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Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Shay A
9.5

I brought this to a big 2012 retrospective tasting of Napa Cabernet but wasn’t able to stop by my offsite in time to get a ‘12.

Cork came out terribly. Double decanted 30-45 mins. 100% Cabernet. Sporting a deep purple color even at 15yrs. Just shy of explosive aromatics…ripe red and black fruits, mocha, cocoa powder. Sheer To-Kalon power on the palate with the velvet glove approach…layered dark fruits, black currant, cassis, charcoal and graphite. Mid-palate here has great depth and the finish is beautiful. This has evolved wonderfully. Pop now but no rush.
— 17 days ago

Joseph, Jason and 29 others liked this

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The Tempest Napa Valley Red Blend

What a delicious blend — 2 months ago

Ana Perez-AbreuCarlos Perez-Abreu
with Ana and Carlos
Ted, Shay and 6 others liked this

Domaine Lebreuil

Savigny-Les-Beaune Pinot Noir 2020

2020 vintage. Holy bleep! Tasted approx 5 months ago and was great bang for the buck but even more evident now. Super red Burg value! Smoky, savory and medium-heavy bodied. Big frontal fruit punch that consistently rolls through to the back door with enough acidity for balance. Fun, frisky and ‘fordable which doesn’t happen very often in the (red) Burgundian realm. Last tasted approx a month ago but drinking even better now. Would honestly be afraid of proffering this up to a red Burgundy “virgin” because it would completely destroy all current and future QPR expectations from the entire region for them forever. For y’all old fart, red Burg honks-enjoy. 3.8.23. — 7 months ago

Ted, Ray and 5 others liked this

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The Fidelio Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2022

As good as any Bordeaux Blanc. — a month ago

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The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Delicious — a month ago

Joe Balerdi
with Joe
Shay, Brandon and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cool history! Thanks for sharing!

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The Absurd Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

The annual 305 Napa cab 10 year retrospective. So many amazing wines. This was underwhelming — 7 months ago

Billy, Jose and 7 others liked this

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Levensohn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

REALM BABY. Keep ‘em comin’ — a month ago

Mason McDavid
with Mason
Billy and Hamish liked this

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Houyi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

3+ hrs of decanting made this a outstanding 🍷 — a month ago

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King Richard II Napa Valley Red Blend 2016

Paul K
9.4

Gorgeous nose. Big cherry, blue and black berry fruit. Chocolate and bitter tobacco. I’ve seen scorched earth as description before. This has what I’d think is that. It’s great! — 5 months ago

Severn, Tom and 22 others liked this

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Moonracer Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Better nose than the Dr crane. — 10 months ago

Rob, Iwan and 10 others liked this