South Carolina, Usa

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

1995 vintage. Decanted and tasted after 1 hour. Still, big nose and frontal palate. Dwindles somewhat in the closing chapters. Fairly harmonious and alive for the majority of another decade. Feel there could be some bottle variation here so wouldn’t surprise me if someone posted a 9.2-9.4 tomorrow. S’life. 9.20.23. — 2 days ago

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Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Needs 2 days to come to life, not a pop & pour even though it’s a CA 2012. Classic wine style on this one — 4 days ago

Juan, Severn and 11 others liked this
David T

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Montelena is a really good producer but really loved their mid 80’s through the mid 90’s.


Winemaker's Blend California Red Blend

Great for the value if you like this type of big CA wine. — 7 days ago

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Lovely oak on the nose and palette to complement bright red fruit on the front palette. — 16 days ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 vintage. Great, taut balance between the new school and old school Napa cab worlds. Plenty of delicacies here and there amongst the hurrahs, huzzahs and whispers. Not to be missed. Medium-bodied with both nuance and thrust. 9.17.23. — 5 days ago

Paul, Ira and 17 others liked this

Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Decant yes, day 2 no. So delicious. Need more — 3 days ago

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David T

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Amazing how great these get when you give them this kind of age vs young!

The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend 2021

Deep purple in color; plums, black cherries, and oak on the nose; high acidity; high tannins; a little hot; tastes like black plums, licorice (I think), and blackberry jam with a long peppery finish. Nellie likes it. I do too, but it's more fruit forward than what I prefer lately, but very good — 7 days ago

Nellie Bauman
with Nellie

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Very nice mature cab—cherries, a bit of leather and vanilla, mostly resolved structurally — 8 days ago

Iwan, Lyle and 9 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

So ripe and big. Goes better with dessert than the meal. Huge vanilla oak with sweet berry jam, there is mint dark chocolate, and tannin, cedar on the finish. Overall when I really think about it, this tastes interesting, but there is a sweetness throughout the entire palate that I do not love. There’s an artificial sweetener like flavor. Really interesting. Decanted for 4 hours. — 5 days ago

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Such a beautiful cab, everything one is looking for in Napa. Deep ruby/purple. Dark ripened fruit with oak and vanilla aromas. Some coffee and dark chocolate. It’s bold and smooth with beautifully balanced acidity and medium tannins. Good, long finish. — 17 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian