Jason Stephens Winery

D.R. Stephens

DR II Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Super smooth and silky at 18 years old — 2 months ago

Carter Hollis
with Carter

Kistler

Les Noisetiers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2020

Ron R
9.4

This wine is so good, it should not be overlooked. Apparently, Kistler (Jason Kesner) produces this wine for restaurants. But that doesn’t mean us mere mortals can’t enjoy it at home. Some would consider this a mass-market proposition, but it’s anything but that. It possesses a transparency of an individual story, which is easy to read. There are no missing pages or chapters. This wine is well structured and prismatic in terms of its complexity, layers and minerality. Butterscotch, honey and calcium pierce the taste buds, and at a price I consider to be reasonable for such an outstanding product. Check out Kistler’s website. They hide nothing. It screams about very considered wine-making at its very best. Consider this for short-term cellaring only. — a year ago

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Willem Booij

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I totally agree Ron, except for your conclusion about the aging potential. I have drink several for 10 up to 20 years old bottles, and every time it was party time!
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@Willem Booij, totally respect your viewpoint on this wine. As a rule of thumb, Kistler is certainly age worthy. This wine presented very little acidity, and it was for this reason that I felt that this wine would not further improve with age. It’s a beautiful specimen now. No need to risk it decaying prematurely, IMO.
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@Tom Casagrande and @Eric Urbani, thanks guys. Great wines deserve the best prose that we can muster.

Raul Pérez

La Del Vivo Bierzo White Blend 2017

Adore. Drank on Kauai w Jason. — 4 years ago

D.R. Stephens

Moose Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

I prefer Bordeaux to these big Napa Valley Cabernets, but this Cabernet is excellent and paradigmatic of the Napa Valley style. At a perfect age where all the tannins in the finish are smooth. A very big but elegant wine that needs steak. Powerful attack of elegant Cabernet fruit. A perfect choice for Cabernet Sauvignon lovers. A great buy for $80. — 5 months ago

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Thomas Melissanthe et Jason Ligas Vignerons

Bucephale Xinomavro 2016

Un peu tourmenté et pas trop en place et si la matière est belle la volatile me dérange — 2 years ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1985

Antonio Galloni

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Beautiful note!
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Very nice
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🙌🏼 classic Mondavi reserve rarely fail to impress. Cheers @Rob Brobst III

D.R. Stephens

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Heavy tannins, mineral, plum. — 9 months ago

Bond

Quella Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Inspire Napa Valley Sat. afternoon tasting with Antonio Galloni. Panel includes:
Brad Grimes - winemaker Abreu
Helen Keplinger- Keplinger wine
Mary Maher - Silverado farming
Francois Peschon -accendo, vine hill ranch
Jason Smith- MS

WINES
2018 BV George de Latour
2019 Stags Leap SLV
2018 DVO Napa Valley Red
2017 Bond Quella
2019 Lingua Franca estate chardonnay
2019 Domaine de Bichery brut champagne

Each panel member picked a wine that had an impact on them.
— 10 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Domaine les Grandes Vignes (Vaillant)

La Varenne du Poirier Anjou Chenin Blanc 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Pale yellow. Expressive nose is ripe, honeyed, smoked and wooly. In the mouth, it’s fresh and precise, with green apple and pear, underlying saltiness and a crisp, mineral finish. Lovely, elegant Chenin Blanc from schist, aged one year in 400-liter older barrels. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)
— 4 years ago

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Jason Edward Charles

Vinca Minor Old Vine & Dry Farmed Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Holy funk! I forget the story but man is this stone fruit for days but really juicy with a acidic bitterness like apple cider. Also some melon, herbs, saline. Crazy complex. This is for those orange wine lovers! — 4 years ago