Rian Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Anniversary dinner at home-2014 vintage for our 2014 wedding. Library addition to our most recent order. Delicious and I’m congested and not even tasting fully. So glad we have another bottle to enjoy — 2 months ago

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Soft and Fruity Merlot 2018

From Jenny and Dad for Christmas, drank at home. Well rounded and soft, east to drink with fruity flavours — 3 years ago

TOR Kenward Family Wines

Rock Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

The only Tor Cab made under the “Rock” label, as it was the first non-Single Vineyard Cab produced. Subsequent non-SVD’s went under the Tor label. 95% Cimarossa and 5% Mast. Drinking very well right now with s beautiful Cab profile. — 4 years ago

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Cimarossa Vineyards

A Circolo Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

WOTN. So good in fact we opened another bottle! So approachable, balanced and smooth. This shows everything I love most about the 2014 vintage in Napa. — 5 years ago

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Tracy Hall

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@Shay A You won't be disappointed. It is pop and pour awesome. Which is why it was so easy to have a second bottle right away.
Mark Flesher

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Beautiful! 2 on the way!


Riva Di Levante Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A

A visit to Cimarossa in early 2018 was a highlight of our annual Napa trip that year. Property, experience, people and wines were all top notch. I normally prefer Ponente, then Rian, then Levante in that order, and this bottle reinforced that opinion.

When compared to the 2014 Ponente and Rian, this 2014 Levante has less depth and mid-palate. This Levante is decidedly more red fruit driven compared to the darker fruit profile of the others. I also normally get a really distinct red clay note on these, but in its place was a more herbal note. The herbal and slightly less full-bodied nature made this a good pairing to thin crust pizza. Tannins and acidity are pretty elevated when compared to most 2014 Napa cabs, even after a few hours in the decanter. I think I’d hold if I had more, but I’m not sure how different it gets.
— 8 months ago

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Nice review Shay!


Bold & Spicy Mendoza Malbec

Great value - delicious — 4 years ago


Tail Feathers Rogue Valley Viognier Muscat Riesling 2017

Thanksgiving wine number 1. Sick and tired of waiting for people to show, And a great beverage in the glass while decanting the Cimarossa. Tart lemongrass, medium bodied white wine on the nose and start of the palate. Favorite of the group, as this one might have survived about 15 minutes, forcing me to open up the Hattingley a bit earlier than expected. Good acidity on this wine from start to finish. Sharp and crisp. Really enjoying these. — 5 years ago

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You did some work today with the amount of wine opened! And agreed on the Tail good.
Mark Flesher

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@Shay A I picked out a case, but really only expected to open three or four bottles.... but really was not sure. It was a thirsty group today and everyone was curious for the next and the next Etc! Only 1 novice who I think was really turned on to the world of wine today. He was coming up with some very amazing descriptors. The lightbulb was going off and I think the bug bit!


Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Showing some slight sign of age. Ready to drink after a 30 minute decant. Aged blackberry, saddle leather, mushroom. Tannin has softened quite a bit and have started to fall out as there was a ton of sediment on the cork. Some baked fig, roasted quality about it from start to finish. I have one more of these and will probably be opening this up sooner vs later. I am noticing that although these have holding power, the OSh wines (all of thm) and Cimarossa wines made by Capioux (03 and 04 only) don't seem to do as well as the Cimarossa wines made by Mia Klein from 05-present. — 3 years ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Mark Flesher: I had this same wine a couple months ago and had similar notes.
Laith A

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I had the 2012 version of this wine about 3 months ago and it seemed to be going in a similar direction.. need to pop open the rest soon!!


Vingiancu Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Poured a light straw color. Nose of tropical fruit. Entry of guava, melon, honey. Thicker than expected. Tame acidity doesn't really get going until the finish. Has some apples and herbs on the finish, but mostly tropical character and backbone. Should have bought more of this while I had the chance! — 4 years ago

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@Mark Flesher Just got some 17 a few weeks back. Hoping for the same results.


Riva di Ponente Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

This is beast. Notes remain consistent with prior ratings - dark, rich, powerful - this is still an infant and benefits from a long decant - though probably more time in bottle will severe this best. Still a very good wine. — 5 years ago

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Think the Ponente may be my favorite from them...all beastly, indeed!
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@Shay A mine too. Since it faces west it gets the most hot afternoon sun of all their blocks and it shows.