Oakville, Napa Valley

Maybach Family Vineyards

Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The flagship, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium, represents 560 cases and achieved 14.8% alcohol after aging in 90% new Taransaud and Darnajou casks. Remarkably, the wine matches the perfect 2013, with extraordinary fragrance of blueberry, blackberry, forest floor, truffle, spring flowers and background barbecue smoke followed by a thick, unctuously textured, juicy, but incredibly well-balanced, intense wine. This is built like a skyscraper with enormous quantities of blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit, well-integrated acidity and sweet, gentle tannins. This is an extraordinary effort from Maybach that can be drunk now or cellared for up to 30 or more years. — 2 days ago

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Nickel & Nickel

Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

In June 2017 I drank one of these and noted: “Outstanding wine..I imagine my next bottle will be spectacular in 4-5 years.” I was absolutely correct! — a day ago

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Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine

Side by side against the Hunnicutt Brinkman (GIII fruit), Bevan’s blend was more fruit forward, a little richer and more dense. Raspberry and blackberry morphed into a darker, slightly earthy finish still with pronounced fruit. Less complex than the Hunnicutt but still a great bottle of wine. Really hard to go wrong with either one. — 16 days ago

Ron, Shay and 4 others liked this

Groth Vineyards & Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Great with a backyard steak. Medium bodied. Very drinkable now... but I’ve had some that do bring on added dimensions when put away. Nose was soft, but hard to compete with the outdoors. — 17 days ago

Ericsson, Ron and 12 others liked this


Lore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Shay A

WNH “TRB” tasting.

I let this bottle decant for three hours and then fully decant for 3hrs (pulling from the decanter the last two hours). The bulk of that time I was hit with really pure and ripe fruits but ending with a wall of tannin. Gorgeously aromatic with layers of the entire fruit spectrum…red, blue and black berries, sandalwood, and espresso. The mid palate here is quite fantastic in how deep it is while still having good acidity to keep it vibrant. Violets, dark chocolate, mixed Berry compote and baking spices all surrounded by a savory graphite type note. I saved two glasses for the following day and it turned very silky and seemed to be a very beautiful expression of Oakville.

If opening now, decant 4-6hrs, or hold another 3+yrs.
— 12 days ago

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@Carter Pelham : You’ll have a great time. We did a RM tasting a little over a year ago and loved trying all the wines side by side. I’ve been a fan of their wines for a while, and each vintage reinforces that!
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Did you get to check out his new production in Calistoga yet?
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@Joshua Fisher : Not yet. They were still finishing up when we were last out there. I’ll be back out the first week of Sept, so might stop by.

Turnbull Wine Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Very nicely made. Balanced and easy to drink. Young. Given a few years, I’m hoping for added dimension. — 10 days ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 15 others liked this

Miner Family

Benedetto Signature Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Special edition Miner enjoyed with Ed Miner here in Sitka. Great evening! — 14 days ago

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Harlan Estate

Oakville Red Blend 2001

Ron R

Detroit. Living large with my boys.
On the nose this is complex. Comes across as rustic, with notes of graphite, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Palate is ethereal, as expected. Nice weight and balance. Somewhat dry mouthfeel with medium tannins. Mature cherries blend with moderate acidity. Finish is completed with cigar box. Food will help this wine. Drink or hold. Loving the moment…

— 8 days ago

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Rick star @Ron R - brilliant my friend
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Thanks, Mikey. @Mike R, @David L this guys would tuck right in nicely at a Herd event 😃
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@Bill Bender, I’m gonna hold you to that 💪🏾


Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This wine is at another level… no adjectives to convey the depth of concentration that still comes off as fresh as it is intense. — a day ago

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Beckstoffer To Kalon Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Ron R

Absolutely stunning. We are lost for words. Time has stood still within this bottle. — 9 days ago

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@Ron R you know your my brother from another mother and love you like no other - I agree with you and @Jason and Jennie and Jason you know I am big time buyer - love Macaulay
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@Mike R, that’s it, Mikey, I’m gonna drop your name, and they had better behave! 😀