Souverain

Chateau Souverain

Bourbon Barrel Aged California Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

What a flavor explosion! Pairing with a ribeye made it even more delicious. The bourbon barrel really comes through. — 7 days ago

Chateau Souverain

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

One of our favorites! — 9 months ago

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Inglenook

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Zinfandel 1979

JKT
9.2

Another incredible oldie that held up amazingly well. Cork looked like it’s ten years old with only bottom third stained through though it did break apart when pulled and lead seal is in excellent condition. Wine level showed no loss. Wonder if recorked at some point. Nice ruby color with little bricking. Whiff of worrisome sherry note that dissipated very quickly. Again like that Souverain Pinot a beautiful endlessly sniffable nose of almost fermented fruits and apples and autumnal forest floor carrying through to firmly textured palate but a relatively short finish. It’s a class act that still plays well. So second gem of the four. — 2 years ago

Henriot

Brut Souverain Champagne Blend

First time - I like. Bread, yeast, apples a hint of cinnamon. Would buy again. — 19 days ago

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Chateau Souverain

California Grenache Rosé 2017

Pretty good. Actually very nice. It was on sale, and if it is again I would buy it. — 4 months ago

Souverain

Sonoma County Pinot Noir 1974

JKT
9.3

Astonishing that this very old wine is drinking just great! The ‘74 Cab from Souverain was my very first early favorite way back then. Got this single sample and figured must be vinegar by now but be good for nostalgia for the long gone vineyard. Instead this is a delightful shock! Labels look great. Cork has top layer of crap but in good shape though the very bottom broke off. Wine has nice garnet color with little hint of its age. Still lively, well balanced and tasty even if not super complex. Nose is just straight out attractive with very ripe dark red fruits as background for the foreground earth and field and hay. No way I’d have guessed 46 year old Sonoma Pinot! Kept sniffing and satisfied even before tasting. Palate is light and lean but still lively and texture is firm and acidic carrying over to good finish. Like an aged but still athletic and elegant ballerina showing off. What a pleasant and memorable shock in these crazy times! Lot of 4 oldies from 70s, Sutter Home Zinfandels (2) Montevino and primarily for these but this Pinot already made it worthwhile for AA20. Adding two to 9.3 for the age! Back label says ‘74 was great vintage and wine ready to drink but will still be good in 3-4 years with proper storage. Ha! Day two still standing strong in Eto and dancing with delight. Enough for one last glass in day or two. Day three drank without food before dinner. Kept sniffing and sniffing. Elegant and complex nose with notes of sour plum and very ripe dark fruits. Only possible in such well aged vino! Memorable. Too bad only bottle. — 2 years ago

Chateau Souverain

California Sauvignon Blanc 2019

One of my all-time favorite Sauvignon Blanc wines. Perfect with the lobster special. — 3 months ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie
Daniel liked this

Chateau Souverain

California Pinot Noir 2018

Cherry on the nose. Cherry notes, slight vanilla, hint of cola. Not bad. — a year ago

Souverain

North Coast Sauvignon Blanc

DBA (you incorrectly tagged it as a Chardonnay!) — 2 years ago

Kevin McGillicuddy
with Kevin