Back Pew Brewing

Ferrari-Carano

Prevail Back Forty Rock Rise Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

100% Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. Very complex. Dark ruby color with a garnet rim. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, black currant, baking spices and dark chocolate. Nice hint of toasted oak on the long and lingering finish. Totally New World in style. Smooth tannins and excellent mouthfeel. Full bodied and juicy. Tannins have relaxed with bottle age. Quite expressive. High quality. — 2 months ago

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The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend

Excellent blend. Bold, complex body and smooth finish. Great for the price point. Enjoying with ocean in the back at One Ocean Resort and Spa. — 4 months ago

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Every time I have this wine I fall in back in love with it! Amazingly balanced. Dark rich plum color and flavor. — 6 months ago

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

The Chablis was showing beautifully. Out of the gate the Cos clearly charged ahead of the LP. However, thirty minutes in the LP was in full control and never looked back. All three wines…an easy mid-nine range. — 8 months ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2002

2005 Wine Spectator wine of the year.

1 hour decant(decent chunky/fine sediment). A thrilling dark garnet with some bricking. Nose: beautiful aromatic notes with cherry, old leather, wet earth, floral, licorice. Taste: velvety smooth, creamy, balanced wine with dark berries, cedar, licorice, spice, espresso, dark chocolate, and a nice satin long finish. YUM! Just gonna sit back and enjoy the ride tonight. Paired with a Christmas prime rib roast dinner. Cheers!
— 2 months ago

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Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Willem Booij Yes, it was delicious. Cheers!
Jay Eagan

Jay Eagan Influencer Badge

🍷 so glad it’s it is still drinking well
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Jay Eagan Yep, its not opulent, just a well made Cali cabernet that still has time to go. Cheers!

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

2006 vintage. Decanted and tasted immediately, after 30 minutes and 2 hrs. Unexpected amount of frontal palate richness mitigating back-end tannins. Still has years to go. 10.18.23. — 4 months ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2010 Lynch-Bages has a tightly wound nose: introverted black fruit, cedar and mint. Touches of iris flower and pencil box both emerge with aeration. These aromatics say: "Come back later." The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, fine acidity and firm grip. It feels linear towards the finish but is fresh with an attractive underlying marine note that enlivens and lends complexity to the finish. This is outstanding, but it is only for those with patience. Tasted at the Lynch-Bages vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2023) — 7 months ago

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1966

1966 vintage. Last tasted 9.20.23. That bottle was a little "chunkier." This one was more refined. Decanted and tasted nearly immediately and throughout a 2 hour window. Throwing the expected kitchen sink's worth of sed. Color initially seemed lighter, like 30+ year old red Burg but ended up being a tad darker than that. Light-medium body. Earth, summer dirt and Valrhona chocolate in the nose. All this plus dried cherries in the frontal palate finish. Not much to speak of on the back end. Rated that 9.20.23 bottle an 8.8 and this is slightly better. Still...a definite rush to crush this. 11.11.23. — 3 months ago

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Norman Gennaro

Norman Gennaro Premium Badge

Great year!!!

Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Still super young but fantastic. Cassie, dark cherry, blackberry with a tea back — 7 months ago

Marilea Campomizzi
with Marilea

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1990

Decant for sediment and pour. Still a wondrous dark garnet with bricking. On the nose: beautiful gotta keep coming back notes of dark plum, smoked meat, cigar box, touch of barnyard funk, vanilla spice. Taste: silky smooth with brambly cherry, dirt, leather, cedar, grilled peppered meat with a medium plus finish. YUM! Still drinking well at 33 years old. — 7 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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