Stanton & Killeen

Stanton & Killeen

Grand Rutherglen Topaque Tokay

See recent notes for the Stanton and Killeen Grand Muscat. This is the Topaque (cannot call it Tokay any more) made from the Muscadelle grape. Like the Grand Muscat the average blended age is 15 to 20 years. Very similar in flavour profile with the Muscat, the latter probably a bit sweeter with more molasses notes. This Topaque is a tiny bit more bitter with caramel, toffee and a lot of liquid raisin character. Thoroughly delicious. These old Rutherglen fortifieds are one of Australia’s gifts to the vinous world. — 6 days ago

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Stanton Vineyards

St. Helena Petite Sirah 2016

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Merryvale

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2014

Stanton st Helena vineyard — 3 years ago

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This was fantastic
9.3

Stanton & Killeen

Grand Rutherglen Muscat

This Grand Muscat is a step up from the Classic 12 year old I tasted 95 weeks ago. Liquid raisins, milk chocolate and toffee with incredible intensity. These are great to sip after dinner in winter but not as appealing as the weather warms up unless served with a slight chill. I hope the coming Summer is not as destructive as last Summer. — 9 days ago

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This is a step up from the 12 year old Classic I tasted 95 weeks ago.

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Enjoyable, wasn’t big and bold as was expecting. Would not have again at the Killeen price point — a year ago

Stanton Vineyards

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Family meal! Great texture and fine tannins. Oakville cab! Eucalyptus plays well with fire roasted garam coated okra and crazy good koji charred eggplant. — 3 months ago

Stanton & Killeen

12 Years Average Age Classic Rutherglen Muscat 1873

MICHAEL COOPER
9.3

#rutherglen #muscat #aussiewine — 9 months ago

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Stanton & Killeen

Moodemere Shiraz 2016

Restraint-lighter, blue fruits, slightly herbal with a pleasing finish. — 2 years ago

Aftermath

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

What do you get when you combine a 15 acre vineyard on the Silverado Bench about 200 feet up from the valley floor at the base of Atlas Peak owned by a former math professor with a team of winemaker Dave Phinney (of Orin Swift, GKG, Stanton) and viticulturalist Steve Matthiasson (Araujo, Chappellet, David Arthur, and Spottswoode to name a few)? Aftermath. I'm not sure if the name was ominous or fortuitous, but Jim Kaplan's first vintage was 2011, which was notoriously difficult. His 2012 vintage was completely lost to the 2014 earthquake. The result is indeed the aftermath...
The 2013 is a blueberry, blackberry, and blackcurrant explosion, with the fallout being licorice, white flowers, cedar, and cacao nips, with enough of an herbaceous tilt to give an exotic edge. Fans of Phinney's Papillon and Mercury Head, and frankly Napa Cabs in general should seek this out.
— 3 years ago

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Isaac Pirolo

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@Daniel Martinez-Cardenas My autocorrect is very Freudian... I welcome all Cacao nips...
Daniel Martinez Cardenas

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@Isaac Pirolo Atta boy! Cheers to that
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Former math professor = aftermath. I love it!

I passed on this email offering a while ago but sounds like i made a miscalculation.