Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

Venge Vineyards

Atlas Peak Sangiovese 2016

Obviously Kirk Venge makes some great cabs, but I think sangio and petite sirah perfectly suit his style. The zins are a tad too jammy for me now. I do miss the penny lane vineyard sangio version from oakville for its tannins, structure, and liveliness, but this atlas peak vineyard makes a wine that is pretty graceful, serious, and drinkable. — 5 days ago

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Jason and Jennie

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@Ron R i havent had too much of the sauv blanc (only through tastings). It’s solid but I prefer the vermentino for more acid.
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Agreed, Penny Lane was quite a bit better, zins too sweet.
The Julianas SB was good not to mention the spettro white blend, but bought it at $10.00 on auction so maybe I wouldn’t of enjoyed at Release price🤷🏼‍♂️
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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum they’re releasing a new bordeaux blend. See how that is. The missouri hopper cab was excellent

Spoto Wines

Napa Vallley Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.0

@Delectable Wine : This is the Spoto Napa Valley Chardonnay. I didn’t see it in the database.

Stuart Spoto and his wife spent some time visiting TX for a few days and put on a nice tasting at Classic. Talk about micro production, they only do around 500 cases of wine total across their 5-7 wines. Kind and salt of the earth type people.

This is the first time they’ve done this chardonnay as they’ve normally done an Oakville one. I asked Stuart where the fruit was from and he said spring mountain. Wow! Never would have guessed. This is light, acidic, and fairly Burgundian. Oak gives this a banana bread type note, but plenty of slate and stone fruits here. Young. Needs another year or two.
— 3 days ago

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Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The 2015 ‘Georges de Latour’ is another stunning release of this storied wine by Beaulieu Vineyards. Coming from a warm vintage in the Napa Valley, this gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon shows off an inky core, slowly unveiling exotic spices, espresso bean, blackberry cobbler and hints of pipe tobacco that all build on this expressive nose. The palate shows some serious weight and elegance as the wine gracefully dances across the mid-palate. Polished and layered with dark fruits, chocolate, minerals and herbal undertones, the 2015 ‘Georges de Latour’ is surprisingly open in its youth. If enjoying in its nascency be sure to give this beautiful wine at least a one hour decant. Drink 2020-2040- 95 — a day ago

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The best vintage I’ve had in years

Vista

Atlas Peak Red Blend 2017

Interesting at $23 and 14.5% — 6 days ago

Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

I’ve had this wine several times and this was the best showing yet. Lots of lovely black cherry with a light earthiness and a clean finish. No TCA that I can detect. I think this is drinking at peak. — 2 days ago

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Peju Province Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2015

It's time for #MerlotThursday. Here's a delightful one.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, spices, cedar, licorice, vanilla, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, earth and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coke, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Merlot from Napa Valley. Fruit forward, rich and big, with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows the tannins {90 minutes).

Drinking very nicely now and will be better in the next 5 years.

I had it all by itself. So delicious.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$40.
— 4 days ago

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Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

What a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing black fruits with earth chocolates tobacco spices peppercorn earth leather light green vegetables herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs. Smooth and elegant.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show tannins. Spicy and delicate.

A little restraint for a Napa Cabernet in my opinion.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This 13 year old is drinking very nicely now.

A little vinaigrette on the nose but not on the palate.

Thank you Scott for sharing this wonderful wine with me.

13.8 % alcohol by volume.

93 points
— 3 days ago

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Alpha Omega

Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Explosion of flavor - earth, rocks, leather, fruit, vanilla, — a month ago

Hill Family Estate

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

A very nice cab, unfortunately it from a small winery and available at a price that I feel is too high ( about $75.00). There’s a number of excellent cabs for a much better price. — a month ago

Spoto Wines

Spoto Wines Godfather Red 2013

Shay A
9.4

Stuart Spoto and his wife spent some time visiting TX for a few days and put on a nice tasting at Classic. Talk about micro production, they only do around 500 cases of wine total across their 5-7 wines. Kind and salt of the earth type people.

This was pulled out at the end of the night (along with one of their Enrico wines) by a supporter who was there and it was in contention for WOTN. 80/20 merlot/Malbec. Epitomizes iron fist in a velvet glove. It’s ripe and juicy with loads of candied fruit (red, blue and black) and dark chocolate aromatics. Similar on the palate with smooth tannins...vanilla pipe tobacco and graham cracker. The Malbec shows itself most toward the finish as the fruit turns a bit tart and inky. So good.
— 3 days ago

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Speaking of Godfather, there was a Don Corleone restaurant in Dubai as well! 🤣