Futo

Futo

OV Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

At RH member guest. — a month ago

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Realm Cellars

Moonracer Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.6

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

If you want decadent and powerful, this is your huckleberry. This was so good! Where the Futo was high toned and lifted in profile, this was more dense and all encompassing. The glass smelled of fondue dipped black cherries, blueberries, fresh squeezed blackberries, baking spices like cinnamon and vanilla, with some savory graphite just at the end. It’s a total flavor bomb (in a good way) on the palate because of how focused it is. Nothing stewed, overripe or flabby. Creme de cassis, dark chocolate, cedar, cascading dark fruits toward the finish. Big structure but so nimble. This reminds me of Shafer HSS. Nice bottle
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— a year ago

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David T

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Beautiful juice.

Futo

5500 SLD Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Bruce always brings his 100 point wines to share! Take him to dinner and see for yourself! — 5 years ago

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Alex Duda

Alex Duda

Delicious jammy Mondo Vino
9.1
Bruce Evans

Bruce Evans

Ha! I am wide open this evening. Have wine, will travel!
10

Futo

Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Very nice after a 2 hour decant which allowed alcohol heat to blow off and everything to come together. Continued to evolve in glass. Dark fruits, cedar, gravel, nice brightness. Dinner with Blanches at Il Barone. 11/28/20 — 8 months ago

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Bryant Family Vineyard

Proprietor Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Surprisingly, this one was not as big as the Futo. I am a big fan of anything from Prichard Hill and was intrigued seeing this one on the list. Gave it an hour to open up and had a fantastic ribeye to pair it with! In retrospect, I think I would have flipped the sequence. (All bullshit aside on sequencing, this is still an amazing wine and I am just being anal).. The color was still a nice deep violet with strong dark fruits. Great pedigree with Helen Turley on the planting and David Abreu on the vineyard management. What could ever go wrong? — 2 years ago

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Futo

OV SL Napa Valley Estate Red Blend

Fruity, well integrated, will be super once it has more time to resolve itself. — 5 years ago

Futo

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Crisp and bright! — a year ago

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Oakford Vineyards

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

A fun wine to accompany the Futo tasting, from the property that eventually became the core of Futo’s Oakville vineyard. Made by Heidi Barrett. This exceeded my expectations and still had lovely layers of fresh fruit. It shows what excellent terroir can accomplish irrespective of winemaker. — 2 years ago

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So jealous

Futo

He•li•an•thus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Look out for this producer. Very impressed — 4 years ago

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Helianthus

Lazio Chardonnay 2013

This is the first vintage of Helianthus, a new wine from the daughter of Tom Futo. Very interesting Cab-dominant blend from Oakville. Deeply concentrated with obvious purity of fruit (a cherished Futo trademark). Alcohol, tea leaves, dry cedar, cooling ember and dark fruits with some tropical undertones dominate the olfaction. These aromas sort of conflate in a way that make it somewhat difficult to discern each component, but the resulting nose is welcoming and intoxicating. Palette is consistent with rich dark fruit and a vibrant mouthfeel indicating a structured wine with ample tannin and acidity. Enjoyed this even more tonight than we did at the property back in February! Avoid spilling this inky wine on furniture (as we did tonight...) — 5 years ago

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