Ravazzi “Unguercio” 2005

Wine Maker: Ravazzi Vintage: 2005 Wine Name/Vineyard: Unguercio Wine Category: Red blend Grape blend: Sangiovese and Merlot Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Tuscany State or country: Italy Price: $32.00 ABV: 13.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  91 points Review date: February 12, 2021 About the Winemaker: Ravazzi has been making wines in Tuscany since 1956 when Enio Ravazzi founded…

2012 Caduceus Cellars Aglianico

Wine Maker: Caduceus Cellars Vintage: 2012 Wine Name/Vineyard: Aglianico Wine Category: Aglianico Grape blend: 100% Aglianico Bottle size: 750 ml Region: New Mexico State or country: New Mexico Price: ~$50.00 ABV: 13.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  92 points Review date: November 28, 2020 About the Winemaker: Caduceus Cellars’ tasting room sits in beautiful Jerome Arizona. The wine I’m reviewing today,…

Ana Diogo-Draper Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Maker: Ana Diogo-Draper Vintage: 2017 Wine Name/Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Sonoma State or country: California Price: $18.99 ABV: 15.0% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 points Review date: January 24, 2021 About the Winemaker: Winemaker Ana Diogo-Draper’s first experience with wine making came in her youth, as she planted…

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,…

Willamette Valley Vineyards Bernau Block 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: Bernau Block Wine Category: Pinot Noir Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Willamette Valley State or country: Oregon Price: $65.00 ABV: 14.1% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points Review date: March 26, 2021 About the Winemaker: Joe Ibrahim has 5 harvests under his belt as head winemaker at WVV. He…

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…