X.O Cognac

Pepper, orange, a hint of cinnamon. So smooth. Outstanding in every way! — 6 months ago

Aonair Wines

Estate Conn Valley Cabernet Franc 2014

Shay A

Not only does the winery have gorgeous views atop Conn Valley in Napa overlooking Lake Hennessy, the wines are delicious...but more importantly, the people are gracious and kind. Highly recommend visiting.

Though their other wines get more fanfare (mainly because there is more to go around), their CabFranc is always my favorite offering. At a whopping 2 barrels of production, getting access can be a bit tricky. For a cab franc, there is zero green pepper notes. Aromatically, it is a combo of rich, ripe red and black fruits all dipped in fondue chocolate, baking spices like cinnamon and clove with a woodsy note like sandalwood. While decadent in profile, there is plenty of acidity here to keep this from being too flabby. Notes of Christmas spice cake, red and black licorice, Black Forest cake shavings and a hint of herbs on the finish. Still quite youthful, this seems to just be entering a drink phase.
— a year ago

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Shay A

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@Bryan Kesting : Was a wine club member here for a quite a while. Solid across the board. Winemaker here also makes wine for Jack Winery in Atlas Peak and a few other small labels. They also do a cabernet, a mountain proprietary, Grenache and a white blend. Happy to send you a bottle of those or open one next time you’re down here.
Bryan Kesting

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Sounds great, Shay. Looking forward to it..,thanks.
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Wholly long 📝 note


50 cl Previlege Hennessy VSOP Cognac

After a day of shoveling, blowing and plowing a 8 inch snow storm, my just reward, Hennessy!

40% alc/vol. product of France
— 2 years ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Dennis P. Cheers! Well deserved!


Well done! Enjoy! 🥃
DC Radisson

DC Radisson

Cognac and Scotch are refined sipping drinks. 🥃


Paradis Cognac

To my dad. Bravo! — 8 months ago

Aonair Wines

Reserve Series Mountains Proprietary Red Blend 2013

Shay A

Was a wine club member here for a few years and very much enjoyed the entire portfolio. Stunning winery up Conn Creek Rd just south east of Lake Hennessy. Wonderful people too.

I always found the mountain proprietary blend more accessible at a young age compared to their cab reserve. At 7ys young, and even for the big and structured vintage of 2013, this was very enjoyable close to pop and pour. Brilliant color of purple in the glass offering up aromatics of baked mixed berry pie, fresh potpourri, cedar, espresso, and baking spices like cinnamon and vanilla. While extracted and rich on the palate, it has plenty of tannin to keep things balanced. Red, blue and black fruits accompanied by sandalwood, grilled violets, decadent dark cocoa and dusty character toward the finish.
— 10 months ago

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Moët Hennessy

Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Drank it blind .... before knowing the producer I thought it was a 1st or 2nd cru left bank in the 2012 vintage. I also thought briefly that it could be a Cheval Blanc. Wow good juice with silky tannins a very very pure fruit on blackcurrant and on the nose the cab franc stands out a lot. At the unveiling very surprised but the price becomes a big problem. Glad to have tried it anyway and it removes a prejudice I had for Chinese wines. — a year ago

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Francis le cave

Francis le cave

Wow, j'aurais aimé me faire servir ça a à l'aveugle pour voir comment j'aurais réagi. Le prix est juste indécent...

Château d'Esclans

Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2019

I'm not a fan of rosè, but this flagship(?) is excellent. Fresh and pleasantly dry: "warm", a red fruit, a peach, a citrus finish. From this producer: Hennessy is very good, Möet not necessarily. And "Whispering Angel" whispers to my ears when the sun is killing me. :) — 10 months ago

Buehler Vineyards

Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

At Buehler Vineyard for a marvelous tasting with John Buehler. Howell Mountain is amazing rolling hills. We look across Lake Hennessy at Chappellet and Pritchard Mountain. The wines here are incredibly reasonably priced. All are high quality 🍷 — a year ago

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Atlas Peak Syrah 2009

It’s amazing how time can bring a wine together into a beautiful seamless whole. Though the fruit has taken a step back, what is left is a savory, delicious expression of the peak south of Lake Hennessy. — 2 years ago

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