IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Too much for me — 2 months ago

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Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

2010 vintage. Decent enuff nose. Medium-heavy/heavy body. Tasted over the course of two hours after a decant. Throwing a little bit of sed. Bright, ripe cherry note screaming throughout the palate experience that I just couldn't minimize. Picked up a little bit of spice "componentry" on the back end/finish but it merely acted as a period by concluding the experience vs starting an entirely new paragraph. Overall, beautifully made and fairly smooth but seemed to be missing those extra levels of complexity that wines, such as this, are renowned for. Perhaps it'll show better in another few years. 3.12.23. — 9 months ago

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Jubilation Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Colgin Jubilation — 3 years ago

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Beau Vigne

Estate Stags Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Shay A

I followed this over two days. It was initially opened alongside a 2016 Maybach Materium, 2013 Kapscandy Roberta’s Reserve, 2002 Colgin Cariad and a 2006 Dalla Valle Maya.

Aside from BV’s Guest Cottage, this is the only wine from them I haven’t had. Sporting almost a 16%ABV, it poured like motor oil in to the glass. Thick, rich and heady aromatics. This has that classic high quality Napa cab smell to it...smells of expensive toasted oak, espresso, fondue dipped dark fruits, and spiced nutmeg. A meal by itself on the palate, this is a 2013 that is unsurprisingly massive and in need of food to cut through the tannins. Dark initially before it turns slightly red fruit forward at the finish...dark cocoa topped black cherries, espresso sweetness, and black currant. I’d hold at this point. Not sure a decant is doing much at this stage.
— 3 years ago

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Cariad Napa Valley Red Blend 2009

The heat from the vintage has bowed out of the fight, giving way to the vibrancy and horsepower of fruit these vineyards are known for. I tasted David Abreu’s 2009 Madrona Ranch at Vinous’ Napa in the City two years ago and am being reminded once again how magical of a vineyard site Madrona and Thorevilos are. — 5 months ago

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Spoto Wines

Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

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Sterling Caviar, Brick Pastry, Cauliflower
Fresh Shucked Oysters, Ponzu Mignonette

Series of Small Bites to Excite Your Palate..
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Artichoke in Various Forms, Fennel, Barigoule
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Wagyu Rib Eye, Black Truffle, Butter Potatoes
2002 Spoto Family Reserve Cab (Father &Son)

Dark and Milk Chocolate, Cocoa Nib, Berry
2007 Spoto Syrah Port

2009 colgin estate
2013 Sine Qua Non le supplement syrah
2005 kongsgaard syrah
2007 screaming eagle 2nd flight
1999 spottswood cabernet
— a year ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Very nice
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@David L Fun night of great food, lots of fabulous wine....thank you Uber. Cheers!


Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Delectable Wine

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard emerges mostly from upper blocks on this site, a striking hillside that faces Colgin, where the steep exposure can yield wines of tremendous pedigree. That is exactly what comes through here. Inky red/purplish fruit, spice, rose petal, cedar and sweet pipe tobacco meld together effortlessly, with silky tannins that wrap it all up. Bold and luscious, but with tremendous nuance, the Melanson Cabernet is a total stunner in 2018. As I have written in the past, farming here has improved tremendously in recent years. This is another superb example of the quality that this site is capable of. Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown gave the 2018 a relatively short 10 days on the skins. I imagine he thought the site would take care of the rest. It's hard to argue with that. The 2018 is off the charts great. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
— 3 years ago

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Next of Kyn

Cumulus Vineyard No. 6 Syrah Blend

Inky, dark, rich. I’m saying the Harlan by a mile and then Colgin — 8 months ago

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Jubilation Merlot 2004

Quite alcoholic on the nose. Plum and sweet fruit. Slightly toasted notes. Intense and pure. Very good. Unlike the others in this flight — 9 months ago

Paul WoollsAra Aslanian
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Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2006

Anniversary celebration...had to have some fun wines...its a 06 Harlan vs 06 Colgin battle tonight!

1 hour decant(decent sediment). A beguiling purplish garnet with some bricking. On the nose: subtle but expressive nose of dark cherry, tar, graphite, smoked meat, creme de cassis, floral. Taste: powerful but elegant with silky tannins, black raspberry, mocha, minerals, dark chocolate, and a long smokey cedar finish with a slight tannic kick. YUM..plenty of time to go.
— 3 years ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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