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Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2019

Incredibly balanced with lots of earth and ripe fruits. — a month ago

Shay, Tom and 2 others liked this

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Sophia's Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

A really nice chardonnay. Notes of vanilla and orange peel. Slight dash of green herbs and some oak notes. Beautifully layered. — 9 months ago

Shay, Aravind and 10 others liked this

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La Maestra St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Loved this one. In my professionally uninformed mind it’s an American spin on a French blend. Great depth, great flavor, great structure. Nothing overly ripe or warm but just get a good expressive flavors of luscious fruits, dusty earth and spices, and a toasted caramel finish.  — 2 years ago

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La Maestra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Really a great cab. Nose of blackberries and dry cured olives. Taste of currants, plums, cocoa powder, and white pepper. Drying wash of tannins. Deelish. — 3 years ago

Michelle BraterHeather Dillaway
with Michelle and Heather
Shay, Ron and 3 others liked this

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Cuvée Mahalia Red Blend 2018

The 2018 vintage of this Bordeaux blend has majority Merlot, but a lot more cab franc than in prior years. And this is VERY young. The integrated pieces of fruit, tannins and acid are all there and it drinks well now. The cab franc is dominating now with baking spice, bell peppers and cherries. But I cannot wait to see how this develops over time. — 4 months ago

Shay, Tom and 3 others liked this

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Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Classic California chardonnay without the oakiness. There is a good balance here and the wine really bursts with flavor when tasted with food. — a year ago

Tom, Shay and 4 others liked this

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Milliken Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015

@lastbottle this is the regular sav blanc not single vineyard.
More round than crisp, this is full of mango, a touch of lime, and tastes of an obscure MI fruit called a paw paw. There’s a hint of honeysuckle at the finish. Refreshing on a hot day. Really nice.
— 3 years ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
P, David and 2 others liked this

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Cuvée Simone Red Blend 2016

Trust your older brother’s ratings and description, as I do here. A fabulous bottle @Jason Brater — 8 months ago

Tom, Shay and 5 others liked this

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St. Helena Merlot 2017

A big chewy Merlot w red currants, pomegranate, white pepper, some raspberry, black pepper, and a touch of charred oak. Silky tannins. Plenty of room for growth w some years but this is drinking really nicely. — a year ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Ericsson, Tom and 13 others liked this

Ruston

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Fruity w cherry, blackberry, cola, then some basil (?) and a touch of cinnamon? A delicious small producer. Really nice cab. — 2 years ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Shay, P and 8 others liked this