2016 la Strada Red Blend

Winery: David Akiyoshi Vintage: 2016 Wine Name/Vineyard: la STRADA Wine Category: Red Blend Grape blend: N/A Italian style blend Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Central Coast State or country: California Price: $22 ABV: 14.8% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  85 points Review date: Mar 7, 2019 About the Winemaker:  David Akiyoshi has been…

Richard Bruno 2017 Cab Sauv

Winery: Richard Bruno Vintage: 2017 Wine Name/Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Paso Robles State or country: California Price: $24 ABV: 14.0% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  86 points Review date: Feb 27, 2019 About the Winemaker:  By his own account, Richard…

The Pinot Noir Grape

The Pinot Noir grape originates from the Burgundy region of France.  In France, wine made with Pinot Noir is labeled after the region.  It is one of the most popular wine grapes in the world and is grown in all major wine regions. Pinot Noir is a small dark grape that has a thin skin. …

Double Bastard in the Rye

Region: California and/ or Virginia Brewery: Arrogant Brewing Release: 2016 Beer: Double Bastard in the Rye Style: Bourbon barrel aged ale Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 13.5% IBU: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score: 5 Points Review Date: February 2019 Availability: Special release Brewer notes: This beer is a close relative of southern charred: Double Bastard Ale’s bourbon barrel bolstered incarnation.  This one is just as mind…

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,…