Wisconsin, Usa

New Glarus Brewing Co.

Spotted Cow Cream Ale

Better than the 18 degree weather that was outside when I had this. — 2 months ago

Kimberly, Shay and 17 others liked this

Elmaro

Elmaro Rosa Sweet Red Wine

One of our favorites — a month ago

Sandlands

California Chenin Blanc 2014

Gold in the glass with very little aroma at first. As it warmed lemon curd, ripe pear and lanolin notes flowed. The central core of this 3 year old Chenin is structure, weight, and smooth as silk creaminess. Beautiful acid/ fruit balance at this stage; the wine improved as it warmed. Left me wanting more. One of the single best price for quality wines in California, if not the world. Hats off, Tegan. Every bottle rocks! — 2 days ago

Matt, Shay and 2 others liked this

Cedar Creek Winery

Cedarburg Spice Sweet Mulled Red Blend

This tastes like Christmas. Love — a month ago

Harlan Estate

The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

This was solid but didn’t really go anywhere great and I wanted it to so bad. Cherry tobacco, blackberry and cedar. This bottle and the 3 others I brought to Wisconsin from Chicago all endured a ride in a wine suitcase in the back of a truck in the 15 degree Midwest winter. 3 of the bottles—Voerzio, Beringer and Harlan Maiden—all performed below expectations. The PM Les Pavots, however, was excellent. While I’ve never opened a Voerzio that young I’ve had consistently better experiences with the same vintages of the Beringer reserve and Maiden. I’m wondering if you cold weather dwellers think the cold transport played some role in what happened here. — 2 months ago

Ken, Steve and 32 others liked this
Joe Lucca

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I personally believe in bottle shock due to rapid temperature swings and vibration from transportation. Especially in older vintages. Every damn time I drive older wines up to my buddy’s place in CT (about a 4 hr drive) for New Years, they never show well. Similar experience in summer temps. I haven’t cracked the code on how to transport and drink within a day or two. Generally I find the wines to do MUCH better after at least 4 weeks of resting in a cellar after shipping.

Perkins Harter

The Weight Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

😮 Wow. A serious, sexy beast. Blend of 80% old vine zin, 15% petit Syrah, 5% Syrah. Dry Creek appellation. The last vintage of this wine was 2016. This is going to age forever. Shelby and Peter relocated to the Eola-Amity Hills in the Willamette Valley and bought/planted Bracken vineyard. Planted just upslope from Sojourner, southwest facing, majority planted to Pinot with a small amount of Chardonnay. Shelby is a wizard. — 7 days ago

P, Shawn and 10 others liked this

Forgotten Fire Winery

Blackberry

Not too sweet, just perfect — a month ago

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark fruit, velvety, well-balanced. At the cabin in northern Wisconsin. — 2 days ago

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Biltmore Estate

Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Bright clean nose, slight hints of oak. Smells very true to style. Sharp bright acidity, hints of citrus: predominantly lemon with some lime as well. Finishes smoothly with a creamy mouth and light lingering acidity. — 6 days ago

Lillian Winery

California Syrah 2008

With the next Mailing List offer arriving this coming week it was time to check in on some of the older stash.

Despite the cork coming up in two pieces this is the best bottle to date.
Everything in the right place and for a CA Syrah at 15.3% with 10+ years of aging that requires very special winemaking skills (at least for my palate).

Maggie ROCKS!!



@Delectable Wine Your location app (still) has issues.
I searched for “City of Napa” and got Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as suggestions....??
— 9 days ago

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James Forsyth

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@Henrik Poulsen firstly, terrific tasting note. As always.
Second, I wanted to thank you for highlighting the location feature issue. It is especially alarming given City of Napa has been your go-to location for a while.

I have let the developers know. Fixing this should also coincide with an upcoming upgrade to the location feature. FourSquare is used, which isn’t perfect, but hopefully we’ll avoid absurd suggestions like the ones you noted.

Please continue to tag Delectable Wine when you see things out of place. The transcribers see it and act if a wine needs sorting, and feedback reaches us immediately.

Thanks again and happy drinking!