Valley Vineyards

Jean Pabiot

Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2020

The nose is really superb, between bright notes of fruit (citrus fruits, apricot stones), barrel notes. Lively mouth, beautiful minerality, gunstone, notes of onion, poultry. Balanced, well-built body. Superb finish also, bringing together the tasting bouquet. Nice pleasure!

Le nez est vraiment superbe, entre notes vives de fruits (agrumes, noyaux d’abricot), notes de fût. Bouche vive, belle minéralité, pierre à fusil, des notes d’oignon, volaille. Corp équilibré, bien construit. Finale superbe également, réunissant le bouquet de dégustation. Beau plaisir!
— 8 days ago

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Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family)

Monticello Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot Merlot 2015

Deep plum in the glass with a wide brim. The nose is a bit shy upon opening with just a bit of blueberry and soil at first. With a nice long decant it starts to blossom. Raspberry jam and cherry soda with a hint of vanilla. There’s some figs and herbs with a streak of dark chocolate to boot.

Dare I say it? A Merlot for Cab lovers. But not in the bad way. It’s smooth and warmly pleasant Merlot that really takes the edge off of being a customary Big and Bold Napa red. Smooth and mellow and the alcohol never becomes a problem. The palate is the star here with such lively, lovely fruit along with oak and earthy elements. A definite winner.
— 15 days ago

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Provenance Vineyards

Deadeye Red Blend 2017

Sourced from St. Helena, Howell Mnt. Oakville and Spring Mnt...a delicious red blend. I love Provenance wines! This presents dark chocolate, tar, raspberry preserve, vanilla, cedar and spice! Smooth with a very long finish! — 14 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Blend of 87% Cab Sauv, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cab Franc sourced from estate-owned vineyards, aged 24 months in 100% new French oak. Deep Ruby, dark fruits, spice, complex nose. On the palate flavors of rich berry fruits, spice and vanilla oak, well structured harmonious wine. Fine soft rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and sweet earthy tones. Tasting great, young and juicy, should easily last another couple of decades+ in the bottle. Wow! — 7 days ago

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Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruit and floral spice, pure Caymus signature style, easy drinking, approachable as always. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry, black cherry and currants with complex spice showing notes of cacao, cinnamon and rich vanilla oak. Fine soft tannins, nice mouthfeel, great balance with acidity, long finish, ending with notes of oak and mineral notes. Nice! — 15 days ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese 2021

From my gal (whose palate is much better than mine but thinks tracking wine is too much work): Chilled and perfect. Dusky, ruby plum colour. Smells like sweet Alberta wild rose, cranberries, sour cherry, pie spice and a damp evening. Tastes like tart cherry, bell peppers and cola bottle candies. The chilledness walks a fine line between bright acidity and subtle tannins at the end. — 6 days ago

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William & Mary Wine Company

Shifflett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Still too young at this moment. Everything there is in order I just prefer a little age — 11 days ago

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Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery (William Harrison)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

William Harrison Vineyards and Winery, StHelena, cabernet sauvignon 2018. Bill Harrison has done a fantastic job with these grapes. The bouquet is driving home a black licorice and smoke! This is probably due to the Tufa soil in Saint Helena. Very nice bouquet. The palate is immediately flooded with big dark red and black fruit such as blackberry, fig, and black plum. Following the fruit, there are hints of oak and graphite. Then comes the spicy dark chocolate finish. However, there is just a hint of sharp aftertaste on the finish. However, it dissipates relatively quick. And best of all, the finish is also very dry!! I highly recommend this cab.  — 7 days ago

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Lemelson Vineyards

Thea's Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Great bottle that paired beautifully with a rich seafood dinner in the Florida heat. Highly recommend for seafood fans — 5 days ago

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Grand Napa Vineyards

Stone Crib Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Grand Napa Vineyards Stone Crib Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California

It's time for my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, cedar, spices, espresso, vanilla, dark chocolates, light earth, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, dark chocolates, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, coffee, peppercorn, earth, black tea, light wet leaves and herbs.

Nice finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford is still young, and would be even better in a few years. Already showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Rich, yet elegant. Nicely balanced and smooth.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime. Fruit forward and extracted.

This 4 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Will be nice to revisit it in 3 years and see how it evolved.

Good by itself or with food. Paired beautifully with a filet minion and asparagus.

Grapes were aged for 24 months in (80% new) French Oak barrels. Limited Production.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$165.
— 13 days ago

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