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Julien Altaber (Sextant)

Ma Ma Mia Pinot Gris 2011

Beautiful. Dark orange color but lithe — 16 days ago

E. Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis)

Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Just a nice, easy Nebbiolo for the price! — a month ago

Jeremy Wilson
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Valdegrulla

La Familia Chinon Cabernet Franc

Molto buono. A mia moglie piace. Molto buono mercato. — 2 months ago

Sono Montenidoli

Tradizionale Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2013

Mama Mia!!! This is excellent. Some almond, bread, lemon. — 2 months ago

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Cadence

Cara Mia Vineyard Camerata Cabernet Franc Blend 2012

Nice garrique notes and minerality. Classic red mountain fruit. Would definitely buy again. — a month ago

Will Stockton
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Saladini Pilastri

Offida Pecorino

Questo e il nostro favarito, e buono con pesce e vongole. Mia moglie ha sento un spumante nel gusto, perche e bio. Sarebbe molto buono mercato! — a month ago

Bressler

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Last vintage from Bressler, grapes going to Anomaly vineyards now. Was on the customer list at the start for a few years and still have 01 and 02 (popped an 02 a year ago and it was great) in the cellar. Grabbed some 2014s at a great price. For Napa, Bressler was always worth seeking...premium valley floor fruit, Mia Klein winemaker, and under $100 release price.

1 hour decant (little sediment). A splended inky dark magenta color. On the nose: floral, sandlewood, black cherry and plum, cedar, vanilla marshmallows. Taste: Elegant and smooth, soft tannins with blackberry, blueberry, chocolate, with a spicy cedar medium plus finish....ready to go another 15 years.
— 2 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Shay A

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Sad to see this producer end its run. Haven’t had any older vintages, but I’ve enjoyed 2009-2013 the last few years. Love Mia Klein’s craft too.
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Shay A Yep, sad to see these guys go, and Mia's Selene wines are terrific. Cheers!

Bressler

Young Vines Cabernet Franc Blend 2005

15 years makes a difference.
$40.00 makes it even better.


Facts and Figures
2005 Bressler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Mia Klein Vineyard Manager: David Abreu Release Date: January, 2009 Release price: $85
Bottling Date: Jan 11, 2008
Pick Date: October 5 through 14, 2005
Vines: Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 on St. George root stock (1986)
Cabernet Franc Clone 332 on 420A root stock (1999)
Petit Verdot Clone 181 on 420A root stock (1999) Cabernet Yields: 9.5 tons
Aging: 24 months in new French Oak
Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot Cooperage: Barrels from: Taransaud, Nadalie and Treuil
Production
750ml 527 cases
Magnums 24 cases (144 bottles) 3.0L 6 bottles
6.0L 2 bottles
Notes from Mia Klein:
The 2005 vintage gave ample rain in the winter, charging up the soil water profile for a very nice growing season. Temperatures were moderate and consistent from early spring through October. Both the mature, established Cabernet Sauvignon vines and the now five year old Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petite Verdot vines produced some wonderful juice.
— 14 days ago

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Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Nice!..still have some 02s in the cellar. They were always a great Napa value...14 is their last vintage

O'Shaughnessy

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Showing some slight sign of age. Ready to drink after a 30 minute decant. Aged blackberry, saddle leather, mushroom. Tannin has softened quite a bit and have started to fall out as there was a ton of sediment on the cork. Some baked fig, roasted quality about it from start to finish. I have one more of these and will probably be opening this up sooner vs later. I am noticing that although these have holding power, the OSh wines (all of thm) and Cimarossa wines made by Capioux (03 and 04 only) don't seem to do as well as the Cimarossa wines made by Mia Klein from 05-present. — a month ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Mark Flesher: I had this same wine a couple months ago and had similar notes.
Laith A

Laith A

I had the 2012 version of this wine about 3 months ago and it seemed to be going in a similar direction.. need to pop open the rest soon!!

Evviva Stella Mia

Prosecco

Happy 37th, Mary! The love of my life. — 3 months ago

Mary Lacagnina
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Mary Lacagnina

Mary Lacagnina

Happiest Anniversary ever!
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