Cigar Box

Uvaggio (L'Uvaggio di Giacomo)

Acciaio Lodi Primitivo 2017

Deep ruby color. Aromas of boysenberry, cigar box and vanilla. Strawberry on the palate, bright, smooth- delicious. — 8 days ago

Jason, Tom and 13 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Delightful! Happy weekend!🍷😄

Jason Edward Charles

Vinca Minor Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvginon Merlot 2020

Earth, woods, cigar box, pepper, currants, plums, a hint of berry jam. Outstanding! Had about 4 hours of air before drinking. — 13 days ago

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Compañía Bodeguera Valenciso

Edicion Limitada Reserva 10 Años Después Rioja Tempranillo 2011

Dried red fruits, cigar box, scorched earth, more balanced oak, long 👌 — a month ago

Jan, Jonathan and 5 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Red 1993

Classic. Can go another 10 years. Cigar box, pencil shavings, black currant. — 13 days ago

Severn, Josh and 6 others liked this

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This is a dead ringer for a mature Pessac-Leognan. Nose features intense cigar box, sweet cassis, sandalwood, and humus. Broad and soft mouth feel, with mature dark red fruit and lots of sandstony minerality. — 5 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
with Angelo
Jay, Hermes and 13 others liked this
MaJ CappS

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Such a great wine, one should always have an Artemis on the shelf.

Jolie-Laide Wines

Halcon Vineyard Yorkville Highlands Syrah 2018

Excellent immediately. Raspberries, cassis, light cherry, cigar box, black pepper, slight anise, and just a little vanilla. Heavily tannic and would go well with heavier meat. Medium-minus acidity. Didn’t evolve much in the decanter. — 18 days ago

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Always a treat! Bluish-black fruits, just the the right amount of grip, hint of cigar box on the balanced finish. — 6 days ago

Skip, Sharon and 3 others liked this

Château Lafite Rothschild

Carruades de Lafite Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Light ruby w brick edge. Cedar/cigar box nose starting to emerge w 30 mins after decant. Fading fruit w incredibly long finish. Time to drink up. — 19 days ago

Paul, Romain and 5 others liked this

Fattoria La Valentina

Spelt Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016

2016 Spelt is wonderful. Spice flavors very pushed forward in this vintage, with a fairly strong eucalyptus and licorice component. Blackberry compote, cigar box, minty finish. Damn good year for this wine. — 24 days ago

Charles, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Cakebread Cellars

Benchland Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Nose has wet cedar, dried black cherry, blackberry compote, black currant must, dry earth and (light) cigar box.

Palate has spiced cherry, spicy oak/cedar, blackberry jam, chocolate powder and notable but fine tannins.

My prior notes stated a wait until 2021+ before our next bottle...TBH I never looked at my notes before selecting this bottle tonight, so 🤷🏻‍♂️. Now that we're at 2021, there's noted improvement and I calmly suggest future bottle (there's only one left) should be between 2026-2031, as this is holding just fine.

In following to my prior comment on this bottle; We have a love/hate relationship with Wine Spectator whom tasted this at 80 pts in 2005. I fully disagree (FU), but do agree there have been 'better' vintages on this vineyard site. (We also have the better vintages 😁 in waiting.)

Decanted 4H, notes at ~5H.

Paired to 'vintage' ribeye's and local grilled corn. Our favorite beef 'dealer' aka farmer, Kinderhook Farm (Valatie, NY) has an interesting program of holding some of their cattle for more than a year, our cuts tonight are from a 5 YO steer. A brief 6m grill and wonderfully medium-rare cuts at ~135°F after resting. Great depth of flavor, less of the grass fed notes we get with the regular (youthful) cuts, just delicious.
— 13 days ago

Vanessa, Shay and 33 others liked this