St. Helena, Napa Valley

Spottswoode

Mary's Block Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Tonight's wine is the 2016 Spottswoode Mary's Block Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose there are very distinct notes of grapefruit, peach, lime, melon, herbaceous notes and minerals.

On the palate there are lovely notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lime, white peach, grassy notes, herbaceousness and minerals.

This wine is medium bodied with a crisp and clean mouthfeel, medium + to high acidity that move very well into a long citrus and mineral finish. What a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc this is and it has at least another 5 years or more left in store. Please have a wonderful week ahead, stay safe and healthy and it will be the weekend again before you know it. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 2 days ago

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David L

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Nice note & pull. Enjoy the week.

Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

Turf War Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Opened up very big with loads of blue fruit. Second tasting it was totally secondary flavors more of dirt and soil but in a good way. Third all components had combined into a fantastic wine and more Bordeaux than Napa valley. Well made and could have sat down for many years to come. — 24 days ago

Ellie K
with Ellie
Peter, Eric and 13 others liked this

Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This is an excellent wine blueberry notes, preserved plums and ripe blackberries amazing wine. — 9 days ago

David liked this

Lewelling Vineyards

Wight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Shay A
9.3

Had a lovely visit here in early 2020 with Haley. I fee like these wines don’t get as much recognition as they should, especially based on the quality of the fruit and the wine.

I opened this and gave it a quick pour…first thought was it was just kind of there. Wasn’t expressive, but wasn’t flawed. About 15-30mins later, it finally blossomed. For me, I always get a distinct note out of Wight vineyard…normally a high toned cherry/sweetened raspberries and sometimes a kiss of eucalyptus. I got all of that here on both the nose and palate, just slightly toned down. At 15.3ABV for 2005, this was well balanced and integrated. After corking the remaining third and having for dinner, it sported a lot of cherry chewing tobacco with herbal crusted ripe black cherries. This is bridging the gap between new world and old at this point. Best to consume in the next couple years if you want that balanced profile.
— 8 days ago

Ron, Tom and 40 others liked this

V. Sattui Winery

California Madeira 1665

Perfect dessert wine! Sweet, salty, caramel flavor. Would taste great poured over vanilla bean ice cream or just sip as it is! Tried it in person at wine tasting at V. Sattui Winery. $65 — 5 days ago

Hall Wines

Jack's Masterpiece Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Decanted for 2 hours. Wine opened up nicely as we drank it . Not too big but very balanced. Deep color . — 12 days ago

David and Norman liked this

Rivers-Marie

Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Double decanted, amazing energy and tannin integration. Huge fan of Thomas Brown. Can only get better with more time — 6 days ago

Alex, Sharon and 7 others liked this

Del Dotto Vineyards

St. Helena Mountain Family Reserve Vicard Privilege French Oak Connoisseurs Series Block 2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

PNP >as per previous note; this is Smokin Good! Kudos to Dave Del Dotto, Family & Staff! Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — 7 days ago

Tom, Eddie and 25 others liked this

Chappellet

Napa Valley Malbec

2015 vintage poured in 2021. Dry on the nose and dry on the finish. Very good. — 4 days ago

Heitz Cellar

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Needs a decant, but after that it has nice oaky flavors and is very smooth — 10 days ago

Conner Massey
with Conner