Sleight Of Hand Cellars

Sleight Of Hand Cellars

Upland Vineyard The Sorceress Grenache 2017

Wow - amazing wine for a summer evening... good by itself or with bbq. — 9 days ago

Saxum Vineyards

Heart Stone Vineyard Syrah Blend 2007

Okay, some explanation is in order. First of all, the wine is off-scale awesome. Absolutely beautiful fruit on the nose, balance throughout a lingering, elegant finish. Fantastic. The cork, on the other hand, was a disaster. This wine was stored on its side at 55 F upon receipt from the winery. I am absolutely certain that Justin does his due diligence in selecting corks, but something clearly was amiss with at least this cork from the 2007 Heartstone. This is just a word of caution: if you have this in your cellar, the wine is awesome. Just be careful with the cork! — 12 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Termites🤷🏼‍♂️
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

@Paul T- Huntington Beach, totally on-board with the termite explanation. Cheers.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I have problems with Colgin corks too, anything over 10 years has been shredded.

Hirsch Vineyards

Reserve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Outstanding blend of their 10 best barrels, hand picked and hand sorted grapes, mild tannins, high acidity, opulent cherries- my mouth is watering just thinking about this wine. — a month ago

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Hand Work

Red Wine, Tempranillo

Absolutely love the taste of this tempranillo — 6 days ago

Sleight Of Hand Cellars

The Illusionist Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Quarantine wine. Purchased from last bottle. Robust. Delicious — 2 months ago

Riofavara

Spaccaforno Eloro Nero d'Avola 2015

On one hand this is dark, powerful & concentrated. On the other it is complex and elegant. A great example of balance. Smoky dark fruits across the nose and palate with some black tea & plums on the back end. — 23 days ago

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Tua Rita

Per Sempre Toscana IGT Syrah 2013

Charcuterie and musty cheese envelop the nose. Yes. Makes you think great things are at hand. They are!!!! Deep blackberry and boysenberry hit the palate followed by some expresso and chocolate. Some earthy hints show too, as the longer 30+ seconds finish makes you want more. This still needs a few more years to get to its peak, but well worth the pop of the cork — 25 days ago

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Paul K

Paul K

@Scott Soren great review and love the decanter!
Scott Soren

Scott Soren

@paul k Thx The decanter is the BEST. Pyrex. Easy to clean , hard to break and lots of surface area for air. I have a 2000ml for magnums.
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@Scott Soren Cheers 🍷

Sleight Of Hand Cellars

The Psychedelic Stoney Vine Estate Vineyard Syrah

Soft and subtle. Excellent after 1 hour decant — a month ago

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Swick Wines

Shill-Ah-Blay Mourvèdre & Counoise Blend 2018

Pictured above. A hand written note left with a book of short stories by relatively unknown writer, Krzhizhanovsky. The book, I left for when I’m on shift at the coffee shop. A handcrafted wood pen from Muji. And a bottle of cluster processed red wine.

Oh, and books. Many books. I’ve missed them.

Unique pepper jam, peach and jalapeño bouquet. If gunpowder and raspberry compote had sex.

Rich, unctuous, a cornucopia of jammy fruit. This channels the energy of a very robust, energetic universe of soil, water, and sunshine.

Beautiful layer of creamy kick right at the end gives it a little sensual oomph. This one woke me up and made love to my taste buds. Lots of pheromonal references for a juicy, voluptuous wine.

— 17 days ago

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Le Riche

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

for me it has its own style of both relatively sharp acidity & slightly faded fruitfulness, like Grand Reserva. it seems it needs more time like at least 3-5yrs for matured pleasant cedar and forest like aromas.


PRODUCTION
Fruit is sourced from a variety of sites ranging from the sandy gravel soils of the Firgrove and Raithby ward to sandy/loamy granite soils of the Jonkershoek ward. In essence, it is a blend of Stellenbosch Cabernets showing the variety of terroirs to be found, all harvested by hand at optimal ripeness. Five days fermentation in open concrete tanks with temperature control and regular manual plunging and pump-overs. The malolactic fermentation was carried out in lined concrete tanks after which the wine was transferred to 225L French oak barrels (25% new oak) where it was matured for 20 months.
— 13 days ago