Oakville Winery

Morlet Family Vineyards

Coeur de Vallée Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.5

After visiting here last Fall, and leaving with more wine than any other visit (mostly due to their incredible white wines), this has been a fun wine to follow. This is my second to enjoy, and I think I have one left. For a 2014, this was pretty tightly coiled.

76 cab/24 cab franc. Love those percentages, especially from To Kalon. It certainly sports the classical powerful To Kalon flair with dominant black cherry and plenty of fragrant aromatics of violets and potpourri. Even after a few hours of bottle air, this remained tannic and slightly unyielding (very uncommon for 2014 valley floor Napa). At the end of the evening, it gave way to sweet pipe tobacco, black currant, dark spiced red fruits, and savory herbs. Hard to deny the powerful black cherry core that To Kalon normally sports. I’d hold for another 5yrs or decant 3+ hrs.
— 4 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

That was a great vintage as well
leon egozi

leon egozi

He makes excellent juice
Deborah M

Deborah M

I am not familiar. Sounds like I need to try!

World's End

Crossfire Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

3rd place. Always a favorite. Called a Napa red blend. Above average Napa cab. See previous notes. — 15 days ago

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Ramey Wine Cellars

Pedregal Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Not quite up to the Hillside select but well done. Dark fruit and a hint of cinnamon on the nose. Clearly some rich American oak - and hint of vanilla as a result. Not quite as well balanced as I would have liked - finish was medium length. — 9 days ago

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TOR Kenward Family Wines

Tierra Roja Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

RP95Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A barrel sample, the deep garnet-purple colored 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard comes bounding out of the glass with notions of ripe red plums, Morello cherries and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of pencil shavings, violets and camphor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with “Juicy red and black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and background”. I can’t say it better than Parker! I always love Wine from Tor - Great vineyard source.
— 6 days ago

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David L

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Absolutely love this. Had it a few months back and was taken back

Oakville Bench

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Nose: cassis, cherry, spices…booze. Wet stone. A little leather. Raspberry leaf. Good flavors, but smells a little cheap and thin.

Taste: Pretty good. Medium weight +, silky, very fruit forward. A strong herbal cassis finish. 89-90. Not a “good deal”, but probably worth the $20. Reminiscent of a proper Napa Cab, imagine that!
— 3 days ago

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Gargiulo Vineyards

Money Road Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Simply awesome!! PnP. Dark purple color. Blue and black fruit with integrated oak and some anise. Deep wine with a medium plus finish. Great texture. Loved it! — 17 days ago

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Amici Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Paul K
9.1

Amici does a great job with this white label. Good nose of blackberry / vanilla, a little round on the mouthfeel but the fruit - plum / cherry / licorice give good dimension. — 10 days ago

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Bevan Cellars

Tin Box Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Battle of the 2012s. Very different styles both excellent. From mag. — 9 days ago

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Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

For a limited time, 'Red Meat Friday' is back to commemorate the end of our kitchen renovation. Celebrated by opening up one of our favorite wines. Decanted about 1.5 hours. — 17 days ago

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Gargiulo Vineyards

Money Road Ranch Rosato di Sangiovese Sangiovese 2016

Always awesome! See previous notes. — 8 days ago

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