Calistoga, Napa Valley

Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 1978

This bottle fell victim to experiment tonight. Had a lot of mushroom initially, some truffle, but then settled down into a very nice aged black fruit Cabernet with a hint of rather surprising black berry and black cherry. Truffle. It is incredible to see this one hanging out with a more youthful stance after 40 years. Just goes to show you the power and prestige of Napa fruit. I have one more of these left, which I am going to try to hold on to for at least another five years. Compared to a 1979 Spring Mountain Cab, this 1978 Chateau Montelena was kicking ass and taking names. — 18 days ago

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Older cranberry, mushroom, leather, some truffle revealed after time in the glass...very tertiary afterwards with soy, earthy underbrush but it still retained a very red fruited core. Can’t believe this is 40-yrs old! What a pull by @Mark Flesher

Schramsberg Vineyards

Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

Excellent! Want to try the 2014 next! — 2 days ago

Robert Biale Vineyards

Falleri Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Soft dry up front then a big burst of dark fruit pepper in the middle. A bit of jammy after. Then a long soft dry finish. — 18 days ago

DAL 9000

DAL 9000

Soft dry up front then a big burst of dark fruit pepper in the middle. All tyke bit of jammy after. Then a long soft dry finish.
DAL 9000

DAL 9000

Soft dark fruit upfront then a burst of pepper. Followed by a jammy dry finish

Barrett & Barrett

Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Wotn. Room consensus. More Bordeaux-ish, less Napa-ish — 3 days ago

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Bennett Lane

Lynch Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Dig. Nice big Calistoga cab. Good red meat eatin kinda wine. — 2 days ago


Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Wine #5. Another great wine. — 2 days ago

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Venge Vineyards

Signal Fire Old Vines Zinfandel 2016

Drank on 11/2/2018. Vintage 2016 — 10 days ago

Venge Vineyards

Bone Ash Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sensational body, finesse structure and style! Bravo Venge!!! This as close to perfection as Cabernet gets for me!! — 5 hours ago

Chateau Montelena

Calistoga Zinfandel 2015

Not as bold as the 2014. Subtle tannin. — 14 days ago

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Jax Vineyards

Calistoga Cabernet Franc 2016

First time trying, very good
Made by Kirk Venge, great QPR
14.9 abv
Reminds me of Vineyard 29 at half the price. Dodgers are killing me!
— 25 days ago

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum i’ve definitely discovered a lot of wines through you. This is a sleeper wine that not many people know about. Great QPR.

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum Nice wine and pic Cheers 🍷
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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum So agree. I’ve only had a few of them. Thoroughly impressed with the more recent vintages.