At $2.99 per 6-pack this is easily the cheapest beer that has made it to Corkhoarder and we’re happy to report that it is indeed certifiably hipster. Move over Pabst Blue Ribbon, there’s a new can in town!
Much thanks to Buff and Phil over at Woodside Vineyards for this bottle. This is it, their flagship bottle made with grapes from the oldest vineyard in Woodside, CA.
We decanted the bottle in a simple Riedel Cabernet decanter for 120 minutes and upon our first swirl this still held lots of life. Big black berry and strawberry up front. Follows up with oak, eucuplyptus, and earthy notes. Long, long finish on this one.
It’s a big wine, much bigger than many of the other 2005’s we’ve had this year. Good reason to join Woodside’s La Questa club, because that’s apparently the only way to obtain a bottle typically.
Eric Kent | 2010 Pinot Noir - Stiling Vineyard RRV
Scot at STASH wines is a big fan and I realize that Scot loves big wines. Ironically a bottle came through to me from STASH wines no less by way of a client and I’m happy to say that I love the label that Libby Black painted, and I actually do love this wine.
It’s a big pinot, not huge but in a word robust. Big on cherries, big on oak, not big on complexity or long on finish but is a crowd pleaser amongst wine drinkers that are bored of ‘expected pinot.’ Like the label, it will leave an impression.
Brown rarely disappoints, but when it does it’s the pits. This bottle seemed to be in a funky stage of it’s life. Unbalanced and indecisive over more than 72 hours. Hot at first, then overly fruity, big on oak, just strange. Did not ever find balance, hopefully it does at some point.
I have a rule with Whole Foods wine and that rule states any bottle under $12 is suspect there. This bottle was $3.99 I think, and it’s sole purpose was for Arroz con Pollo. Well I forgot to add it so we drank it, and upon first impression 84/85, after 20 hours 88/89. Cheap, actually decent white blend.