Cain Five and Waygu strip steak(from Snake River Farms) zoom tasting with Chris Howell(owner of Cain) and Chef Hiro Sone (owner/chef of the former Terra in St. Helena). 2008 vintage and 2013 vintage.
Prior notes apply for the 2008 vintage.
2013 vintage: 1 hour decant (some cloudy sediment). A dark garnet color with a little bricking. On the nose: certain vintages of Cain embrace the Brett on the property, and this is one of em. Some funky barnyard (luv it), plum, pine, tobacco, smoked meat, forest floor, orange peel. Taste: smooth medium plus body wine with plum, pine, currant, coffee, and a bitter chocolate dry medium plus finish. Some tannins still kicking wanting a few more years in the bottle. — a month ago
Wow!! 11 years and this hasn’t lost a thing. A good bit of sediment when opened. Funk took a minute to blow off. Not the typical Cali Pinot fruit that hits you, this is more subtle. Leans more towards French style. Still crazy amount of acidity. Absolute winner. I picked this up off Last Bottle and I’m regretting not grabbing more. I am now searching out School House Pinot. — 21 days ago
I was absolutely blown away by this wine on my birthday 25 May 2021. There are many excellent descriptions of this wine here on Delectable, but the fruit is still there and marvelous. I wish I had much more. It is much better than when it was released. — 21 days ago
Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.
Pretty nose of lemons, citrus, yellow apples, diesel, light tangerines, light river rocks, spices and minerals.
Medium plus in body with high acidity.
Dry on the palate with citrus, spices, lemons, apples, light earth, minerals, light sea salt and white pepper.
Tangy finish with limes and grapefruit.
This is a delicious Riesling from Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
Still young and would benefit from a few years in the bottle. Already drinking nicely with nice balance.
Good by itself or with food, and better after 45 minutes of airtime.
Not as complex as the 2016 vintage, but time will tell as this evolves in the bottle. Still very yummy.
A great sipping wine and a good pool wine too. Fresh with a dry finish.
I paired it with Cedar Planked Salmon on the BBQ.
12.9% alcohol by volume.
$34. — a month ago
An amazing Merlot… — 5 days ago