Fantesca

Fantesca

King Richard's Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Explosive dry red fruit. Great acid. Long finish. — 6 months ago

Champagne Lallier

Grand Rosé Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Shay A
9.1

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

The Fantesca property on Spring Mtn is gorgeous, and their tasting room at the winery is stunning. Really enjoyed getting to try more of their wines.

Our visit ended with our wonderful hostess giving us a bottle of champagne to take to dinner. A very enjoyable and easy drinking rosé that has a little bit of all your looking for...strawberries, gummy red fruits, chalk, limestone, toasted scone with black cherry spread a touch of sweetness toward the finish. A perfect pairing with Bistro Jeanty’s puff pastry topped tomato soup! One of our favorite restaurants in the valley!
— 2 years ago

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Peggy Hadley

Peggy Hadley

Your notes are great. We love Bistro Jeanty also.
Shay A

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@Peggy Hadley : Thank you! And yes, Bistro Jeanty is such a special place for us...the food is consistently superb! Love their steak and frites!

Fantesca

Los Carneros Chardonnay 2006

Ron R
9.2

The last bottle was on the decline. This one came to play ball...
Melon, peach and brioche on the nose. Toasted almonds and butterscotch on the palette. A beautifully balanced wine with a taught acid structure. Finished long and sweet. We really enjoyed this tonight.
Drink these up, ASAP.
— 5 years ago

Eric, Erik and 13 others liked this
Fantesca Estate & Winery

Fantesca Estate & Winery

What a wonderful review! Thank you for the thoughtful notes and the recommendation for those with the 06 in their cellars to start drinking now.
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You're welcome @Fantesca Estate & Winery! Just a shame that trying to locate your chards on the market is like looking for rocking horse pooh. Sniff...

Fantesca

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Creamy texture gives a silky mouthfeel to this wine. There is a good balance between crisp acidity and ripe fruit character with lemon, green apple, peach, mango and floral blossom notes on the nose and palate. It’s full bodied and almost rich in character but a lovely smoke and crushed stone quality on the long finish makes for a clean impression. Not for delicate foods, but beautiful with grilled white fish and roast chicken. — 9 months ago

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Fantesca

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

What a spectacular winery & wines. Just finished a full tasting & tour here. Heidi Barrett crushing the wine here at Fantesca — 5 years ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I see this wine on winebid all the time, I was wondering how it was

Ferrari-Carano

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

How can yo go wrong with this wine? Answer - you can't. Amazing day st Hall, Barnett, Sherwin Family and Fantesca today!!
private tastings at Ladera, Merus and Quixote tomorrow....
— 5 years ago

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Rick Z

Rick Z

You CANNOT go wrong with that wine!! Sounds like a greatvtrip! Enjoy it all!
9.2

Fantesca

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

08' Best vintage I've had from Fantesca. Pop & pour this can't miss. — 6 years ago

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Forthright Winery

The Stritch Russian River Pinot Noir 2017

This is really good in the rich fruit and palatability way. -But over blown. Reminds me of Heidi Barrett’s Fantesca Pinot. Tastes as if it were made in Napa. Blueberry, boysenberry, mixed red fruit, rich. Medium/medium+ bodied. Lots of vanilla. Very enjoyable, but should be in some other category than Pinot. — 9 months ago

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Arcudi

Black Sears Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

David T
9.3

We met Tony Arcudi at Fantesca another wine that he and Heidi Barrett make/consult. Actually, Heidi was there and it was the first time I’ve bumped into her.

The nose reveals; beautiful perfume blue & purple fruits, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, plum, creamy black raspberries, black licorice, soft soils & clay, limestone, violets, blue florals, black pepper, saddle-wood, leather, graphite, light dark spice, and fresh lavender & withering dark perfume florals.

The full body is rich, lush & gorgeous. The structure, tension, length and balance & are in harmony. The wine is seamless. Beautiful perfume blue & purple fruits, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, plum, creamy black raspberries, black licorice, soft soils & clay, limestone, dry crushed rocks, violets, blue florals, black light pepper, saddle-wood, leather, graphite, light dark spice, and fresh lavender & withering dark perfume florals. The round acidity is like a waterfall. The ripe, rich, well balanced finish is beautiful and lasts a couple minutes. Tony was a rising star and now has certainly arrived.

Photos of, the view from Fantesca, Tony Arcudi, side views of Fantesca and the entrance to their cellar.
— 3 years ago

Sofia, Meg and 18 others liked this
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