Angove Family Winemakers

Christopher Michael

Northwest Winemakers Washington Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Reasonable price, $12
Love the screw top, decent flavor
— 9 days ago

Podere le Boncie (Giovanna Morganti)

Le Trame Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Gets me every time. Giovanna should be on the podium with the best of Italian women winemakers. — 9 days ago

Keith, Anthony De and 16 others liked this

Promontory

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Shay A
9.6

A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend!

In my opinion, I feel like it’s tough to judge a producer from this vintage. There is no doubt though that talented winemakers were still able to achieve gorgeous wines, and this meets the threshold. Compared to other ‘11s, this was a bit more dense than expected with nice ripe notes. I have to admit, this reminded me of ripe Bordeaux...it has aromatics of saddle leather, baked red and black fruits, fig, cassis and even some graphite. On the palate, the fruit is slightly muddled and soft, with pipe tobacco, mulberries, dates, and chocolate. Softened tannins at the finish. I’m thinking this may be in its peak drinking window.
— 20 days ago

Mark FlesherWeston Eidson
with Mark and Weston
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Shay A

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@David T : One day! 🤞🏼
Eric S

Eric S Premium Badge

One of the best cabs I’ve ever had. 2 year wait for their list. I walled off some of my kid’s college fund so I can get some when it’s my turn.
Eric Floyd

Eric Floyd

Such an amazing wine!

Winemakers Selection

Sicilia Nero d'Avola 2018

Love the dark, rich flavor! — 10 days ago

Bow and Arrow

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

One of the best domestic winemakers. Respect — 18 days ago

Tom, Peter and 1 other liked this

Poe Wines

Manchester Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Pop and pour. A dark reddish/purple. On the nose: barn yard funky tart cherry, forest floor and spice. Taste: raspberry, bright acidity, minerals, dried spice, little blue fruit on the end with some grippy tannins and a medium finish.

Poe wines - California cool climate restrained, fresh wines....good price...small batch pinots inspired by the winemakers travels in Burgundy. No Cali fruit bomb here.
— 18 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Jill and 12 others liked this

Blankiet Estate

Mythicus Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Antonio Galloni
9.6

Superb. Still young, but starting to show the first signs of opening in its aromatics.

More than anything, for me wine is about people. That’s why I spend so much of my time on the road, visiting with winemakers, vineyard managers, owners and other professionals. I first tasted this wine in the spring of 2013. I visit many Napa Valley properties at that time of year (2020 looking like an exception) to taste the new vintage. At Blankiet that usually means working blends, but in 2013 I tasted straight from the barrel with Claude & Katherine Blankiet and Denis & May Britt Malbec. It was a fascinating tasting, as I had a chance to not only taste many unblended lots but also see how the same wine responded to barrels from different coopers. So, when I saw this label, it took me right back to that day. It was a delicate time for me. I had left The Wine Advocate, but Vinous did not exist yet. And of course, Denis Malbec is no longer with us.⁣
— 15 days ago

Severn, Daniel and 39 others liked this
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Antonio Galloni I bet it was a phenomenal bottle. We've been to Blankiet and the Estate is beautiful and really unique in terms of the architecture. Great wines. The only wine we have tried by Denis Malbec was his last Prince of Hearts 2012, which was fantastic. Glad you enjoyed this one!

Dutcher Crossing

Winemakers' Cellar Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay 2016

2016 This is what a chard should be, so well balanced and crisp without too much citrus. Good job Debra! — 18 days ago

Pedres Blanques

Pedres Blanques Rogue 2018

100% whole cluster Grenache. Slightly on the sweet side for me at first but with time in the glass you seat to get additional notes of black olives following the black and blue fruit. A real votre just full of fun and pleasure! The scarcity of the wine may be causing the wine to be slightly overhyped. Really enjoyed it though! First vintage for the Japanese winemakers in Banyuls. — 18 hours ago

Eric, Sharon and 11 others liked this

Sashay Cellars

Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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10

I love the sassy Sashay! My favorite cab by my favorite winemakers, the Frichettes! Proud to have a signed bottle from the artist. — 23 days ago

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