Agit Optima

Fitch Mountain Cellars

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Year in, year out this is one of the more reliable values in California Cabernet. I think it’s sort of a second wine of Optima and I’m certain I’ve tried every vintage since 2001 because it rarely disappoints. I used to be able to swoop it for around $17 but it’s closer to $30 retail these days. Nevertheless, great QPR. Popped and poured; consumed over three days and best on Day 3. The 2017 pours deep ruby with an opaque core. The nose black currants, grilled kofta, purple flowers, baking spice and very light pyrazines…almost undetectable. On the palate, dark and red fruits, smoke and baking spice. Dry. Medium tannin; medium acid. Finish is medium…and savory. A totally respectable Tuesday night wine. — 2 months ago

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Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Bold and beautiful. Complex, abounds with flavors of dark fruit. — 2 years ago

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Peter Lauer

Ayler Kupp Faß 9 Kern Riesling

Vintage 2009 / Awesome balance. #Riesling in optima forma. Honey in smell and taste, vivid acidity. — 3 years ago

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Optima Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

2017 vintage. A blend of 75% Chardonnay and 25% Margalit blanc (a native mutation of Cabarnet franc, but white). Mineral and crisp, good balanced acidity. Missing floral and fruit forward notes. — 3 months ago

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Rossi Vineyard Sonoma County Zinfandel 1993


Excellent old Zin! Balanced and still a bit of ripe fruits and lots of tertiary notes of forest floor and earth. Think just a bit lower than Optima. — a year ago

Yves Chidaine

Montlouis Moelleux Chenin Blanc 1990

Vintage 1990 / Beautiful gold colour. Mesmerizing honey smell. Delicate taste with vibrant balance. Chenin blanc in optima forma. Paired with rye sordough bread and rilettes. Perfect Sunday lunch. — 2 years ago

Jan, Severn and 17 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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@Amr El-Azhary so nice that the wine delivers. I kept it all those years in the cellar 👌
Sarah O'Kelley

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This pairing and this wine 🤩
Peter van den Besselaar

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@Sarah O'Kelley thanks Sarah, two people one mind 😊

Quails' Gate

Late Harvest Totally Botrytis Affected Optima 2018

Sweet with ripe apricot and Muscat aromas.

Was perfect with cheese and fruit.

•11% ABV• February 11, 2021
— 6 months ago

Luis, David and 9 others liked this
Dawn E.

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@Trixie sounds delicious! Cheers@
Douglas Braun

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Love 💕 late harvest wine with 🧀 cheese


Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 1984

Jump. Panama. Hot for Teacher. Oops not a Van Halen retro but wow. Yum. Still has legs. Medium to full. Alexander Valley fruit all the way. Santa Rosa produced. Love that too. Garage winemakers everywhere. — 3 years ago

Domaine Lise & Bertrand Jousset

Premier Rendez-Vous Version Longue Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2014

Vintage 2014 #cheninblanc in optima forma with good balance and playfull minerality — 3 years ago

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