Solitary Cellars

Caves Coopératives de Donnas

Donnas 2011

a barolo in a bear suit....a solitary hibernator, hard soil under pine needles on the forest floor, almost snow-scented. awakens slowly, but when it does it’s fierce. — 4 years ago

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Fattoria Galardi

Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina Aglianico Piedirosso 2005

This is the Campanian Wine version of Chelsea Manning - superficially a somewhat rough-looking woman, but definitely masculine underneath. I feel like Obama for prematurely commuting her sentence, as this should stay corked in solitary confinement a while longer. #TooSoon? — 6 years ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Top juice, this will develop for many years but is extremely good now with a 2 hour decant, puts a smile on your face. Big wine, big flavours on the nose and the palate, built for the long haul, buy at least two so you can try one now and confine the other to solitary for a long stretch. — 4 years ago

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East Block Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2013

Blackberry, cassis, plum, raspberrry, black cherry, loamy earth and oak. Good structure and well-integrated tannins. — 6 years ago

J.K. Carriere

Anderson Family Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2004

A JK Carriere of momentous proportion, with a decidedly Burgundian sensibility, the 2004 Antoinette opens with expressive aromas of damp tilth, forest floor, roasted game, cranberry compote and rose hips. There is a wildness to this wine that is difficult to pinpoint, solitary treks through pristine forest in the Olympic Peninsula come to mind. The acid, the purity of fruit and absolute terroir shines through. Masculine yet elegant, it finishes with dried herbs, mint and pink peppercorn. — 8 years ago

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2015

This bottle maybe be crying one solitary tear, but I cheer for depth of berry body and the complex velvet mouthfeel. Tip tip, hooray! — 4 years ago

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Solitary Leopard

Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Came upon this ~no recollection of where it came from, or how it ended up in our cellar. ??? It was a crowd pleaser. — 5 years ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 1991

The white star of the evening, despite having a subdued nose of prickling minerality, lemon zest diesel kumquat and spice. Not going to be a real long-lived vintage, but may probably show even better in 5 years. Palate was explosive and concentrated to the point of pain, layered with fresh spicy kumquat. A lighter color than usual due to solitary old barrel use in this one, a bit lighter in body but by no means less potent. Outstanding blanc! 1991 vintage. — 8 years ago

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