Soft, plush dark fruit balanced with mild pepper and leather. Initially, I had Malbec vibes, but wonderful Cab that leaves you intrigued and wanting more. — 3 months ago
Bottle a case on release of mixed Cabs from N&N. The first few bottles that we opened gave me buyers remorse. Wine was flat. As i got through the years, the wine developed beautifully. Now, this was my last bottle of the case. It was glorious. Tannins evened our and from nose to first sip and Long finish, it was a pleasure. Patience is a virtue. It’s true — 3 years ago
Just ok, but for the money, it’s a pass for me.
Spice box and cola on the nose. Palate displays a heavy amount of sweet oak. The cherry fruit is inviting, displaying moderate sweetness. But the frame lacks tannin and acidity, leaving the broad contours of this wine somewhat flat. — 3 years ago
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.
Our trip ended with a tasting of Lewelling & Hayfork, courtesy of daughter Haley at their family home in the vineyard. Although I’m not posting pics of the Lewelling cabs (2017s and didn’t have labels yet), they are impressive, and the Wight vineyard cab is flat out delicious!
The fruit here is the same as Lewelling’s wines, but there is usually a splash of petit Verdot to give more color and structure compared to the 100% Cabernets that Lewelling bottles. Dense, ripe and chewy. Very dark in the glass showing sweet smoke, blackberry compote, baking spices, and espresso aromatics. Whereas the Lewellings have a beautiful red and black cherry liqueur type profile, this is decidedly darker, but every bit as tannic and age worthy. Added notes of graphite, currant, creme de cassis and mixed berry pie at the finish. — 3 years ago
The 2014 Petite Sirah is flat-out beautiful. Aromatic, poised and focused in the glass, it possesses striking varietal character and wonderful aromatic overtones from the co-fermented Malvasia Bianca. The Petite tannins are very nicely tamed, most likely because of the Roussanne in the blend. The 2014 is a total knockout. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Sep 2017) — 5 years ago
06 Viader - unfortunately kicked 07 Nickel and Nickel State Ranch - flat. 08 Hundred Acre Fortunate Son - third time’s a charm. Inky dark purple in the glass. Fresh roses on the nose with a hint of cayenne. Definitely a fruit bomb but has tons of depth and character. — 3 years ago
Great wine! 2/3 Zinfandel, 1/3 petite Sirah. Enjoyed with the flat iron steak. — 5 years ago