Caduceus Cellars 2010 Sancha

Winery: Caduceus Cellars Vintage: 2010 Wine Name/Vineyard: Sancha Wine Category: Tempranillo Focused Red Blend Grape blend: 92% Tempranillo, 8% Grenache Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Cochise County State or country: Arizona Price: $50 (price of a current release) ABV: 14.9% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 points Review date: Feb 17, 2019 Color: …

CS Substance Cabernet

Winery: Charles Smith Wines Vintage: 2015 Wine Name/Vineyard: Substance Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Columbia Valley State or country: Washington Price: $17 ABV: 14.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 points Review date: Feb 10, 2019 Color:  Up Maroon (it’s a real color), Redwood…

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: …

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…

The Benefit of a Wine Club

I had appreciated wine for quite some time prior to moving back to the Chicago suburbs approximately 12 years ago.  I was pleased to find a new local wine shop near my home town that offered free wine tasting on Friday nights.  That was incentive enough for me to frequent the place.  I was pleased…

A Special Pinot Noir

Winery: Evening Land Vintage: 2012 Vineyard/Wine Name: “Seven Springs Vineyard La Source” Wine Category: Pinot Noir Grape Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Eola Amity Hills State or country: Oregon Price: sold out (Current releases priced at  $75) Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score: 96 (based on 2 reviews) Review date: Dec…