California, Usa


Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon

Juggernaut 2016 Cab. A hell of a lot better than BOHEME! But not up to my standard. I can drink this though. What can I say about this wine? Well, it is a good wine for giving to a friend of a friend! Blueberry beginning with a tart mid palate. Another tart cab.... finish is dry. That’s about all I can taste. Maybe a little bit of earth tone to it definitely some graphite! Not my style! NEXT!!!!!!! Okay I decanted it for an hour and now its pretty darn good. No graphite! Lots of buttery finish! Spice on the mid palate. My rating is now 9.6. Buy this again and decant! What a difference from fresh out of the bottle. And its young!!!! WTH? — 3 days ago

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Having another glass for a second chance
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It has a mid palate sourness that sits on the back of the tongue where sour is not supposed to go. The after taste is the problem. There is amazing buttery slickness on the palate, but the sour tart finish ruins the experience. I still like it though. I STAND BY 8.8/10!
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Oops!!!! 9.6!!!!!!!!!!

Perkins Harter

The Weight Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

😮 Wow. A serious, sexy beast. Blend of 80% old vine zin, 15% petit Syrah, 5% Syrah. Dry Creek appellation. The last vintage of this wine was 2016. This is going to age forever. Shelby and Peter relocated to the Eola-Amity Hills in the Willamette Valley and bought/planted Bracken vineyard. Planted just upslope from Sojourner, southwest facing, majority planted to Pinot with a small amount of Chardonnay. Shelby is a wizard. — 11 days ago

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Lillian Winery

California Syrah 2008

With the next Mailing List offer arriving this coming week it was time to check in on some of the older stash.

Despite the cork coming up in two pieces this is the best bottle to date.
Everything in the right place and for a CA Syrah at 15.3% with 10+ years of aging that requires very special winemaking skills (at least for my palate).

Maggie ROCKS!!

@Delectable Wine Your location app (still) has issues.
I searched for “City of Napa” and got Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as suggestions....??
— 13 days ago

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@Henrik Poulsen firstly, terrific tasting note. As always.
Second, I wanted to thank you for highlighting the location feature issue. It is especially alarming given City of Napa has been your go-to location for a while.

I have let the developers know. Fixing this should also coincide with an upcoming upgrade to the location feature. FourSquare is used, which isn’t perfect, but hopefully we’ll avoid absurd suggestions like the ones you noted.

Please continue to tag Delectable Wine when you see things out of place. The transcribers see it and act if a wine needs sorting, and feedback reaches us immediately.

Thanks again and happy drinking!


California Chenin Blanc 2014

Gold in the glass with very little aroma at first. As it warmed lemon curd, ripe pear and lanolin notes flowed. The central core of this 3 year old Chenin is structure, weight, and smooth as silk creaminess. Beautiful acid/ fruit balance at this stage; the wine improved as it warmed. Left me wanting more. One of the single best price for quality wines in California, if not the world. Hats off, Tegan. Every bottle rocks! — 6 days ago

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Black Label Diamond Collection Claret California Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Smells great- peppery, sage, metals. Tastes great- tart berries, savory meat, clove. Very thin mouthfeel, very low tannins. I like the white label better, but Francis always does a great job for $12. — a day ago

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Neil Valenzuela

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Nice one! Cheers 🍷
Sharon B

Sharon B

Very good wines!

William & Mary Wine Company

Shifflett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Another wine I was introduced to by Monica Stevens of 750 wines. The Shifflett Ranch and Vineyards is situated at the end of Darms Lane in the Oak Knoll AVA of Napa Valley.

William & Mary Wine Co. is the creation of Will Segui and his wife Mary. The fruit is sourced from the Shifflett Vineyard, where Will’s mother-in-law is a Shifflett and the family has owned the property since the late 1940s. It’s worth noting that Will has been the only employee of @riversmariewines for many years. He has long run the operations there along with being an understudy of Thomas Rivers Brown. Needless to say, I was excited to finally taste the wine.

The 2016 William & Mary Wine Co Cabernet Sauvignon Shifflett Vineyard displays enveloping aromatics of cassis, blueberry, tobacco, earth, pen ink, and meat. There’s a beautiful interplay between its juxtaposition of vibrant flavor intensity and mellow demeanor, which exemplifies just how balanced the wine is. After several hours decanted the darker, secondary notions of graphite, cocoa powder, creosote, and espresso continue encroachment on the palate in an almost infectious manner. There’s a tightness to the wine that almost surprises because of how immediately approachable it is. Have no doubt it will benefit from years in the cellar, but damn, if it’s not delicious now.
— 2 days ago

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@Isaac Pirolo Isaac interesting post Cheers 🍷
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Very nice @Isaac Pirolo . I was able to try the ‘14 and ‘15 a few months ago courtesy of a friend and quite liked them. I’d like to get the proprietary red soon (Cab Franc/Merlot Blend).

Folie à Deux

Ménage à Trois Lavish California Merlot 2017

Color of deep ruby, clear, with a touch of purple. Nose of leafy notes like tobacco leaves. Taste is quite sweet, with sweet plum, grassy note, medical note, mocha, and some spice. Some good acidity comes at 2nd wave, with medium low tannins. Aftertaste of some more bitterness. Above average yet too sweet for me. — 4 days ago

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David Clinton

David Clinton

Grabbed a bottle yesterday for $8. Usually don’t like Ménage, but your review sounds pretty good.
Frank Kuo

Frank Kuo

With $8 per bottle, she will taste even better.

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Volant Red Rhone Blend 2013

Beautiful nose develops slowly with air. Tangy red berries, savory, garrigue-like minerality and some roasted herbs. Great balance. Loads of savory, iodine-tinged flavors. Soft texture and a long finish. — 2 days ago

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Angelo Casagrande

Angelo Casagrande

Had this a few times. Always thought it was very good.
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Right in my backyard. Randall Graham is quite the character.

Dirty & Rowdy

Unfamiliar Mourvedre 2017

Seriously- I could drink this wine every single day. It has perfect acidity, balanced juicy raspberry fruitiness, complex aromas such as flint and toasted clove, mushroom, and just the right amount of alcohol for an old world lover. Clean and to the point. — 9 days ago

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Quady Winery

Red Electra Black Muscat 2017

At dark chocolate pairing and tasting. Brings out honey and stone fruit flavors when paired with Dove dark chocolate. Similar but more restrained pairing with Ghirardelli 72%. Same but more bitter with Scharffenburger 82% — 9 days ago

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