Mending Wall

Mending Wall

Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah

Fleshy, blueberry/blackberry, meaty, dark cocoa with some pie crust. Way too young of course but real enjoyable now. — 2 months ago

Rock Wall Wine Co.

Alegria Vineyard Zinfandel 2018

A last bottle from Rock Wall. They closed up for ever, so these are literally the last of these bottles ever. 14.68% ABV! Ripe fruits. Deep color. Crimson and opaque. Smells pretty much like a complex style Zin. Berry jams and campfires. Hint of a licorice scent in the mix too. Flavors are lovely. Balanced and dense. Zin fruit flavor coupled with a bit of rock and mossy streams. (Label mentions nutmeg, honey, ground pepper, berry pie and cappuccino. I can see most of that. But this isn’t fruit bombed or too syrupy at all). Sad to see you go Rock Wall, you were always worth a splurge at Grocery Outlet. — 9 months ago

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Rock Wall Wine Co.

Papa's Syrah 2016

Very nice syrah. Well balanced, nice lingering finish. Lots of fruit on the nose. Fruit forward in the pallet. Although high in alcohol it doesn't drink that way. It isn't hot in the least. — 2 years ago

Lost River Winery

Côte-Wall Columbia Valley Syrah Blend 2016

Dense dark smooth Fruit and minerality. If you’re looking for funk, look elsewhere. — 3 years ago

Paul, Skip and 12 others liked this

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2009

Brief notes. Family dinner at my brothers house - sister and her hubby visiting from England. This selection from Mike’s Wall of Wendouree “. This was more black fruit plummy opulence than usual for Wendouree. Rich and intense which is par for the course with this producer. Consumed a little young at only 14 years of age. This is the Cabernet Malbec not the Shiraz Mataro. — 4 months ago

Jan, David and 23 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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We got finally some Malbec... I'm excited!
Bob McDonald

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Good on you Severn. Very long lived.

Rock Wall Wine Co.

Obsidian Red Blend 2014

v14. Delicious! Dried herb nose. Rich, deep, black cherry and plum fruit. Velvety smooth, long, slightly tight, mocha and leather finish. — a year ago

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Rock Wall Wine Co.

Harris-Kratka Zinfandel 2017

Dark purple. Tastes wonderful. Complex and dynamic. Zinfully delicious, — 3 years ago

Neil, Rhonely and 1 other liked this
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Recommend a visit to the tasting room, should you find yourself in Alameda

Weltner

Hoheleite GG Sylvaner 2021

Lyle Fass
9.4

The Wall of Flavor. That’s all I got. — 5 months ago

Michael, Ely and 6 others liked this

Clos du Val Wine Co.

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

1975 vintage. Decanted with oodles of sed. Ambitious, older Graves nose. Medium (still) bodied. Frontal and mid palates satisfied but finish/end palate hit a wall and flatlined. Still, fairly nice showing with a decent amount of fruit kicking about. 9.21.23. — 5 months ago

Severn, Ira and 11 others liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2005 Ducru-Beaucaillou, tasted a dozen times since en primeur, was picked 21 September to 6 October, matured in 90% new oak for 18 months. It delivers a wall of black fruit on the nose that gradually opens up with aeration, touches of incense and wild mint, cedar coming through with time. But these aromatics remain very backward. The palate is medium-bodied with firm grippy tannins, fine acidity, solid and focused. Tremendously and uncompromisingly backward, this is a seriously fine Ducru-Beaucaillou that is just not yet ready, so go back to the cellar and leave it there for another five years. Tasted at the Ducru Beaucaillou vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2022)
— 2 years ago