Iaconis Merlot 2017

Vintage: 2017  Wine Name/Vineyard: Iaconis Wine Category: Merlot  Grape blend: 100% Merlot  Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Napa Valley  State or country: California  Price: $39.99 (Membership price $16.99) ABV: 14.8%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points  Review date: September 1, 2021  About the Winemaker: Iaconis Merlot was released, vinted, and bottled by Naked Wines. Naked Wines provides highly skilled winemakers with the…

1792 Full Proof Bourbon

Distiller: Barton 1792 Distillery Release: 2021 Whiskey: 1792 Full Proof Region: Bardstown, Ky Price: $55.00 Proof: 125 Age:  7 Years The Barrel Cellar Score: 90 Points Review Date: 08/22/2021 About the Bourbon: 1792’s producer Barton Distillery is part of the Sazerac family of distillers. It is my opinion that sharing a parent company with Buffalo Trace has allowed it to inherit…

Old Scout Single Barrel Rye

Distiller: MGP for for Smooth Ambler Spirits Release: 2021 Whiskey: Old Scout Rye Region: Maxwelton, WV Price: $45.00 Proof: 114 Age:  4 Years The Barrel Cellar Score:  87 Points Review Date: 07/26/2021 About the Bourbon: From the bottle; “Smooth Ambler Old Scout is a collection of fine curated whiskeys “scouted” during our efforts to find exceptional spirits with smoothness and flavor…

Devil’s Corner Pinot Noir

Winery: Devil’s Corner Vintage: 2019 Wine Name/Vineyard: Pinot Noir Wine Category: Pinot Noir Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Tasmania State or country: Australia Price: $20.00 ABV: 13% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  87 points Review date: June 13, 2021 About the Winemaker: Devil’s Corner is the first Pinot Noir I can recall trying from Tasmania. Pinot Noir from this…

Rebel Yell Distillers Collection

Distiller: Lux Row Release: 2021 Whiskey: Rebel Yell Distiller’s Collection Region: Bardstown, Ky Price: $29.00 Proof: 113 Age:  ~4 Years The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 Points Review Date: 06/22/2021 About the Bourbon:Lux Row’s Distiller’s Collection Label is a line of single barrel offerings. The bottle I’m reviewing today was hand picked by Binny’s Beverage Depot. Rebel Yell is a corn…

Redwood Empire Pipe Dream

Distiller: Redwood Empire Distilling Release: 2021 Whiskey: Pipe Dream Region: Sonoma County, Ca Price: $30.00 Proof: 90 Age:  No Age Statement The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 Points Review Date: 06/22/2021 About the Bourbon: Redwood Empire’s “Pipe Dream” bourbon is blended from various barrels sourced from four different states (IN, KY, TN, CA). While the whiskey distilling operation was outsourced, the aging…

2005 Abbadia Ardenga Brunello do Montalcino

Winery: Abbadia Ardenga Vintage: 2005 Wine Name/Vineyard: Brunello Di Montalcino  Wine Category: Brunello Di Montalcino Grape blend: 100% Sangiovese Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Montalcino State or country: Italy Price: $45.00 ABV: N/A Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  91 points Review date: August 29, 2021 About the Winemaker: Abbadia Ardenga winery is beautiful. It’s a place where the Tuscan sun shines brightly upon breathtaking hills,…

Edmeades Red Zinfandel

Wine Maker: Edmeades Vintage: 2010 Wine Name/Vineyard: Mendocino County Wine Category: Red Zinfandel Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel Bottle size: 750 ml Region: North Coast State or country: California Price: $20.00 ABV: 15.0% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  87 points Review date: April 30, 2021 About the Winemaker: Known primarily for their Red Zinfandel releases, Edmeades Vineyards produces bold wines…