Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1990

Expansive soft and open fruit. In good shape. A little indistinct — 8 days ago

Chris ThalkenJean-Francois PelletierMatt Lichtenberg
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Brown-Forman Corporation

Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey 2016

Lots of fruit. Cherries and Apples. — 3 years ago

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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

Estate Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


Excellent Cali Cab previously Cved but no record! Still in tail end of primary stage with good fruit and Napa earth and concentration. Good length. Will bring to HH to compare with several days old Forman. — 3 years ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2014

Wound up tight. Very young. Reminds me of Forman Cabernet. Black/red berry fruit, tobacco leaf, herb/dust. Shorter finish but complex and balanced. No heat detected. — 5 years ago

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Napa Valley Chardonnay 2007

Fresh and rounded. A bit indistinct in the mid palate. Montrachet like in flavor profile but lacks the detail, depth, complexity and fine acidity — 21 days ago

BOT Paul Woolls
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Larkmead Vineyards

Solari Estate Napa Valley Pinot Noir 1988

Pre-Larkmead bottling. Didn’t have the telltale Cab nose of the Arrowood or Forman, and not sure I would have pegged it as Cabernet if tasted blind. That said, this was a beautiful wine. Soft fruit, great balance, and in a word, elegant. Nice surprise. And no, @Bill Bender that is not The Skipper on the label. — 3 years ago

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I’m glad you set me straight @Steve Anderson it sure as hell looks like him. Old Jonas Grumby.

Brown-Forman Corporation

Old Forester Birthday Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 2017

Outstanding bourbon with rich butterscotch and vanilla — 5 years ago

Di Costanzo

Di Co Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Nice pure blackberry and cassis fruit with just a dash of brown sugar. While it has plenty of fruit, it has a savoriness and fine tannin that keep it from being cloying and bring it good balance. Very enjoyable without food, but it really shines with a grilled, dry-aged Flannery ribeye. It is the kind of balanced Napa Cabernets that takes me back to wines like early 1990s Etude and Forman. — 2 years ago

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I’ve been wanting to try these wines. Sounds like it’s up my alley. Thanks for the great tasting note

Amizetta Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The Amizetta property is a steep and rocky 40 acre parcel with southern facing slopes at an elevation of 1,000’ situated between Pritchard Hill and Howell Mountain in the Conn Valley region of Napa Valley. The vineyards are farmed by Jim Barbour. Edward Clark is the winemaker, with Chuck Wagner and Rick Forman consulting. After seeing the aerial view of the vineyard I had to taste this... the terracing is impressive. It needs needs about 30-45 minutes to open up and fully show off its lush and opulent style, which features crème de cassis, currant, blackberry, mocha, vanilla, and charcoal, with some faint herbaceousness. If this doesn’t already scream crowd-pleaser, then the round and silky mouthfeel will certainly seal the deal. — 5 years ago

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