Whalebone Vineyard – Bob Wine

Winery: Whalebone Vineyard Vintage: 2011 Wine Name/Vineyard: Bob Wine Wine Category: Red Blend Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon based blend Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Central Coast State or country: California Price: $36 ABV:  14.0% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points Review date: January 22, 2021 About the Winemaker: Whalebone’s vineyards in Paso Robles benefit from a coastal climate, limestone, calcareous soils,…

Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Rye

Distiller: Michter’s Release: 2020 Bourbon: Toasted Barrel Rye Region: Louisville, Kentucky Price: $50.00 Proof: 106.8 Age:  No age Statement The Barrel Cellar Score:  91 Points Review Date: 12/28/2020 About the Bourbon: Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is a special release from Michter’s Distillery. The rye whisky was left to fully mature in white oak barrels before being finished in a new toasted…

Archives

Distiller: Heaven Hill Release: 2019 Bourbon: Archives Region: Bardstown, Kentucky Price: $100.00 Proof: 129.2 Age:  10 years The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 Points Review Date: 12/16/2020 About the Bourbon: The whiskey chosen for this bottle was distilled by Heaven Hill, and carefully selected and bottled by the team at whiskybase.com. Whiskeybase.com is a large web community of whisky enthusiasts where…

The Bridge

Winery: Ken Forrester Wines Vintage: 2013 Wine Name/Vineyard: The Bridge Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml Region: North Coast State or country: California Price: $100 ABV: 14.7% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  93 points Review date: Decemberr 11, 2020 About the Winemaker: This wine was created in partnership between Ken Forrester and Jesse Katz. It is produced…

George Dickel Bottled in Bond

Distiller: Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. Release: 2020 Whiskey: George Dickel Bottled in Bond Region: Tullahoma, Tennessee Price: $40.00 Proof: 100 Age:  10 years The Barrel Cellar Score:  87 Points Review Date: 01/14/2021 About the Bourbon: Capitalizing on the success of last years limited bottle release, George Dickel has released a 2020 version of its Bottled in Bond offering. To produce…

Innocent Bystander Shiraz

Winery: Innocent Bystander Vintage: 2010 Wine Name/Vineyard: Shiraz Wine Category: Shiraz Grape blend: 100% Shiraz Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Yarra Valley State or country: Australia Price: $23 ABV: 13.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points Review date: October 28, 2020 About the Winemaker: Innocent bystander’s red wines, including the Shiraz I’m reviewing today, are fermented in open top fermenters. This means, at…

Bodegas Portia 2011 Ebeia

Winery: Bodegas Portia Vintage: 2011 Wine Name/Vineyard: Ebeia  Wine Category: Tempranillo Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Ribera del Duero State or country: Spain Price: $20 ABV: 13.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 points Review date: January 6, 2021 About the Winemaker: Bodegas Portia is one of over 300 wineries in the Ribera Del Duero wine region to…

Murphy – Goode Dealer’s Choice

Winery: Murphy-Goode Vintage: 2010 Wine Name/Vineyard: Dealer’s Choice Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Alexander Valley State or country: California Price: $20 ABV: 14.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 points Review date: October 14, 2020 About the Winemaker: Established in 1985, Murphy-Goode was founded by Tim Murphy, Dale Goode, and Dave Ready. Having already had a…

Rumpus California Cab

Wine Maker: Scott Peterson Vintage: 2017 Wine Name/Vineyard: Rumpus Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Central Coast State or country: California Price: $11 ABV: 14.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  87 points Review date: October 20, 2020 About the Winemaker: Winemaker Scott Peterson produced this wine for Naked Wines. Prior to producing his own wines,…

Cambridge Meritage

Winery: Cambridge Vintage: 2012 Wine Name/Vineyard: Meritage Wine Category: Meritage Grape blend: Bordeaux Style Blend Region: North Coast State or country: California Price: $22.00 ABV: 13.8 % Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  85 points Review date: October 11, 2020 About the Winemaker: Cambridge Cellars sources its grapes from around the North Coast of California. The name Meritage describes a Bordeaux (white or…