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Lovely review. 🥂

Domaine de l'Espigouette (Bernard Latour)

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2017

When I lived in Houston in the aughts, I drank a few fragrant Cotes Du Rhônes from this estate, so I was eager to try their Giggie, even though I’ve grown tired of Southern Rhônes as the climate has warmed and Phillipe Cambie seemingly put a spell over the majority of producers. Well, this is a bit better than the typical blocky, heavy wines that seem increasingly prevalent there. It’s densely colored (of course), but the nose has a bit more elegance and nuance than the typical Gigondas estate these days, showing fresh dark berry fruit, really interesting almost chaparral-like garrigue/earth notes, warm stones, and meadowy wildflowers. In the mouth it’s dense, but a little lighter than the new norm thank goodness, with nice savory flavors and decent acids. Tannins are soft. It won’t make me forget Giggies from the early ‘80s, but it’s nice. — 4 months ago

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Badarina Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Wow! Not sure if it was only the wine or the paring with our home made Dutch style savory macaroni (I know, sounds paradoxically) but the pairing blew our tops! This is why you drink wine. There is no such other experience to be had on this earth. Vibrant dry penetrating tannins in full harmony with dark fruit juice with under notes of tar and cedar took a hold of everyone of your senses. Kept you in a spell for minutes. Kept evolving. Ahh. Live can be great!! — 6 months ago

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Domaine de Marcoux

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2005

Haven’t had a southern Rhône wine in quite a long time, and this was a fun one to break the dry spell. Definitely on the deeper / richer end of the spectrum (and 15% abv) but that’s also partially just 2005. Overall this has very deep just barely jammy red fruit. Actually good acid which keeps it somewhat balanced. Oak somewhat drying on the finish which keeps this from being truly great. — a year ago

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