Very good Merlot! — 2 months ago
Oak Wine Valley — 6 months ago
Wednesday night we enjoyed the 2018 Charles Krug Peter Mondavi Sr. Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Franc and 1.5% Malbec.
On the nose is black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, cassis, herbal notes, chocolate and earth.
On the palate is black cherry, black raspberry, blueberry, black currant, mint, cocoa, hints of oak and a nice earthiness.
This wine is medium to full bodied with a smooth opulent mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that leads to a pleasing long dark fruit finish. Have a great rest of the week and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 9 months ago
Our preferred moscato to date - not as sweet as others. — 5 months ago
One of the best white wines I’ve ever had especially at that price — 7 months ago
I really like this brand. The merlot is my favorite so I thought I’d try the cab. Was very happy with it. Smelled great. Spicy but berry sweet at the same time. Good flavor n not too dry. I prefer sweet over dry and I got both from this bottle. Rich with cherry and left the enamel on my teeth 😉 Very easy to drink and a good wine with dinner and a friend. — a year ago
Good by itself and with caramel popcorn. Nice fruity aroma, hints of vanilla, molasses, not too tart. Easy drinking. — 5 months ago
Wonderful bouquet with a suggestion of tobacco and dark chocolate. Smooth operator! Wow! This wine fantastic. Beautiful especially for the price (under $40!) — 7 months ago
WNH Zin night.
Knowing the price (forced in to a 3-pack at around $110/bottle), and knowing the pedigree (Mondavi family Howell Mtn zin), you expect a certain quality. It’s not that this was subpar, it was more that this seemed in the wrong league.
My initial reaction was much worse than this final score reflects. I decanted this two hours after having a small glass which was crazy tannic. My initial, and final, thoughts on this wine are that Lamborn’s zin is equal in quality at less than half the price. That’s a significant difference. Similar to Lamborn, this isn’t overly hot, jammy or disjointed. The structure here is actually quite nice, and improved only slightly the longer it was open. It is closer to a cab, or maybe powerful merlot, in profile. There is a distinct Andes chocolate mint note prevalent throughout. Aromatically, it’s a touch high toned with bright red and black fruits, but on the palate, it shows a touch more complexity...Andes chocolate mint, spiced black raspberries, currant, and cedar. This isn’t getting any better, so open if you have it. — a year ago