The weekend has official started and I have opened the 2015 Burgess Cellars Howell Mountain Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the nose there are good aromas of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, herbaceous notes, clove, vanilla and oak.
On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, herbal notes, licorice, pencil shavings and dark rich soil.
This wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + refined fine tannins that moves into a long dark fruit earthy finish. It looks as though we are moving quickly into spring and we all have been keeping ourselves healthy and safe. Lets keep working hard and we will all get through this safely. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 4 months ago
Smooth and tremendous. Medium bodied cab, not overly dry but not sweet either. — 5 months ago
Tobacco, sherry, red fruit. — 17 days ago
I totally understand I opened this before I probably should, but I don’t regret it one but. New World Cab Franc made to absolute perfection. Smell brings a floral, green earth with butter/olive oil. First sip- (pure bliss) blueberry pie and dried lilac. As it sits, you get charred poblano peppers. American Oak really delivers. A truly inspiration wine, with a lot of thought. — 2 months ago
A monumental vintage in the Napa Valley that forever changed the interest and image of California wine. Burgess Cellars was producing some very compelling wines and this Vintage Selection is in its decline but still very good. Deep aromas of coffee, tobacco and aromatic wood along with floral and retained cherry/raspberry fruit notes. Drink now if you are lucky enough to have any. With all old wines storage is the key. — 5 months ago
This Cab and whatever blend is legit...much better after breathing, almost full bodied, nicely balanced, deep palate dark berry full flavor perfect tannins... — 2 months ago
So delicious! — 3 months ago
Excellent Napa Blend from Burgess Cellars...2014 vintage. Bought when our gormet dinner club featured Burgess...perfect balance, medium+ body, soft palate w/full deep berry flavor and finish. — 6 months ago