The Hess Collection

The Hess Collection

Lion Tamer Napa Valley Red Blend

Smoother version of Hess Select Cab Sav. — 3 days ago

Russian River Vineyards

Winemaker's Collection Stainless Steel Petersen Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Think Sauvignon Blanc meets Riesling but is a Chardonnay. Love this Chard and glad I have several bottles on the rack. — 3 days ago

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Diamond Collection Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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Okay. This is Francis Coppola Diamond Collection 2019 paso robles!!!!! Bingo. Lavendar and wildflowers on the bouquet. No tartness at all!!!!!!! As you know most affordable Cabs these days from Cali are drinking very tart. Not this one. Blackberry, black cherry, dark currant leads the tastebuds to a dark chocolate mocha and oaky beginning. This is followed by an immediate sensation of fresh blackberry pie with a very dry finish.  there is something else that I cant put my finger on. It has hints of dark soil and earthy graphite somewhere in there moving back-and-forth into the palate. I’m craving a drink of water right now but I’ll tell you this I’m having another drink first.  I suggest you get a bottle of this diamond collection and see what you think the complexity is very nice.  got it... cigars and English pipe tobacco !!!
— 21 days ago

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Botanica Wine

Mary Delany Collection Semillon

Bruised pear. -hazelnut. Lemon rind, sesame. Drink this near room temperature. — 2 days ago

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The Hess Collection

Small Block Series Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2016

Drinks well with pasta and a meat sauce. — 24 days ago

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Millésime de Collection Special Club Champagne Chardonnay 2012

Special club 12 . This is certainly a baby. The nose - Cranberry cornflakes all day. Needs another 5+ years. @Mike R — 8 days ago

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Diamond Collection Ivory Label California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This wine has flavors of berries as well as a wonderful floral character. It is slightly lighter in weight than some cabs. It has a nice finish. It went perfectly with the beef lasagne we paired it with. This is really an excellent wine - as good as some cabs that are twice the price. I will be buying again. — 7 days ago

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Boisset Collection Red Blend

Great wine. Lots of tannins, and leather taste. Tasted it in the tasting room and liked it much better at home — 5 days ago

Riebeek Cellars

Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2019

I like this. A nose of restrained gooseberry and tomato plant. On the palate, it's more of that with a dry, powdery feel rather than anything cloying. We had an awesome pairing for this one which made good use of the wine's acidity... A creamy mushroom and miso spaghetti... Superb pairing here. — 16 days ago

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Benchmark Wines

Criterion Collection Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2014

Some evidence of aging from rim variation and aroma. Med intensity aroma. Ripe red fruit. Dry but with a hit of fresh fruit sweetness. Medium plus body. Medium acidity, velvety tannins, mellowed by aging. Black cherry, some pepper and vanilla from oak. Long finish. — 14 days ago