Ex- of Patz & Hall winery. Now working on new projects- Secret Door Winery and Maritana Vineyards. Explorer of old and new wines from near and far. Pictures and...
1990 - from my friend Steve Ventrello’s cold cellar and it showed how well Napa Cabernet Sauvignon can age. Blackberry, sweet pipe tobacco, spice cake, dried herb - tannins have melted and the wine remains fresh and alive. — 2 months ago
These wines come with high price tags and high expectations. I’m being tough on it but I had it in one of my favorite places on earth - the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s just not that pleasurable. Hard angles - drying textures - bitter finish. Other may appreciate it more. — 2 months ago
Stupendous. Creamy, lemon meringue and apricot nectar caramel. Nice balancing act that included enough acidity to keep in dancing on the tongue. It’s crazy expensive to make these wines. I’m always glad when I share one. Different from d’Yquem but every bit as great. — 2 months ago