Quivet Cellars

Quivet Cellars

Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Drinking very nicely! Give it a half hour to open up. Drink/Hold. — 2 months ago

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Becklyn Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

2016 mike smith flight

This becklyn is tasting the best right now. Soft, rich fruit, chocolate. Delicious. The quivet, despite being the least fruit forward of the 4, is also hitting the spot. It’s a good wine to open when you are sharing with people that have a more classic cab taste. The myriad napa is the most tannic of the 4, but it is dark and jam packed with power. It’ll be phenomenal with some air or age. Probably the most potential. The scarlett is the reddest fruit of the 4. Like the myriad, I think it will really shine with some air/age. All great.
— 4 years ago

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Jason and Jennie

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@Ron R @Shay A ya my postings have been slow too
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@Jason and Jennie, pleased that we are aligned. I used your feedback, along with others, to help with my own selections. I purchased this without tasting, hence my mistake.
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@Ron R right back at you. Definitely use your feedback as well. It’s hard for me to buy wine without tasting it at the winery or through delectable suggestions.

Quivet Cellars

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Rewarded by patience. This was amazing, well balanced, dark, and silky. @Mike Smith you are the grape whisperer! — 6 years ago

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Had the 2007 the other night and it was in a great spot

Quivet Cellars

Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Really nice! Darker black/blue fruit requiring 2-3 hours of air at this point. May give it another 2-3 years before sampling again. — 6 months ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Compared to the quivet napa and rivers marie napa, this needed the most air. The most fruit of the 3. Quivet was more earth/herb and rivers marie had a blend of fruit and menthol. — 4 years ago

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McGah Family Cellars

Scarlett Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Mike R

While this is so good and what a way to reintroduce myself back to red wines - amazing - we had to fight off wine zombies at our local high end burger joint as they saw our faces and knew the wine was speaking no screaming to us “I don’t like it, I LOVE it” as my friend @David L says but we escaped with our lives and enjoyed our wine

We kept drinking listening to Bon Jovi Wanted Dead or Alive while our horses got hydrated (well 500 horses in HP) as we did as well drinking this brilliant example of Cabernet Sauvignon from my new great friends
@Mike Smith and Leah Smith - thank you so much - I praise you as I love this as much as one of top fives which is Quivet LPV 2013 which we discussed as well when we were together - this is different and Rhonda says it has a strong hint of vanilla beans that makes the scent unique and pleasant - I doubt she is right

The music changes to Dave Matthews and we taste to wine and man does the palette get pleased and finessed like a sexy women talking to me which I am lucky as that is my wife

The length of the taste is like watching your breathe on a cold day as Stone Temple Pilots plays on the speaker and really enjoying this masterpiece of wine craftsmanship / bravo Mike

By the way hope the family is great and Rob our son is doing good in first job after college and he is happy so we are blessed
— 5 years ago

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@Mike Smith astonished to say this but there was a half of glass in the decanter left so just tried and I am going to report this is now 98-100 points wine after fifteen hours - all smiles


@Mike R Mike fun review Smiles and Cheers from the True North 🍷
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Beautifully said

McGah Family Cellars

Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

First vintage where i prefer myriad, quivet, and becklyn over the scarlett. Not big tannins so probably not an ager but it’s tight on opening that gives a sense of thinness. Double decanted it back in the bottle and it has more viscosity. Tastes pretty good now — 4 years ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

You know, when I coravin’d this last night, I thought the tannins were pretty strong and dominant. Today, I opened this up and coravin’d 2016 napa cabs from hunnicutt and quivet for a blind flight. Surprisingly, I thought this was very accessible and tasting the best currently. The quivet was the softest and also drinking nice. It tasted like a mike smith wine but less fruit forward than the majority of his wines. The hunnicutt was pretty powerful and I think needs some time or decanting. It will be really good. — 5 years ago

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Aaron Hamrock

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Good information for these wines. Thank you.
Jason and Jennie

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@Aaron Hamrock 2016 vintage is just 👌. The rivers marie really didnt need that much air. Great great base tier cab

Myriad Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Greg Ballington

Tasted side by side with the 15 Becklyn NV and the 15 Quivet NV.

Super dark purplish red. Tight I start in the nose but then opened up with cassis, blackberries and sweet spices. Medium plus (7.5/10) and rounded full body. Dark fruits on the palate with sweet spices, brown sugar, blueberries, aniseed and crushed gravel. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2027. (92+)
— 6 years ago

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Lewis Cellars

Alec's Blend Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

So lush. Syrah blend but similar to the 2015 quivet kenefick cab in its pure opulence. — 6 years ago

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