Matriarch Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Wow! This was awesome! 1hr+ decant. High quality and elegance all around. Enough said! — 15 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Iwan, Jan and 7 others liked this


St. Eden Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

An exquisite wine. Chocolate, mushrooms, espresso, and dark fruits. A real treat. — 5 months ago

Hatzidakis Winery

Nykteri Nyxtepi Assyrtiko 2020

Sulphur. Pale straw. Little fruit except tart lime/lemon zest. Steely minerality. Petrol/kerosine. Bond dry. Explosive / extremely prickly salty acidity. Very salty and saline and energetic on the palate. Tannic and powerful. — 6 months ago


Vecina Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

1.5 hour decant(decent cloudy/fine sediment). A remarkable dark murky garnet color at 15 years. On the nose: perfumed notes of blackberry, herbaceous, burnt wood, sweet vanilla, leather. Taste: concentrated, layered, balanced mouthcoating wine with dark cherry, cedar, currants, mocha espresso, tobacco, spiced oak, and a earthy-leather long dry finish with just a slight tannic kick....has time to go. YUM!! — a month ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Brenda, Paul and 16 others liked this


Melbury Napa Valley Red Blend 2002

Celebrating with a couple of fun wines tonight. 2 hour decant(lots of chunky/fine sediment). A marvelous dark garnet with bricking. On the nose: expressive notes of red fruit, dusty soil, vanilla oak, mint, damp leaves. Taste: a velvety mouth coating, soft, concentrated wine with black cherry, sweet spice, cinnamon, tar, and a cedar/dark chocolate long finish. YUM and YUM again!...wish I had more bottles — 5 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Brenda, Shay and 15 others liked this


James Bond 007 Brut Champagne 2009

Been resting for a decade. Very delicious!!! — 2 months ago

Sarah Baldridge
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The Mascot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Jan A

The Mascot is made from the young vines of Harlan, Promitory and Bond and you can really taste the royal pedigree here. Still in the fruit/primary phase with drying tannins. Very singular palate with a lot of concentration. Give these some additional cellar time to really shine. 95/96 potential — 4 months ago

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John Van Trijp

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Give it a day of decanter next time


Quella Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Inspire Napa Valley Sat. afternoon tasting with Antonio Galloni. Panel includes:
Brad Grimes - winemaker Abreu
Helen Keplinger- Keplinger wine
Mary Maher - Silverado farming
Francois Peschon -accendo, vine hill ranch
Jason Smith- MS

2018 BV George de Latour
2019 Stags Leap SLV
2018 DVO Napa Valley Red
2017 Bond Quella
2019 Lingua Franca estate chardonnay
2019 Domaine de Bichery brut champagne

Each panel member picked a wine that had an impact on them.
— 10 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Brenda, Ira and 17 others liked this