Drew Family Cellars

Drew Family Cellars

Ornbaun Mendocino Ridge Syrah 2016

Nate Wall
8.9

84% Syrah with some Grenache, Mourvèdre and Viognier. 50% whole cluster, neutrally oak. Straight up cool climate Syrah character, even with the G&M. Brambles and dark berries. Savory characters and spiciness hit the palate first. A slight citrus acidity (cool climate Grenache my guess) comes through, white pepper, olive tapenade, tart red and blue fruit. Quite lovely - wishing for just a tad more mid-palate to round it out a bit, but a pretty wine that should be intriguing with age. — 8 days ago

Crystallum

Mabalel Overberg Pinot Noir 2018

David T
9.2

I did not get to write notes on the last three wines, just scores. We had to get to Russell Hamilton.

However, I wish I had been able to write them as these were the wines I was looking forward to spending some time on.

Peter & Andrew Allan of Crystallum are the third generation of winemakers and sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde which; is what drew me to the region that is about another hour plus SE of Stellenbosch and a very good area to produce Pinot Noir.

Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door entrance, Estate vine, tasting lounge and their courtyard.
— 11 days ago

David, Shay and 17 others liked this

Drew

Fashauer Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015

Nice spice and medium acidity, but drinks a bit big for Drew. More of a new world Pinot than some of their other offerings. Silky smooth, cherry, cranberry. It would be nice to see where this is in a few years. — 2 months ago

Smoke Screen

Napa Valley Cabernet

Met Drew, la Traviata long beach
Good restaurant value
— 20 hours ago

Crystallum

Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir 2018

David T
9.3

I did not get to write notes on the last three wines, just scores. We had to get to Russell Hamilton.

However, I wish I had been able to write them as these were the wines I was looking forward to spending some time on.

Peter & Andrew Allan of Crystallum are the third generation of winemakers and sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde which; is what drew me to the region that is about another hour plus SE of Stellenbosch and a very good area to produce Pinot Noir.

Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door entrance, Estate vine, tasting lounge and their courtyard.
— 11 days ago

David, Shay and 17 others liked this

Takagi Sake Brewery

14 Generations Junmai Ginjo

So floral nose, honey drew flavor, not spicy at all, smooth with little sweetness. My type of sake and good value of $ compared to 龍泉. 😋 — 19 days ago

Mollydooker

The Maitre D Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

So... I drew blood opening this bottle. Maybe my fault. So I'm not optimistic...

89 points
— 2 months ago

Bill, David and 4 others liked this

Drew Family Cellars

Valenti Vineyard Syrah 2013

Pepper and eucalyptus balanced with brisk acidity. Fruit is understated — a month ago

Crystallum

Bona Fide Pinot Noir 2018

David T
9.2

I did not get to write notes on the last three wines, just scores. We had to get to Russell Hamilton.

However, I wish I had been able to write them as these were the wines I was looking forward to spending some time on.

Peter & Andrew Allan of Crystallum are the third generation of winemakers and sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde which; is what drew me to the region that is about another hour plus SE of Stellenbosch and a very good area to produce Pinot Noir.

Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door entrance, Estate vine, tasting lounge and their courtyard.
— 11 days ago

Dawn, Douglas and 14 others liked this

Drew Family Cellars

Fog-Eater Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Super enjoyable cool-climate Pinot. Hints of smoke and earth with balance and body. Does great opened over a few days as well as P&P. Would buy again and again! — a month ago