Elijah Craig Small Batch 1789

Distiller: Elijah Craig Release: 2018 Bourbon: Elijah Craig Small Batch 1789 Region: Bardstown, Kentucky Price: $30 Proof: 94 Age: Not Available The Barrel Cellar Score: 87 Review Date: 2/6/2019 Color: Russet Nose: Green apple, leather, butter, brown sugar (neat).   Burnt sugar (2 cubes). Taste: Medium to full bodied, has a slight oily mouthfeel. First taste…

2012 Cyrus

Winery: Alexander Valley Vineyards Vintage: 2012 Wine Name/Vineyard: Cyrus Wine Category: Red Blend Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petite Verdot, 2% Malbec Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Sonoma State or country: California Price: $59 ABV: 14.3% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score: 93 points Review date: Feb 2,…

Italian Inspired Columbia Valley Wine

Winery: G. Cuneo Vintage: 2012 Wine Name/Vineyard: Bonatello Riserva Wine Category: Sangiovese Grape blend: 100% Sangiovese Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Columbia Valley State or country: Washington Price: $60 ABV: 15.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score: 88 Review date: Feb 2, 2019 Color:  Plum, soft pink rim Nose:  Cherry and floral notes Taste: …

2018 Abyss Release

Region: Bend, Oregon Brewery: Deschutes Release: 2018 Beer: Abyss Style: American Imperial Stout Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 11.2% IBU: 74 The Barrel Cellar Score: 5 Points Review Date: January 2019 Availability: Special Release every Nov/Dec Brewer notes: Barrel Aging (50%) 12 months in bourbon, new Oregon oak barrels, wine Assessment: The name Abyss must be a nod to both its color and depth of complexity. It pours…

Central Coast Pinot Review

Winery: Fess Parker Vintage: 2015 Wine Name/Vineyard: Sta. Rita Hills Wine Category: Pinot Noir Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Central Coast State or country: California Price: $30 Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score: 87 Review date: Feb 1, 2019 Color:  Deep purple, however after tilting the glass to allow…