Arkenstone

Arkenstone

NVD Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

2021 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 🥳 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy, outside of sanctioned events.🍾 Notes may be light, scores will be honest. 💯 — 3 months ago

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Arkenstone

Obsidian Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Even though it says ‘Obsidian’ it is no longer called that. It is the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon...and it is enormously enjoyable, even though the 2016 can handle a lot more time in the bottle. Love what Susan and Ron Krausz have done up on Howell Mountain. Everything from this estate (and winemaker Sam Kaplan) have been memorable. So we opened a bottle to celebrate turning the never-used dining room into a tasting room with this memorable bottle from Arkenstone. — 9 months ago

Lauren ElizabethKatherine Bordelon
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Hugh O'Riordan

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FYI , obsidian is a black glass found in Idaho.
Shay A

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Nicely done with the room!

Sinegal Estate

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Shay A
9.2

Day 3 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Loved our visit here. Gorgeous property & wines. Bigger style SB with explosive stone fruit & tropical fruit aromatics. Not quite as round and rich as Aesthete or Arkenstone, but very similar. Nice acidity with pronounced notes of honeyed passion fruit & white peach.
— 3 years ago

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Joshua Fisher

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Hope your trip was great. Sorry we didn’t cross paths

Arkenstone

NVD Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Ron R
9.3

Dinner with wifey after being stranded in Chicago. So consistent it should be illegal. Way too expensive by the glass, tho - Nougatine at Jean Georges. — 3 months ago

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Arkenstone

Estate Howell Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Another amazing vintage!!! — 9 months ago

Mike Smith
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Last vintage I purchased was the 2016.

Sinegal Estate

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Shay A
9.5

Day 3 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Special wine. They are pulling fruit from below Arkenstone off Howell. Has everything Howell like in spades. It is dusty with chocolate, full of flavor from red, blue & black fruits, but has a special “mint” like Andes candy mint finish.
— 3 years ago

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I was not aware that they had a Howell Mtn cab, too. What's the retail, Shay?
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@Ron R : It was wonderful. $175/bottle. Not cheap, but undoubtedly well made!

Arkenstone

Estate Howell Mountain Syrah 2013

This wasn’t tasting as great as it did in the tasting room several years ago. Probably should have consumed younger. — 7 months ago

Arkenstone

Coliseum Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Damn. This is delicious! Drinking it with a salt and pepper dusted SRF Waygu tri-tip and OMG it is the perfect compliment. Full bodied with a long finish and dark fruit perfectly integrated throughout. Yum! — 8 months ago

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Amici Cellars

Spring Mountain District Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Shay A
9.3

My understanding is the ‘16 vintage of this is their last one as the SauvBlanc grapes have been ripped out as more Cab is being planted. Such a shame. This is a superb SB, one of the better ones I’ve had and reminiscent of another Mountain SB I’m fond of, Arkenstone. Everything about this is just rich and round. Guava, white peach skin and lemon tart bar aromatics. More viscous than most SBs on the palate showing limestone, pineapple and a Creamsicle like finish. Very white Bordeaux like and could hold for a few years. — 2 years ago

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Amici also does a Spring Mountain cab that’s amazing. Try that as a consolation.

Modus Operandi Cellars

Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Shay A
9.3

Day 2 of Napa in the books!

Quick lunch with my friend Jason Moore of Modus Operandi Cellars. He was Weston’s (of Montagu Wines) mentor and is a fellow Texan! He submitted his wines for review for the very first time last year after 10+yrs, and received multiple 92-97pt wines. This SB is so much better than expected...tropical and explosive. Not quite on Arkenstone or Aesthete SB level, but the richness and round texture are very similar. Kiwi, stone fruit, nectarine and a melon/cantaloupe finish. If you enjoy big style SB, not sure there is a better Napa Valley one at $40.
— 3 years ago

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