Pope Valley Winery

Quilceda Creek

Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Shay A
9.4

I think this can climb another point or two, but it will take another 5-7yrs. The potential is there but this is just not ready (for my taste). Aromatically, it’s open for business. Intoxicating notes of currant, cassis, mixed blue and black fruits, sandalwood, and espresso. Built like an absolute tank on the palate with chalky and chewy tannins. Red fruit starts to appear here with some graphite, fig, vanilla pope tobacco and baked black cherries. Quality is undeniable. Thanks @Bill Makens . — 2 years ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Good review

Château Cabrières

Prestige Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

If it’s good enough for the Pope, it’s good enough for me on Easter weekend. Fantastic on all fronts. — 4 years ago

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P A

@Stuart Scheff I would never doubt the Pope smart move Cheers 🍷
Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

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O'Hanlon Brewery

Thomas Hardy's Ale 2008

Matt Austin
9.1

Not as enjoyable as the last bottle a couple of years ago. Time to drink up. These don't age as well as the Eldridge Pope brewed versions (1999 and earlier), but still at least offer a glimpse of the greatness. — 5 years ago

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Durigutti

Mendoza Bonarda

Monica Pope Tasting — 5 years ago

Clos du Mont-Olivet

Le Petit Mont Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Southeast Rhone Valley where Catholics planted lots of old bones during times when there was a french & Italian pope. No oak - stainless & cement — 3 years ago

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Clos Saint Jean

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

When there’s a pope hat etched into the bottle... You know it’s going to be good. — 4 years ago

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Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Sometimes you just have to make sure that it really is perfect... Château Pape Clément is the oldest estate in Bordeaux having first been planted in 1300 by Pope Clement V when he was the city’s Archbishop and before he became pope. The 2010 vintage was the first Pape Clément to receive 100 points from Robert Parker (“Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating it perfect three times and 99 the fourth time...”). The flamboyant and soaring aromatics are infectious and completely captivating. It smolders in your glass. Extracted and plump, voluptuously bursting at the seams with blackberry, crème de cassis, and ganache, featuring a heavy seasoning of cedar, cigar box, crushed graphite, baking spice, and espresso. The background is filled with truffle and incense, making the lavish experience that much more captivating. — 5 years ago

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Chris England

Chris England

💗😍 Pape Clement 👍👏 just posted a review of the 1995 🍷
Chris England

Chris England

Also got the 2010 😴 💤 in my fridge 😁 can’t wait to try 😎

Turley

Rattlesnake Acres Petite Syrah 2001

Shay A
9.3

Heck of a 3rd Friday to kick off the holidays!

This is how Petite Sirah is best enjoyed! Muddled black cherry, toasted peppercorn, stewed plums and earthy. Smooth and very little tannin on the palate. Almost medicinal with clove. Pope tobacco finish.
— 4 years ago

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Pope Valley Winery

Eakle Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

DrB enjoyed this wine bottles on 2008 th on April 21st, 2018 - great taste! — 4 years ago

Girard Winery

Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2013

This checks a lot of boxes when it comes to a stellar Tuesday night bottle... under $30... high quality producer... high alcohol... Napa Valley... and straightforward in its approach, but enough complexity to satisfy the curious. It’s sourced from two Napa vineyards, one with century old vines in Calistoga and another on the backside of Howell Mountain in the hills of Pope Valley. Ripe blueberry with a bramble edge that hints at jam without being over the top. While the fruit takes center stage, there are layers of coffee, vanilla, tea, and cedar, with a chewy grip on the palate. — 5 years ago

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Was in their wine club when I first got in to wine. Was able to get an ‘07 PS from them a few years ago and it was flat out amazing.
Isaac Pirolo

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@Shay Aldriedge Agreed. I remember their 07 being excellent... and have also enjoyed their 2010.
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Great pic.