Calistoga, Napa Valley

Chateau Montelena

Calistoga Zinfandel 2015

This zin is just as good as their cabs. Well balanced and not overly jammy. It is aged in French/Irish/ American oak barrels for 16 months, 15% of which are new. I can't recall ever seeing irish oak barrels before. — 13 days ago

Shay, David and 2 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1984

Mature, sweet dark-fuited, but with the classic (expected) Montelena tannic structure, pretty dense color still, from a “ripe” vintage this still is classic Montelena, structured, long finish, should really sing with the beef I’m cooking now!! — 20 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Severn, Ira and 3 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Bright cheery cherries — 4 days ago

Keith, Severn and 10 others liked this

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1990

Magnum- wonderful - very enjoyable juice — a month ago

Shay, Brandon and 14 others liked this

Schramsberg Vineyards

Sommelier Selection Blanc de Blancs Brut Chardonnay 2016

Jack and Jamie Davies revived the historic vineyards and cellars in 1965. Today, their son Hugh, continues their mission. Coming off their highly successful recent vintages, the 2016 is also 100% Chardonnay straw with aromas of floral stone fruits and citrus notes. A terrific crisp sparkler with crisp apple, peach and lemon flavors, fine mousse with tiny bubbles. Tangy acidity on a lingering finish ending with a yeasty creamy character. Nice! — 18 days ago

Shay, Alex and 2 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Really impressed. Mom had bought these as futures and held on to them for several years. It was worth the wait. — 20 days ago

Paul, Stuart and 4 others liked this

Once & Future Wines

Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah

Super primary with delicious dark fruit and spices...dare I say even a touch savory? Very good now but will be better five to ten years from now. Paired this with an A5 Wagyu tri-tip; zero regrets. — a month ago

Shay, Ely and 6 others liked this

Elizabeth Spencer

Calistoga Petit Verdot 2013

Eric S

Pretty awesome progress over the years for this, with plenty of run time left. Tannic, meaty, black fruity. So much better with time. — 9 days ago

Severn, Scott and 33 others liked this

Barrett & Barrett

Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Grilled NY strip night in Oregon. Big fruit, black currant and licorice, sweet tannins. Really enjoyed this with the steak. Ready to drink, no waiting on this. — 15 days ago

Sean, Severn and 42 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

A very fine wine
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Sitting on a mag of 2010, probably needs a few more years

Madrigal Vineyards

Calistoga Garnacha

Even balanced,complex and perfumey. Love it. — 11 days ago