Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

I liked the 15 better than the 14 — 10 days ago

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Métisse Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

Shay A

I’m at 94-95 here. Upside over the next 5-10yrs.

Purchased during a visit to Melka back in ‘21. This 2017 ended up being the favorite red wine of the tasting (though the ‘16 SB was my overall favorite). Pritchard Hill fruit next to Ovid. 70 cab/20 CabFranc /10 petit Verdot.

Purple in the glass. Sports the entire fruit spectrum (red, blue, black) but trends darker toward the finish. Expensive oak but it’s really pretty (doesn’t come across as too oak driven). For the vintage, this is elegant and integrating nicely. Fruit is very pure (blueberries, blackberries, plum) with baking spices (cinnamon and vanilla) with a vein of mineral/graphite down the middle. Consumed from decanter over 3hrs and left a glass for the next day…improved over time, but this was already starting to open for business.

I opened this alongside two other 2017 Napa cabs with a small group for a check-in on the vintage. MacDonald was the winner, Kinsman Rhadamanthus was the most unique, this Melka fit in-between style wise (more modern than the other two).
— 5 months ago

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Love those MacDonalds too


Melanson Vineyard Matthew's Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

What a vintage on Pritchard Hill! This is THE go to in this zip code (way under The neighbors are Ovid & Colgin. I can’t believe this is 7 years from vintage - it’s still very young with lots of currant and blueberry with mocha. Tannins kick in in the mid palate and a lengthy finish. With a rack of lamb - proof God loves us! — 3 years ago

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Experiment No. N2.7 Napa Valley Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Rich and ripe but balanced and not overwhelmed by oak. — a month ago

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Experiment C4.6 Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Dark ruby. Red fruit nose. Medium bodied. Silky soft tannins even right out of the bottle. Fruit forward, lots of oak, earthy, mushroom, hint of dark chocolate on the finish. Medium finish. Drinking well now. — a year ago

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Experiment N1.4 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2014

Last of the weekend Ovids and exactly what I was referring to in other posts. The Experiment reds are generally fantastic. Bold and rich and unique. @Matt Duncan these last two wines are what makes Ovid special. — 3 years ago

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Hexameter Napa Valley Red Blend 2019

2019 vintage. Nice but overpriced, part ii. 10.18.23. — 2 months ago

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Boundary Breaks Vineyard

Ovid Line North Medium Dry Riesling 2018

2018 | Riesling (Halbtrocken)
Boundary Breaks; Ovid North Line (OLN)
Finger Lakes; Lodi, NY, USA
(91-93; Drink 2023-2033)
— 7 months ago

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Experiment R9.8 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Nice but missing umphoof — 2 years ago

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Experiment V6.2 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Lovely wine. Another great experiment by Ovid and a true bargain as it ages beautifully. Everything a cab franc should be.... — 4 years ago

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Love the 12 experiment