Bell Wine Cellars

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

2005 vintage. Just crested the top of the bell curve. Pretty integrated. It’ll go for another two decades easy. — 16 days ago

Ted, Anthony and 18 others liked this

Bell Hill Vineyards

Canterbury Pinot Noir 2011

Needs an hour or more of slow ox. Lively aromatics of black and red fruit with earth. Powerful, concentrated and yet precise. Gives a good sense of complexity with length and a long finish. Likely to last for another decade at a minimum — a month ago

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Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2010

Still a fairly youthful, fruit-driven medium weight wine. Cherry, cranberry and cola dominate the palate. Not particularly complex but enjoyable. Finish is a bit more savory with black tea, white pepper and a bell pepper. — 9 days ago

Tom liked this

Château Giscours

La Sirène de Giscours Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2010


This is a delicious second wine from this Chateau.

Full bodied with medium acidity and dry on the palate with a great nose.

Showing blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cigar box, tobacco leaf, graphite, light bell pepper, peppercorn, earth and sweet black tea.

A beautiful wine from a great vintage. Very enjoyable with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Decanter gave it 86 points. I think they missed it this time.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity. It's definitely worth the wait.

Feels like a Napa Bordeaux blend right out of the bottle, but then it changes as it opens up.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 15 days ago

Peter, ESF and 25 others liked this
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

@"Odedi", amazing for a second wine!!

Bell Wine Cellars

The Scoundrel Red Blend 2018

Smooth and fruit forward, still maintains some complexity! — 25 days ago

Château Calon-Ségur

Le Marquis Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 vintage. Yes, the “green”
note from the Vinous review is there but it is very high/front palate. Still oodles of structure, fruit, balance and drinkability that minimizes it. Starts as green bell pepper initially, then trends toward mint. Second bottle in a little over a week. First bottle was a monster. Second bottle a little more restrained. Where exactly does the truth lie? In the middle as usual? More deep investigation required…**EDIT**Green note gone the next day/24 hrs later after leaving half the bottle in the fridge w/o any preservation techniques other than putting the cork back in the bottle/refrigeration.
— 4 days ago

Peter, Eric and 17 others liked this

Christopher Tynan Wines

St.Helena Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012

Peppery finish. 9.1+. Alcoholic opening. Bell peppers. It’s nice but I don’t love it. After airing, more fruit developed. — 19 days ago


Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

The wine served tonight is the 2016 Meerlust Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Blend. This is from the Meerlust Estate Stellenbosch, South Africa. The blend is 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is cherry, strawberry, plum, green bell pepper, herbal notes, vanilla, licorice, minerals and dark rich soil.

On the palate I am getting black cherry, blackberry, strawberry, black currant, licorice, green bell pepper, vanilla, some oak, minerality and soil.

The wine is full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium + grippy mouthcoating tannins that leaves you with a ling black fruit mineral finish. Eventhough we are still in the in the midst of fall, there is a feel of winter crisp and clean on ones face. This weekend please stay safe and healthy and let us enjoy family and friends for they are what keep us strong. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 12 days ago

Severn, Dawn and 13 others liked this

Ryme Cellars

Alegria Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018

Bright Black Cherry bliss….12.5 ABV with brilliant zippy acidity driving the bus. Deceptive simplicity that rings like a bell, hugs your tongue and palate, then slips away in the night leaving you with a sly smile. All the Ryme wines represent a huge bargain….please steer clear and don’t let the cat out of the bag. — 16 days ago

Ira, Josh and 6 others liked this

El Enemigo

Mendoza Bonarda 2014

Ming L

This instantly reminded me about the Charbono I drank about a month ago. Well, little did I know that Argentina Bonarda is Charbono in the U.S.
Stewed black fruits, raspberry, licorice, allspice, subtle bell pepper and hint of violet. Quite masculine on the palate, but viscous and ultra smooth. Juicy acidity provides firm spin. The tannins are still quite formidable.
Argentina Bonarda is genetically identical to Douce Noir from Savoie. In Italy, Bonarda refers to a group of varieties.
— 21 days ago

Daniel P., Severn and 1 other liked this