Oakville Ranch

Far Niente Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Once again the ‘16s are drinking really nice now. Ripe black fruit on the nose. Getting blackberries, black cherries, and even some blueberry on the finish. Tannins really soft and delicate now. All coming together really nice at this point. — 7 days ago

Joshua, Eddie and 2 others liked this


Estate Grown Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir 2015

Got this for a dinner party and everyone loved it — 7 days ago

Josh Gray
with Josh

Bedrock Wine Co.

Pagani Ranch Heritage Sonoma Valley Red Blend 2018

Really nice Zin, hate that it is our last one. — 13 days ago

Brian Broxson
with Brian
Bobbi Jo and Heather liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Ming L

2nd time tasting the ‘18. Massive wine. Opulent. Tremendous depth of fruits. Enjoy now for its sheer power. I would not open mine for at least another 10 years. — 24 days ago

Bob, Tom and 2 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Such a bombastic wine. Velvety … opulent … and loaded with dark fruit and cassis. Built for 15-20 years. Would like a touch more acid. — a month ago

Tom, Ira and 3 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Too young but very good and should get better. Nose has loads of cigar box and ground sandstone, dark oozy berries. Palate is rich and complex, with a little alcoholic pepperiness in the back half. Lots of tannin. Acids are a bit low and the alcohol is a bit high at 15%, so the tightrope is to find the number of years of aging to let the tannins settle but before the alcohol starts to burn through. 9.1+ (the + is if you find that sweet spot). — a month ago

Severn, Vanessa and 15 others liked this

Groth Vineyards & Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Dry wine with medium tannins. Smooth, juicy. — 5 days ago

Cakebread Cellars

Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

1hr+ decant. Not sure if it needed more or was over the hill. Dark red color. Tough to write a note as this changed so much over the following hour. Medicinal tones with cherries and subtle vanilla. Medium minus finish. Might be in an odd phase? Confused! — 6 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Tom, Shay and 6 others liked this

Abreu Vineyards

Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

2012 vintage. Seemed like quintessential 2000, 2003 or 2005 Pauillac. Really nice. 4.26.23 — a month ago

Ted, Jan and 8 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend 2020

Good Zin. Full bodied but a little young. Smooth finish with a nice touch of oak uses. 90% Zinfandel grapes and a little petite Sirah — a month ago

Tom, Byron and 7 others liked this