Weingut Knoll

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Very enjoyable sauv blanc. Very crisp, balanced and refreshing. Cheers. — 2 days ago

Aravind, Dan and 8 others liked this

Robert Biale Vineyards

Clementina Greco 2020

Lemon and almond on the palate. A delightful different white. June 2021. — 4 days ago

Beta Wine

Vare Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

My first experience with the 2015 “Vare Vineyard” and the first of my three allocated bottles. Ketan mentioned this was his best “Vare” bottling to-date and while I can’t speak to that (since all of my previous experiences with Beta have been the Montecillo Vineyard in Sonoma), I can verify that it has Ketan’s signature all over it. I did not decant this bottle though, it probably would have benefited from it. Never the less, the bouquet was bursting with character: predominately black fruits, anise, eucalyptus, coniferous forest floor, Anaheim pepper…the overwhelming message of freshness and one of the most unique noses I’ve ever encountered from a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, things were a little more subdued with black currants, tart black cherry and black bramble fruit with a little hint of baking spices. It seemed a touch green, to be completely honest. Bone dry and endowed with substantial structure; medium+ tannin, medium+ acid, all the while framed by a medium- body; a welter weight of a wine.

This seems right in-line with what I have come to expect from Ketan Mody’s approach and, while I don’t expect anyone to peg this as Bordeaux in a blind tasting, it certainly has some Old World sensibilities and reminds me of the way Cabernet Sauvignon was made in California 40+ years ago. And, after drinking a few 40 year old Napa Cabernet’s this past week plus the aforementioned balance of fruit/structure, I believe this has a long life ahead of it with a rather exciting upside. Drink with patience or cellar. FWIW, I don’t have any immediate plans to open my second bottle before 2025.
— a month ago

Ira, Arden and 14 others liked this

Rafael et Fils

Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

6/2021. Nice Oak Knoll Cab. Full of flavor and nice on the palate. Paired well with the filet at Hall’s Chophouse. — 6 days ago

Mike liked this

Nickel & Nickel

Bear Flat Oak Knoll District Merlot 2017

06/09/21
Mmmmm tasty especially with shrimp cocktail and a filet.
— 11 days ago

Neal Ferry
with Neal
Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

World Class
9.1

Weingut Knoll

Loibner Vinothekfüllung Smaragd Riesling 2007

Balanced, honey apple giving way to flinty goodness. I’ll try the 2006 next time — 14 days ago

Revana Family Vineyard

Oak Knoll District Cabernet Franc Merlot 2017

Nice floral notes frame this Pomerol style wine. Probably too early to drink but what the heck!!! — 8 days ago

Bill liked this

Foyt Family Wines

No. 14 Reserve Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Deep purple in color with a cloudy reddish rim.

Showing blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, earth, vegetables, licorice, light vanilla, oak, spices, peppercorn, tobacco, dark chocolates, coffee and pencil lead.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and earthy with nice complexity.

Tangy and spicy finish with fine grained tannins.

Drinks like a Left Bank Bordeaux, very interesting coming out of Napa.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours of airtime.

Still young and already enjoyable. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, and really enjoyable it with the truffled duck confit.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$48.
— a month ago

Eric, Eric and 19 others liked this

Eleven Eleven Wines

X.I Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Inky, big and young estate cab sav from oak knoll. — a month ago

Jody, Evan and 5 others liked this