John Bookwalter Winery

Nickel & Nickel

John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

I knew this would be a good wine, but it exceeded my expectations. The 2018s still need time in the cellar and I was surprised how approachable this is today. Dark berries, vanilla and tobacco. Should have bought more at $74. — 10 days ago

Ray, Ira and 3 others liked this

Azienda Agricola COS

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2020

MB. JOHN Recc. Very light but still@interesting Kindnof wanting something more weighty with the same qualities. — 20 days ago

Ericsson, Eddie and 8 others liked this

John Bookwalter Winery

Protagonist Conner-Lee Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Nice robust Cabernet. Had a strange flavor on day one that I could not put my finger on..2nd day was much better. Bold dark fruit, some smoke, smooth and not to many tannins. Picked up for $30 in Dec 2018, may have to hunt for some more. 2015 vintage. — 2 months ago

John Anthony Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Time for a nice Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Rich and extracted.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate, with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, vanilla, black licorice, cedar, leather, earth, turmeric, dark coffee, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This 2014 vintage was great, and it is showing. Drinking very nicely now, and a great sipping wine. Loved the nose once it opened up.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but after 4 hours it is really singing with a gorgeous nose. I would suggest being patient.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and dried fruits.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 24 months in French Oak barrels. A small production of only 321 cases.

15.4% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 15 days ago

Severn, Alex and 11 others liked this


Le Telquel Cheverny Gamay

Gift from Alex and John (admin day) — 21 days ago

Paul liked this

John Duval Wines

Entity Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014

Aged nicely - in a good place. Dark plummy slightly sweet fruit balanced with some briny olives. I’ll drink pretty much anything John Duval makes. — 2 months ago

Shay, Eric and 5 others liked this

Peake Ranch

John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Wonderful, smooth Pinot. Soft in your mouth, mild tannins, with a medium cherry, slightly pepper finish. — 5 days ago

John Evan Cellars

The Talking Bull Davis King Vineyard Monopole Petite Sirah 2007

Amazing fruit and balance. Mellows quite well with time. Lovely deep, dark flavor and color. — a day ago

Myke Morgan
with Myke
Paul liked this

Elk Cove Vineyards

Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc 2020

Fabulous dinner with my fiancé John at Poiseidon in Del Mar. Perfect for light seafood, fruity and green apple flavor — 22 days ago

Dragonette Cellars

John Sebastiano Vineyard Grenache 2018

Not sure about it. Mouth feel is good earthy sanguine flavors that I am still processing. — 2 months ago