Yes, Rush the Canadian rock legends made a beer. 🇨🇦
This is the write up by the guitarist Alex Liefson:
"Rush Canadian golden ale is golden in colour with a dense ivory head. It has an earthy aroma with hints of orange peel, pine, rye spice and citric hop flavour that add to the subtle complexity of the beer."
•5.5% ABV• April 17, 2022 🎸 🥁 🎹 — 3 months ago
After a little “unfurling”, this nicely concentrated 50% Merlot gem from Long Island legends McCall is elegant to say the least. Mouthfeel is full & silky and the finish is decent but not voluptuous. Dark fruits and a small dusting of herbs ￼from from the shaker give this a little more than one dimension of attack. Very good, but not great. Oak is balanced and integrated acid could give this another 6-10 sold years before declining — a year ago
Bobby Dean Parker said it pretty well in 1996: . . The 1994 Zinfandel Grandpere Vineyard offers an opaque purple color that resembles black ink. A fabulous nose of old vine black-cherries, black-raspberries, earth, licorice, and pepper is an attention-grabber. This is an unctuously-textured, low acid, extremely rich, ripe, dry Zinfandel that coats the mouth with amazing flavor extraction as well as silky richness. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds. If readers admire huge, rich, yet well-balanced Zinfandels, these wines represent a tour de force in winemaking. And it is still knocking socks off today (my words) . . In the company of a few Martinelli jack ass hill and Giuseppe and Louisa bottlings, some occasional Ridge bottlings, these are perhaps the best examples of that varietal I have tasted in my 50 years of drinking them . . ￼￼ kudos to Scott Harvey for creating these legends and if you happen to find some well stored bottles do not hesitate to snatch them up as they will provide fabulous drinking probably for another 20 years to come￼ — 9 months ago
Brick House still doing Gamay as good as any. Legends. — 2 years ago
Biodynamic orange one! Intense apple-cidre-balsamic vinegar style. Spicy with Cinnamon, nutmeg. Legends from the luccan hills! — a year ago
When I tasted the 2018 Cheval Blanc from barrel, I felt that it deserved a very good score, though not one that implied potential perfection. The bottle was tasted upon opening, but I only began to pen my tasting note after 3–4 hours’ decanting. I still find the bouquet more open than many recent vintages, the ripe brambly red fruit intermingling with clove, sage and light graphite notes originating from the Cabernet components (46% of the final blend). It is a really seductive bouquet, though not as complex or as nuanced as, say, the astonishing 2016 or the impressive 2015. The palate is medium-bodied with refined tannins. A harmonious and elegant Cheval Blanc that has retained the linearity I remarked upon in barrel. So it is not a flamboyant Cheval Blanc like the Cabernet-dominated 2017, but it is a far better wine thanks to the Merlot imparting flesh and rondeur. The finish is extremely precise but never powerful, almost Burgundy-like in weight, with a lightly spiced aftertaste. As the hours pass in the decanter, it gains depth and a little more precision on the finish. This does not possess the otherworldly profundity to equal legends such as the 1934, 1964 or 2016; it is simply a wonderful Cheval Blanc to sit back and savor as a Saint-Émilion par excellence. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2021)
— a year ago
OK, 5 1/2 years since my last checkin of this SUPER intense Napa Cab made for our dearly-departed friend, former mayor of St. Helena, which was but one of his MANY accomplishments.
SUPER intense, ripe Napa Cabernet, this was what Del Britton loved to drink, and so he had access to some great Napa Cab fruit and had it made to his liking. He SNUCK a case of this into my cellar at a wine group party, I didn’t know I had it until 1-2 weeks later. I miss Del very much, his generosity, wit and kindness were and are still stuff of which legends are made. Thanks Del for the great memories!!
— 2 years ago