The Angel Oak

Crosby Roamann

Cupiens Videre Lucem Oak Knoll Merlot 2011

A robust deep burgundy in the glass with a shallow rim. Blackberries and luscious dark chocolate explode initially on the nose. After plenty of air she opens up and starts to reveal leather, perfume, and a trace of oak. The floral notes last forever and are exquisite.

Ok, so is this a Cab masquerading as a Merlot like so many other Napa Valley Merlots? Thankfully no. Much softer and lush on the tongue. She’s definitely New World in style and character. There’s a nice sweetness here that never gets out of control, it’s just right. Lovely balance and structure. Nice complexity and gorgeous Oak Knoll fruit.

Smooth and round on entry, tart cherry is all over the palate. Cinnamon and smoked oak compliment well. Fresh herbs and violets steal the show. A testament to Oak Knoll and what Napa Valley Merlot can be. Just a delightful wine.
— 7 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Very artful photo. Looks like a painting. Cheers!🍷
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie You flatter me. Thank you!

Montes

Purple Angel Apalta Vineyard Carménère 2015

Violet, black cherry, tar and granite notes on the palate with sticky jammy texture that lingers for a while. Always nice with nice roast of lamb. Cheers. — 23 days ago

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Montes

Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot 2012

2012 Purple Angel by Montes
Rich & smooth with a great finish. Let it breathe for 30-40 minutes and enjoy.
— 23 days ago

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Julie Peterson

Julie Peterson

Purple Angel sounds pretty

Handwritten

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Beautiful scents of raspberries, vanilla on open. Uncorked are 8am and drank at 8pm and the wine had rounded out beautifully. This is a big boy wine! Berry pie, hint of leather. Plush, long finish. Amazing with prime strip steak at #elche in Chicago — 23 days ago

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Nickel & Nickel

Bear Flat Oak Knoll District Merlot 2017

K L
9.2

Very good and balanced. Better than the last time and would definitely get again. Earthy and good flavor. — 8 days ago

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Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Perhaps a little past prime, but these two Alexes from the mid 90s are so wonderfully elegant. — 17 days ago

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Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

S Lav
9.3

Very night for a 2008. Pair very well with a ribeye steak — 3 days ago

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Cheers @S Lav !!! 🍇 🍷

Silver Oak

Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

Alder Yarrow
9.5

Aged to perfection. Brimming with cedar and bacon fat aromas, favors of forest floor and smoked meats, dried red apple skin and dashi. Beautiful acidity and a wisp of powdery tannins. Bonny FTW. Drank the rest of this press sample with our steak dinner. Check out my writeup on Bonny’s Vineyard on my web site Vinography.Com. Search for it. — 21 days ago

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Matt Duncan

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The final vintage of the old vineyard! Glad it’s holding up @Alder Yarrow ! 🍷

Modus Operandi Cellars

Boyd Vineyard Oak Knoll Merlot 2013

Pretty rich and intense for a Merlot. A blueberry explosion with undertones of cocoa, plums, and a hint of vanilla. Delicious now but could benefit from a bit more time in the cellar. — 23 days ago