Bacchus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Best of the Barrister lineup - excellent juice. — 4 months ago

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Klipsun Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Very nice smooth wine grapefruit with tropical fruit overtones very good chilled. — 2 years ago


Malbec 2013

HOLY SMOKES!!!!! — 4 years ago


Columbia Valley Merlot 2013

2013 merlot mmmm mmm — a year ago


Kiona Estate Sangiovese 2012

Very nice one with like smoky flavors and dark fruit with them will go with a good New York strip very lightly seasoned the wine will bring out the rest of the flavor — 2 years ago


Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc 2012

So smooth!! Love it! — 3 years ago


Rough Justice Columbia Valley Red Blend

Nice Bordeaux blend by small winery out of Spokane. Could use some time in the bottle to integrate I believe. — 5 years ago


Baby Tui Syrah

The advanced notice on this was very positive but I wasn't prepared for how absolutely astonishing it was. I opened around 4pm Saturday and I caught a pretty heavy nose of black cherry liqueur, fox fur and game. From the nose I feared heat. I decanted about 4 hours and served with NY Waygu strip steak and twiced baked potatoes. I was immediately jarred by the depth, purity and balance of this Syrah. There was weight but she (this wine is a sexy she) was also so light on her feet. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon barrels and peppercorn and a marked silky mouth feel. This is a special, powerful wine with tremendous structure and a rich, long finish. It's a mythical combination of the funk and depth of a Cayuse Bionic Frog or Charles Smith Royal City and the power, texture and smooth finish of the SQN Poker Face. Such an impressive showing by winemaker @Fraser McKinley and a big thank you to the basketball barrister @Roman Sukley for staying on me and making sure I acquired some of this. I trust Roman's palette without reservation. One last note: this wine was substantially more integrated and more plush and round on day 2. I recommend opening and using the Audouze method at cellar temp followed by a lengthy decant. This will sing loud and clear if you let it explore the studio space. — 2 years ago

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Bill Bender

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@Roman Sukley is likely better with advice on opening/decanting strategies @TheSkip but the Tui just kept evolving so air gives it wings
Bob McDonald

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@TheSkip @Bill Bender the 2015 Mahe and Ribo is apparently a knockout. I have some but yet to try. Wine Scribe James Suckling put it at #4 in his Top 100 Australian Wines of 2016.
Roman Sukley

Roman Sukley

@Bill Bender @TheSkip @Bob McDonald I've tasted Mahe & Ribo at least a couple of times and believe I've posted notes here. The first time was upon release last December, and it was super tight at the time. But it's every bit as spectacular as Baby Tui. As @Bill Bender said, similar to SQN, the more air the better.