Glad I’ve been patient and have two cases. — 7 days ago
Time for a nice Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Rich and extracted.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.
Dry and very fruity on the palate, with nice complexity and mouthfeel.
Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, vanilla, black licorice, cedar, leather, earth, turmeric, dark coffee, spices and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.
This 2014 vintage was great, and it is showing. Drinking very nicely now, and a great sipping wine. Loved the nose once it opened up.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but after 4 hours it is really singing with a gorgeous nose. I would suggest being patient.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and dried fruits.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 24 months in French Oak barrels. A small production of only 321 cases.
15.4% alcohol by volume.
$70. — 15 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, raisins, dried figs, tobacco, oak, light vanilla, spices, peppercorn, chocolates and earth.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, earth, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, coffee, peppercorn and pencil lead.
Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a delicious GSM blend from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Showing great complexity with a great mouthfeel. Rich and elegant.
This 11 year old from the great 2010 vintage is so tasty and delicious now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
Robert Parker 95 points. Wine Enthusiasts 96 points.
Needs 4 hours to open up properly, and show the tannins and complexity, so be patient.
I've had multiple vintages of this wine, and it is always a treat.
I paired it with dried meats and cheeses.
A blend of mostly Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah with other appellation varietals.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$125. — 3 months ago
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Dry Creek Valley. Nicely balanced with a nice, soft mouthfeel. Elegant and fruit forward.
Dry on the palate with a tangy finish, soft tannins and raspberries.
Showing black cherries, strawberry pie, light cedar, chocolates, coffee, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf and herbs.
This 6 year old from the great 2015 vintage is showing nice complexity now.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime.
Shows a great nose after an hour of airtime. Delicious once it opens up, so be patient. Gets much spicier after 5 hours.
Very enjoyable by itself or with food. Spicy, engaging and interesting.
I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and what a great surprise this is now. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.
Great to see a moderate alcohol Cabernet from California. A great wine to have all by itself.
13.7% alcohol by volume.
$55. — 13 days ago
This is a wonderful ending for the evening. A delicious Sauternes from a great vintage.
A beautiful color of dark golden honey.
Full bodied and oily with medium plus acidity.
Sweet on the palate with nice complexity.
Showing honey, yellow apples, spices, pears and tropical fruits.
Nicely balanced and delicious by itself or with food. I paired it with liver Pâté.
Needs 30 minutes to open up properly, so be patient.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
93 points. — a month ago
This wine needs at least 1 hour to develop. Then, it opens up into a nice citrus flavored wine that was quite enjoyable. Before that, it was tasteless. So be patient before drinking this wine: do not expect to
drink it without a long decant. — 2 months ago
Pretty good chard. Initially the lemon notes and the acidity were overpowering, after a couple of hours of aeration and ice cold temp the wine completely turned… Lemon and acidity were still there but brighter and less intense. Also some newfound minerals and even a slight sweet oak note on the finish. I was about the dismiss the whole bottle after the first glass, so glad I was patient and gave it another shot. — 20 days ago
Nice color Very Dry with good body Lime, Grapefruit,hint of vanilla Long finish — 2 months ago
This is a very tasty and unique white blend from Napa Valley.
A good quality wine that shows nice structure and balance. Tangy and easy drinking with nice complexity and mouthfeel.
Showing citrus, lemons, green apples, light oak, limes, spices, minerals, honeysuckle and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Dry on the palate and refreshing.
Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. Spicy with a tangy finish and nicely balanced.
Needs 45 minutes to open up, and it is worth being patient.
I had it last year and this time it is even better.
A blend of Viognier and Chardonnay. A small production of only 70 cases.
14.4% alcohol by volume.
$70. — 2 months ago