Zenato Ripassa 2010 Valpolicella

Vintage: 2010 Wine Name/Vineyard: Zenato Ripassa Wine Category: Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Grape blend: Valpolicella Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Veneto State or country: Italy Price: $29.99 ABV: 14%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 points  Review date: April 18, 2022 About the Winemaker: The Zenato family has been producing wines in the Italian tradition for over 60 years. It started when founding member Sergio…

Larceny Small Batch

Distiller: Heaven HillRelease: 2021Whiskey: Larceny Small BatchRegion: Bardstown, KyPrice: $25.00Proof: 92Age: 6 yearsThe Barrel Cellar Score: 92 PointsReview Date: 4/04/2022 About the Bourbon: Old Fitzgerald is the distilling company behind Larceny Small Batch bourbon, but it should be noted that Heaven Hill has owned the distillery since the late 90’s. Larceny is a wheated bourbon….

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

Distiller: Wild Turkey Release: 2021 Whiskey: Kentucky Spirit  Region: Bardstown, Ky Price: $59.00 Proof: 101 Age:  8 years The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 Points Review Date: 03/28/2022 About the Bourbon: Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is a single barrel offering from Wild Turkey Distilling. Kentucky spirit has been granted many awards with the most recent being a gold medal at the 2021…

Muga Riserva 2019

Vintage: 2009 Wine Name/Vineyard: Muga  Wine Category: Rioja Reserva Grape blend: 70% Tempranillo 20% Grenacha, 7% Mazuelo 3% Graciano Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Haro State or country: Spain Price: $30.00 ABV: 14%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points  Review date: March 13, 2022 About the Winemaker: The Rioja wine region of Spain is most well known as a Mecca for producing…

2009 “Maestria” Madiran

Vintage: 2009 Wine Name/Vineyard: Maestria Wine Category: Red Blend Grape blend: 70% Tannat 30% Cab Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Madiran State or country: France Price: $10.00 ABV: 13.5%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 points  Review date: February 22, 2022 About the Winemaker: This wine is an expression of the Madiran appellation of South-West France. The grapes are hand harvested…

Old Forester 150th Anniversary Edition

Distiller: Old Forester  Release: 2020 Whiskey: 150th Anniversary Region: Louisville, Ky Price: $150.00 Proof: 126.5 Age:  No Age Statement The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 Points Review Date: 08/22/2021 About the Bourbon: Brown-Forman celebrates 150th anniversary with three distinct batches of bourbon. The bottle I am reviewing today comes from batch #3 which has a mash bill of 72% corn, 18% Rye,…

Bonanza “lot 4” Red Wine

Vintage: “Lot 4” Wine Name/Vineyard: Bonanza Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cab Sauv Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: North Coast State or country: California  Price: $22.99  ABV: 13.8%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 points  Review date: January 25, 2022 About the Winemaker: Chuck Wagner and his parents started Caymus Vineyards.  Chuck, separate from Caymus, has developed Bonanza Wine.  He…

Old Bardstown Bottled in Bond

Distiller: Willett Release: 2021 Whiskey: Old Bardstown Bottled-in-Bond Region: Bardstown, Ky Price: $25.00 Proof: 100 Age:  No Age Statement The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 Points Review Date: 01/10/2022 About the Bourbon: Old Bardstown BIB is an inexpensive, entry level bourbon produced by the celebrated Willett Distillery. Found on the bottom shelf of many liquor establishments, it is often passed…

Ken Deis 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2017 Wine Name/Vineyard: Ken Deis Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Napa Valley State or country: California Price: $59.99 ABV: 14.5% Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 points  Review date: November 29, 2021  About the Winemaker: Ken Deis in his words has “been around the block.” Evidence of his experience is obvious from the consistent…

San Felo – Balla La Vecchia

Winery: San Felo Vintage: 2010 Wine Name/Vineyard: Balla La Vecchia Wine Category: Red Blend Grape blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Tuscany State or country: Italy Price: $20.00 ABV: 14.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points Review date: Dec 8, 2021 About the Winemaker: Fattoria San Felo’s vineyards are located in the Tuscan Maremma. The “Maremma” is a…