Fitch Mountain Cellars

Avennia

Sestina Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Mostly red fruits on the nose: cranberry, red cherry, with white pepper, licorice and a bit of cedar and soil. Medium ruby in color. Dry, medium + acidity, high alcohol, full bodied, palate of red to black fruit: blackberries emerge with vanilla bean. Medium tannins. Alcohol is a bit hot, but finish is long... albeit a little jammy for my taste. This is a very good wine that will get somewhat better over a couple of years.

93 points
— 5 days ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

Napa Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1973

Sailin' away on the crest of a wave
It's like magic
Oh, rollin' and ridin' and slippin' and slidin'
It's magic
And you, and your sweet desire
You took me higher and higher, baby
It's a livin' thing
It's a terrible thing to lose
It's a given thing
What a terrible thing to lose
— 4 days ago

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David L

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That song came out when that wine was released (76).I’ve been fortunate enough to have had that 1973. Kept the empty bottle for a few years before throwing it away. @Bobby Gilbane
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@David L that’s an amazing coincidence. Was listening to this song when drinking the bottle and it resonated.

Ridge Vineyards

York Creek Spring Mountain Petite Sirah 2015

So balanced and still can go a number of years. A welcome departure from my recent fare of Napa Cabs. Have missed the subtlety of petite Sirah! — 15 days ago

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Robert Foley Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Mike R
9.6

En Mag - this is my second time around and celebrated a deal closing - as in 2017 this wine delivered - amazingly it is getting better - this is from a single vineyard at 2000 feet on Howell - this is full bodied mid palette sweet tannins with a rich nose long legs black currant berries and and I think it is getting better - ten plus years left - dark purplish color - I LOVE It and made a nice splash last night — 7 days ago

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David L

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Go get it buddy. Love what your Poppin.,
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

Robert Foley is a rockstar winemaker.
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@Joseph Barsky totally agree

Cade

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ron R
9.4

A much maligned vintage, which I personally don’t see in the quality of the wines, especially this. This is big, bold and luscious. Wonderful. — 3 days ago

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David T

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Only a couple bottle left.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

This is way too much discussion on a 2017.
David T

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Ummmm, you bought more of them than me. Just sayin.

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Reserve Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Rich, structured and with nice tertiary flavors as it sits nearly at its peak. There is a bit of off-putting capsicum both on the nose and the finish, however, but it continued lesson over time. Blackberries and currants, tobacco, green bell pepper, cedar and graphite. Medium length on the finish. Tannins not yet fully resolved so a decent amount of life left. A fun wine to find deep in the cellar, but will still never be my style. — 20 days ago

Iwan, William and 7 others liked this

The Walls Vineyards

Curiositas Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Not quite sure what Jeb was thinking when he gave this a 97. It's good but not nearly at that level! Needs some age to resolve some of the tannins. Opened up after an hour of air. Hold. — 4 days ago

Shay, Paul and 14 others liked this

Aloft

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

This wine IMO has matured and is in the ripe drinking window right now. This wine has some blackberry influence but a lot of the fruit in the front and middle seems to be boysenberry, black cherry, dates, and sweet plums. Compared to other vintages that I've had (they've all been more current in the last few years), they have all been darker for sure, but Aloft has always seemed to be a touch sweeter than the Charles Krug Cold Springs and has also usually had a bit more punch. I think this one is starting to show a tiny bit of age. I think it's been a while since I decided to open an 09 Aloft. Finished with some pepper notes and a little eucalyptus. Went well with a huge variety of seafoods in the fact that it wasn't a unidimensional blackberry bomb. Enjoyed on the last night of our beach trip. — 16 days ago

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Robert Craig Winery

Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

Seems like great time to drink - 2013 vintage “Howell Mountain” Robert Craig Zinfandel “Black Sears” Vineyard - Blackberry, Boysenberry fruit , wild fruit , spice subtle oak background - super fun with BBQ — 16 days ago

Mario, Zack and 7 others liked this

Arkenstone

Obsidian Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Not showing as well as we had hoped. Still a very enjoyable bottle.  — 11 days ago

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