Hiatus Cellars

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

I found this to be delicious after about a year-long hiatus from Cabernet Sauvignon. Would purchase again. — 12 days ago

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Blanc de Noir Carneros Sparkling Wine

From a very recent disgorgement after a couple of years hiatus for this wine. Still extremely fresh in the bottle and tastes slightly sweeter than the 9gl/liter dosage at this stage. White cherry and almond along with the darker fruit profile from the 100% pinot noir (although this is completely pale). Nice now, but a couple years to chill in the bottle will help improve. — a year ago

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Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Clos Saint Urbain Rangen de Thann Pinot Gris

Ripe and moderately sweet. Tropical fruits with botrytis. Silky, round finish with medium+ acid. Tasty but not mind blowing. Great wine to begin with after a two week hiatus from drinking. — 2 years ago

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Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Possibly tasted batter than it is due to wine hiatus — 2 years ago

Hiatus Cellars

Alvarinho 2016

Minerals, cream, acid, long finish — 7 months ago

Pentâge Winery

Hiatus Red Blend 2013

Super blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc — 10 months ago

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Santa Margherita

Valdadige Pinot Grigio

A staple in our house for many years. I quit buying it when the price point went North and did not justify the quality. But after a long hiatus, we tried it again. It's a good one. — 2 years ago

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Domaine du Clos de Tart

Monopole Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2002

Talk about sexy! And the wine was great as well. My first post after a bit of a hiatus from Delectable. In San Diego for a meeting and was able to sneak away for a few sips. Thanks so much to @Bill Bender for generously making time to host me at his lair, perched high above the city looking down on the harbor, for great friendship, conversation, and of course, killer juice. The initial notes of stewed plums and spice blew off after a bit of time in the decanter, revealing layers of deep, rich voluptuous fruit and earthy minerals. Almost surprisingly youthful and powerful at 15, this will continue to evolve for a long time. One of my favorite Burgs. Thanks again, Bill!!! — 2 years ago

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@Joe Lucca @Bill Bender He's bringing sexy back!
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Awww shucks guys

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

A great way to break a nine month drinking hiatus;-) 🤩👶 — 8 months ago

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Orin Swift

8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel Blend 2017

After 8 years of taking a hiatus from Zinfandel, Dave Phinney is back with an explosive yet approachable Zin blend (56% Zinfandel, 34% Petite Sirah, 10% Syrah). Brambly fruit, tilled black earth, dark chocolate, and espresso bean. This selection is fun to drink as it’s a bit more palatable than some of Dave’s other (gasoline fruit) bombs. The history behind this wine is pretty neat, as are the label variations, and I think this selection pays a humble homage to his 2+ decades in business and to the ending of his 8 years in the desert. — a year ago

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Shawn Thompson

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@Ryan Vento Great review! How long do you think this wine will cellar for?
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@Shawn Thompson In my opinion probably 2-3 years max because it seemed to lack the overall structure that I’d expect from a wine with cellaring potential. To me this wine is more enjoyable to drink young when it’s youthful and vibrant. However, I could be proven wrong. It could very well turn out to be awesome in the cellar after 5+.
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Cheers @Ryan VentoU’ill pick some up here in Calgary and give it a try!