Casey Brewing & Blending

Domaine Belle

Roche Pierre Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Great bouquet of perfumed cedar and violet. Blackberry and cassis, liquorice, mint, blending into rounded tannins and a nice long finish. 👍 — 24 days ago

Barbara Gazley
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Château Grand Launay

Côtes de Bourg Sauvignon Gris 2019

2019 vintage. A rare chance to taste a 100% Sauvignon Gris, a variety that almost went extinct after phylloxera, but it's still present in Bordeaux and other regions, mainly as a blending grape. It is naturally low-yielding and matures early. Light golden colour. Intense perfume of fresh passion fruit and a hint of flowers. Round and ripe, with crisp exotic fruit and very good minty length. Great value and a very original Bordeaux. White Côtes de Bourg is already very rare, let alone a 100% Sauvignon Gris. — a month ago

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Bruery Terreux

Annuel

This is a blended ale, blending in the solera method, sour blond and sour Qaud across five vintages then aged in bourbon barrels. 13.7, but doesn’t taste it. Intense beer. Very sweet and sour. Soy sauce, Figs. -oak syrup. Fantastic beer but definitely needs to be shared. — 2 months ago

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Bodega Antigua Casa De Guardia

Pajarete Málaga Pedro Ximénez Muscat of Alexandria

Pajarete or Paxarete is a traditional sweet wine from southern Andalusia. Historically, such wines came from the Pago de Pajarete, an ancient vineyard site in the Sierra de Cádiz, coveted for its wines since at least the 16th Century. Located about 38 miles north east of Jerez, Pajarete’s vineyards were devastated by phylloxera at the end of the 19th Century and never replanted. But growers in the neighboring province of Málaga continued using Pajarete’s name to describe wines made in this style. This Pajarete is a blend of Muscat of Alexandria and Pedro Ximénez, sourced from vineyards in the Axarquía and Montes de Málaga subregion on slate soils. The Muscat comes from Axarquía, closer to the coast, while the Pedro Ximénez from Montes de Málaga, further inland. They are vinified separately and blended together after fortification. After blending, they are oxidatively aged in old American oak botas for an average of 5 years using the solera system. Expressive nose. Candied fruit, caramel, wood. Smooth, balanced. — 9 days ago

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Melville

Clone 459 Estate Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2006

This was part of a series that Greg Brewer bottled at Melville back in the early 2000s. At that time Melville had 14 different clones under vine, I believe. The Estate was a variable blend of some fraction of these, but being a student of pinot Greg thought it would be cool to bottle a bunch of the clones as single-clone offering to people who might geek out about trying to identify different clonal components in the various main offerings, trying some blending at home, etc. (basically, me as the target audience). I was stunned at how well this wine is still drinking after 14+ years. Beautiful, deep ruby-red color, the wine still had an impressive amount of fruit, great balance, and that tell-tale spiciness that is characteristic of wines from their Santa Rita Hills vineyards. Really terrific! — 2 months ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
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Fetzer Vineyards

Series '68 California Red Blend

Very good wine and especially for $5 on a BOGO deal at Publix. It would compete very well in a blind tasting against some much more expensive offerings. The primary Zinfandel grapes do stand out but the overall blending grapes bring a good nose, good mouthfeel and lingers on the tongue and mouth. No breathing needed is good with or without food. — 2 months ago

Root:1

[The Original Ungrafted] Colchagua Valley Carménère

Found this buried in my collection and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Carmenere is a blending grape from Bordeaux that is bottled as its own varietal from the Colochagua Valley in Chile. This 14 year old vintage was 75% Carmenere, 15% Cabernet, and 10% Syrah. Slight rustic tint to the dark color with some fine sentiment. Plum, blackberry, green pepper, and vanilla flavors. — a month ago

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Ottella

Le Creete Lugana Trebbiano 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

The single-vineyard 2019 Lugana Le Creete is an understated and feminine beauty, blending subtle hints of candied citrus with wild herbs, nectarine and flowery undergrowth. It’s silky, almost oily in texture, contrasted by brisk acids and lime-infused orchard fruits. This tapers off cheek-puckering, tart and almost salty, yet it leaves a lasting, almost tropical impression that I find quite pleasurable. (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)
— 2 months ago

Ty Caton

Carlton Brooke Sandybrooke Vineyards Sonoma Valley Petit Verdot 2009

Anyone who thinks Petite Verdot is only for blending should try this. Simply sensational. — 2 months ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Cardenal Mendoza

Solera Gran Reserva Brandy

Suppose you dissolved Werthers candies in bourbon then added a dash of coffee and...made it somehow richer without being cloying. It’s the alchemy of fractional blending in solera of used Sherry barrels sweet babies. I love Sherry de Jerez, it is great fun. It goes the distance. — 2 months ago

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