just drink it — 4 months ago
Good man Mick — 8 months ago
What a wonderful CA Cab fro Napa and specially Saint Helena Winery. This is a 2013 that is drinking at its best and I am not sure could get any better. Perfect amount of Oak and hints of dark chocolate are very much a part of the taste. We love it ! — 3 months ago
11’Colgin Cellars Tychson Hill Vineyard. Located just north of Saint Helena. Not that far from Grace family Vineyards.
Tightly wound straight out of the bottle. Decanted for 90 minutes. Certainly has made a world of difference.
Still full-bodied & depth, bursting with dark fruit, licorice flavor’s, back by nice floral notes, polished tannins. Slightly backwards!?! Last time I had this was five years ago & it wasn’t open for business. Now it’s screaming drink me. — 4 months ago
Was lucky to pick up several bottles of this magnificent 09 cab at slightly less than $60 several years ago, and I maintain that this is the best Napa cab one can buy at $60. Seems price has gone up significantly.
The smoky and earthy nose was deep and provocative. On the palate it’s like liquid silk, soft, warm and elegant. Ultra velvety tannins.
Luther Vandross at his smoothest. — 6 months ago
I’m a big fan of Pott’s Saint Helena cab, so I was very excited to taste one from his own operation.
This right bank blend displays terrific nose of ripe blackberry, raspberry, cedar, fermented black tea leaf, anise, wet forest floor, and hint of menthol and vanilla. On the palate I think the weakness of the 2011 vintage shows up, though flavorful but flat and a bit too tart. Finely grained tannins.
— 4 months ago
Oak, leather, dried fig — 5 months ago
It has been a little while since we have had Olivier’s 2014. It’s our last bottle of three and the honey notes have definitely deepened.
The nose shows; sweet & sour lemons, green & golden apple, lime zest-candy, ripe pineapple, green melon, apricots, white peach, gentle, warm, white spice, beautiful chalkiness, caramel, vanillin, honey, candle wax notes, sea spray-fossils, understated limestone & volcanic minerals, fruit blossoms, yellow flowers/lilies, spring flowers, jasmine with mixed flower greens.
The body is full, thick & slightly waxy. Nice viscosity. sweet & sour lemons, green & golden apple, lime zest-candy, overripe pineapple, green melon, apricots, white peach, grapefruit w/ a touch of sugar, gentle, warm, white spice, beautiful, powdery, chalkiness, caramel, vanillin, honey, candle wax notes, light butter & cream quality, fresh herbaceousiness, sea spray-fossils, understated limestone & grainy, grey, volcanic minerals, light sulphur/flintiness, fruit blossoms, yellow flowers/lilies, spring flowers, jasmine with mixed flower greens. The acidity is round/phat...really well done. The nice finish glides gently with elegance, good balance, just hits the low end of rich & lush and depositing soft, powdery minerals as it long sets.
Photos of; Domaine Hubert Lamy, the road sign that lets you know your in St. Aubin, Winemaker-Olivier Lamy and their Domaine branding. — 6 months ago