Saint Helena Road Vineyards

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

2005 vintage. Decanted and tasted immediately and through 3 hours. Great fill/appropriate aging cork. Medium sed. Noticeably dark color. Any trace of the usual Cos baby fat for the first decade+ after release long gone geek. Interesting. This was a lean, mean, street-fighting machine with "minerality" to spare. Intense. Compact. Unsure if it will continue to menace in the next decade of life or retreat into a reclusive, "turtling" period. Best guess? Street-fighter par excellence. Regardless of taking the high or low road, it's not devolving into a drink 'em if you got 'em any time soon scenario. Thanksgiving 11.23.23. — 9 days ago

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Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery (William Harrison)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

William Harrison Vineyards and Winery, StHelena, cabernet sauvignon 2018. Bill Harrison has done a fantastic job with these grapes. The bouquet is driving home a black licorice and smoke! This is probably due to the Tufa soil in Saint Helena. Very nice bouquet. The palate is immediately flooded with big dark red and black fruit such as blackberry, fig, and black plum. Following the fruit, there are hints of oak and graphite. Then comes the spicy dark chocolate finish. However, there is just a hint of sharp aftertaste on the finish. However, it dissipates relatively quick. And best of all, the finish is also very dry!! I highly recommend this cab.  — a year ago

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Saint Helena Winery

Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay 2019

Amazing thank you Jordan for coming to my rescue — 2 years ago

Saint Helena Winery

Sympa Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Forrest floor and dark red fruit. Earthy. Very good wine. Needs a few years to soften. — 3 months ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Deep ruby with early hints of garnet, the 2009 Château Léoville Poyferré needs a minimum of two hours in the decanter to fully reveal itself. Once it does, it offers an alluring perfume of violets, blackberry, black plum, blackcurrant, menthol, tobacco, cedar wood, cloves and nutty chocolate. Alongside balancing acidity and well defined black fruit flavors, the palate is currently dominated by ripe and polished tannins. The potential is obvious and I suspect the 2009 will turn into a stunning wine a few years down the road. Drink from 2026 until 2050. — a year ago

Tom, Ira and 16 others liked this

Saint Helena Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Dark cherries on the nose, fruity pebbles and dark chocolate marshmallows on the palate, even at this age! Youth in the face of maturity. Caramel coconut chocolate cherry. Such a treat. — 2 years ago

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Merryvale Vineyards

Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Father’s Day {steakhouse night} 2023 — 5 months ago

Clos Saint Jean

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2019

This is a medium ruby wine with medium(+) intensity of ripe plum, prune, red currant, black cherry, violet, anise seed, nutmeg, cardamom, clove, leather, and forest floor notes.

Tannins are ripe, fine-grained, and well-integrated. Alcohol is high!!! 16% ABV.

This is a ripe, full-bodied, and high octane wine that has great potential for further aging. I’m excited to revisit down the road.

Clos Saint Jean Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge (2019)
— 7 months ago

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Château Pavie Macquin

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Needs time but should be an epic wine down the road. — 2 years ago

Matt, Mark and 12 others liked this

Saint Helena Winery

Sauvage Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Ming L

I think this is the best yet I have tasted from the winery. The depth, balance, and poise... wow! New world power with old world elegance.

A side note: I was looking up this particular bottle, I just realized that all bottles I have tasted from this winery were actually not made by Pott, as he did not join the winery as wine maker until the early 2010’. And the youngest bottle I’ve tasted from the winery is 09. Makes me wonder who’s behind these wines before Pott, because they are all awesome!
— 3 years ago

Bob, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this