The Rare Barrel

The Rare Barrel

Map of The Moon Golden Sour Beer 2019

Very tart apricots. Not a lot of juice but very sour. Some vanilla but man this is just tart apricots for days. Really nice in the fall/winter. — 6 days ago

Domaine Sigalas

Barrel Santorini Assyrtiko 2019

First time trying Assyrtiko from Santorini, Greece, and what a beauty it is to pair with food!
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From the mouth-watering acidity to the salinity and tart, youthful citrus, lemon peel, peach, apricot, wet slate, and white blossom florals, it makes for a lovely, culinary complement.
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I just wish I had held on for further aging. Ah, patience! I’ll have to invest in a few more.
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Domaine Sigalas, Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece. Vintage 2019. ABV 14.5%.
— 21 days ago

Deked1
with Deked1 and
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Harken

California Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2018

As far as Chardonnay’s go, this is a lovely example, not too much oak for me. — 11 days ago

Ka Tahi

Rangatira Seven Barrel Reserve Syrah 2019

Wonderful. Needs time in glass or decant. Wine of the night upon arriving in Wellington. — a month ago

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Piper-Heidsieck

Cuvée Rare Champagne Blend 2002

Celebrating another trip around the sun. This Piper Rare is medium straw in colour. Masses of ultra fine bubbles ( fine persistent mousse). Complex toasty aromas with a touch of gun smoke and flinty notes. On the palate Complex, Intense and Refreshing all at once. Chalky minerality with a saline note. Yellow fruits with creamy notes starting to take over the acid at 18 years. A blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. An outstanding Champagne from a great year where the contents more than lives up to the bling of the packaging. Tempted to make a statement and give it 98 points. — 6 days ago

Dawn, Eric and 33 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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Thanks Simon. Hope you are keeping well in the People’s Republic of Victoria. 😉😉
Simon Gilligan

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@Bob McDonald all good! But after 25 years living in VIC I’ve returned to my home state of SA for something of a tree change in the Adelaide Hills. Left just before the first lockdown :)
Bob McDonald

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That was a good move Simon considering the lockdown length in Melbourne.

Floral Terranes

Suburban Moraines Barrel Fermented Still Cider

Lean, mean, crisp apple and lemon oil, fresh herbs, intensely marine-influenced minerality and salinity. Lovely Chenin-like wooliness and energizing acid on the palate. Bravo to my friend @Erik Longabardi on this profound expression of Long Island history and terroir. — 15 days ago

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Erik Longabardi

Erik Longabardi

Thank you for this note! The 2019 version is I think an even better effort that it’s 2018! Glad it’s holding up well!

The Rare Barrel

Ensorcelled Dark Sour Beer 2020

Raspberry jam but very tart with some raw cocoa. Insane amount of flavor packed into this one. — a day ago

Randy Boesch
with Randy

Domaine Le Seurre

Vendanges Tardives Barrel No.6 Riesling

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany; 14 November 2020 at Fort Orange Club, Albany, NY

Physically Distanced 🚧 but Socially Close 🤗 dinner, following the reasonable NY State dining regulations.

Dessert bottle gifted but our GC to the group for the evening, paired well with Burgundy poached pear.
— 11 days ago

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Creamery Wines

Barrel Fermented California Chardonnay 2019

$12 Vons. Buttery, basically the same of KJ. .2019 — 6 days ago

Firebrand Wines

Barrel Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

Total Wine for $10. Really nice for the price! — 13 days ago

David Rollins

David Rollins

Total Wine for $10. Really nice for the price!
David Rollins

David Rollins

Total Wine for $10. Really nice for the price!
David Rollins

David Rollins

Total Wine for $10. Really nice for the price!