Jeff Carrel


Sugarloaf Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014

Because who doesn’t love to celebrate national Cab Franc day? @rudiuswines is Brittany & Jeff Ames label. Jeff was an early understudy to Thomas Brown, working on Schrader, Maybach, and Outpost amongst others while he developed his own client list, including Tor Kenward, Boich, and Anthem. It’s worth noting that the wines Jeff has produced for Tor have been some of my favorites for at least a decade.

The 2014 Rudius Cabernet Franc Sugarloaf Vineyard Napa Valley envelopes your plate with a captivating display of mouthwatering raspberry, savory loam, sweet tobacco, and just the right hint of bell pepper before the cocoa powder dusted finish rocks your world. Delicious is an understatement. This was so spectacular I opened it two nights in a row (run don’t walk to Sunshine and steal it for $40). #delicious
— 8 days ago

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Sounds like a must try.
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This sounds awesome.

Schloss Gobelsburg

Ried Renner Kamptal Erste Lage Grüner Veltliner 2016

Shay A

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

I had the ‘15 a few months back and this seems much more fresh! Just a killer example of gruner. Classic. Smells of white pepper and a freshly opened can of green beans (weird, I know). There is even a creamy nature to this on the palate. Hay, chalk, limestone and bright stone fruits. Wonderful. Thanks
@Jeff Meyer .
— 2 months ago

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Château de la Nauve

Cuvée jeff du Floyd Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Dr Dam

Beaux tanins soyeux. Pairing avec côte d'agneau marinée, persillade de pied de mouton — 3 months ago


Balciana Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Classico Superiore 2017


Brought by Jeff and Yuki for dinner at Branzinos prior to Philly concert 12/7/19. Excellent. Nose of acids and stones and balanced fruits and earth on palate and finish. — 5 days ago

Bella Union

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Awesome Napa Cab with luscious dark fruit balanced with a hint of leather. Awesome with my Barrel Cut Filet with Collingsworth topping at Jeff Ruby's in Lexington. Yum!!! — 15 days ago

De Chanceny

Brut Crémant de Loire Sparkling Blend

On sale for $13.99 at Whole Foods. As much as I despise to observe myself lining Jeff Bezo’s pockets, this is really good. Best bubbles under twenty bucks I’ve had in a long, long time. — 3 months ago

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Jeff Carrel

Les Darons Languedoc Grenache Blend 2017

Slate, asphalt, crushed berries, pleather. — 2 months ago

Jeff Runquist

R 1448 California Red Blend 2017

Jake is super great and so is this wine. Weeknight pizza wiiiiiiiine. — 2 months ago

Jeff Runquist

'R' Syrah 2017

Fantastic Syrah full of fruit flavor — 2 months ago

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W.T. Vintners

Rosé Blend 2018

Yup, my favorite vintage from Jeff. One of my favorite WA Roses as well. Such a nice balance of fruit and acidity. — 3 months ago

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