Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% St. Macaire, 1% Cabernet Franc and 2% Carmenere, aged for 22 months in French oak, 22% new, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits with spice, herb and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, fig and blueberry compote with currants, cacao, pepper and earthy notes. Fine rustic tannins, good structure, long finish, great mouthfeel, ending with cedar, fruit and earthy character. Wonderful! Very Nice. — 11 days ago

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Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Beautiful old Cabernet! Dark red in color, bright fruit, beautiful old Cabernet. Wild mushrooms a forest floor with bright bing cherries. — 4 years ago

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Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

My 1000th Delectable wine! And quite fitting. This wine is massive. Compared to a 13 O'Shaughnessy Veeder that was consumed alongside, this wine had a bit more. Both were still youthful and primary, the nose of this with a Blackberry and cassis. Entry is just north of full bodied, tannic from the start and stiff to the finish. Black fruits and a hint of lavender and tobacco. Has quite a few years left. This bottle was a victim to experiment and still an easy 95....I feel inclined to give it a 96 but am stopping at 95. Easily a 97 at maturity if my willpower allows it (which it won't). — 5 years ago

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Congratulations on your 1000th note. Always informative.
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Dense and rich. Sweet tar, fresh squeezed blackberries, dark chocolate and licorice aromatics. Big on the palate...so much blue and black fruit with currant and plum. More cocoa than dark chocolate. Thought this edged out the ‘06 O’Shaughnessey by a point or so. Always delicious and can’t wait to visit in a month.




Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Delicious wine. Decanted and drank after about 1 hour. Solid fruit and good structure — 11 days ago

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Children's Garden Oakville Sauvignon Blanc

Lemon zest, Stone Fruit and something herbal. Weighty and creamy. Delicious. — 3 years ago


Special Selection Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Neat little comparison, as this was tasted alongside a 2009 O'Shaughnessy Mount Veeder Cabernet. It was interesting how these at first were very different, then started to converge, then started to diverge significantly. At the end of the comparison, this one was a two-point winner. This is a nose of classic Napa Cabernet. Blackberry currant, pepper that almost singes your nostril hair. Entry is full-bodied, Blackberry, blueberry, baking spices, currant, licorice, herbs. And just kept adding another layer and another layer. On the finish, softened tannins are noted yet toasted quality is still extremely present. This wine is showing superb integration, and in my opinion it's still probably 3 to 5 years away from the very top of the hill. This one has a long life ahead. — 4 years ago

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Another fun comparison from same vintage, same winemaker, and same fruit! Difference is that this wine from Progeny is the choice barrels of the Veeder fruit. Like the O’Shaughnessy on steroids. Wow! Cashmere. So plush and rich in profile. Nutmeg and sweet cocoa on the nose with ripe blue and black fruit. Baking spices, baked mixed berry pie, sandalwood, lush and fresh dark fruits to the core. Grainy yet soft tannins at the finish. Still improving. Killer bottle. Thanks @Mark Flesher


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Really good!! — a month ago

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Cave Cuvée Howell Mountain Red Blend 2018

Wow. Had low expectations, but this was phenomenal. So silky smooth. — 10 months ago


Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 2015

This is the Cab Franc, not listed on the app. Have asked to be added.

My first time trying a bottle, a fantastic cab franc.
— 4 years ago

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Didn’t know they made this. Did you @Mark Flesher ?
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@Shay A it is not made every year.
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Correct, it’s a limited wine.

Beringer Vineyards

Tre Colline Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

20 years old and still going. This one is definitely not an 87 or 88. Upon the initial cork pop, this one is a 90 at the least. Given about 2 hours to breathe, this one easily ascends to a 93. Tre Colline currently is Howell Mountain property that is owned by O'Shaughnessy. Don't understand the 87 at all! This wine has a Blackberry kind of nose. Has a lot of herb and spice. The middle of this wine has great weight and density. This wine has not started to decline in any way. Is still holding strong through the middle. However, I do not expect this one to improve any more in the bottle. If you have this one, it is time to start drinking. Very nice finish of some pepper, still even a slight bit of tannin. However, this one has done a great job of integration. Is ready to go without a doubt! What a surprise from Beringer ... without much of a surprise here. Definitely a top producer in the Napa Valley. — 5 years ago

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Critics tore up the 98 vintage. I found it to be better than evaluated with good value pricing.
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Bordeaux through and through...nose and palate. New leather, raspberries, some rhubarb tart and smoked cedar. Tannins completely integrated with a very light lift on the palate. Needed some coaxing to open up. Tons of ripe red fruit on the finish.