Alexander Smith

Simi

Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1986

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.

Probably the surprise of the night. Not only was this the winner of the flight (against the Freemark Abbey) it almost took over the RM Reserve and the JPhelps for best wine on the table. The fact that this was 32yrs young is just nuts. Fruit had turned more ripe, with a more molasses note with nutmeg.
— 4 days ago

Andrew HeffleyWill AdamsColby Siratt
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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Would have loved to have tried this one. These grapes likely were grown within acres of the Robert Young Vineyard.
Shay A

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@Mark Flesher : A beautiful wine. All wines from last night were bought on release and had been resting in Jeff and Joe’s cellars ever since.

Alexander Valley Vineyards

Cyrus Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Always knocks the ball out of the park. Great Bordeaux blend. — 2 days ago

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Krystal Vento

Krystal Vento

But only one ball got knocked out of the park last night by the home team...
Ryan Vento

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@Krystal Vento Cyrus won the game last night as far as I’m concerned.

Ferrari-Carano

Trésor Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

What a delicious blend. Dark fruit, chocolate, along with some minerality A real treat! — 2 days ago

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Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Shay A
9.2

October birthday celebrations for my father-in-law, sister-in-law and my wife this past weekend!

My father-in-law has a nice collection of older Napa cabs and he wanted to check in on this. I found it to actually taste fairly young. There wasn’t as much punch in regards to the flavor of the fruit (lots of blackberry, currant) but the tannins were very much in play. Reminded me of a right bank Bordeaux, actually. Dusty graham cracker, blackberry, potpourri. Secondary notes of leather and herbs are starting to come through on the finish.
— 13 days ago

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David T

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Happy birthday’s!!! 🍾🥂🎉🍷🎂🎁🎊🎈
Rafael Aguilar

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I was just gifted a bottle of the 2006! Glad this is drinking well! Happy birthday to your family members. Cheers.
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Great pull for the bday. One of my favs. Missed the 07. Happy bday!

Bowman Cellars

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Bowman Cellars. Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander valley. Nose is a little sweet, but very nice. Palate is not as sweet, cocoa, tannins, cherries, dried fruit, also alcohol. — a day ago

Aperture

Oliver's Vineyrard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Perfect pairing with a lamb tagine. Big but not overwhelming. Nice balance. Some cherries and a hint of leather. Well done. — 7 days ago

Goldschmidt Vineyards

Yoeman Vineyard Single Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Last night I had the pleasure of being with close friends for an evening of reminiscing and life long friendship. We got to open the 2010 Goldschmidt Vineyards Single Vineyard Yoeman Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the nose was black cherry, blackberry, plum, lack currant, cassis, nutmeg, violets, dark chocolate, vanilla, smokey oak and a good dose of rich earth.

On the palate was rich black cherry, sumptuous blackberry, black plum, tobacco, cassis, chocolate, spice, smokey oak and rich dusty soil.

The wine is full bodied with a silky smooth mouth feel with medium acidity and medium to plus smooth fine tannins that lead right to a long enjoyable finish. This wine made the evening even that more enjoyable and just goes to show that wine can accentuate what was already a beautiful evening of friendship. Have a great week and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 19 days ago

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Sharon B

Sharon B

Nothing better than a good wine with good friends!
Daniel P. Drake

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@Sharon B Very true! 🍷

Judge Palmer

Entre Deux Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Here come the judge. The courts in session. Mineral, some citrusy acid. Color of straw. Light nose. — 8 days ago

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Rodney Strong

Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

I was surprised to find this 2012 on a menu by the glass for $13. It’s earthy, with just enough tannins. Big berries on the front, with currants and cassis. — 3 days ago

Alexander Vineyards

Saint Èmilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

75 Merlot, balance Cab Franc. Wildflowers and fig newton in the nose. Enters with nice ample fruit. Cigar box and leather. Touch of Brett. Middle that carries a touch more acidity and grip, but black fruit dominated. Finished with a hint of tobacco and almond. Still even a bit tannic. Really think this is a great time for this wine. Thoroughly impressed by this offering from Claude. I think it could probably go another 5 to 10 years easy. — 18 days ago

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