The Rack House West Winery

Jones von Drehle

Rock & Rail Yadkin Valley Red Blend

Surprisingly good AFTER a lot of aeration. After 30 months in barrel and years on my rack I thought this would be in a good drinkable place from the cork, which was not unpleasant by the way. The predominant notes of Merlot and PV shown through in all stages, but the big take away was the breath and complexity increased with a couple days of air. (Vac’d plug of course) juicy, harvest fresh berries combined with just enough structure and herbal intrigue to make this delightful with artisan sausage pizza and our house smoky bacon bean soup. I had a chance to get a second bottle but it will be fun for someone else to taste a touch of North Carolina’s better half.  — 18 days ago

Voyager Estate

Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Clear, deep garnet colour. Clean, pronounced blackcurrant and chocolate aromas. Dry with high acidity and tannins that are beautifully balanced and smooth. Full bodied with a long finish. Juicy blackcurrant, chocolate and mocha with a lovely vanilla flavour. An outstanding wine and a marvellous accompaniment to rack of lamb. — 2 years ago

Michele Walker
with Michele

School House Vineyard

Mezcolanza Zinfandel Blend 2012

Quite possibly one of the most singular expressions of Zinfandel I have ever tasted and unquestionably going to be misunderstood by most who drink it. This is not a Zinfandel drinker’s Zinfandel. It’s too acidic; too mineral driven; too light on its feet. And yet, I was absolutely charmed by it! Particularly when I paired it with pomegranate marinated rack of lamb. At 7 years old, it’s just now entering its drinking window. I would expect this to be enjoyable for at least another 7 years and perhaps longer. — 3 years ago

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Moshin Vineyards

Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2018

Catching up on some delayed bottle notes.

My great friend/coworker invited me over to his house for a belated celebration of my birthday. We enjoyed this bottle, alongside some delicious, local Indian cuisine, while touring around West Hill Lake in northwest CT in his electric pontoon boat.
— 10 months ago

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Pierre Bourée Fils

Clos de la Justice Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2014

Old-school red Burgundy by Pierre Bourée et fils, a small négociant house in Gevrey-Chambertin. This wine comes from one of the family’s four own vineyards, the Clos de la Justice, a 2-hectare walled plot located on the eastern side of the Route Nationale 74 (generally considered “the wrong side” of the road. Virtually all of Burgundy’s notable vineyard sites are west of the RN 74). Earthy, rustic. Aromas of red cherries, pepper, forest floor. Fresh, not particularly complex, easy to drink. High acidity — 2 years ago

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Matthew Woodlands Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

At the Woodlands Dinner at Walters Steak House in Brisbane last Wednesday hosted by one of the family owners, Andrew Watson. The premium cuvée each year is named after Family members or friends. 2014 was “Matthew “. Drinking a 5 year old Cabernet of this quality from Magnum is akin to infanticide but one can see the undoubted potential there. Cellar for up to 20 years. Definitely one of the icon Cabs of Margaret River. A lovely blend of Cassis and Herbaceous notes. Medium to full bodied with a finish that goes on forever. Outstanding. — 3 years ago

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Vasse Felix

Margaret River Chardonnay 2015

Liked this very much, at Vikrant’s house with oysters. Medium lemon color, mid intensity, smells of pear/ lemon/ minerals/ some oak?; dry, acidity Med, alcohol Med. B 0.5 L 0.5 I 0.5 C 0.5 — a year ago


Santola Vinho Verde

Drinking with Sam and Brian at Harry’s beach house west Seattle — a year ago

Forest Hill Vineyard

Estate Shiraz 2017

Last nights dinner at the Milwaukee Steak House. 24 ounce prime rib ( yes its huge) with all the fixings.

Menu wine is this Aussie shiraz, light ruby in color, full bodied, fruity scent, taste of strawberry, cherry, vanilla, & damp forest floor.

Mild tannins, nice lingering finish. I rate both the dinner and wine as outstanding.
— 2 years ago

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Indaba Wines

Mosaic Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

This has become the House red. Quite pleasant with rack of lamb. — 3 years ago

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