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Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2016

Wine honors long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez & his relentless pursuit of quality. A blend of 90% Syrah & 10% Petite Sirah, a more bucolic grape than Syrah, providing for lush & rich wine. Aged for 30 months, 100% new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of concentrated dark berry fruit & hint of smoky pepper spice. Layered meaty flavors of blackberry, cherry & blueberry explode on palate & subtle tannins relax to a nice long finish, great mouthfeel. One of the best Syrah’s I tasted. Aging well! — 5 hours ago

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

1.5 hour decant(surprisingly just a little cloudy sediment). A prodigious medium dark garnet color with little signs of aging. On the nose: funky stewed meats, blackberry, smoke, plum, minty pepper, creme de cassis. Taste: KABOOM! Rich, silky, full body wine with blackberry, earth, cedar, wet gravel, menthol and a cassis pencil lead long finish with some ashy tannins. In its prime drinking window and this 13.8% alc wine should rock another 10 years. Cheers! — 16 days ago

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I like mr Dunn’s wines
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@Hugh O'Riordan Agree..when Dunn is on its a sublime old world, new world combination

Shafer Vineyards

Firebreak Napa Valley Sangiovese Blend 1997

Cathy Corison

Mineral, chocolate. Brown sugar. Ripe plums. Cherries. Cassis from the Cabernet. — 6 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2012

My wife just said “I don’t think I’m a Merlot person”. I’m loading up. — 8 days ago

Levy & McClellan

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

1.5 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). A sumptuous dark ruby red color. On the nose: BAM(fun aromatics)!.....sweet black fruit, wet earth, floral, smokey, little green veggie. Taste: A soft, smooth, silky wine with black fruit, cassis, smokey licorice, and a vanilla black cherry long finish ready to go a number of more years. YUM!!! Cheers!! — 23 days ago

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Mouth watering
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@Mike R had a bottle 2 years ago..too early. Now, entering a beautiful drinking window. Cheers!

Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The earth cometh as this one gets older. Dense and ripe on the mid palate with a little pucker on the finish. This will have a nice stink in a few years. A little pine on the nose that took a few hours to dissipate. — 24 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend 2016

Founded in 1979 by John Shafer, went from riding trains in Chicago to riding a TD-9 tractor in Napa. Blend of 58% Merlot, 26% Cab Sauv & 16% Malbec, aged for 20 mos French oak, despite 15.3% ABV, it’s well balanced. Deep Ruby, beautiful berry fruit aromas, notes of herbs, toasty oak & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & jammy blackberry with notes of cacao, baking spice & sweet herbs. Fine smooth tannins, long finish ending with fruit & tobacco notes. Great now, will also age for a few years. Nice! — a month ago

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Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2013

Needs time to settle once opened. Id recommend at least 1.5 for optimal enjoyment.
One slip instantly takes you to Tuscany. Enjoy with good company.
— a month ago