Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Shafer never disappoints. This bottle had a wonderful texture, along with with a nice, earthy bite, with hints of tobacco. — 23 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Red Wine 2019

Opened long before it will actually show its true depth this is still a stunning bundle of black fruit. The oak and cedar overwhelm the bouquet at first, then cassis, blackberry, black cherry, and plum emerge. The palate is rich and creamy with very ripe tannins giving a hint of the longevity this wine possesses. Mint, cigar box and forest floor are beginning to show but many more notes will emerge with time. Lovely wine, classic Napa black fruit. Cabernet with just a dollop of Petite Verdot (5%) and Malbec (2%) for complexity. — 3 days ago

Paul, Brent and 1 other liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1983

The belle of the ball, what an extraordinary bottle of Napa Cab. I wish we still made them like this one, 12.5% alcohol and beautifully cellared, this wine was really shining. Elegant, balanced, classic and beautiful in every way. With some really interesting wines on the table, we kept going back to this one. I wish more people had the pleasure of tasting aged Cabernet from a benchmark winery like Phelps to experience how great they can be. Thanks, Mom for buying great wine and laying it down for nights like this. — 4 days ago

Andrew liked this

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2018

Fantastic easy drinker — 15 days ago

Ericsson and Mike liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Full bodied, dark and inky. Nice spicy and floral aromas. Very luxurious mouthfeel. Dark fruit, graphite, cardamom, roasted coffee beans. In compartment to other 2016 Napa Cabs I’ve tried of this dignity I would hold on to this a few more years if I could. — 22 days ago

Ron, Brent and 2 others liked this

Far Niente Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

Getting some age on it but still drinking well. Apples, with a touch of lemon and peach. Soft and slightly sweet. Nice mouthfeel, really supple. — 16 days ago

Eric, Paul and 4 others liked this

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

What better than drinking a well rounded full bodied Stags’ Leap here in the bush of South Africa??! Okay, got it. No deer here but antilope. But they can sure leap! As this wine did to me 😁. Really enjoyed it. Very rich with the fairly heavy oak foot print fully integrated with the dark red and blue fruit giving it an intriguing ride and a desiring finish for more. — 25 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
Jan, Ericsson and 4 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

This 4 year old Napa Chardonnay is starting to drink nicely, but not there yet. Needs at least 5 years in the bottle to mature properly.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing lemons citrus, oak, vanilla, yellow and green apples, grapefruits, almonds, earth, minerals, and white pepper.

Good by itself and better with food.

A good wine to pair with seafood. A good quality wine.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 15 days ago

Severn, Vino and 24 others liked this
Henry Fuseler

Henry Fuseler

Thanks for the good words. Will definitely try it now.

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This is humming right now. Value buy that has improved with age. Unexpected, pleasant surprise. — 10 days ago

Brent, Ron and 2 others liked this