Chapter 24 Vineyards


Blueline Estate 36-24-36 Napa Valley Red Blend

Decadent and opulent! Plums, blueberries, and black cherries. Fabulous finish. — 7 days ago


Grande Cuvée Grand Siècle No. 24 Champagne Blend

Blend of 04 & 06 with the primary being 07 — 4 months ago

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one I’ve never tried yet I keep hearing great things.

Chapter 24 Vineyards

The Fire Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Opened the bottle for a turkey birthday dinner and didn’t enjoy as much as the Ken Wright Pinot Noir we served as well. Enjoyed more with pork tenderloin a subsequent night ($40). — 9 months ago

L'Ecole No. 41

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Delicious with rack of lamb ($24) — 2 years ago

Chapter 24 Vineyards

Two Messengers Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011

Pop and pour. Unarguably the best 21 dollar btl of wine I have ever bought. On the nose: black tea, cranberry, leather and spice. On the tea, leather, soft strawberry, solid acidity, good density, slate and grapefruit on the softly tannic finish. This is in a fantastic place right now. Glad I still have a few more btls.

If you drank this a decade ago and were underwhelmed, you were just impatient. Lovely.
— 2 months ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001


Here is a fabulous 99 point wine by Robert Parker.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Great nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, earth, vanilla, Mediterranean spices, espresso, cola, light herbs, chocolates, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, figs, cedar, chocolates, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, herbs, light earth, cola and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley.

Showing nice balance and a great mouthfeel. Round and rich. Elegant and smooth.

This 22 year old still has a lot of power in it, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

So soft and powerful, with a great nose. This is a gorgeous wine right now.

A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Aged in all new French oak barrels for 24 months.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

— 5 months ago

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Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

78% Cab Sauv, 12% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, deep Ruby, concentrated youthful aromas, ripe black fruit, subtle nutty spice & creamy chocolate. Aged 24 months, 85% new & 15% 1-yr American oak. Palate fresh fruit flavors, sweet plum, blackcherry & dried blackberry, bits of oak & cacao peeking through. Tannins present, but a tad persistent. Long & elegant finish with vanilla & slight mineral tang. Drinks well now continue to develop over the next 15+ years! Outstanding! Tasting Sample! — 2 years ago

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Good to know about the 2011
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Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2008

This was opened and we enjoyed a few glasses before recorking and reapproaching 24 hours later, at which point it was really singing. Yellow peach, pear and medley of orchard fruit, layered with pressed yellow flowers, dried persimmon, and notes of vanilla and bourbon. So delicate. Such fine bubbles. Saltwater taffy and some caramel and rock salt on the palate. Subtle tannic echo. Mesmerizing. — a month ago

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24 hours air? Can you explain, Josh.
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@Peter van den Besselaar better to rephrase- it was good but reticent upon opening, so we recorked it and then tried again after 24 hours, at which point it was really amazing.


Brut Nature Riserva 24 Cava Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada 2018

Nice cava, faintly oxidative aromas, nice bubbles, medium-long finish. — 6 months ago

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Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

Deep Ruby, aromas of red and black fruits with sweet spice and oak, a classical blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, barrel aged for 24 months. On the palate flavors of black cherry and currants with spice, espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Fine tight tannins, lively acidity on a long finish ending with fruit, sweet spice and an earthy mineral character. Nice! — a year ago

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