Witches Falls

Delectus

Boulder Falls Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Tasted right after finishing the 2009 Bear Crossing. This was also excellent and drinking well. An interesting comparison between the two. While the Bear Crossing had more depth, this one had greater breadth to the palate. Could be that this is ultimately a slightly better wine than the Bear Crossing and that it will gain some more weight in the next couple of years. Doesn’t much matter to me, though, since these were the only bottles of these two wines that I had in the cellar. Both excellent wines, though. Enjoy! — a month ago

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E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1998

Very nice overall but if I’m being honest a bit under expectations. Aromatically brilliant, with dark petal flowers and earth and a bit of sweet dark red fruit. Just before the finish the palate falls apart a bit - just missing that extra gear. Still an excellent pairing with the steak in the background (prime dry aged rib eye from Hudson and Charles). Decanted for 2 hours but not sure it made a huge difference, didn’t change much in the glass. — 6 days ago

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Cakebread Cellars

Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017

Excellent Pinot with a good fruit profile.. falls in between burgundy and California styles .. enjoyable! — 2 months ago

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Stags' Leap Winery

Twelve Falls Red Blend

With ribeyes and farmer’s market haul (corn, green beans and mini white sweet potatoes). 2016 vintage in 2020. Perfect. — a month ago

Bodegas Ostatu

Reserva Rioja Alavesa Tempranillo 2014

Beautiful tempranillo that just falls short of excellence. Earthy and powerful, nice dusty and liquorice notes. Feels a little too alcoholic for me. May need a little more time in bottle to mellow. I feel it is better without food. — 3 days ago

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

sleek and pristine. just a gorgeous wine and falls in that thin slot between new and old worlds. a very beautiful expression from Lompoc. — 11 days ago

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Beau Vigne

Estate Stags Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ron R
9.3

Doesn’t posses the same personality as the 14 vintage. Falls a touch short on weight, but don’t get me wrong - still great. — 2 months ago

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Pharaoh Moans

Westside Red Blend 2012

12’ Pharpoh Moans. Nose & front palate are fantastic. It falls off a cliff on the back of the palate. — 7 days ago

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Thienpont Derenoncourt

La Violette Du Manoir Grand Vin De Bordeaux 2010

Ken Z
8.9

Drank 10/13/20.
Nose on the light to medium side with plum, gravel, and fig. Black fruit and soil dominate the palate. Tannins mostly resolved at this stage. Finish is dry and falls off a bit quickly. Drink up, as this will not improve further.
3/21/8/4/3 +50 = 89 pts.
— 9 days ago

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Delectus Winery

Bear Crossing Knight Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Had this a while ago. Don’t recall the details except that (a) it was excellent and in a great place for drinking right now, and (b) it exhibited more depth than the Boulder Falls (which is the next posting - which was also good). — a month ago

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