Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Strong and beautiful nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, earth, spices, leather, smoke, alcohol, vanilla, vegetables, cloves, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn
Full bodied and buttery with velvety, soft mouthfeel and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, smoke, vanilla, cedar, leather, liquorice, light vegetables, coffee, chocolates, wood, tobacco, herbs, spices and peppercorn.
Long finish with firm tannins and black pepper.
What a great Napa red this is. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food, like a big piece of steak.
Very complex and interesting, with multiple layers. Round and velvety, but still young. This is a gorgeous wine. Delicious.
14.9% alcohol by volume. — a day ago
Ok it is Santa Cruz cab and my first - it was sadly a little too earthy at first - had heat - but gave it more time - and more time and more time - finally after three hours - I am having fun - enjoying - smiling
black fruit, incense and sweet spices
Structured yet silky tannins
Extra refinement of violet, sage, espresso and grilled herbs on the palate - not quite a true home run but a solid base hit and they are youthful - should last another 10 years
Enjoy your Friday and remember to smile — 2 days ago
Au Flocon de Sel, vin plutôt abordable à 160 Euros en restauration. Parfum concentré et mélange de peche, melon et agrume. En bouche on sent que le vin a commencé à perdre un peu de gras, mais il tapisse toute la bouche par sa texture soyeuse et on y percoit bien la minéralité de ce Blanchot. Les fruits sont encore bien présents e plus des fleurs blanches, des amandes et du pain grillé. Longueur appréciable et belle fraicheur. Accompagne parfaitement la polenta aux champignons, la poêlée de champignon, le biscuit de brochet et la truite. Grand Vin ! — 20 days ago
This stuff was absolutely amazing. One of the best Alexander Valley wines I've had in quite some time! It was so young and and so much time ahead of it! I killed it anyway.
The nose was so enticing and floral - if not for the already beautiful aromas of baked black fruits, tobacco and leather, the immediate presence of menthol, or eucalyptus leaf was jettisoning out of the glass. The pallet was silky smooth, with all the tannins and oak perfectly integrated - cocoa, smoked blackberry, mint, gravel, and a lingering finish. Wish I had more of this, but it was a singular find. What a great wine, it sure put Jordan to shame. — 3 days ago
Best white I've hade, a lot of citrus but not over powering, complex yet approachable — 12 days ago
The 91.6 CT average is perhaps a bit low on this one. Thought it was a 94 without really even thinking about it. This wine was "bottle decanted" for about 20 minutes. Poured with a very thick, black inky and spicy blackberry perfume into the glass with purple edges. The nose is ripe "tangy" blackberry. The entry is blackberry cassis with a sweet, chalky and chewy fruit. Nice fine-grained texture classic of what I get with Stag's. A little darker in the middle, and finishes with a toasted oak and black pepper, with a silty blackberry finish! Still VERY young. I really can't even imagine drinking a younger vintage of this wine right now IMO, as I feel that I would be missing quite a bit, even if decanted for hours. — 5 days ago
10' Bevan Cellars EE Red Cuvée. I personally enjoy a well-made Cabernet with a "chunk" of Cabernet Franc in it. The older I'm getting the more I'm enjoying CF profile/flavors.
Give this at a minimum an hour decanting.
Color- Purple with dark ruby red edges.
Full bodied. Blue & black fruits pop out, cider, espresso, pipe smoke also. This is why I purchase wine. Nothing truly stands out on this blend. Drink/Hold.
Bevan and Favia are two of my favorites, when it comes to CF blends . at- The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, Maui — 4 days ago