Tennessee Homemade Wines

George Dickel

11 Year Old Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whiskey 1970

Actually the 13 year bottled in bond. Outstanding value and flavor. So smooth, charcoal, molasses, cherries, tea, maple syrup/wood, just an all around great pour. — a month ago


Whitney Tennessee Alexander Valley Zinfandel 2015

Fun to drink side by side with the 2015 Sadie Upton. — a month ago

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Paolo Bea

San Valentino Sangiovese Blend 2009

2009. Opened up in 10-15 minutes and was a bright complex cherry prominent accompaniment to the homemade spaghetti and meatballs my daughter made for us. — a month ago

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Château Haut Bertinerie

Premières Côtes de Blaye Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Nice, had it with homemade pizzas. Held up well. — a month ago

Cantina Cellaro

Terre Siciliane Bacaro Nero D'Avola

Great with homemade pizza. — 22 days ago


Pinot Noir 2007

Andrew Holod

Deep ruby.
Nose is initially a bit shy. With air, in tulip glass and paired with homemade shepherd's pie; this shows juniper berry, bitter cherry pit/bark, bracing digestif herbs. In a big Burgundy stem, shows some rose hip, acerola, crushed creosote leaf, damp pine forest. This is one heck of a complex nose.
Palate is medium bodied, tannins are fine, long and surprisingly dry, not on the mid palate but one the finish with a black tea/amaro like bitterness that lingers.
I really wish I had more as this is my last bottle.
— 19 days ago

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Sounds like some great stuff, never heard of them
Andrew Holod

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Ed, I don't think they are vinifying their own wines anymore, maybe only selling grapes. I saw Loring Wine Co, Bonaccorsi and Pali in recent vintages.
Andrew Holod

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BTW was introduced to Peter C. While working with Sashi Moorman when he was making wines at Stolpman and consulting for Bonaccorsi in 2004, just after Mike had passed away. The Lompoc wine ghetto was a place of fraternity as I recall.

Jack Daniel's

Winter Jack Tennessee Cider

Great with cranberry cider — 2 months ago

Rosenblum Cellars

Annette's Reserve Redwood Valley Zinfandel 2002

2002; Father's Day 2022
👃 Dried blackberries, dried blueberries, over-ripe black cherry, crushed dark chocolate | 👅 Black cherry & strawberry syrup reduction, over-ripe nectarine skin, dark chocolate sauce, light tar notes, acidity/tannins persists with a long, round finish. Satisfying.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation, 11H rest at time of notes.

The end of the line for our Annette's stock, starting life in our cellar as a 4-pack back in Nov. 2005 ($22.50), this has been an enjoyable run.
Paired to homemade chocolate lava cake. 🤤
— 9 days ago

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Doug Powers

Doug Powers

Glad to see it’s held up 20 years!! Cheers!
Tom Casagrande

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Wow! Amazed it held up so well at 15.4.
Ming L

Ming L

A quick googling points to a sub AVA of Mendocino…. Too many AVA’s to keep up.

Ronco del Gnemiz

Sol Sauvignon 2020

2022/6/8-10 with scallop crudo, homemade fresh tagliolini al Portonat, frico, etc. A nice mix of more “typical”, bright Sauvignon Blanc citrus and herbs with richer, stone fruit notes. Strong minerality, sneaky richness and plenty of acidity ensure a strong structure, and subtle depth keeps one coming back. — 16 days ago


Saurint Colli Orientali Del Friuli Sauvignon Blanc 2020

22/6/8-10 with scallop crudo, fresh homemade tagliolini al Portonat, frico, etc. side by side with the Gnemiz Sol, this was deeper, more spherical, and more complex. A pretty remarkable range of aromas - from classic Sauvignon scents to richer peach and nectarine, honey, mint, vanilla, cool stone, etc. The palate was very deep and richly satisfying while still being sprightly and drinkable, with tons of minerality that was somehow round rather than salty. This was one of the best young Sauvignon Blancs I’ve had, and I’d love to see it with some age. — 16 days ago