Petit Verdot

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Gor
9.3

Fantastic concentration and balance. Opaque purple color with nose of cherry liqueur, roses, dark chocolate and hint of sous bois. Persistent palate with dark fruits and floral elements that drives to a long finish. This is still tightly wound and needs time in a glass or decanter but will sing with a few hours of air. — 11 days ago

Ira, Paul and 6 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Just fantastic tonight. Truly singing and such a wonderful example of classic Bordeaux from a producer we love and have had the good fortune to visit. Paired with a grilled leg of lamb on a beautiful early fall evening. Classic nose, seamless on the palate, great acid. Finish is slightly thin but still really a great wine. So fun. Opened 5 hours before drinking, no decant. — 6 days ago

Severn, Byron and 19 others liked this

Realm Cellars

The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Ron R
9.5

Balanced and sheer power characterize the 19 vintage. Too young at the moment, but this is destined for greatness. — 6 days ago

Juan, Shay and 51 others liked this
Mark Farrell

Mark Farrell

Love this wine. I was able to find a few of the ‘19’s and bought them. This wine was my first with Realm, and made me a fan. I have some of their Tempest (merlot) coming in and I have a bottle of their Rose that I plan to pop soon. Good stuff!
Ron R

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Yes, I was fortunate enough to pimp some of the 12 vintage from my wine nerds back in the day. I was taken hostage by Realm at that point, so I fully understand where you are. Enjoy those 19’s and the rosé when you go there!

Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Happy Friday and celebrating with this wine. Most amazing winery I ever visited. Thank you to my sister in law that booked the private tasting and introduced me to this wine. She’s one of my besties. Love the smell of the bouquet of flowers that are soft and eloquent. Interesting that the company also has flowers one of my favorite Pinot noirs. This iwine is slightly too cherry finish. But I love the velvet texture. — 14 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 6 others liked this

Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1994

Scarlet tawny color, mostly opaque. Sweet fruit nose. Notes of red and black fruit, dark earth, figs, molasses, tobacco leaves and some barnyard. Very pleasant in the mouth. Good structure. Great finish. This was in the zone. — 4 days ago

Andrew, Eric and 18 others liked this
Stephen Redenbaugh

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OMG… still my all time New World Cabernet based wine…still strutting its stuff at 30 years plus..

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

The deep ruby colored Château Lafon-Rochet 2017 reveals aromas of blackcurrant, black cherries, red and black plum, cedar wood, mint and wet leafes. The palate is medium to full bodied, balanced by good acidity, decent fruit concentration and grippy tannins. Well made but fails to deliver a lasting impression. Drink from 2024 until 2037. — 4 days ago

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Colgin

IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

The raw beauty of some wines can leave you in full admiration. The 2018 Colgin IX Estate is such a wine. A gorgeous floral perfume of rose pedals and violets is followed by laser-like focused aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, red and black plum, iodine, graphite, cedar wood, black pepper and a hint of earth. The mouthfeel is off the charts, merging sheer power and complexity with flawless elegance. The long, lingering finish feels like the aftermath to a heroic movie climax, confirming a spectacular wine. Drink now until 2060. — 5 days ago

Ted, Tom and 9 others liked this

Opus One

Overture Napa Valley Petit Verdot Blend

Deep ruby color. Aromas Blackberry, smoke, black currant and earth. Gorgeous wine, very complex, nicely structured. Black fruit flavors, black tea tannins. — 5 days ago

Dawn, Tom and 16 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Full bodied, dark and inky. Nice spicy and floral aromas. Very luxurious mouthfeel. Dark fruit, graphite, cardamom, roasted coffee beans. In compartment to other 2016 Napa Cabs I’ve tried of this dignity I would hold on to this a few more years if I could. — 19 days ago

Ron, Brent and 2 others liked this

Château Lanessan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Dark robe with a nice nose of tobacco, cigar box, asphalt and soil notes. Very elegant and polished tannins, complex, in a medium bodied and long finish. Very good now but will get better with 3 to 5 years in the cellar. One of our favorite bordeaux values. — 19 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Severn and 7 others liked this