Swage Block Cellars


864 Charlie's Block Chardonnay 2011

My last bottle of this excellent Oakridge 864 Chardonnay. See previous Delectable notes. Great citric intensity on nose and palate. Oak is totally integrated - just a faint vanilla note. My previous note in May 2021 said lacking mid palate fruit but this has filled out nicely - it just needed another year. — 6 days ago

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Block No. 45

Monterey Merlot 2017

This is the Monterey Merlot. Plain as plain can be label design. Ruby red with just a hint of rusty color. Flavors are tangy, juicy and complex. This is CA Merlot like it can be made well. Leather, mulberry and just the lightest touch of sweet black licorice. — 12 days ago

John, Sharon and 2 others liked this
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

I think you have this review tagged to the petite Syrah.
Tree Kilpatrick

Tree Kilpatrick

Yeah they just fixed it. Should be the merlot now…


Doc's Ranch JoAnn's Block Chardonnay 2018

2018 vintage. Well made with a nice blend of subtle nuances and barely-checked power. — 23 days ago

Eric, Ira and 8 others liked this

Fulldraw Vineyard

Chopping Block Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2018

Medium ruby with a very powerful Ripe👃 of blue and red fruits. Blueberries, dried cranberries, a bit of dried herbs, and blood orange. The wine is drier than the nose and the Paso Robles location led me to assume. Plenty of body (full) and tannins, this is what I would call a brooding wine. Medium acidity. Nice, pleasant finish. Would probably have gone better with a heavy stew and fall/winter weather. It’s 90 degrees and I’m drinking it on a walk. That being said, I’m the kinda guy that will eat pizza for breakfast, so it’s still good. — 7 days ago

Shay, Eric and 3 others liked this

Ghost Block

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

2019 vintage. Comes on like a hurricane. Subtle spice and rich earth nose. Medium-heavy bod. Explosive and the 40 second finish indicates staying power. Great fruit-acidity/tannins balance. Going places. — 21 days ago

Bill, Ted and 12 others liked this
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I was so impressed with this when I had it a few weeks back. Bonkers for the price point. 

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Melanson Vineyard Matthew's Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Deep blue fruit wonderful Priured Hill Cabernet — 17 days ago

Tom, Shay and 2 others liked this

Bryn Mawr

David's Block Pinot Blanc 2021

Another great year. This Pinot blanc sells out each year and I was lucky they had a couple bottles left for me to purchase. It has a melon and lemon finish and is crisp! — 6 days ago

Limerick Lane

Headpruned Block Syrah

W. Very clean expression of syrah. More tannins the second night — 4 days ago

Formaglini Vineyards

La Quercia Block Pinot Noir

Round rich and perfumy- restrained on the fruit. Single vineyard.
— 4 days ago


Durell Vineyard Hayfield Block Pinot Noir 2016

2016 vintage. Medium-heavy body. So much bluefruit. Some Syrah overtones. Gorgeous. — 22 days ago

Ted, Pinotman and 9 others liked this