Dutcher Crossing

Dutcher Crossing

Winemakers' Cellar Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay 2018

First thing: much earthier than I anticipated. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of ripe fruit: lemon 🍋, pineapple 🍍, and apricot 🍑. But before the fruit, there’s smoky minerality 💨 and dried thyme 🌱 followed by hazelnut. 🌰

— 9 days ago

Sharon, Josh and 11 others liked this

Dutcher Crossing

Brother's Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

Smooth plum berry classic Zin with great finish — 2 months ago

Bernard Bremont

Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut Champagne Blend

Celebratory bubbles 🍾🥂

Crisp apple, pear, apricot, pie crust, brioche, yeast, cream, and dried white flower notes.

I love that wine is a universal form of expression, capable of crossing oceans and connecting us to a different time. I love how wine is a confluence of art and science that can add a magical dimension to just about every experience.

This past summer, my husband and I, along with our friend Winston, registered for a WSET Level 3 Award in Wines class and exam. We proceeded to devote countless hours to learning about different viticultural and vinification processes and their impact on the resulting style and quality of wine; learning about old and new world regions and subregions, their histories, geographies, topographies, soil, latitudinal positioning, wine laws, terroir, noteworthy winemaking techniques and innovations, legendary winemakers and merchants, and varietals. We tasted wine after wine, learned and practiced the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT), and explored regional varietals we’d never heard of previously.

We were welcomed into communities, groups, and gatherings, where we were mentored and supported by true and inspiring wine experts.

And, with gratitude, I’m thrilled to report we (all three of us) passed the WSET Level 3 exam with honors; I passed it with distinction.

Cheers to the amazing world of wine!! The more I learn about you, the more I love you and realize I still barely know you. I’ve just scratched the surface of your depths.
— 2 months ago

with Deked1
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@Mike R Thank you!! 🙏 Cheers 🥂
Peter Zandbergen

Peter Zandbergen

Well done!! Congratulations!!!


@Peter Zandbergen thank you very much 🙏 Cheers!! 🥂


Ha'Shomer Marselan Reserve Marselan 2017


This is an interesting red wine from Israel. This Marselan grape is a crossing of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, and it really tastes like it.

Showing black fruits with oak, earth, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate with a short finish and round tannins.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

Peaking now and will be good in the next few years.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables.

100% Marselan grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. Kosher. Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— a month ago

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Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Marselan, yes, its a varietal I like, but not that much in circulation, more please.

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I'll try to find more of these @Rhonely Boy 😉

Loren Crossing

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic Napa cab, once it opened up. Notes of berries, plum and oak. — 4 months ago

Dan McGuire
with Dan

Pomar Junction Vineyard

The Crossing GSM Grenache Blend 2015

A pretty color of dark ruby with a wide brick/ reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, red currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, oak, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, spices, earth, black pepper and light pencil lead.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, earth, oak, spices, licorice, dark coffee, pencil lead, tobacco leaf, herbs, light vinaigrette and black pepper.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very interesting Rhone blend from Paso Robles. Elegant, spicy and good by itself or with food.

This 6 year old is peaking now with nice complexity and a soft mouth feel. An interesting wine, and very tasty.

I gave it one hour in a decanter to open up, and paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Goes very nicely with the Prosciutto and the wild mashroom Brie cheese.

A blend of 44% Syrah, 34% Mourvedre and 22% Grenache. Aged for 19 Months in (30% New) French Oak barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 2 months ago

Paul, Casey and 13 others liked this

Bucks' Crossing

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Smooth, bold pinot. Well priced. — 2 months ago

Dutcher Crossing

Proprietor's Reserve Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Merry Christmas to us! Delicious. — 4 months ago

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10 Years Old Madeira Malmsey 1811

Not as grapey as Port but shares many of its characteristics—rich, perfumed, fruity, nutty, toasty and sweet (but not crossing the line into unctuous, I’m pleased to report). I’ve had this bottle opened for over a year and it’s indestructible. Enjoyed with a cheese plate featuring Stilton, Gruyere, figs, dates and dried cranberries. I feel like I’m in a Dickens tale. “God bless us, every one!” — 4 months ago