Dakota Shy

Dakota Shy

T-E-N Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Rich, complex, and elegant. I love Dakota Shy wines and this one does not disappoint. dark cherries, blackberry jam, tobacco, and cedar. Full mouth feel. Delicious. — a month ago


Helena Dakota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Outstanding Cabernet. Paired well with dark chocolate mousse. — 7 months ago

Erik Spencer
with Erik

Dakota Shy

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Exceptional. Plum, blackberry and a touch of licorice. Great drinking right now but would be outrageous in 8-10 yrs. — 9 months ago

Marilea Campomizzi
with Marilea

Château Grand-Pontet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Lunch 🥪

K&L notes as follows, Grand Pontet is an interesting property, positioned in the neighborhood of other stars of the appellation such as Châteaux Canon, Beau-Séjour-Bécot and Clos Fourtet. It is, however, a small estate, a mere 14 hectares, and its prices are much better than some of its more prestigious neighbors. In 1980 it was purchased by Gerard and Dominique Bécot, owners of the neighboring Beau-Séjour-Bécot. They have applied the same high standards to both Châteaux in their possession, and their winemaking team crafts Grand Pontet alongside the Beau-Séjour-Bécot wines. Recently purchased in 2021 by Domaines Clarence Dillon (Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion, et al.), the property was combined with and incorporated into Château Quintus. Full-bodied and luscious, this Grand Pontet is laden with ripe blackberry fruits, savory tobacco, licorice notes, and ripe, softened tannins. It’s seamless and bold, not shy. It’s going to require something decadent to pair with, such as filet mignon or some other black-tie dish with plenty of flavor and rich umami presence.
— 2 years ago

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Social Currency Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Great wine. Fresh out the magnum ready to drink. — 3 months ago

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Atlas Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Had to get in the zone as I will have dinner with our Napa Valley Aficionado this week 😊. High quality wine. Just wasn’t able to explore it. Stayed very tight and the oak was hiding (I think) some very promising vibrant fruit. — 6 months ago

Tammy de Weerd
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Dakota Shy

Moulds Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Dark fruit flavors with some nice floral notes on the nose. Still young but totally drinkable now. — 9 months ago

Marilea Campomizzi
with Marilea

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

Worth a check in at 10 years. Always an outstanding nose. Needed hours of air and still pretty shy, fruit in particular is closed. Paired with NY strip tonight. Have half a case left of this vintage and will check in again in a couple years. — 5 months ago

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Villa I Cipressi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

Nice - not spectacular. Shy nose of candied cherries and earth. A little tight on opening - fully expressive in about 3 hours. Palate of raspberries, candied cherries, mossy undergrowth and minerals, rounded out by a kick of clove spiciness. Tannins were grippy but not overwhelming. — 8 months ago

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2016

98+ RP, 96 VINOUS. High scores for this wine. It’s elegant with dark cherry and some soft tannins. Spicy herbs, licorice, leather, black tea, ash/tar and lavender. I found the wine a little shy and not giving enough for such high scores. Maybe it needs more cellartime….
For now 92+
— 10 months ago

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