Dark purple in color with a wide purplish rim.
Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cooked cherries, earth, light oak, spices, chocolates, coffee, licorice, light vanilla, black pepper and light barnyard.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with red currants, cooked plums, cherries, raspberries, light oak, licorice, olives, spices, coffee and peppercorn.
Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very interesting Northern Rhône style red from Arizona. A good quality wine. Showing nice complexity on the nose. Spicy, tangy and interesting.
Nicely balanced with more red fruits than I expected. Showing mild complexity with a nice soft mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle and better with food.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
14.1% alcohol by volume.
$37. — 9 days ago
One of my favorites from Premiere Napa Valley 2020. #pnv20 #pnv2020 #napa only 5 cases produced. Highlights
A vibrant blend of two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and a bit of Merlot, revealing silky tannins, complexity and elegance
The heritage Pellet Vineyard dates to 1863 and is among the earliest in St. Helena
100% estate, 100% French oak (Darnajou and Cadus), 100% passion; produced by hand, vineyard to bottle
A very lucky find indeed—the best of the best from the Pellet Vineyard, a true labor of love
Pellet Estate’s 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon “Trouvaille” is 100 percent estate fruit from the historic Pellet Vineyard and is a blend of Clone 4 and Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon, with a bit of Merlot. It is a wine with grip – vibrant and complex, yet shows elegance, balance, all while packed with flavors of dark fruit, hints of chocolate and spice, showing silky tannins with a seductive mouthfeel. This wine represents the absolute authentic expression of the Pellet Vineyard and is classically made by iconic vintner Tom Rinaldi. Quite frankly, as Tom and Eric think, “It’s a lucky find indeed.”
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled — 2 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, earth, cedar, leather, coffee, cola, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, dried meat, herbs and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with black currants, sweet cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, black tea, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee and earth.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa Valley. Spicy and interesting.
Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity at this point.
This 7 year old is drinking very nicely now and will continue to age in the next 5 to 10 years.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Needs 3 hours to open up properly, and show the complexity.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, but good with food as well. Will pair nicely with a big piece of steak. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels for 23 months. A small production of only 30 barrels.
14.7% alcohol by volume.
$135. — 5 days ago
Speckled floater nebula of golden light in stasis. Perfect crown of bright ivory flaunts an undulating lacing landscape. Equine. Jalapeño freshness, chive, pear, and ghostly grapefruit. Floral with jasmine, peach blossom, carnation, daisy, and strawberry. Creamy clouds of orange, tangerine, grapefruit creme, vanilla blossom, lemon nougat, almond, lemon soda, quinine, tartaric resonance, lemon-lime alkaseltzer. .
#stone #stonebrewing #stonebrewery #ipa #stoneipa #stonehazyipa #hazy #hazyindiapaleale #hazyipa #beer #bier #biere #birra #cerveza #cerveja #ale #eldorado #eldoradohops #azzaca #azaccahops #sabro #sabrohops #leavenostoneunturned #hops #amazinglyhazy #ureallyreadthisfar — 10 days ago
One of my favorite lots from the 2020 #pnv #pnv20 #pnv2020 only 5 cases produced. A small blended selection of our finest Cabernet Sauvignon for Premiere Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our top sites in the Howell Mountain, Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena nested appellations
Aging in oak tanks for one year, new French Limousin oak barrels for three years, and then one year in bottle
When the Lawrence family acquired Heitz Cellar in April 2018, they discovered a single dusty bottle in the wine library; a bottle of 1969 Lot C-91 Cabernet Sauvignon. After researching, we discovered wine collectors around the world had a few rare bottles in their cellar as well. Upon learning its origin and Joe Heitz’s inspiration for this singular bottling 50 years prior, we knew that it was time to rekindle the essence of this remarkable cuvée. In order to express the very best of Napa Valley, our winemaker began blending trials of our single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons in barrel, kept separate throughout their élevage. Sampling from barrels of our Oakville, Rutherford, Howell Mountain and St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon, Brittany Sherwood found the perfect marriage of these outstanding standalone wines. After blending, the wine continues to age in 100 percent new, French Limousin oak barrels for three years, followed by aging in bottle for an additional year. With the breadth of estate terroir that Heitz Cellar is fortunate to cultivate, we are able to create the quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon that embodies the elegance, ruggedness, refinement and balance that is uniquely Napa Valley. — 2 days ago
A bit shy on the nose - but getting cherry and forest. Ruby colored. Pretty smooth for an ‘18, considering the 17 was a bit tight at this age. Decanted 40 min. Nice ripe cherry, vanilla, oak. Long finish. High alcohol but not too obvious. Pretty smooth tannins. This one should be great in a few years. Already drinking very smooth and mellow with a decant. — 7 days ago
One of my bottles for the WNH NYC event.
I had a splash of the 2016 graciano a few weeks ago so I had an idea of what to expect. This sat in a decanter for a few hours before it was touched. Almost black as night in the glass with a purple core. Having splashes of Mourvèdre (savory) and petite sirah (spicy and rich) seem noticeable. This differs from SQN wines in that this isn’t as opulent and silky, but more spice driven. Big aromatics of charcoal grilled red, blue and black fruits with mocha, cherry jerky and extreme dark chocolate (didn’t pick up much use of stems). Bull-in-a-China shop type profile on the palate with rich dark fruits, peppercorn crusted rhubarb, lots of spice (more like Asian style spices) and big tannic finish. At the end of the night, I was able to cork about a quarter of the bottle, which I revisited 24hrs later…more red fruit appeared alongside a softer profile.
Obviously this needs time, but definitely another Manfred masterpiece in style. This bottle was enjoyed by many other SQN style wines (Andremily EABA, 2017 Fingers Crossed Grenache, 2004 SQN Poker Face, 2009 SQN Thrill of Stamp Collecting, 2007 and 2013 NOK), and I’d say this Graciano is more singular in style, whereas the NOK, Fingers Crossed and Andremily wines are very SQN-esque in flavor profile. — 14 days ago
👃 opens up after 15- 20 minutes, less than 12% abv
Nice recommendation by @Severn Goodwin
Not a fruit heavy Rosé’
Something we've never had before at K&L, but I managed to squeeze a few cases out of them, is Turley's Zin rose! A crisp dry wine with mouth watering acidity, very limited supply. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Domestic Wine Buyer) Winery Notes: "We select a few of our Zinfandel vines to pick early (at 19 brix) to make this vivid, dry rosé. Pale rose petals and fraise du bois with a touch of petrichor on the nose. The palate is high in acid, low in alcohol (11.6%), well-structured and thoroughly refreshing. Fermented in stainless steel, then aged only in used French barriques. Though akin to Provençal rosés in the way it’s made, this wine is distinctly Californian. White Zinfandel has a good heart but a bad reputation; hopefully we can help change that." — 16 days ago