Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay

THE STEAL! THE ZEST! Not your average Napa Valley Chard. I am in love. So much citrus and so much acidity. — 7 days ago


Napa Valley Syrah 2018

Delectable Wine

The 2018 Syrah is a powerhouse. Inky dark fruit and strong varietal notes scream out of the glass. Blackberry jam, dried herbs, licorice, sage, mint, graphite and black pepper all develop with a bit of coaxing. There is a lot of wine here, but a bit of patience is absolutely essential. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2021)
— 4 months ago


Cade Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Savory dry full-bodied spicy — 2 years ago


Napa Valley Merlot

What a Merlot pure fullbodied plum notes ❤️ — 18 days ago

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Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Another excellent wine! — 2 months ago

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Force Majeure

Parabellum Coulée Syrah - Mourvèdre Blend 2016

Beautiful Red Mt estate wines made by Todd Alexander, formerly of Bryant Family, and PlumpJack - coincidentally a Texan Native, or "lost soul" to Cali. — 2 years ago

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Oscar Semmler Barossa Valley Shiraz 2001

More fruit than funk. This one was not at the very front or back of a lineup consisting of a 2012 Plumpjack, 2005 Cayuse En Cerise, 2013 Sleight of hand Psychedelic, 2009 Alban Reva, 2007 Bevan Bob's Cuvee Dry Stack Syrah, and a 2015 Montagu Hyde. Would definitely enjoy again if someone else was buying. I was very surprised to find a lot fruit still here. The cellartracker drink by window seems to have expired a couple of years ago, yet I did not really get many tertiary notes out of this wine at all. A lot of dark fruit here. Ripe blackberry, boysenberry, hint of earthy grit to the middle and finish. Still seemed to finish with a little bit of resolving tannin. The finish definitely has rounded off. Enjoyed quite a bit, yet if you have this in your cellar I would start opening! — 2 years ago

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Really cool bottle. Power of persuasion may have been why I picked up some eucalyptus but it was faint. There was an old graham cracker note too. Ripe blackberry, cassis, and vanilla pipe tobacco. Would like to try one of these younger.


Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Really enjoyed with a grilled tomahawk steak. Whole group really enjoyed the wine. Fruit forward but still dry for nice balance — a month ago


Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Shay A

Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch!

I am aware of the relationship between Odette and Plumpjack, and while I don’t know the differences in their reserve Chardonnay winemaking, this Odette is (for my taste) incredibly superior to the Plumpjack version. Modern Cali chard with a touch of restraint (I think there is some stainless used here). Aromatically it shows ripe stone fruits, melon and clove, while the palate is quite viscous with melon, lemon cream, Powdered lemon bar, and lemon oil. Lots to like here. Thanks
@Jidhin R .
— a year ago

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Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Shay A

Finally getting around to posting Day 5 in Napa, our final day. 5 years in a row visiting...hope to make it 6 next year!

First stop was Odette. They pour Cade and Plumpjack wines as they are sister wineries.

This Cade SB was a bit underwhelming, honestly. Grassy and lemon aromatics with a quite tart lime dominant note on the palate. These may be better with a year or two to sit as this seemed really young.
— 2 years ago

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I like this one too
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@jesus g : Everything is there for a nice SB...think it was just served too cold for my liking. It improved a bit when I came back to it after tasting through the reds.