California, Usa

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2010

Shay A
9.4

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Third year in a row to hang out with
@jesus g as he pours some amazing Schramsberg and JDavies wines for us. One of the best hosts in the entire valley! If you find yourself in Napa, don’t miss out on doing a tasting with him!

When pouring next to the Reserve, this always shows a much more brighter and tightly coiled profile (as expected with BdB). I’ve found that I enjoy the Reserve younger and the JSchram older (as it starts to channel similar Reserve tasting notes with more age). Lemon confit, buttered fresh biscuit, sea spray and grilled aromatics. The acid is almost racy, yet it still is amazingly commanding in how it evolves with complexity.
— a day ago

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Limited Edition 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale

Just translucent, reddish amber with a slightly off- white top evoking puffy clouds and sticky tendril lacing of carnivorous plants eventually arabesque. Light caramel malt smells overlay the lemon and pine, thyme and clementine-grapefruit. The extra touch of sweet malt rounds the citrus on the palate, and the grain shines briefly adumbrating the pine return. Pith of lime and grapefruit with a ginger sprinkle sustain the finish for a refreshing aftertaste with a ghost of basil. .
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— 5 days ago

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Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Celebrating 12,000 followers on Vivino, on this #FridayCabernetfix, with this gorgeous aged Napa Cabernet. And it's Valentine's Day, too.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish /brick rim.

Full bodied, bold, smooth and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Very aromatic nose.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, blackcurrants, cooked blueberries, black plums, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, earth, smoked ham, black pepper, light vinaigrette, beef jerky, leather and dark coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins (after 3 hours of airtime) and tangy raspberries.

What a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Caymus. Showing great complexity with a soft, smooth and elegant mouthfeel.

This 16 year old is good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime, when tannins and complexity come in, so have patience.

I loved the tangy ending and loved smelling on it for a long time.

Probably the oldest Caymus I have had so far, and I really like it at this stage. A good wine to drink and talk about.

Good by itself or with food. I enjoyed it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$85 (current vintage).
— 5 days ago

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Ghost Pines

Winemaker's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A pretty color of dark ruby with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, black cherries, black plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, mint, alcohol, pencil lead, chocolates, cola, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, vegetables, green herbs and tobacco.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Cabernet Sauvignon from California is drinking very nicely now as a 4 year old, with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and very fruity. Better after 90 minutes of airtime, when tannins and some more structure come in. Good by itself as a sipping wine.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Sonoma County 64%, Lake County 29% and 7% from Napa County.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$21.
— 8 days ago

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Boen Wines

Monterey, Santan Barbara, Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2017

Color of purple with ruby. Nose is quite concentrated considering she is a Pinot Noir. Nose of sweet dark fruits, sweet aldehyde, dried strawberries, ripe cranberry, strength of alcohol. The alcohol is a bit too strong. Taste is also quite sweet, mixed with cinnamon, medicinal syrup, mineral, vanilla, juicy grapes, and cherry jam. Low on tannins. Aftertaste is medium long with feeling of warmth from alcohol strength, and zest. Not your traditional Pinot, but definitely quite tasty. — 11 days ago

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Crimson Ranch

California Chardonnay 2018

Ken Z
8.9

Drank 2/17/20. Nice with carbonara.

Medium nose of Bartlett pear, apple, and some vanilla. Similar flavors with just a hint of spice on the finish. A bit of oak influence, but very nicely done.

3/22/7/4/3 +50 =89 pts.
— 2 days ago

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Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Cor Leonis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Shay A
9.4

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

It was my first time trying Moone-Tsai wines aside from their widely distributed Napa Valley Cab, so some of these were totally brand new to me. Melka is the winemaker.

Much more rich and dark fruited compared to the Howell Mountain. This is a blend of vineyards from Pritchard Hill, Caldwell (Coombsville) and St Helena. Very Pritchard Hill like on the nose with herbal crunch, savory graphite and cassis, oozing blackberries and cherry liqueur. Once on the palate, it channels its Coombsville fruit displaying a touch of licorice, candied blue and black fruits, baking spices and espresso. Big, but slightly more approachable than the Howell.
— 10 hours ago

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David T

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Love the rich, dark style of this bottling.
Shay A

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@David T : Gorgeous wine.
Stephen Pierron

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Beautiful wine.... the wine my wife and I shared at our wedding!

Sculpterra San Lucas

NsO California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

NSO Wines California Red Wine 2017, California

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, sweet cherries, wood, chocolates, tobacco, light alcohol, mocha, leather, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, black cherries, blueberries, wood, vanilla, licorice, light vegetables, spices, chocolates, tobacco, cola, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine tannins and raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable wine from California. Simple and tasty. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and good for parties. The tangy finish makes it interesting. Has a screw top which is very convenient to take to a picnic.

This is actually 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This Single Vineyard is a good quality Cab.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$17.
— 9 days ago

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Buena Vista Winery

The Daredevil California Petite Sirah 2018

Mmm this is why I like Petite Sirah! Lots of dark fruit with a smooth finish. Great story on the bottle about how a Count from Europe immigrated to America. He became the first Sheriff of San Diego County then moved to Northern California to pursue grape growing. As legend has it, he was eaten by a crocodile while in Nicaragua. This wine honors his spirit as an entrepreneur, an explorer, a true daredevil at heart. — 7 days ago

Tom, Ryan and 21 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Gorgeous photo! Was it as sunset?🌅
Sharon B

Sharon B

@Trixie yes it was!

Lewis Cellars

Alec's Blend Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Such an awesome blend 💥 Only the second bottling I’ve had from Lewis Cellars but the more I drink their juice the more of a fan I become. On @Delectable this is listed as being a Cabernet Sauvignon blend - perhaps other vintages contain that varietal - but this 2016 has none of it whatsoever. Weighing in at a crushing 15.5% ABV, this blend is a composition of 61% Syrah, 38% Merlot, and 1% Petite Sirah that surprisingly has very little heat to speak of. Suave, velvety, oaky, meaty, jammy, and full of stewed, brooding dark fruits, bacon jam, vanilla, anise, clove, menthol, mocha, graphite, all embedded in some serious texture. One especially unique aspect about this wine’s nose is the perfume on it. Being a serious fragrance connoisseur, I routinely pick up on similarities between my perfumes and colognes and the wines that I drink. While this is nothing especially unique in and of itself, this particular blend has noticeable notes of musk and bergamot that send my senses into a maelstrom of satisfaction. I digress. The tannins are nowhere near being resolved but this presents in a silky smooth fashion. Love it. — 5 days ago

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Ron R

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Good notes, Ryan. Where’s your valentine in all of this?
Ryan Vento

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Thanks @Ron R 👌🏻 My valentine is enjoying every sip while bundled up on the couch on this chilly (for Houston) night. Her belly is full of sushi and wine and our 1-year old is fast asleep, which means a happy mama.