Bryant Family Vineyard

Proprietor Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Needed about an hour of air, but then simply mind-blowing. Cassis and dark leathery notes, blueberry reduction, round and nicely resolved at this point. Years to go but no need to wait if you have access to a decanter… Superb. — 19 days ago

Eric, Shay and 22 others liked this

The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend 2021

Deep purple color.
Aromas of baked blackberry, vanilla.
Dry. Flavors of baked blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, licorice. Jammy with good acidity. Rich, silky tannins.

Intensity: 5/5
Complexity: 2/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 5/5
— 2 months ago

Ted liked this

Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Wow. Closed nose but bright blueberry hits your palate first followed by a rush of dark and robust flavors to stand up to the ribeyes. — 5 months ago

Ethan and Tom liked this

K Vintners

Milbrandt Vineyard Syrah 2015

So good. Black fruit. Violets. Graphite raspberry blueberry. — 7 months ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2011

Deep ruby color. Aromas of blueberry, iron/blood, smoked meat, saline with some floral notes. Intense nose, silky smooth flavors of blue fruits with an elegant finish. Superb! — a month ago

Tom, Daniel and 21 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend 2018

The ’18 is a blend of a blend of 56% Merlot, 21% Malbec, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 months on new French oak, blend changes each year. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, sweet spice and smoky oak scents. On the palate flavors of black cherry, blueberry and plums with vanilla, licorice and cacao, lively acidity. Fine ripe round tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and toasty earthy character. Outstanding! — 5 months ago

Paul, Juan and 4 others liked this

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2018

Brooding ruby color with a slight brick rim. The aromas vary as the wine opens up. Starts with blackberry, blueberry and plum fruit with hints of red and purple flowers then evolves with touches of leather and a slight bit of pyrazine. The pallet leads with the same fruits (not overbearing) with additional notes of chocolate and roasted nuts. Medium bodied with nice dusty tannins. Nicely made and well balanced. I honestly thought it was a Zinfandel. Thank you for sharing this one, John P. — 6 months ago

Bob, Paul and 5 others liked this

Department 66

D 66 Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend 2009

Ming L

As one can expect for a Dave Phinney wine, this is rich and ripe, but it has so much more to offer at year 14. Blueberry, fig, tobacco, cracked pepper, dried mushroom, and slight hint of barnyard. On the palate it’s juicy yet soft and ultra smooth. The finish is long, candied, and earthy.
My 2nd and last bottle. At its peak.
— 2 months ago

Brent, Bob and 2 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2015

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, plum, cherry, blackberry, cocoa powder, spice- like cumin, smoke and forest floor. On the palate, initial flavors of spice, forest floor, florals and cocoa powder. Secondary flavors are fruitier, with blueberry, plum, cherry, vanilla and toasted oak. Long finish with vanilla, florals and berry. Elegant, complex, rich, full bodied and outstanding. — 4 months ago

David, Bob and 5 others liked this


The Boxer Shiraz 2020

Bold dark purple color, typical of a concentrated AUS Shiraz. Bright and fresh in color.

To the nose, it gives a full range of fresh berries (blackberry, blueberry) and slightly pepper ending. Mid to mature dark and red flowers bouquet. Nice, fresh and bold nose.

In mouth, it is dry, intense, persistent, and mid-tannic. Alcohol is not the main character, even it is highly alcoholic (16%). Fruit remains in the mouth finish. Certainly it is a ‘punch’ of fruit to the nose/mouth
— 6 months ago

MaJ CappS
with MaJ
MaJ, Bob and 6 others liked this