Drew Family Cellars

Drew Family Cellars

Perli Vineyard Syrah 2013

Big beautiful Syrah with layers of opening complexity — 13 days ago

Insomnia

White Wine Blend

Yummy. Had at drew and allegras. — 2 months ago

Drew Family Cellars

Morning Dew Ranch Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Drinking nicely now - red cherry, cranberry, earl grey tea, floral. Like this! — 3 months ago

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Fog-Eater Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Lovely! Balanced and delicious! — 5 months ago

Drew Family Cellars

Gatekeepers Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Soft with good acidity and classic PN fruit. Delicious. Madame LeRoy are you tasting this one? — 6 months ago

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

Flashback 20+ years ago to the Wine Library in New Jersey. Walking with my 14-year-old niece she was drawn to a double magnum sitting in the corner of the cold room. She exclaimed, “ Uncle Ira , that is the biggest bottle of wine I have ever seen.” Excited by her enthusiasm I told her I would buy it and we would drink it at her wedding. That opportunity presented itself this weekend. I decided this was best consumed at the rehearsal dinner. As one would expect the bottle drew its share of oohs & aahs. The cork was pristine. I should have decanted as the bottle had a ton of sediment. On the nose; earth, hints of leather, and tobacco. In the mouth a textbook example of an aged California Bordeaux blend. Concentrated flavors of red and dark fruit, herbs, vanilla, and graphite flow into a stunning finish that still has a tannic structure. An elegant and seamless wine that has years of life remaining . I have been fortunate to taste wines that could bring you to tears. This bottle brought me to tears before a drop of wine touched my lips — a month ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Donald Williams Thank you for the kind words.
Will Stanley

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What a superb story. And congratulations to your daughter Ira!
Ira Schwartz

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@Will Stanley Very kind thank you. Only one correction she is my niece but she is like a daughter .

Drew Family Cellars

Morning Dew Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Anderson Valley in a glass: vineyards shrouded in coastal fog, redwood groves, overgrown apple orchards (wildflowers, moss, lichen, tall grass, mushrooms, etc). Tension and purity. Pretty cranberry, spice and citrus on the finish. Third time I’ve had this wine and it still proves to be one of the best (balanced, complete, memorable) Pinots I’ve had all year. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — 3 months ago

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I only drink Pinot if there’s both moss AND lichen in it

Hall Wines

Jack's Masterpiece Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

David T
9.4

Surprisingly well integrated for a 13. Dry, powdery, firm tannins, dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark plum, olallieberries, skin, coffee, dry, tuff leather, showing strong woodiness, dry crushed rocks, anise, red & dark florals. Hold another 7-10 plus years.

The owners son drew the label when he was 18 months old.
— 6 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Much better than the 14, when I drank mine on release I surprised how open it was for a 13, FedEx guy agreed

Veritas Vineyard

Monticello Viognier 2015

Before anything I’m compelled to admit my bias and admiration for Veritas Vineyards. I love the place. And with that out of the way, I’m going to describe my experience with the ‘15 Viognier as I experienced it. No fancy words or “miraculously subtle” sorts of “mandatory praise” that one often comes across when they like what they try. The nose of the ‘15 Veritas Viognier brings about that warm feeling on your shoulders of a sunny day, out in the meadow. The exquisite approach and palate imbue the very essence of spring water in summer- round, lush and satisfying for a long, long way. The juicy finish succinctly acts as a juicy, last look and reflection of that gorgeous, borderline resplendent day in the sun that you NEEDED. As a proper & fitting coda, and as an element that only further drew me into this gorgeously-simple experience- it was a twist-off... which truly and most genuinely completed this wine’s perfection, for tonight. — a month ago

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Doubleback

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

We toasted the old Year with Doubleback’s 2014 Cab. Signed by both Drew Bledsoe and the wine maker. Dusty leather came to mind. Deep dark earthy flavors. However, they didn’t transition into a multi-layer complexity. Also the finish was not as intense and grippy as I had hoped for. So contrary to our 2019. Here at the end of the year where Tammy is concluding her mayor tenure after 16 years and 25 years of service to the community and the City. She received overwhelming gratitude and love from folks from all walks of life who felt she had impacted their life for the better. Reflecting back at the honoring we received at Capital Church (my first standing ovation I have received in my life ...it pays to hangout with the big wig 😄), the heart warming, full of grace and gratitude dinner with the Stake Presidents. The emotional, caring, loving, tears and laughter farewell event with the City directors and employees and finally, the 250 community stakeholders, friends and family joining us at the Mayor Tammy farewell dinner at Scentsy. What a grand finale. Cheers 2019! You have been fantastic and your finish will linger forever!!! — 2 months ago

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Skip Smyser

Skip Smyser

She’s the best! Have a great 2020 and remember life is too short to drink bad wine🍷🍷🍷🍷😎
Tammy de Weerd

Tammy de Weerd

What a great description of the wine AND my last month in office. We love a great cab, love Walla Walla wines, and love Drew Bledsoe who was quarterback at our beloved WSU. It was contrary to our amazing 2019 - memorable, some mystic, full concert! However, it set our palette for continuing to taste, discover, and always try something new. Cheers to 2020 and new adventures with the best partner to live life with!