Progeny

Progeny

Trinity Blanc 2013

Suchagreatwine — 15 hours ago

Ara AslanianKristine Eagan
with Ara and Kristine
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Progeny

Reserve Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Has been a little over 2 years since consuming this wine. Rated at 96 last time, and I would say I would put it the same today. This is a knife and fork wine. Instantly, aromatics of roasted black, purple, blue fruits hit you right in the face upon cork pop. I think that this is probably the right time to drink this one, and did not really even decant. Entry is black tar, ripe blackberry pie, fig, baking spice. Middle gains a little bit of herb, leather. Starts to gain a peppery note. This wine finishes with immense depth and complexity. Goes on for a couple of minutes. Really firing on all cylinders and in its element today. The finish is starting to soften a bit. Toasted cedar tannin finish. Drink now or hold another 5-7 years. Has probably 15 years of life left. — 8 months ago

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Progeny

Trinity Rouge Mt. Veeder Red Blend 2014

I always seem to screw up and not order nearly enough of this. This one goes more to the smoky, meaty side than the previous release(s), yet still has full court press of black fruit, black licorice, black pepper, and allspice. This wine does take an hour to figure itself out as this one was extremely acidic and somewhat disjointed initially. This wine poured a dark violet to the glass. The nose is black fruit, licorice with a hint of grilled meat, iodine, and a nutty character. The entry is dark black fruit, black licorice, smoke, leather, with plum and grilled meat character in the middle with some allspice kind of character. Finishes with nice acidity and a stiff, toasted tannin on the finish with lots of black pepper and fruit. This wine is on full blast, so make sure your suspenders are on. Gonna try to beg for more of this, as it will still be going strong for a while. @Shay A I think this one has your name on it. — 3 years ago

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Eric

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Do you know what the blend is @Mark Flesher ?
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@Eric S Syrah (44%), Grenache (30%), Mourvèdre (16%) Counoise (10%)
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@Shay A the struggle is real! I really want a whole darn case but it would definitely be an unplanned purchase at this point

Progeny

Special Selection Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.4

A winery I seem to forget about at times, though every time I open a bottle, I realize I shouldn’t. Consistently delicious Napa cabs from Veeder, on a stunning property.

This is their “extended” aged cab, and 2012 was the current release when we visited the winery in 2019. I believe 2014 is current release now.

I opened this and consumed it initially as a pop and pour as I wasn’t able to plan too far ahead. For the most part, I think the 2012 vintage for Napa cabs are in a sweet spot at the moment. This was unabashedly Napa cab in profile with a purple core, aromas of baked mixed berry pie, espresso and nutmeg baking spices, and a bit of a bull in a China shop feel to it as it was just really powerful. Very tannic at the finish. After this sat in the decanter close to three hours, this blossomed. Much more layered. The aromatics revealed more cordial and even violets, and the palate became more finessed with a streak of mineral/stone down the middle. Veeder cabs, for me, have more opulence than the other mountain AVA cabs, and this stayed true as it turned silky. I’d either decant this 3+hrs or hold another 3+yrs if opening soon.
— 3 months ago

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Nice pull.
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Great review - love Veeder!

O'Shaughnessy

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Shay A
9.4

I really enjoyed tasting this next to the ‘14 Progeny Veeder Cab. Same winemaker. While I thought the Progeny edged this out slightly (though it wasn’t entirely fair with them being different vintages) this was still a textbook Veeder wine. It is rich and powerful without being out of balance. Inky blue and black fruits, sweet oak and vanilla tobacco on the nose (almost identical to the Progeny). The palate here was a bit more expansive and less reigned in than the Progeny...signature mountain structure, dusty youthfulness in the ripe fruits. Dark chocolate & plum on the finish. This will improve a point or two in the next few years...fantastic. — 2 years ago

Dan FitzgeraldMark FlesherWeston Eidson
with Dan, Mark and 1 other
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Jody Scharf

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Great Cab
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Happy and healthy New year Shay. The way you drink I need to get into digital marketing. Lol
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@Jody Scharf : Happy and healthy New Year to you as well! And lol! Thankfully I’ve got some friends who are very generous!

Progeny

Mt. Veeder Grenache 2016

Premier Napa Valley bottle. — 3 years ago

Mike MillerJeff DollingerPaul Woolls
with Mike, Jeff and 1 other
Shay, S.R.Alexander and 4 others liked this

Kontos Cellars

Progeny Red Blend 2014

Even better than I remember — 5 months ago

Brian Broxson
with Brian
Bobbi Jo, Brian and 1 other liked this

Bieler Père et Fils

Reserve Bandol Rosé 2018

Bandol: pink or white.

It’s a slight culture shock as a moron gringo in the South of France when wines by the glass are identified not by producer or even by grape but simply by place. Bandol didn’t mean much to me as a place, I drove through it en route to Toulon from Marseille but that was about it. Probably it was the fact that it was a vague homonym for bandit drew me to it — which is admittedly kind of lame, but the wine seemed to deliver. Any more than the progeny of any other Mediterranean town would have? Je ne sais pas. But this wine right here is a phenomenal rosé.

50% Mourvèdre, 40% Cinsault, 10% Grenache from Bandol.
— a year ago

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Two Sisters

Niagara River Cabernet Franc 2014

While Caberent Franc often plays second fiddle to its progeny Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the grape earns star status on the Niagara Peninsula. Two Sisters crafts a dazzling Cab Franc from the Niagara River appellation that illuminates everything there is to love about this characterful grape. Aged entirely in French oak, 15% new, the wine matches its signature herbaceous, white pepper flavors and spicy cayenne, paprika notes with a juicier backbone of cassis and tart blackberries. — 3 years ago

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