Addax

Addax

Napa Valley Red Blend 2015

Mike R
9.3

Bevan is the winemaker and tench vineyard is an amazing harvest of grapes transformed into a brilliant made wine that is really enjoyable at a young age — 19 days ago

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Addax

Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Greg Ballington
9.5

@Delectable Wine this is the Addax Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Deep purplish ruby red that completely coats the glass. Rich nose covered in blackberries, cassis and dark cocoa. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Plush and rich on the palate coated in vanilla, plums and blackberries. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2036.
— a year ago

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Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Greg Ballington
9.3

Thank you Brian and Russell for the sneak peak!!

Dark ruby red. Lush nose with cinnamon, twigs, raspberries, and cherries. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Lush and layered palate with red berries, spices and some freshly broken twigs. Long finish. Drink till 2027.
— 2 years ago

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Last I had of that it was in barrel.

Schramsberg Vineyards

Reserve Sparkling Blend 2008

Shay A
9.5

What an incredible second day here in Napa. Jesus started us off with an amazing tasting at Davies/Schramsberg, Crocker & Starr gave us our cab franc fix, Montagu & Addax put on a double tasting, and Hourglass knocked it out of the park at the end of the day! I won’t post each wine we tasted, but I’ll highlight the best from each spot.

@jesus g was a killer host. He opened up some older sparklers to compare against new releases as well as poured some very impressive JDavies reds, including the Diamond Mtn Cab. This JSchram Reserve ‘08 though was on a different level. Honeyed almond, apricot, lemon curd. Texture and acidity were seductive at 10yrs old. Happy to have one tucked away for the foreseeable future. Legit, @jesus g !
— 3 years ago

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Awesome. We’re scheduled for 10am on the 28th.
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@jesus g : I just popped one of the ‘08 Reserves I got from our visit and hot dang it was good! Can’t wait to grab more during our visit in a few weeks!
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Addax

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

Shay A
9.3

Still so surprised seeing a Bevan wine around 14.5ABV! Very much a cab lovers pinot. Grilled black cherry, black peppercorn, potpourri and cedar aromatics. The palate shows candied cherry covered smoked meat and it finishes with cherry liqueur and licorice. Better balance than the ‘14, but less acidity than the ‘16. I believe these wines are made to be consumed young, and with the few years of age here, acidity has mellowed out. While not my typical Pinot to enjoy (this is anti Sonoma Coast, whole cluster type pinots), the flavors are delicious and age has helped reign in this bull in a china shop. — 5 months ago

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JJ Lumia

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8/10 for the wine. 12/10 for the dog
Wulf Losee

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Thanks for the detailed description! It tells me a lot. I’m not a big fan of Sonoma Coast Pinots, BTW, but I’ll try this one out if I can find a bottle.
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It’s big on flavor, that’s for sure! If you like the bigger style pinots, this one is for you!

Addax

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016

Greg Ballington
9.3

Second stop on day three and finally made it to Napa. We tasted through some wines from Standard Deviation Wines and Addax Wines with Josh and Cheryl at Brasswood. First up for Addax Wines is the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay from a couple high end vineyards. Aged in 100% new French oak and only eight barrels produced. Made by Russell Bevan.

Medium to deep golden yellow. Rich nose with baked apples, marzipan and buttered popcorn. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and full bodied. Creamy citrus elements on the palate with some baked apples, nutty and some tropical notes too. Long and lingering finish. Big and powerful Chardonnay. Drink till 2027.

$$$ - Retail price is $65.00.
— 2 years ago

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Crocker & Starr

St. Helena Cabernet Franc 2015

Shay A
9.4

What an incredible second day here in Napa. Jesus started us off with an amazing tasting at Davies/Schramsberg, Crocker & Starr gave us our cab franc fix, Montagu & Addax put on a double tasting, and Hourglass knocked it out of the park at the end of the day! I won’t post each wine we tasted, but I’ll highlight the best from each spot.

We are all die hard Cab Franc fans, so a stop here was a must after
@Carl Fischer introduced me to this cab franc last year. First, the property itself is flat out gorgeous. Quaint and quiet. Awesome history here as well.

This cab franc is a BABY. New release. Red and black fruits are still fighting to take over...didn’t get much blueberry off of this like I did the ‘12, but age plays a part. Violet, lavender, black truffle and a touch of spice. A benchmark for Napa Cab Franc, alongside Arnyca and Detert. The Post 1 bottle is their current release (2013) Cabernet that is their purest expression of Cabernet from the Estate. This is serious Cabernet...tannic, structured and could compete with top end mountain wines.
— 3 years ago

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Stephen Jackshaw

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@Shay A that makes sense. Although in all honesty I like their standard Cabernet aged typically five to seven years before starting to open them. They are graceful agers!
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Stellar line up!!! Haven’t even heard of the Post 1. Looks like you’re having a great trip @Shay A enjoy!!
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@Carl Fischer : Post 1 is brand new to C&S and is their version of top end, most pure expression of Cabernet. Keep hands off for many years...enjoy the cab franc 😍

Addax

Tench Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Big Bold Cab — 5 months ago

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Tell Josh hi!

Perus Wine

Veena Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Shay A
9.4

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

I’ve had many of Bevan’s other label SauvBlancs (Bevan, Addax) that are unfiltered and to me, there is more fruit here than the others. Very tropical...mango & guava. Rich palate that is very honeyed. The finish has the limestone/stone fruit traits of the others. A fantastic Cali SB. Thanks
@Joe Lucca !
— 2 years ago

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@Joe Lucca Drinking so much better than it was a year ago. Very much enjoyed this!
9.3

Hourglass

Blueline Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.5

What an incredible second day here in Napa. Jesus started us off with an amazing tasting at Davies/Schramsberg, Crocker & Starr gave us our cab franc fix, Montagu & Addax put on a double tasting, and Hourglass knocked it out of the park at the end of the day! I won’t post each wine we tasted, but I’ll highlight the best from each spot.

One of the best winery visits we’ve ever done in our now 4 years is coming out. A combo of perfect weather, a great host, and no rush due to time constraints. One of the most beautiful caves I’ve ever seen. Similarities here to the Bevan cab, but this showed a bit more give and flex. Gorgeous bouquet of blue and black fruit. Plum, espresso and some dark chocolate. Loved it.
— 3 years ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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I’m jealous!
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Amazing place and people. Did you try their cab franc? Agree with Leon - their Malbec is also great.
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@Carl Fischer : You KNOW I had to request cab franc! Loved it. Bought some. Wasn’t able to try the Malbec.