Ruston Family

Ruston Family

Napa Valley Merlot

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. — 17 days ago

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

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Cuvée Mahalia Red Blend

@Jason Brater comments are consistent. A nice hint of spice with some great fruit. Drink now or wait a few years. — 7 months ago

Josh, Tom and 4 others liked this

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Shay, P and 8 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 month ago

Tom, Shay and 4 others liked this

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Cuvée Simone Red Blend 2016

Deep red cherries, raisins, prunes, and cinnamon w nice tannins. Cab, merlot, petit verdot, Malbec (42/32/18/8). — 7 months ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Neil, Tom and 12 others liked this

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Took a while to open but was great once it did. Nose of port or gluwein, and plums
Taste of raisins, plums, nutmeg, burnt vanilla, orange peel and oak.
— 9 months ago

Heather DillawayRandall Brater
with Heather and Randall
Randall, Shay and 11 others liked this

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St.Helena Merlot 2017

Needs some time to breath. A little young, but has a lot of earth, ripe berries, and hints of oak. This is very good, but should age well. — a month ago

Tom, Shay and 4 others liked this

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Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2017

The 2017 is out and it is delicious. Definitely has the makeup of something that will be improving over the next couple years. — 2 months ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Ericsson, Severn and 12 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.  — a year ago

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Milliken Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Medium to full bodied with prominent notes of pear, pineapple, and citrus. This is less acidic and a bit heavier than my usual go-to sauv blanc from Napa, but it was still really enjoyable and refreshing on a hot day. — 2 years ago

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