Futo

Bryant Family Vineyard

Proprietor Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Inspire Napa Walk Around Wine Tasting with:
Bryant Estates
Chappellet
Continuum Estate
Cliff Lede Vineyard
Eisele Vineyard
Favia Wines
Ferren Wines
Futo Wines
Harlan Estates
Keplinger Wines
Morley Family Vineyards
Rudd Estates
Staglin Family Vineyards
Vine Hill Ranch
— 2 years ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Laura and 12 others liked this

Futo

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

Look out for this producer. Very impressed — 7 years ago

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Degli Azzoni Avogadro

Helianthus Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

This is a bottle of the inaugural release of He-li-an-thus, a second label of sorts from Futo. Winemakers are Jason Exposito and Jessica Futo. It is a phenomenal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cab Franc. WOW this is one spectacular wine with flavors of black cherry, blackberry jam and mocha. Smooth as silk. Totally drinkable now. — 8 years ago

Eric and Greg liked this
Janet Ross

Janet Ross

This wine is so new that when I posted it, not only could it not be found in the database, but Delectus mis-identified it. This is truly a SPECTACULAR new Cabernet on the market from Futo. HTF but well worth a taste if you can get one 😊🍷

The Vineyard House

Block 8 The Boss Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

12 person winemaker dinner with Jeremy Nickel of The Vineyard House winery.  Interesting stories about growing up at Far Niente winery, involvement in Nickel & Nickel winery with his father Gil, and starting The Vineyard House in Oakville next to Harlan and Futo.

WINES:
2017 TVH Blanc De Blancs, Oakville
2019 TVH Chardonnay, Oakville
2018 TVH block 5 cab franc
2018 TVH estate cab
2018 TVH block 8 "the boss" Cab

FOOD:
Foie Gras, toasted brioche
Lobster roll, toasted focaccia
Venison Chop, roasted yams
Lamb lollipops, braised mustard greens
Wagyu Ribeye, truffled potato
Apple Panna cotta
— 4 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Tom, Brenda and 9 others liked this
Michael Younkins

Michael Younkins

I love your total description!! Interesting to see what was paired!
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Michael Younkins Thanks. Fun night. Cheers!

Futo

Stags Leap District Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Crisp and bright! — 4 years ago

Paul J. SorboJack Sorbo
with Paul and Jack
Paul and Billy liked this

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...) — 8 years ago

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Futo

Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Bright expression of red fruit balanced with earthy notes and minerality — 7 months ago

Billy, Eddie and 5 others liked this

Futo

OV Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

At RH member guest. — 3 years ago

Eddie and Billy liked this

Futo

5500 SLD Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Really fantastic. Decanted for about two hours. Showing blue fruit, herbs and vanilla. The tannins and acid are in perfect proportions followed by the lovely fruit. Paired extremely well with the wagyu braised short rib. Thank you Mr. Futo. — 5 years ago

Ron, Eric and 15 others liked this
Eric L.

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Wow, the wagyu braised short rib sounds amazing! Nice pairing!