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Château Fonplégade

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

2014 vintage. This historical estate with great terroir surrounded by famous neighbours like Angélus, Ausone, Pavie etc. is going from strength to strength after it was bought by Denise and Stephen Adams (also owners of Château L'Enclos in Pomerol and ADAMVS in Napa Valley). 2014 vintage. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Biodynamically farmed (since 2009, certification in 2020). Intriguing attractive nose with an amazing minerality, intertwined with cassis and a hint of truffle. In the mouth it is initially a bit severe, if classy. I would recommend decanting or taste it over several hours. After a few hours the fruit shines through compensating the tight tannic structure and the acidity. Built to age, I feel this will deserve a higher score in 5 or 6 years. It's a very classic restrained wine that definitely has an understated class. Nice value at under 50 euros if you like this style. — 3 months ago

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Haber Family Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.6

One word. INSANE! I've heard all about Haber from @Shawn R and @Martin G Rivard and I'm more than pleased to say that their recommendations are totally spot on! Tonight was the Taste of Howell Mountain event in Dallas and the line-up was absurd. Aloft, Adamvs, Lamborn, Dunn, Outpost, O'Shaughnessy and many other rock stars. After tasting through many '13s and '14s, the '14 Haber Howell Mountain was the Wine of the night without a doubt. His '13 was great and when he said his '14 was excellent I thought it couldn't surpass it...it most definitely did. Buy this stuff up! The nose is out of this world...smoked meats, caramel, candied almonds. Jackpot! — 4 years ago

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Thank you Shay!!!!!
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@Ron Haber : No, thank you. Hoping to talk to you soon to see if I can get a bottle or two!
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Any chance this event will make its way to Atlanta!?

Viader

Napa Valley Red Blend 2011

Delia Viader is making wonderful Bordeaux style wines up on Howell Mountain (which is quickly becoming my favorite region...Dunn, ADAMVS, Arkenstone, Outpost...what's not to love?). She is a great inspiration to us all, and as you taste her wines, you can taste the brilliant acidity, firm tanins and the fruit is a early season strawberry and cassis. — 4 years ago

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Adamvs

Quintus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Dan K
8.9

Hoping it was an off night for me or the wine...was kind of a non event — 6 months ago

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Araujo Estate

Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Super crisp and delicious. But what I love more than this wine are the blurry folks in the background @David L @Mike R @Shawn R @Bill Bender - great Sauvignon Blanc Lunch (plus one cab) with great friends @Martin G Rivard
@Kirk Alexander @Joe Lucca @ADAM STROMFELD

‘12 Adamvs
‘14 Melka La Mekerra
‘10 Prescott Ashe/The Palace 1915
‘13 Kristine Ashe/Entre Nous
‘16 Brilliant Mistake
‘14 Favia Linea
‘00 Bryant Family Cab
‘12 Araujo Eisele
‘98 Chateau Haut-Brion
‘14 Didier Dagneau Asteroide
— 3 years ago

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Agreed! Props to @Joe Lucca it was young and shy at first but air gave it wings
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My nomination for photo of the day
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Crisp and clean.
9.5

Rudd

Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Killer SB. Not much of a nose to speak of. Palate is delicate and balanced. Apples, sugar, and malt. Medium body. My current benchmark SB is the 2012 Adamvs. This was in the ballpark, but not quite there. — 4 years ago

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I think a little south of $75 @Henrik Poulsen. Thanks for the heads up on Araujo. Will check that out.
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We do agree on the Adamvs 12 SB. Melka, Lail Georgia , Vineyard 29, Arkenstone, Kenzo. Just to name a few .
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@Eric Shanks it is indeed very good. Have you had their other? Susan's blanc?
I think I may actually prefer it. However,they are both outstanding wind! Phenomenal winery. I love what they did with edge Hill!

Adamvs

QUINTVS Red Blend 2012

Big, structured, with an amazing finish — 2 years ago

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Kind

Mount Veeder White Blend 2015

15' Kind Howell MT SB. "Not found on delectables".Inviting floral nose to it. Palate- This is a high-toned SB driven by citrus, grapefruit, pineapple & pear. The fruits have light tones of minerality & acid to it. Reminds me of a combination between Arkenstone/Adamvs Howell MT SB's. — 4 years ago

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Adamvs

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012

12' Adamvs SB. Soooo good. Highly recommend! One of the best SBs in California. Another Philippe Melka wine! — 4 years ago

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@Eric Shanks I do. Loving this.
Eric

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Bought another bottle just today for one of my wife's clients!
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@Eric Shanks Hard to keep my hands off of it.

Adamvs

Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Mostly single vintage cab. Very nice. Not worth the price at $325. — 4 years ago

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