Half Acre Beer Company

Main Ridge Estate

Half Acre Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2003

Magnificent. Has gained weight with age while retaining the gorgeous fruit and brambly spice. Nat White is a genius. — 8 months ago

Matanzas Creek Winery

Sonoma Valley Merlot 1989

JKT
9.2

Wow what an old timer wine showing beautifully right off the bat. Beautiful plummy earthy rich nose into balanced still lively palate and firm texture into a harmonious and long finish. Pleasure to drink. A surprise for a 32 year old but probably from the glory days of this vineyard and varietal? Perfect for the leftover cheese ML brought weeks ago, Formaggio’s Twin Farm Goat Tomme Goats Milk from West Cornwall VT. Half bottle downed, unusual for me. Well, after three days of DE beer (quite good) and dinners alone! — 2 years ago

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Brouwerij Lindemans

Framboise Lambic Belgian Raspberry Beer

I don’t normally do this but I’m Irish and I know this is right to share. Half a pint of Guinness with a half pint with this awesome beer. My Mom, my friends…think this the best drink I ever made them. It’s a must try! — 3 years ago

Tennessee Brew Works

Cutaway IPA

Half arsed pirate! Full assed beer! — 5 years ago

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Half Acre Beer Company

Daisy Cutter Pale Ale

Ah, the king of them all. So bitter after fruitier IPA’s. Dangerously refreshing.
Easy to put away, 1,2,3 . 5.2°
Balance of grain/hops. Not too much or too little. With fatty foods, a dream.
Used to be a nicer can. No accounting for aesthetics. Not to mind, in this case, Chicago conquers Philly. I bow.
— 9 months ago

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Hundred Acre Vineyard

Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

1 hour decant (decent chunky/fine sediment). A monumental dark garnet color. On the nose: not big, but beautiful notes of black cherry, cassis, smoked meat, toasty oak, slight menthol. Taste: smooth, creamy, concentrated and intense full body wine with dark plum, cassis, dark chocolate, minerals, and a long peppery espresso finish. YUM! could drink this all night, but the bottle is half gone and its still early Sat night. — 2 years ago

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@Tom Garland nice pull
Tom Garland

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@Mike R Thanks. Cheers!

Hundred Acre Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Shay A
9.5

Wednesday Wine Committee from this past week. A fantastic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

I had this wine a year and a half ago...and I think it may be better now! Still hard for me to wrap my head around Hundred Acre tasting and aging like this. Brilliant bright ruby in the glass. Soft cherries, sweet ripe black cherries, sandalwood, nutmeg and added baking spices. Very balanced and elegant on the palate...cherries jubilee and liqueur, sweet kirsch and licorice. Drinking beautifully! I was between old Napa cab and Italian merlot.
— 4 years ago

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This one ages well??
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@Joshua Fisher : Yes. I’m just as surprised as you are.

Floodland Brewing

Field Blend Ale Fermented in Oak 2021

This is the MMXXI Muscat @Delectable Half beer, half pet Nat. Consistent notes. Summer chugger at 7.5%. — 8 months ago

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Benoît Déhu

Cuvée de "La Rue des Noyers" Champagne Pinot Meunier

My first experience with the wines of Benoit Dehu and wow…what a first impression! The fruit for this wine comes from a 4 acre parcel that has historically belonged to his family’s estate. This vineyard is biodynamically farmed and a portion of it is even worked by Violette, the horse. The cuvée “La Rue des Noyers” (2016) pours a striking, nearly brassy color with a persistent mousse. The wine is intense and bursting with an electric energy. Notes of perfectly ripened raspberries, pink apples, pears, peach, lime and brioche on the nose. On the palate, the aforementioned fruits are confirmed and layered in the most lovely fashion. Everything is neatly packaged in a long, mineral driven finish that dazzles. It should be noted that this is made is a more oxidative style though it doesn’t really come across that way. And while we enjoyed it on the pop and pour, this was really at its best after a significant amount of air. In fact, we left the remaining half the bottle in the fridge (with a muzzle on) to finish the next day and it was even better (the notes above are reflective of Day 2). Anyway, this is a producer to watch. Disgorged on May 22, 2020. — 2 years ago

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Hartwell Vineyards

T5 Barrel 1 Red Blend 2013

Thats some great juice @Benoit Touquette wine.👍🏼
Winery notes

STORY

Benoit Touquette has continued to serve as winemaker since 2006.

The first vines the family planted were one acre of Bosche clone Cabernet Sauvignon grafted to budwood provided by Dick Grace of Grace Family Vineyards. The first few vintages were also made at Grace Family Vineyards, until the winery on the estate was completed, with Andy Erickson as winemaker. The winery's first release was an estate Cabernet Sauvignon in 1990, which sold out immediately, and with subsequent vintages, Hartwell established a reputation for fine Cabernet Sauvignon.

Over the years, other parcels of the property were planted, allowing the winery to produce other Cabernet Sauvignons, as well as Merlot, a red dessert wine, and a red wine blend. In 2006, the Hartwells purchased a 4.5-acre vineyard in Carneros from which they produce a Bordeaux-inspired Sauvignon Blanc, and brought acclaimed winemaker Benoit Touquette on board to oversee production.


Hartwell Vineyards was founded in 1986 when Bob Hartwell purchased 90 acres of Wappo Hill—the half of Wappo Hill not owned by Robert Mondavi—in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley.

The fruit for the T5 Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the highest point on the Hartwell estate, blocks 14 and 15, which were planted to Bosche clone 30 years ago. The 100% Cabernet wine ages for two years in T5 barriques, rare and prized barrels from famed French cooperage house, Taransaud. These barrels are toasted and crafted from five-year seasoned staves by coopers who have been awarded the title of “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (Best Craftsman in France). Much like some of the finest wines, they are available only to a select list of customers due to their limited availability.

Each year, a mere 100 cases of Hartwell T5 are produced, available only by allocation to members of the T5 Cabernet Sauvignon wine club.
— 3 years ago

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2013👍👍
Eric

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I’ve seen this on a few auctions. Will check it out. Sounds awesome!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Hartwell had a Black Friday sale, $157.99