John Duval Wines

John Duval Wines

Entity Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014

Soft blanket of blue fruit. Still an adolescent. — a month ago

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Robert John Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Shows a great nose with lots of licorice notes. So interesting.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherry, raisins, dried figs, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, mocha, cola and light pencil lead.

I had it a year and a half ago and it is aging very nicely. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This Single Vineyard is interesting, rich, elegant and stylish.

Tasty right out of the bottle and much better after 3 hours of airtime, so be patient.

Lovely wine from a great vintage. Just Delicious.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— a month ago

Daniel, Douglas and 18 others liked this

Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly Witters Vineyard Gamay Noir Rosé

What a fun wine! Light and bright with some depth. Love it chilled on a warm day or in general!!

If you know someone who typically only drinks white wine this would be a great transition to red appreciation!
— a month ago

John Duval Wines

Plexus Shiraz Blend 2015

Medium to full crimson in colour. I love GSM - or as this wine is SGM with Shiraz predominant. Spicy Tarry red berry aromas. All the varieties blend well here but overall it is very Barossa. John Duval, the winemaker, was once Penfolds Chief Winemaker from 1986 to 2002. There have only been 4 Penfolds Grange winemakers - Max Schubert (creator in 1951), Don Ditter, John Duval and now Peter Gago the current Chief Winemaker since 2002. A wine that goes well with food or has the substance to do equally well on its own. — a month ago

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Ming L

Ming L

I tasted the Entity bottling, and it was very good as well. Would love to try this GSM blend.
Bob McDonald

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Have not had a lot of experience with Duval wines under his own label but he would have excellent connections with the growers from his days with Penfolds.


St. John Commandaria Xynistéri-Mavro Blend

Caramel, cashews, figs of all types. Sweet, tawny. Enjoyable, but this bottle is a little old. — 24 days ago

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Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019

Ron R

Great product. Prior notes apply. Drinking beautifully now. Especially since I corrected my stems after @John Van Trijp made a good point. This is on the 92/93 bubble, so I’ll round up. Happy Father’s Day to all those dads out there! — 8 hours ago

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Jody Scharf

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Happy Father's Day Ron 😎
Ron R

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Right back at ya, @Jody Scharf 😘

Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly El Dorado County Gamay Noir

Light ruby color. Served this slightly chilled. Currants and figs on the nose. I’d say medium acidity. Tart raspberry, tart cherry on the palate. More currants on the palate as it warms up.. I’m not sure if this is supposed to be a rosé or not. But it’s yummy for early evening drinking on the deck. Thumbs up.  — 14 days ago

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John Bookwalter Winery

Protagonist Conner-Lee Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Finished this tonight. Wonderful. Drink ability of merlot with richness of of cab. Really enjoyable especially with cheese. — 22 days ago

Little John Lane

The End of Nowhere Say Something Albariño 2020


Yummy skin contact Albariño. Has the hard edge I like of meinklang orange. Wine + Rock Shop. — a month ago


Premier Cru Brut Champagne Blend

Popped and poured. Deep straw color with a persistent mousse. On the nose, this Champagne has autolytic and oxidative notes of almond breakfast croissants and marzipan with lemon curd. That palate is quite rich with citrus and nuts. I must admit that all of my previous experiences with Duval Leroy has been with the standard blue label Brut NV which does not carry the Premier Cru designation so take the following comments with a grain of salt. Based off the color, flavor profile, and the fact that cork did not expand after being extracted, I am left to wonder if this wine has seen some years of age. Unfortunately, there is no disgorgement data to be found and the date code is all gibberish to me. Regardless, a perfectly nice bottle of Champagne if you like those more oxidative qualities. — a month ago

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Tom Casagrande

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I really dislike oxidative notes so I would have been less generous/objective than you had I popped this! Kudos for remaining objective.