Yonah Mountain Vineyards

Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This is an Interesting Cabernet from Spring Mountain.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, earth, vanilla, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs, green pepper, tobacco leaf, coffee and black pepper.

This Napa Cabernet is still young, and shows lots of earthy notes. Feels like a left bank Bordeaux. The Cabernet franc is very dominant right now.

A good sipping wine with good structure and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Nicely balanced and good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 21 months in French Oak barrels.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 2 days ago

Doug, Shay and 12 others liked this

School House Vineyard

Spring Mountain District Pinot Noir 2010

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/brick rim.

Pretty nose of black currants, black cherries, raspberries, spices, light earth, light oak, wild flowers, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Medium bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, earth, light oak, spices, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Long finish with very little tannins and sour cranberries.

This 12 year old Pinot Noir from Napa Valley is delicious now. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Actually, it feels more like a Burgundy Pinot Noir. Interesting stuff.

Easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Nicely balanced and good by itself.

This Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is peaking now. A great sipping wine.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

I had the 2014 a year ago, and this is even better. Delicious wine.

100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered and unfined.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$210. ($65 current vintage).
— 24 days ago

Scott McNamara
with Scott
Shay, Trixie and 12 others liked this

Barnett Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Omg what a bottle. Amazing at PnP but we corked and waited a day—paid off on aces. What a beautifully layered and delicious wine! Drinking great right now—I wouldn’t wait too much longer on these. So good! — 20 days ago

Trent Tishkowski
with Trent
Shay, Eric and 16 others liked this

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

2 hour decant(decent fine/cloudy sediment). A brooding dark garnet color with little signs of aging. On the nose: plum, currants, funky smoked meat, mint, and pepper. Taste: soft, smooth wine with some blackberry, sweet tobacco, earth, spiced dark chocolate and some still there slightly astringent tannins....had better Dunn. — 5 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Paul and 17 others liked this

Eric Premium Badge

I think their Howell Mountain bottling is the moodiest wine I’ve ever had vintage after vintage. When it’s on, it’s too good to pass up so I buy it every year 😆
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Eric Yep....great, good, or even fair always a treat to drink aged Dunn. Cheers!

Smith Madrone

Spring Mountain District Rosé 2021

Bright neon cherry in color.

On the nose light raspberries, citrus, limes, green apples, light herbs and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, sour cherries, limes, green apples, red grapefruit, spices and white pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with limes and light almonds.

This is a unique Cabernet Franc Rosé from Napa Valley. Feels fresh with some weight on the mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing. Tangy and easy drinking.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with food too.

A blend of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot. A tiny production of less than 2,000 bottles.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 23 days ago

Shay, Trixie and 16 others liked this

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Indeed 😊


Howell Mountain Grenache 2016

Perfect pairing with a smokey bacon and carmelized onion risotto. Very floral aroma and bright berry aftertaste. Only a few bottles left. — 5 days ago


Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay 2020

Ron R

We are thrilled with this entry-level chard from Kistler. We’ve developed a dependency for this wine. — 4 days ago

Bryan, Tom and 47 others liked this

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Tim H

Can’t wait to visit this one again in a few! — 3 days ago

"Odedi", Ericsson and 3 others liked this

Kiona Vineyards

Red Mountain Gewürztraminer 2016

The smell of a fresh ripe pear.

Medium to heavy weight, candied ginger, apricot, star fruit. Deliciously bright acidity with a touch of effervescence. Aged to perfection- I could see this getting Interesting in 10 years. Yet so freaking good right now.
Golden drops of absolute pleasure.
— 21 days ago

Trixie, Sharon and 5 others liked this
Sharon B

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I agree with Trixie!


Nice find, can’t say I’ve had Red Mtn Gewurz and it sounds really solid - how’s price point?
MaJ CappS

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@Trixie , @Sharon B 🥂 @ESF I believe it was 16 - shipping to east coast is about 4$ a btl, so 20 altogether. This was a #garagiste pick.

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Hillside Blend Howell Mountain Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

[Tasted on July 26, 2022 at Hall’s Chophouse in Nashville with Rachel]

54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in 30% new oak. Blackberry and black cherry, earth, sage, cigar box with a note of black pepper. chocolate, nice tannins and good balance.
— 11 days ago