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Cosmic Dust Oak Aged in Oak Barrels with Hibiscus Golden Sour Beer 2020

Insanely good! This shows why they are one of the best sour beer makers. Nose of funky flowers and palate is just so enjoyable. There’s citrus, hibiscus, cream, and tons of sour fruit. Just wonderful. — 5 days ago

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Small Batch Bourbon Barrel Aged California Zinfandel 2017

Not really a "purist" wine but who cares?... Those guys are a bunch of Jackwagons. It's best to not think of this as a wine and more as a delightful hybrid alcoholic beverage. It is really obvious that the bourbon barrels are heavily influencing the flavor here and that is right up my alley. I wouldn't want every wine to be like that but what this one does, it does well. It's really in a completely different category than a straight-up Zin and should be judged accordingly. — 10 days ago

Eric, LM and 1 other liked this

Almanac Beer Company

White Label Farm to Barrel Beer 2017

Bottled 3/23/2017. One of the best beer/wine sours that I’ve had. Mild brett aromas, tingly tartness and full body, then a peppery fruity white wine finish that went on for minutes! — 10 days ago

Ira, Josh and 1 other liked this

The Rare Barrel

After All This Time Ambassador of Sour

I don’t always live hopped sour beers but this really walks that balance nicely. Definite farmhouse style with good hop flavor. — 12 days ago


Champagne 2006

Excellent champagne, celebrate new year and newborn granddaughter. Like it better than Krug or Jacques Selosse . — 21 days ago

American Vintners

Barrel Heist Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Color of shades of purple with bright ruby, quite clear. Nose of tobacco leaves, leather, sweet oak, blackberries, strength of alcohol, and more grape jelly. Probably hint of bourbon barrel spice. Taste follows the nose, quite sweet with hint of bourbon for sure. Dark fruits jelly flavors come after the bourbon barrel note. Some zesty flavors too. And more sweetness. Aftertaste of some more spice and tinkling sensation. On par. — 15 days ago

David and Ron liked this

Scotto Cellars

Rare California Red Blend

That surprised me! Great little red for the price. — 16 days ago

Peter Lauer

Barrel X Saar Feinherb Riesling 2019

Love from first sip. Taste green fruits with a hint of orange. It’s like if a pear and a peach had a baby...kind of like the pear ring candies from childhood if those didn’t have sugar. Very acidic and almost effervescent. — 8 days ago

Alex, Severn and 11 others liked this

Calculated Risk

Barrel Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Calculated Risk Winery Barrel Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California

It’s time for a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon for my

Dark ruby in color with a nice reddish rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, blackcurrants, black cherries, raisins, figs, coffee, cedar, chocolates, vanilla, licorice, black pepper and spices.

Full-bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and nice looking legs.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward with black currants, blackberries, cola, sweet cherries, cedar, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, light vegetables, pencil lead, vanilla and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Very tasty, rich and opulent, with a smooth mouthfeel. This is what you expect from a Napa Valley Cabernet, definitely delivers.

Very nicely balanced, good right out of the bottle, and better is it opens up, and shows more complexity. After 2 hours of airtime, tannins show up and bring in nice structure, so be patient.

Still young and needs a few more years to mature properly. Would be nice to try this in 8 years. Has great potential.

Spicy and entertaining. A great sipping wine.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, but would be terrific with a nice piece of steak.

This is just delicious.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points

— 19 days ago

Alex, Rob and 12 others liked this


Barrel Fermented California Chardonnay 2019

We received Winc for Christmas and this is the second bottle. I liked the buttery thickness, a little bit of honeysuckle, raspberry, and garden hose. Smoky on the finish. — 17 days ago