Drake Devonshire

Barboursville Vineyards

Reserve Virginia Cabernet Franc 2020

thank you Mr. Drake. another winner. Thomas Jefferson I think had a vineyard in VA. he was smart. lol @Daniel P. Drake — a year ago

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Laura Purdy

Laura Purdy

Their Nebbiolo is great as well

Williams Selyem

Drake Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Lovely fruit with smooth light body. First one I’ve ever had. Excited to try these with more aging — 3 years ago

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Equipo Navazos

I Think Manzanilla Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino

Sanlúcar de Barrameda was the port that Christopher Columbus set off from in 1492. Just 1 year earlier, duties on wine exports from Sanlúcar had been abolished to take advantage of English merchants desperate for new supply after the loss of Bordeaux.

It began a centuries-long romance between Sherry and English wine lovers, as immortalized in Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 2, when Falstaff glorifies sturdy Spanish 'sack' over thin Bordeaux 'claret' and Rhine 'hock'.

But the honeymoon, quite literally, was not to last. Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon drove a wedge between England and Catholic Europe, and left English wine lovers in need of a new source once again. But Sherry fanatics wouldn't have to go entirely without. When Sir Francis Drake sailed into Cádiz and burned the Spanish fleet in 1587, he carried away 2,900 butts of Sherry - enough to supply London for years - as his most famous prize.

(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû’s Wines ‘History of Wine 1453AD-Present’ seminar, where this wine was poured)
— 5 years ago

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Obsidian Ridge

Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Mimi paid $29 for the bottle at Boston Wine Exchange on Devonshire. A nice, full, rich, dry, smooth Cabernet. Worth repeating when I need a $30 bottle. A step up from the usual $15 red. — 2 years ago

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Bill Bender

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I’m down with the friendship and the Shafer HSS but on the basketball 🏀 part I’m all Clippers since 1978 ✊🏽@Rob Brobst III
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Bombed the 3s, but lost 97 to 99 to LA tonight...................
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

It was ugly, but it was a win! Great night at Staples & great wine at the Palms at L.A Live


Barovo Vineyards Dry Red Blend 2018

7/2022. My second wine from Macedonia. Bold and flavorful. Nice on the palate and finish. Paired well with the meat and cheese board and pasta at Lulu Drake Wine Parlour. — 2 years ago

Whitcraft Winery

Pence Ranch Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay 2014

Such an amazing wine, solid structure with stone fruit and oyster shells all day, a minerality that was very sharp and uplifting with fun slightly tropical notes as it warmed on the table. Each glass had something new to bring. Not your grandma’s Chardonnay, and I ain’t mad at that, loved everything about this one. Amazing recommendation from Chris and the lovely staff at the Lark SB. Drake is a true alchemist, turning fruit into solid gold! — 3 years ago


Bien Nacido Vineyard I Block Chardonnay 2011

A gem from the bargain bin - single block from the Bien Nacido vineyard near Santa Maria, CA — a personal favorite. 2011. Shows a bit of oak up front but mellows after being open for an hour or so. — 5 years ago

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