Brack Mountain Wine Company

Paloma

Napa Valley Syrah 1998

One thing the pandemic has provided is the opportunity to organize the collection . I was shocked when I found this, the last bottle of 6 purchased on release. I was very happy when the well preserved cork came out with zero issues. A subdued nose of leather,plum and old furniture. Restrained fruit on the palate but some satisfying spice, and herbal notes that were swimming in a wave of acidity. No doubt the acidity was the life saving backbone for this bottle. I must be honest sentimentality added a point or two to my score.
A visit to Paloma and then off to Pride was one of the highlights of my early wine years.
— 12 days ago

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Web Bond

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1998! Bringing the nostalgia. What seems like a different lifetime of wine.
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@Web Bond Agree 💯%. If I were writing a book this would be the early years👶 

Clarke-Claudon Vineyards

Eternity Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2002

Super impressive. Sweet blue fruits, charcoal, earth, and cola. A touch of tannin left. — 6 days ago

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Pestoni Family

Mountain Vineyard Petite Sirah 2016

This is a very tasty Petite Sirah from California.

Big and bold with medium acidity and nice mouthfeel.

Dry and very fruity.

Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, wood, Mediterranean spices and peppercorn.

Tasty and spicy.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$32.
— 13 days ago

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Anantaah

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Anantifaah Molotov cocktail of dark purple bruised fruit and treasonous tannins, there’s an insurrection in mouth and all the Qtards are coming — 15 days ago

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Kerloo Cellars

Blue Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2014

This is very “old world” in style and feel. Nose has smoke-tinged crushed rock dust, high-pitched tangy boysenberry fruit, and a mossy forest floor note. Relatively lean in style, it’s got jolting acids and good tannic scaffolding, and some dark fruit and savory notes in the close. I feel like this one could last quite a few more years. Reminds me of those VDP Syrahs that many of the best Cote Rotie growers produce. — 5 days ago

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Barnett Vineyards

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Merlot 2014

Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark purple in color with a reddish rim.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, light medicine, coffee and peppercorn

Medium length on the finish soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Merlot from a great vintage. I actually expected more from this, but I believe it is still young. Too fruity for me, and that would hopefully calm down in the future. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours of airtime.

A good quality wine, but a little unbalanced.

Robert Parker 90 points.
Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and olives.

A blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 22 months in French Oak Barrels ( 60% new).

14.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$65.
— 18 days ago

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Nice note. Really like Barnett’s cab franc.
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I really liked the Cabernet sauvignon

Talisman

Red Dog Vineyard Pommard Clone Pinot Noir 2007

Unbelievable wine. Wow. The rest is decanting but sipping the first PNP. Gorgeous carnelian and brick. Great nose full of round and juicy black cherries, blackberries, lavender, restrained fresh uncut strawberries, hint of field herbs and dried leaves and dried mushroom. Then it’s a velvet glove in your mouth- literally a super seductive velvet mouth feel. Elegant. Balanced with layers of dark fresh uncandied cherry, rhubarb and dark skinned plums. This is followed by mild Forrest floor and a hint of fallen tree woodiness, lending its mild integrated tannin as the structure for a long finish of dark red raspberries and cherries with a hint of tartness. Burgundian to the nth degree. Hats off, knee down. Phenomenal work. — 10 days ago

Wallis Family Estate

Seraphim Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Deep ruby color. I opened this up last night and let it decant for a few hours. Yesterday I had a lot of cumin, sulfur smoke and dark berries. Today it had softened to baking spices, warm berries, cassis and a gorgeous toasted oak finish. Superb! — 10 days ago

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Love the bottle!

Beringer Vineyards

Marston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

This reminds me of all the great components of the Beringer PR that Ed Sbragia made. It is elegant and has aged beautifully. — 9 days ago

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Great pull

Cade

Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ron R
9.3

Excellent product coming from a much maligned vintage. Pure excellence in a glass... — 7 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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I miss you buddy! Someday I’ll get to the big city from the wilds of Idaho . I’ll bring old NW vino too. Hugh
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Miss you, too @Hugh O'Riordan. Let me know when you get vaccinated 💉
Hugh O'Riordan

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Sometime in February. We’re working on it . I gotta get back and see you guys . I’ll bring vino and tall tails about my visit to red mountain. Hugh