Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Lost Souls Pumpkin Porter

Always a quality product from this Canada 🇨🇦 brewery.

Cheeky notes on the can:

"All treat no trick. This robust chocolate 🍫 pumpkin 🎃 porter is so good even the living dead 💀will indulge."

•6.5% ABV• April 16, 2021 🌱
— a month ago

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Castello di Amorosa

Sprumante del Castello Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017

Castello di Amorosa Sprumante del Castello Brut 2017 Napa Valley, California

Pale lemon in color with a light golden hue.

Soft nose of citrus, lemons, apples, pears, yeast, white pepper, minerals and light spices.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, minerals, bread, spices, light yeast and white pepper.

Tangy finish with spices and limes.

This is a great Vintage sparkling wine from Napa Valley. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity, once it opens up.

Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years. Will age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

Needs an hour of airtime to open up properly. As it opens up, more bread and yeast notes show up. Reminds me of a good quality Champagne.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a smoked salmon with heirloom tomatoes, yolk dust and crispy capers.

A blend of 73% Chardonnay and 27% Pinot Noir. Made in the traditional method.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— a month ago

Severn, Josh and 12 others liked this

Hatton Daniels

Mokelumne Glen Dornfelder 2018


Another new encounter that’s surprising in a good way. Dark purple in color with notes of dark berries but a firm acidic lively palate carrying through to a medium finish. More energetic and lively than might be expected from the almost inky color. Only 10ABV! Very refreshing indeed for a red Yet paired very well with blackened salmon that’s pretty spicy! Only 49 cases made. AA13 — 2 months ago

Sans Liege

The Transcendentalist Central Coast Red Rhone Blend

2012/2013/2014 multiple vintage blend. 15.4% Alcohol. 49% Syrah, 27% Grenache, 24% Mourvèdre. Lush fruit from a masterful blend. 25 barrels. — 10 days ago

Shay, Josh and 4 others liked this

Peter Lehmann

VSV 1885 Shiraz 2010

My note of 49 weeks ago tells the full story of this historic vineyard planted in 1885 and tended by 6th generation Ralph Schrapel. Part of the Peter Lehmann VSV (Very Special Vineyard) series. This wine is delicious old school Barossa with ripe plum, dark chocolate, cherry, liquorice and coffee grounds. A hint of prune on the nose. Great to be drinking these rich reds as the weather cools down. This vineyard is in the Ebenezer sub district of the Barossa. My last bottle sadly. — 17 days ago

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Ron R

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I love this producer, especially Stonewall. Fave vintage was 94, of which I had a case. Never seen the label of the wine that you are tasting - enjoy 😊
Bob McDonald

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Ron - the VSV series are small production. With this particular wine they only made 685 cases. Possibly none were exported.
Ira Schwartz

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@Bob McDonald Thanks for the background info. Similar @Ron R this bottling new to me

Boot Hill Distillery

Limited Release Bourbon Whiskey Batch# 5 Bottle# 955

High wheat 🌾 (49%). Roughly 2 YO. — 2 months ago

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Knights Valley Cabernet Franc 2007

Without question the best cabernet franc I’ve ever had from California, this is unfortunately the last bottle I have. I don’t know what happened in 2007, but Gerhard made a spectacular cab franc that has no parallel before or since (of course, the winery no longer exists - at least not in any recognizable form - but you get my meaning). Still drinking incredibly well, this was a singular achievement from what always was a WAY underrated winery. — 11 days ago

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David L

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Nice pulls today. Cheers

Clos Pissarra El Riu

El Riu Priorat

Outstanding. Spanish wine that tasted like Italian wine. $49 on marathon sale, would buy again. — a month ago

Jill Ritchie
with Jill

Garage Wine Co.

Lot #49 Bagual Vineyard Maule Valley Garnacha 2013

Great fruity ganache that goes well with food or on its own. Little bit of precipitant in it. — 2 months ago

Black Hills Estate Winery

Nota Bene Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

49% Cab Sav, 41% Merlot. A touch if Cab Franc and 1% petit Verdot. This is a Cab Sav Merlot blend although advertised as a Meritage. Very nice. Lovely on the nose. Fruity with dry finish. — 2 months ago