Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Rich big dark fruit long finish — 9 months ago


Tail Feathers Rogue Valley Viognier Muscat Riesling 2016

Wait, what? Southern Oregon...where’s that, and how did they come to make such amazing white wines? The sock puppet has questions. Voluptuous density with amazing balance of floral, spice, and tropical fruit notes. Gonna have to look into this Muscat thing... — 6 years ago

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Hall Wines

Exzellenz Sacrashe Vineyard Red Blend 2010

Shay A

This was my contribution for a 10-yr retrospective of Napa cab with a local group. All wines (16 of them) were tasted blind. Others of note were Cardinale, Larkmead, Bryant Family, Vineyard 29, Corra and Jacquelyn To-Kalon.

My first experience with this wine, and when I acquired it, I wasn’t aware it was a 100 pointer. I’ve had many Hall wines but this is definitely their most structured wine. It’s fruit forward but in no way close to their other offerings. At 100% cab, it drinks like it. I let this breathe from bottle for about 2hrs before it was thrown in a decanter for another 2-3hrs and consumed. I had a splash at pop and it was crazy coiled, underripe and dusty. When I came back to it later (albeit blind, so I’m looking at my notes), it sported dark fruit on both the nose and the palate. Dark cocoa dipped black cherries, ripe blueberries and blackberries, as well as cassis and espresso aromatically. There was also a bit of a lavender/floral note that gave it a unique quality. On the palate, it eventually smoothed out beautifully, but was powerful the entire time. Dense and rich with added notes of fig, baking spices, and cocoa dusted fruits. One of those wines that makes you think overpowering, but then dials it down to silk on the finish. I think this is just entering a prime drinking window. Bummer I don’t have more.
— 3 years ago

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Lindstrom Wines

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Steven Foster

Testament to Celia and just like the corra!! So much voluptuous fruit and acid. Carrying itself well now wih loads of berry and wood complexity. Buying the rest... — 9 years ago


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Tasted against other huge wines so not really fair. Medium body, chocolate notes, low tannins. Very nice wine. — 6 years ago


Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Terric with today's steamed bass lunch — 8 years ago

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