Parker Coonawarra Estate

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The Menzies Coonawara Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Nose has crushed mint, ripe cherries, ripe blackberries, moist cedar, old leather, cherry-infused tobacco and candle wax trailing away.

Palate has ripe blackberries, dried Bing cherries, slight cocoa powder, dried plum, faint spice cake with fading tannins.

2H decant at the time of notes, I think this wants more air to continue developing. A purchase from many, many years past when we were hot on all things Australia. Hidden away for ~20Y in our off-site storage, these bottles recently arrived at the home cellar. I'm not disappointed by the showing tonight, more intrigued about what the next few bottles will bring...

Paired with Allen Bros cover rib (rib cap) and smashed fingerling potatoes; a meal generally dreamed about, realized tonight.
— 20 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Sitting on a case of 1995 yellow tail, 3 more years !
Bob McDonald

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The yellow tail might have flown the coop😆
Severn Goodwin

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach Chances are good you have some counterfeit stuff, Yellow Tail was only started in 2000, and imported to the US beginning in 2011. Your '95's might have been early experimental juice.

Penfolds

Bin 704 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black currants, cooked plums, cherries, cedar, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, is easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Much better after a couple of hours in the decanter, though.

Smooth and elegant with a nice mouthfeel. A very nice sipping wine.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 8 years.

Good by itself or with food, like BBQ Meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board.

Aged in French oak barrels (40% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.
— 4 days ago

Shay, Sharon and 25 others liked this

Hayfork

Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Deep ruby color. Delicate aromas of raspberry, black currants, pencil, menthol and a hint of sea water. Soft, delicate black fruit, dried herbs. Unbelievable wine.

🏅93 points - Robert Parker
🏅93 points - Jeb Dunnuck
— a month ago

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Trixie

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Classy photo! A great sounding wine!🥂

Reschke

Bull Trader Coonawarra Shiraz 2020

2020 is dark fruits good body very elegant to drink and will only get better with age. Sadly I will drink these two bottles this week YUM!! — a day ago

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.
— 10 days ago

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

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Isosceles Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1999

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This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Paso Robles. Easy drinking and spicy at this point.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing red and black fruits with vanilla, licorice, cedar, earth, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, chocolates and coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

Showing great complexity with a smooth mouthfeel. So pleasant and enjoyable by itself, and really gorgeous after 3 hours of airtime.

This 23 year old is not going to get any better with time, but it is delicious now. I just love these aged Bordeaux blends.

Interesting, elegant and rich. Fruit forward and extracted.

I've had a younger vintage of the Reserve a few years ago, and it is very consistent. Nice to see these quality wines out of Paso Robles.

Robert Parker 91 points.

A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 19% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels for 33 months (60% new). Unfiltered and unfined.

14% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$180.
— 3 days ago

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ESF

ESF

This is one of the first serious red wines from Paso back in the day - great to see it holding up
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Held up beautifully

Jacob's Creek/Orlando

Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Awesome Cab with smooth smooth finish, a hint of whiskey. Great on its own!
Would definitely purchase again ♥️
— 7 days ago

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Translucent red berry; outer water tinge, Low alcohol at 13%, capsicum, paprika, cherry. Chocolate, capsicum, dark berry. Medium body and medium tannin. Lingering flavour. — 5 days ago

Jonata Winery

La Sangre de Jonata Ballard Canyon Syrah 2013

Must buy & age
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Cofermented with 2% Viognier, the Syrah-dominated 2013 La Sangre de Jonata is another terrific 2013 from winemaker Matt Dees that checks in near the top of the vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated and with bright acidity, it reveals classic notes of black fruits, pepper, violets, spring flowers and tons of minerality. It will be better in another 2-3 years and keep for decade or more after that.
— 11 days ago

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Bin 28 Kalimna South Australia Shiraz 2018

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing black currants, cooked plums, figs, spices, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine tannins and bitter herbs.

This is a very tasty Shiraz from Australia. Still young and will drink better in 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

Big, extracted and rich, with mild complexity.

A nice sipping wine, and good with BBQ Meats too.

Robert Parker 93 points.

100% Shiraz grapes were aged in American oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.
— 19 days ago

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