Mica Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

This bottle was a bit better than the last. Very dark with soft tannins. Still has a good many years of life. — a month ago

Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A

On my first trip out to Napa (2015), Jarvis was one of the favorites, and so we went back in 2016 and again in 2018. We go to Napa every year, and it’s one of the only wineries we have visited multiple times.

This was part of a retrospective on 2012 Napa cabs, alongside Shafer HSS, Scarecrow, Morlet CdV, Bryant DB4, Dominus, Pulido Walker Melanson, Kapscandy, Buccella Cuvee Katrina Eileen and others. Definitely the most restrained.

For some reason, I always get a streak of green peppercorn on all of the reds from Jarvis. It’s not off putting, just a signature of the winemaking. I’ve never found these wines to be overblown/high alcohol. They aren’t quite Bordeaux like, but they are clearly in between current Napa style and a restrained bridge to Bordeaux. This 2012 was true to the above. Aromatics here has green peppercorn, tar, underripe black fruits and a very fragrant potpourri note. Even after being open a few hours this was strong with zippy acidity surrounded by pepper crusted blackberries, mocha, black cherries and even some leather (not Brett driven, though). Blind, maybe someone takes this to left bank Bordeaux in a ripe vintage…but the kiss of sweetness is hard to take away from Napa. Wonderfully delicious and complex Cabernet starting to enter a great drinking window.

— 5 months ago

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Hey @Shay A ! I’m going to be in Dallas the week of April 16th and was hoping we could share a bottle that Thursday, or Tuesday, night. Drop me best way to contact and coordinate if it works on your end! All the best -Eli
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@Paul K : Cool! Send me a text and we’ll see if we can make it happen. 325.660.6180
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Remnant Carignane Blend

Rich American oak on the nose and palate. Abound with dark fruit flavors and herbaceousness. Lighter as it sits on the palate than the nose — 6 years ago


Merlot 2004

A terrific Merlo has a lot of blueberry tones — 2 months ago

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Hyde Vineyard Merlot 2014

2014 Buccella Merlot for Cab drinkers. — 3 years ago

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I like the pretty seal on the bottle!

The Vineyardist

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

@David L Thanks bud for the incredible hookup! I've never had this wine. It's a stunning 2010 which is a vintage that I do. It have a lot of. Pop and poured and am letting evolve in the glass. I'll revisit my notes at the end of the night. Right off the bat......,this is better than the 06 Buccella that we had the other night. A little tight but a freakishly long finish. Big lush mouthfeel., some tannins that I think will integrate over time and beautiful dark lush fruit prancing on my palate.
Thank you sir!!!
— 5 years ago

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It isn't an auction.... the Last bottle " Marathon"👍


@David L aih! So you're the one buying during the hour of power!
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@@TheSkip They they did one a few months back that ran the entire day .


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Light on the finish. Relaxing drink. — 3 months ago

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Mixed Blacks Amador County Grenache Blend 2014

Jeff’s fancy stuff. 😀 — 4 months ago

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Woodward Canyon

Artist Series #19 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Stood up surprisingly well next to the Buccella. Baking spice, earth, black fruit, and cranberries. A little tart and gritty on the finish but overall really solid. — 5 years ago

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Becklyn Cellars

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Greg Ballington

So close to being WOTN but just beat out by the 2010 Buccella. Deep and dark ruby red. Tons of cassis, blackberries, and thick baking spices. A little something dirty too almost like a strong cheese. Heavy tannins (8/10) with a powerful body, close to the Buccella but needs time to beef up a bit. Lots of cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, cassis and black raspberries on the palate. Killer structure and lots of balance for being so young. Super long finish. So good we had to go back and order the rest of our allocation! Drink from 2018 till 2036+. Approachable now but needs a couple hour decant. (97+) — 6 years ago

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@Greg Ballington I literally bought a case after my 1st sip of it. Insanely lush with a gorgeous nose. @David A Lentine I got to thank my Bud David for that hookup!!