Blue Mountain Estate Winery

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1865

Color - burnt red with some bricking and a bit cloudy—a savory look indeed! Nose - dark deep cherry, smoked meat, pencil lead, gravel and notes of mint, cream cassis vanilla and with a subtle funky spice at the tail end giving much character to the wine. Taste definitely does not disappoint—an immediate creamy feel and dark cherry, savory, spice initially hits the pallet followed by cocoa, graphite and a smoke like aged vanilla long finish. Dusty tannins linger long after each taste. Loving it!! — 14 hours ago

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Ok @David L gives me grief when I type wrong vintage and I usually don’t care but I see the year and thought I better say something which is glass please lol - love your notes always @Brenda Terzich-Garland

Force Majeure

Les Volés Mourvèdre Estate Vineyard Red Mountain 2017

👍🏼🍇,
Fantastic nose, just a few months of sitting really made a difference
— 7 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Guess Jeb was sober when he rated this one 97+ 🤷🏼‍♂️

Betz Family Winery

La Côte Rousse Red Mountain Syrah 2017

Impressive scores: Advocate 96, Jeb 95, spectator 94, enthusiast 94. This comes off as very finessed, extremely fresh, and with good minerality. — 12 days ago

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Hyde De Villaine

Ysabel Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir 2014

14’ HDV YSABEL Pinot Noir.
Van der Kemp Vineyard(30 acres) sit high on top of Sonoma Mt.

Hi streak of acidity at first. Tart & tangy…Dried raspberries, ripe cherries, black tea, forest pine, asian spices emerge from this plush finish. Needs a 3-4 hour decanting.

Edit- This will remain memorable long after the bottle is gone.
— 14 days ago

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Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Franc Blend 2009

Pop and pour, but air only helped. On the nose: blackberry, tar, plum, smoke, cool herbal notes as well, but some vanilla and cinnamon rounding things out. On the palate: very good acidity, very dense black fruit, tar, charcoal, and excellent density, transitioning into a wall of tannin. After 12 years, this seems structured to age for a very long time. Nevertheless, fantastic right now. — 14 days ago

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Fidélitas

Quintessence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a beautiful one from Washington State.

A pretty color of dark ruby with a short reddish rim.

On the nose blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, cedar, chocolates, mocha, bell pepper, vegetables, black pepper and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and pretty legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, earth, oak, spices, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, light vegetables and pencil lead.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain in Washington State.

Already showing nice complexity, although it is still young and needs 3 years to mature properly. Will be good in the next 10 years.

Needs time to open up properly. I gave it 90 minutes, which is when the tannins showed up and brought in nice structure, and a nice mouthfeel.

Rich and delicious. Spicy and good by itself or with food.

This Single Vineyard is fruit forward and extremely dry, which is a unique combination. As it opens up it becomes earthier.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Really nice with the fatty Italian salami, and will pair very nicely with a big piece of steak.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in 50% new French Oak barrels.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.
— 23 days ago

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Mollydooker

Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2017

Had a couple of these “Blue Boys” in my cellar. Mollydooker (Aussie for left-hander) Wines was established in 2005 by Sarah and Sparky Marquis. Dark Ruby with big dark berry fruit nose adding sweet spice and cedar. On the palate this wine has complex flavors of blackberry and blueberry with cacao, oak and vanilla. Fine dusty tight tannins, peasant mouthfeel, full-bodied, long ending with a nice spicy finish. Aging well, good now, has room to run. — 18 days ago

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Angwin

The Kissing Trees Howell Mountain Red Blend 2014

Thought I posted this along with the others. Very good Howell Mtn Cab. — 3 days ago

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Russian River Vineyards

Morning Sun Vineyard Barbera 2016

Chalk, dust flavored raspberry mixed with slight green pepper that has a medium long finish. Deep red/purple color that reminds of Syrah but a palate that makes you suddenly think sweet and deeply complex all at once (even though it is definitely not sweet). After having this at different stages in the bottle, have to say a little longer time in the cellar seems to increase complexity and overall length of finish. Excellent wine!! — 3 hours ago

Force Majeure

Tempranillo 2017

Nice 👍🏼 but prefer the Mourvedre this time around — 4 days ago

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