Calistoga, Napa Valley

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

Dark brooding color, opaque with lighter rims. Tight nose, hard to get a read. Notes of red fruit and raspberries, kirsch, cola and some ash comes on later. Nicely made juice, it’s well balanced. While it opened up some over the night, it was tough to get a read on this. I could only come up with mid 90s Napa Cab. Still, this is a wine lover’s wine and our ribeyes went well with this and the other bottles tonight. — 18 days ago

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Bin 704 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black currants, cooked plums, cherries, cedar, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, is easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Much better after a couple of hours in the decanter, though.

Smooth and elegant with a nice mouthfeel. A very nice sipping wine.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 8 years.

Good by itself or with food, like BBQ Meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board.

Aged in French oak barrels (40% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 19 hours ago

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The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

“Perfectly rounded” was what first came to mind when I drank this. Rich and opulent, yet incredibly seamless. Even in its youth, the mealy and creamy vanilla oak character did not feel out of place, especially against the preserve-like fruits ranging from lemons to apricots. Expectedly long with a dense glycerol-like texture, savoury finish, and energising acidity. Not typically a style that I’d rave about, but credit where credit’s due, the concentration, texture, and oak quality were all remarkable. CW even went so far to say that it was Monty-like, and I’m certain he isn’t the first nor last person to make such a claim. However, we too noted that the warmth and lack of verticality in structure was a dead giveaway of its Napa origin. A contemplative wine of great presence at this point, but probably needs another decade or more to be truly digestible. — 9 days ago

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Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Good but didn’t compare to the the others opened during the night. Napa Cab bones, with some fruit still showing — 3 days ago

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Chateau Montelena

Calistoga Zinfandel

Sangita's moms birthday — 17 days ago

Flora Springs

Soliloquy Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Light golden in color with a yellow tint.

Strong nose of gooseberry, limes, grapefruits, light earth, green apples, spices, grass and light sea salt.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter herbs, light vegetables, light tropical fruits, spices, earth and white pepper.

Long finish with light almonds and spices.

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc based blend from Napa Valley.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Has a light creamy feel, which is very enjoyable.

Nicely balanced and tangy, with a soft mouthfeel.

Showing nice complexity, which you don't usually see at this young age. I can see it getting even better in the next 3 years.

I had it all by itself by the pool.

A blend of 73% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Chardonnay and 13% Malvasia. Aged for 7 months in used French oak barrels. A small production of 600 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 10 days ago

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Markham Vineyards

The Altruist Calistoga Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Great Wine not sure Markham does this anymore…. This is still fresh and pleasant — 8 days ago

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HG III Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Nice! a good spot! — 20 days ago

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Stags' Leap Winery

The Investor Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

Blend of 37% Merlot, 30% Petite Sirah, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Malbec, aged for 20 months (Petite Sirah in American Oak-25% new) & (Bordeaux varieties in French oak 35% new), deep Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, spice and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry and currants with baking spice, vanilla oak and cacao notes. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, floral, cacao and vanilla oak. Tasting well now, good for another 5+ years in cellar. — 2 days ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Deep purple, almost Inky in color, with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, black plums, blueberries, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, vegetables and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs spices, dark chocolates, coffee, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 3 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is starting to drink nicely, although still young.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Big, rich, fruit forward and spicy.

Needed a couple of hours in the decanter to open up. Will be better in 3 years, and will age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair very nicely with a nice piece of steak.

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.5% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot and 4.5% Malbec.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 3 days ago

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