Pheasant's Tears


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

opaque, dark black purple, prominent glass staining tears; cassis, pipe tobacco, fig, mint chocolate, baking spices; super ripe, intense, dense, concentrated, blackberry compote, licorice, excellent persistence; full bodied, medium acidity, silky tannins, 14.6% ABV; blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, and 1% Merlot aged 21 months in 80% new French oak; $155 — 22 days ago

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German Gonzales

No. 3 Tears of Llorona Tequila Extra Anejo

Over the top great. Incredible smooth with hints of caramel, raisin, and oak. Very elegant over ice with lime twist. Best that I've tasted — a month ago


Black Tears Mendoza Malbec 2013

Very nice and balanced Malbec with long finish — 3 months ago

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Ken Brown

La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

pale garnet with amber rim, moderate tears; black cherry, rhubarb, damp earth, hints of baking spice; mid-weight, medium+ acidity, light tannin, 14.4% ABV; 50% 115 and 50% Swan clones, 100% destemmed, aged 11 months in 37% new French oak, vineyard is situated at cooler western edge of SRH appellation; $60 — 9 days ago

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Hess Family Wine Estates

Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Garnet pink. Medium plus tears. Red fruit, cherry, plum on the nose and palate. Some peppercorn on the palate. Low tannin, medium acid relative to other Cabs. Quaffable. — 24 days ago

Pheasant's Tears

Kakheti Tsitska 2015

Earthy, jammy, weird — 2 months ago

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

Flashback 20+ years ago to the Wine Library in New Jersey. Walking with my 14-year-old niece she was drawn to a double magnum sitting in the corner of the cold room. She exclaimed, “ Uncle Ira , that is the biggest bottle of wine I have ever seen.” Excited by her enthusiasm I told her I would buy it and we would drink it at her wedding. That opportunity presented itself this weekend. I decided this was best consumed at the rehearsal dinner. As one would expect the bottle drew its share of oohs & aahs. The cork was pristine. I should have decanted as the bottle had a ton of sediment. On the nose; earth, hints of leather, and tobacco. In the mouth a textbook example of an aged California Bordeaux blend. Concentrated flavors of red and dark fruit, herbs, vanilla, and graphite flow into a stunning finish that still has a tannic structure. An elegant and seamless wine that has years of life remaining . I have been fortunate to taste wines that could bring you to tears. This bottle brought me to tears before a drop of wine touched my lips — 11 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@JKT Thanks, it was something I wanted to share with the Delectable community. I’m sure some of the community have put down a case or two of a child’s birth year wine or wedding year wine to share at the appropriate time.
Donald Williams

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I wouldn’t have even seen this if you hadn’t liked a couple of my wines. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful story.
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@Donald Williams Thank you for the kind words.


Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

We toasted the old Year with Doubleback’s 2014 Cab. Signed by both Drew Bledsoe and the wine maker. Dusty leather came to mind. Deep dark earthy flavors. However, they didn’t transition into a multi-layer complexity. Also the finish was not as intense and grippy as I had hoped for. So contrary to our 2019. Here at the end of the year where Tammy is concluding her mayor tenure after 16 years and 25 years of service to the community and the City. She received overwhelming gratitude and love from folks from all walks of life who felt she had impacted their life for the better. Reflecting back at the honoring we received at Capital Church (my first standing ovation I have received in my life pays to hangout with the big wig 😄), the heart warming, full of grace and gratitude dinner with the Stake Presidents. The emotional, caring, loving, tears and laughter farewell event with the City directors and employees and finally, the 250 community stakeholders, friends and family joining us at the Mayor Tammy farewell dinner at Scentsy. What a grand finale. Cheers 2019! You have been fantastic and your finish will linger forever!!! — 25 days ago

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Skip Smyser

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She’s the best! Have a great 2020 and remember life is too short to drink bad wine🍷🍷🍷🍷😎
Tammy de Weerd

Tammy de Weerd

What a great description of the wine AND my last month in office. We love a great cab, love Walla Walla wines, and love Drew Bledsoe who was quarterback at our beloved WSU. It was contrary to our amazing 2019 - memorable, some mystic, full concert! However, it set our palette for continuing to taste, discover, and always try something new. Cheers to 2020 and new adventures with the best partner to live life with!