The Lost Abbey

Freemark Abbey

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Marking the end of a somewhat accidental week of higher end (for us) Napa cabs... For me this is the best of the bunch, but Linh preferred the heitz Martha's slightly

Hard to believe this was a 05, no browning at the rim

Intense aromas of fresh and dried red cherry, cassis, blackberry. Intense savory notes of cigar smoke and dried leaf, dry earth, licorice

Palate is lifted but full bodied with medium + tannin and at least medium acid (definitely moreso than the heitz). Confirming the nose but juicier. Long finish of fruit

This was insanely fresh and I feel like it has 10 years until its peak. Blew us all away
— 10 days ago

Linh Tong
with Linh
Shay, David and 4 others liked this

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Mushroom, black pepper, mocha, and berries. — 24 days ago

Yangarra Estate

McLaren Vale Old Vine Grenache 2019

Big tannic and dry, a hearty grunty Grenache. Borderline too dry .. think I left it too long on decant and lost the clarity of early fruit and spice .. will just pop and pour next one. — 24 days ago

Bob liked this

Lost Hog

Lake County Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Fantastic wine for serving at a BBQ with friends. Lime and pineapple. Acidity is perfect for spicy sauces, you can taste the perfect amount of salt and sweet. This is a nice balanced wine to serve for many who appreciate a nice Sauv Blanc or for those that are new to wine. At 12.5%, you can enjoy all afternoon poolside. Fantastic buy for $9 — 25 days ago

Le Due Terre

Sacrisassi Rosso Colli Orientali del Friuli 2007

50% Refosco 50% Schioppettino
In great shape
It needs time to open up
Yes, you can tell the warm vintage, but hasn't lost a bit of its refosco balsamic freshness.
Silky tannin.
Plus the schioppettino has added its layers
Incense is so intense that i am afraid it might put off some unexperienced drinkers.
It explodes in the mouth and stays quite long
Long persistent memories of a forest undergrowth and balsamic licorice keep staying with you for a while
— 5 days ago

Ira, David and 8 others liked this

Lost Blues

Walking Boss Paso Robles Syrah 2017

2017 Vintage. 15.7 % Alcohol. Made by Giovanni Grandinetti, assistant winemaker at Herman Story Wines and has a similar experience as a huge wine loaded with fruit and plush mouthfeel. Great job Gio! — a month ago

Neil, Jan and 9 others liked this

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2014

Dark fruit, good acidity. Excellent with chicken dishes. — 20 days ago

Martin Müllen

Kröver Steffensberg Auslese Mosel Riesling 2019

Lyle Fass
9.6

Hugely expressive nose. Unreal depth. Citrus. Tangelo. Pink grapefruit. Lime zest. Unreal aromatic spectrum. Wow. What a palate. Ridiculous acidity. Stunning citrus and tropical fruit. OMG this is amazing. Sweet honeyed fruit. Awesome texture. Icing on a cake. Massive fruit soak. So clean. Just pure. Super pure. Nose smells like a scene in nature. Huge minerals and so so expressive. Fresh cut grass. Smashed rocks after a fresh rain. Endless midpalate depth. You can get lost in it. Stunning. — 3 days ago

Ericsson, Aravind and 6 others liked this

Lost & Found

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Late post: Pic from 11/2019 - Glad I “Found” this amazing 2013 Lost & Found Russian River Valley Pinot Noir! What an epic bottle! Cheers🍷 — a month ago

Trixie and Mike liked this