Ok - another 2011 Napa cab that is much better than critics say - Thomas Rivers Brown is winemaker - the wine even could go another five years - with WNH gang - I was amazed at the vibrancy - deep rich purple color - good balance - length was shorter than hoped for but nose and palette were full of dark black cherries blackcurrents and tertiary notes of cedar tobacco and cocoa - a great QPR for a TRB Napa cab — 12 days ago
AFFORDABLE WINE RATINGS cont.
Okay. This is Francis Coppola Diamond Collection 2019 paso robles!!!!! Bingo. Lavendar and wildflowers on the bouquet. No tartness at all!!!!!!! As you know most affordable Cabs these days from Cali are drinking very tart. Not this one. Blackberry, black cherry, dark currant leads the tastebuds to a dark chocolate mocha and oaky beginning. This is followed by an immediate sensation of fresh blackberry pie with a very dry finish. ￼ there is something else that I cant put my finger on. It has hints of dark soil and earthy graphite somewhere in there moving back-and-forth into the palate. I’m craving a drink of water right now but I’ll tell you this I’m having another drink first. ￼￼ I suggest you get a bottle of this diamond collection and see what you think the complexity is very nice. ￼ got it... cigars and English pipe tobacco !!! — 20 days ago
A bit disappointed as I was hoping for a more flavorful wine. — 18 days ago
Same presentation as the Gravely Meadow. So consistent. If you have not tasted this, please correct that scenario. Laser focused, displaying pristine fruits and moderate tannins. The regal structure caresses the mid-palate on the finish. One of the most impressive, balanced cabs in the price range. — 7 days ago
On the nose and the palate, you can see where this is going to evolve.
A beauty to behold. The nose displays graphite, iron and a blackberry compote. Palate is consistent with perfect weight and balance. Moderate acidity enables this to tilt towards a Bdx, rather than Napa. Extremely well done. A baby that needs more time in the bottle. Drinking with close friends. Does not get better… — 8 days ago
A complete gem, wine was big but yet elegant. — 6 days ago
This wine has flavors of berries as well as a wonderful floral character. It is slightly lighter in weight than some cabs. It has a nice finish. It went perfectly with the beef lasagne we paired it with. This is really an excellent wine - as good as some cabs that are twice the price. I will be buying again. — 6 days ago