August Cellars

August Briggs

Calistoga Petite Sirah 2009

Didn’t read the label closely. Thought I was opening their Pinot Noir. Starting smelling and thinking it quite an atypical Pinot. Had to go back and check and see that I opened a Petite Sirah. It opened up throughout the evening and even had notes of Delaware Punch which was very interesting to me. — a month ago

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Andremily

California Mourvedre 2017

Hopefully this helps @Rob Brobst III to see you only rate wines you open🤷
Great nose on this one.
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Tasting Notes

The 2017 Mourvèdre is composed of 88% Mourvedre, 9% Syrah and 3% Viognier coming from the Alta Mesa Vineyard in Santa Barbara County, White Hawk Vineyard in Cat Canyon, Watch Hill Vineyard in Alisos Canyon and Larner Vineyard in Ballard Canyon. Seventy percent whole cluster was employed. To be bottled in mid-August 2019, the wine is still maturing for approximately 21 months in a French oak barriques and 600-liter Demi-Muids, 50% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, i
— 2 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

@Severn Goodwin so next one should be 2,000 to the commoners, even though I passsed 2000 last week? Thanks
Severn Goodwin

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach I see you at 2K now, so congratulations once again! 🍾🎉👯
Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Have only had their Syrah and it is outstanding!

Château Pavie Macquin

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

David T
9.0

Felt it was a good ten year in bottle check on the 08 Pavie Macquin. I wasn’t expecting the wine to blow my hair back but, I expected a little something better.

The 2008 Bordeaux growing season was one of difficult weather through August. Then, grand weather in September & October saved the vintage. Well...with this one, it likely made a bad vintage into just a good one.

The nose reveals classic Merlot based nose, nice Claret. The fruits are ripe, slightly ruby & candied but, a little dull. Blackberries, black raspberries, baked, dark cherries, black raspberries & stewed strawberries. Dark fruit cola, vanilla, black licorice, dark, rich earth, stones, touch leather, cinnamon stick, some graphite, light herbal quality with candied dark, red, & a touch fresh of blue florals framed in violets.

The body is just full & very velvety. The tension & structure are a little soft. The balance is good as is the length. However as it continues on the palate is just never pops. In fact, leaner & somewhat hollow. It lacks depth & complexity. The fruits are ripe, slightly ruby & candied but, a little dull. Blackberries, black raspberries, baked, dark cherries, black raspberries & stewed strawberries. Dark fruit cola, vanilla, black licorice, dark, rich earth, stones, soft, velvety leather, cinnamon stick, some graphite, light herbal quality with candied dark, red, & a touch fresh of blue florals framed in violets. The acidity is really nice, fresh. The finish is, soft, elegant, the same wire to wire but, just never dazzles.

I am afraid this is not showing any signs of being in a dumb phase. Nor, is it showing any earmarks that it is going to improve, just evolve.

Photos of; Chateau Pavie Macquin, signage tell you are close, Winemaker - Nicolas Thienpont & their barrel room.
— 2 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Way too early, this is a 20 year wine! I should know because🤔 well I don’t know, I just like the number 20🤷🏼‍♂️

August Kesseler

The Daily August Pinot Noir 2016

Fresh strawberry, stewed strawberry, tart cherry, and minerals galore. Light tannins and high acid. Best drunk slightly chilled. — a month ago

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Delectable Wine
9.7

Bright dark ruby. Initially reticent nose opened in the glass to reveal wonderfully complex scents of black- and redcurrant, blackberry, minerals, licorice, loam and tobacco leaf, plus a whiff of leather. Seamless, savory and classy on entry if a bit subdued, then delivers lovely restrained sweetness and a complicating wildness in the middle palate that still calls for more bottle aging. Old World in its classic dryness, this highly concentrated Opus One really shines on its vibrant, slowly building back end, where the broad, dusty tannins caress and saturate the palate and allow the fruits and minerals to build. A wine of outstanding depth, clarity, finesse of grain and class; it's hard to imagine that this site could give more. Long-time winemaking director Michael Silacci noted that the estate did not strip leaves prior to the brutal August heat spike. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2020)
— 8 days ago

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August Kesseler

Rüdesheimer Berg Schloßberg Spätlese Riesling 2005

Honey, peaches, kind of like a complex fruit cup syrup mixed with pure gold. These wines are always so sensual. — 2 months ago

Louis Roederer

Blanc De Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2009

Had this at the McNulty 50th birthday party. It was the absolute best champagne we ever had. This was in August 2017 and the bottle retailed for about $90. — 2 months ago

Glenmorangie

The Duthac Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

I bought a 1 litre bottle at the distillery in Tain, Ross-Shire last August 2019. Smokey aromas also cloves, dried fruit and vanilla. Matured in Pedro Ximenez and Virgin oak casks bringing sweet caramel and vanilla notes to the palate. Overall smooth and a crowd pleasing Single Malt where the Oak casks influence the flavour profile noticeably. Perfect for a very cold day in Toowoomba - currently 7 degrees Celsius - probably like a heat wave to many Delectable posters in North America and Europe. — 12 days ago

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Clive McNish

Clive McNish

You’ll probably have to make that last as it will be a while before the current world lets you make that trip again. 😔
Bob McDonald

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@Clive McNish Very true Clive. Sadly just polished off the last dram but would buy again.
Severn Goodwin

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Nice bottle.
7°C is a beautiful Fall day for me, perfect temp to sit by the outside fire and drink Champagne.

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.7

A stunning wine, the 2017 Ornellaia offers a captivating interplay of richness and energy. Picking early was the key. Young vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc were harvested in August for the first time ever. In the glass, the 2017 offers up an enticing mélange of mocha, cedar, tobacco and licorice, with soft curves that add to its sensuality and allure. The 2017 is sumptuous and racy, as Ornellaias from warmer years tend to be, but it is not at all heavy or overdone. In a word: superb! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)
— 2 months ago

Domaine des Grottes

August XVIII Gamay 2018

New favorite wine — 2 months ago