Double Black

Full Moon

Double Barrel Grenache Blend

Exquisite Grenache plum and leathery Syrah jump from the glass with a dusty touch of non-Brett barnyard. Black cherry, licorice, burnt rye toast, blackberry, raspberry reduction, and violet aromas. Big blackberry and luxardo cherry opener, with black currant and ripe black plum. Smooth edges all around here, with grape leaf, and a grape or two too. Touches of mint with bitter chocolate expressions make this a dance of equestrian beauty as saddle leather sage and dark cigar coat the finish. Bolero. .
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— 24 days ago

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Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Black List XVIII Napa Valley Red Blend 2015

Shay A
9.5

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

It was my first time trying Moone-Tsai wines aside from their widely distributed Napa Valley Cab, so some of these were totally brand new to me. Melka is the winemaker.

This was my wine of the lineup for both now and possibly down the road. A great blend of the Howell (massive structure, chalky/dusty, big and ripe fruit) with the Cor Leonis (slightly savory, inky, herbal). This has velvet like tannins right now but they are really persistent. Plum, nutmeg, creme de cassis, heady display of the entire fruit spectrum (red, blue and black) jump from the glass. Slight addition of graphite, black licorice, and currant on the palate. Juicy, savory, decadent. Lots going on here. Very good.
— a day ago

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Shay A

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@Stephen Pierron : This was a spectacular wine. It’s my wife and I’s anniversary year, so we bought one to tuck away for the future. Steve did a great tasting for us. He’s a close buddy of my friend Weston of Montagu Wines, who also uses Brasswood. Been going to Brasswood for years now and the mozzarella never gets old!
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Shay A Happy anniversary!! Glad you had a great time! I've heard of Montagu but have never tried their wines! Is the owner local to Texas by chance?
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@Stephen Pierron : Our anniversary is in July, but we make an annual trip out to Napa every February! And yes, Montagu’s owner/winemaker is from Fort Worth. His name is Weston Eidson. If you ever make it over here, happy to introduce you. He makes some wonderful wines.

Fieldwork Brewing Co.

Koalaty Time Double IPA

Fieldwork Koalaty Time double ipa. Enigma, galaxy, and Vic secret hops. West coast stylish, lots of melon and some tropical notes but excellent pine and bitterness. This is up there for one of the best double ipas I’ve had. Very easy to drink but complex. The aftertaste is fascinating. Cantaloupe and like an earthy flavor I can’t quite pin down. — 5 days ago

Gnarly Head

1924 Limited Edition Double Black Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

JLH
9.0

Plum jam, blackberry, dry with balanced tannins. A perfect weeknight table wine. — 23 days ago

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

King Sue Double India Pale Ale

My wife is the beer nerd in our house, and I don’t approach beer like I do wine. I know that some traditionalist hate on this super trendy, hazy, OJ-looking style, but I like it when done well, and this is the best one I’ve ever had. Juicy, creamy, and delicious. This producer’s stuff is on point. — 13 days ago

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I love this stuff!

Robert Biale Vineyards

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel 2016

Smooth drinking heaven. Amazing structure and balance. Big nose of dark fruits with earth, smoke and spice undertones. Similar on the palate with such a rich smoothness giving way to more complex flavors. Drinking better now than most Zin’s at this age. Putting some down for the future! — 6 days ago

Melissa Parsonson
with Melissa

Jacob's Creek/Orlando

Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

Delectable and smooth. Well balanced tannins. Oak, leather and blueberries. Excellent pairing with steak dinner. Seems to gain some unique flavor note from the Irish whiskey barrels that I can’t quite place. We drank it well decanted, which may contribute to the smoothness. — 6 days ago

BACA Wines

Double Dutch Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel 2018

Head trained, dry farmed 100 YO vines. Big and savory with raspberry and spice. Partly fermented in concrete. — 9 days ago

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Alchemist Pub and Brewery

Heady Topper Double IPA 2020

Very well balanced. This reminds me of Sierra Nevada celebration mixed with a tropical/citrus hazy of the moment. I can only imagine having this 10 years ago and being shocked with flavor similar to pliny. What makes this great for me is the excellent malt backbone that isn’t sweet or boozy. — 14 days ago

Babich Wines

Black Label Pinot Noir 2017

JFP
9.0

Opened quickly. Went well with scallops and pork belly, trout and medallions of beef. Would look for bother bottle — 2 days ago