Promontory

Promontory

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Stunning! From magnum — 12 days ago

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Raul Pérez

Ultreia Bierzo Godello 2018

Had at Promontory. Surprisingly Silky. Dark fruits. A bit fruit forward, but quite compelling for the price. AWM — 10 months ago

D.R. Stephens

Premiere Napa Valley IX Lot No. 045 Moose Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

David T
9.9

I am going to post this again. I will only say that my previous notes all still apply but, I under scored this wine 2-3 weeks ago.

I find this to very similar to the 08 and 09 Promontory I posted in January. It’s closer in style to the 08. However, if you wanted to buy a bottle of the 08 Promontory today, it would cost you $1300. The wine was $89.99 a bottle. Given this wines quality and price point, it was a very easy decision to purchase a full case of this DR Stephens over a single bottle of 08 Promontory. I’m just glad there was still enough to acquire a case of it.

Not only is it one of the best Napa Cabernet I’ve had ever, it the best Napa Cabernet value I have ever purchased.

This wine is simply amazing on the palate and turns your head inside out over and over.
— 2 years ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Actually had last minute dinner plans with friends so I opened this & the 92 Heitz and decanted a little, but realized these were not the wines to take to dinner. My wife & our friends like a big bold dark wine which these are not. So recorked and took a Rudius Knockmoore & Carter La Bam to the restaurant instead. I’m trying these out myself
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Good bottle, just couldn’t say the best Napa I’ve had, if this is what older promontory taste like remind me not to open any.
I’d say 95 points for me.
I’ll take 96 Heitz, cab 97 montelina, 92 Heitz Trailside 2005 Shafer, 2005 Vineyard 29 & a couple other early 2000’s before this. But I’m an uneducated wine drinker. You’ve had many more tastings than me🤷🏼‍♂️,
But worth the experience, thanks for the recommendation
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Definitely keeping my other two bottles,

The Mascot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

#Memorialday

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa Valley.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Showing black fruits with chocolates, earth, cedar, spices, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, vanilla, licorice and light vegetables.

Dry on the palate with a long finish and fine grained tannins.

Good right out of the bottle, but really needs a few hours to open up properly and show the tannins, which we did not have this time, as it finished way too quickly.

This 8 year old is still young, and would age nicely in the next 15 years.

Showing great complexity with a smooth, soft and delicate mouthfeel. Rich yet elegant, with a spicy finish.

Grapes come from the younger vines of BOND, Harlan Estate and Promontory. 

I paired it with a nice piece of steak and baked potatoe.

94 points.

$170.
— 17 days ago

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Vietti

Ravera Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

With K at Promontory. Paired with grilled burger on English, quite nice. Still plenty of tannin, glad I have more of this in the cellar. Floral, graphite ok the nose, and cherry and and a hint of chocolate to taste. Fabulous. — 10 months ago

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Punta Crena

Vigneto Isasco Riviera Ligure di Ponente Rossese 2011

2016 on Dec 16, 2018 with pan roasted chicken and vegetables at BBR during pre-Christmas trip. What a revelation and introduction to yet another Local Italian grape that speaks of place. Grown on a promontory overlooking the Mediterranean. Purchased at Park Avenue Wines and imported by Kermit. — 2 years ago

Bond

Vecina Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Playing catch up on some bottles. When I get offers from the Harlan/Bond/Promontory/Maiden family I always pull the trigger on the Bond and get a single from each “terroir” and Vecina is the most consistently spectacular (although Pluribus is my favorite most years). A very muscular wine with teeth staining purple fruit, supple rich tannins and a burnt cedar mixed with chocolate lava taste profile. This was decanted at home for 2 hours, returned to the bottle and decanted for an additional hour at the restaurant. You can’t go wrong with Bond. Yes I know the prices are getting more and more lofty but to me Delectable is about what’s in the bottle. I certainly wouldn’t recommend you buy a Vecina over buying baby formula or making a car payment....but it is an undeniable guilty expensive pleasure. — 3 years ago

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Martin G Rivard

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But you are correct., they are up in the outer atmosphere price wise. 😩
Rob Sternthal

Rob Sternthal

Bond rocks. Love the vecina.

Penultimate

Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

2nd wine from Harlan's Promontory Winery.

A 1.5 hour decant (some cloudy sediment). A majestic dark murky purplish red magenta color. On the nose: blackberry, black cherry, pepper, eucalyptus, espresso, smokey vanilla. Taste: A velvety full body wine with black cherry, espresso, charcoal, dark chocolate and a medium plus blackberry cocoa finish. CHEERS!
— 4 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Eric

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Nice pull! Ready or wait? I’ve been wondering when to open mine.
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

If you are curious like I was, pop the 14 with a 2 hour decant, its drinking great. Per AG, the 2013 was made in a more tannic style (I'm waiting on that one) and that style was changed in 2014.

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Welcome bubbles at Promontory Winery. — 10 months ago

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Hundred Acre Vineyard

Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Not Promontory, but close. Very close. Earthy. Black Currant. Festivus for the rest of us. #HAPPYHOLIDAYS — 3 years ago