The version I had was a Merlot-dominant blend (sample) — 16 days ago
One of my favorites from Premiere Napa Valley 2020. #pnv20 #pnv2020 #napa only 5 cases produced. Highlights
A vibrant blend of two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and a bit of Merlot, revealing silky tannins, complexity and elegance
The heritage Pellet Vineyard dates to 1863 and is among the earliest in St. Helena
100% estate, 100% French oak (Darnajou and Cadus), 100% passion; produced by hand, vineyard to bottle
A very lucky find indeed—the best of the best from the Pellet Vineyard, a true labor of love
Pellet Estate’s 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon “Trouvaille” is 100 percent estate fruit from the historic Pellet Vineyard and is a blend of Clone 4 and Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon, with a bit of Merlot. It is a wine with grip – vibrant and complex, yet shows elegance, balance, all while packed with flavors of dark fruit, hints of chocolate and spice, showing silky tannins with a seductive mouthfeel. This wine represents the absolute authentic expression of the Pellet Vineyard and is classically made by iconic vintner Tom Rinaldi. Quite frankly, as Tom and Eric think, “It’s a lucky find indeed.”
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled — a day ago
This blend aged well (11+ years old). October 2021. — 12 days ago
Delicious, medium body, heavy berry, hint of spice, and very soft tannins. We had this with salmon and steak bites and it was a perfect pairing. (Busch’s market, under $35). — a month ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, earth, cedar, leather, coffee, cola, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, dried meat, herbs and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with black currants, sweet cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, black tea, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee and earth.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa Valley. Spicy and interesting.
Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity at this point.
This 7 year old is drinking very nicely now and will continue to age in the next 5 to 10 years.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Needs 3 hours to open up properly, and show the complexity.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, but good with food as well. Will pair nicely with a big piece of steak. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels for 23 months. A small production of only 30 barrels.
14.7% alcohol by volume.
$135. — 5 days ago
Another miracle of proper aging. — 4 days ago
Has almost 8 years in bottle where it developed a complex lively apple cider theme. This oxidized and evolved into a caramel appley vinegar tropical mix.
Beautiful apricot golden color. Smoked peaches, apple cider, and tarragon on the nose.
Acid hanging around after all these years.
Flavors of dried pineapple and dried mango and plenty more apple cider to sip through. — a month ago