Charles Smith

Charles Smith

The Velvet Devil Washington State Merlot

In Beaver Creek. Nice simple merlot. Easy drinking — 2 days ago

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith Havt Lafitte 2006

David T

I am likely one of the few people who would sing this wines praise on it own at this stage. With the Ribcap, everyone would hail its pleasure and pairing. So good. Great time for a first look at the 2006...even better things ahead in 5 plus years. — 6 days ago

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Smith Devereux

Limited Release Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It’s Friday and it is a good time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Inky in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black plums, oak, blackcurrants, black cherries, licorice, vanilla, mint, tobacco, black pepper, chocolates, coffee, carmel and spices.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, tobacco, wood, vanilla, cloves, chocolates, cola, black tea, peppercorn, spices, light earth, graphite and dark coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Very chocolatey, with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Would be nice to see how this 4 year old will develop in the next 3 to 5 years.

Needs time to open up. I gave it 90 minutes. Once it opens up, tannins show up and bring nice structure. Easy drinking and delicious. Very enjoyable.

Good by itself or with food, like BBQ Meats.

Aged in French Oak barrels for 26 months . A small production of only 500 cases.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 21 days ago

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Charles Smith

Royal City Washington Syrah 2013

Last week in Texas. Hosted a final dinner for close friends. Been a great 8 years! King of Washington Syrah. Really nice — a month ago

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Shay A

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Always consistently delicious.

Cruse Wine Co.

Charles Heintz Vineyard Syrah 2015

Deep opaque purple, incredible nose bursting the senses. Rich layers of black cherry and smoked cinnamon. Still a little tannic, but it’s subtle. Good acidity and long finish. — 9 days ago

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Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Ming L

Opulent and complex. Green apple, peach, a bit pipe apple, brioche, fresh bread dough, chalk, sea shells, and hint of toasted nuts. Savory and crisp at the same time. Splendid acidity. Super energetic mousse, though lacking a bit refinement.
Base wine is 2011, disgorged 2018. This and the Bollinger Special Cuvée are two of my favorite NV Champaign from larger houses. With 40% reserved wine averaged 10 year old, the CH Brut Reserve no doubt is a better value.
— 6 days ago

Smith Story

Rheingau Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Gorgeous pale salmon color, crisp acidity, aromas of strawberries, red plums on the palate. Had this with salt and pepper spot prawns and french bread. — a day ago

Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Time to get my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose blueberries, black currants, black plums, sweet cherries, light vanilla, wood, licorice, spices, tar, earth, vegetables, eucalyptus, pencil lead, tobacco, dark coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity, and smooth with long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, black cherries, wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, green olives, graphite, earth, leather, tobacco, bell pepper, vegetables, bitter herbs, peppercorn and dark coffee.

Spicy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain District. Not the typical Napa Cabernet. Drinks more like a Left Bank Bordeaux.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.

This 5 year old is still young and needs another five years in the bottle to mature.

Needs time to open up properly. I gave it 3 hours. Tannins show up after two and a half hours and bring out structure, so please be patient.

At this point, the Cabernet Franc in the blend, is really showing dominance. Showing lots of earth notes at this point, which makes it very interesting. I would imagine that it will diminish with time.

Showing great potential to be much better in the next 5 to 10 years.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Went very nicely with the brie cheese.

A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Cabernet Franc. Aged in (65% new) French Oak barrels for 18 months.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 10 hours ago

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Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Riesling 2020

The elusive 2020 vintage Riesling.
Minuscule production due to our growers being heavily impacted by the Cudlee Creek bushfires.
If you are a S+S wine club member you received the honour of purchasing what we did produce.
An epic wine.
— 21 hours ago

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First 20 I’ve seen


En Chiveau Pommard Pinot Noir 2015

Aromatic and expressive flowery nose with red fruit jam, some tobacco too. The palate is juicy, savoury, medium bodied and with good freshness, not rustic at all for a Pommard Villages and a nice representation of the generous 2015 vintage. 88-89

Nez aromatique et expressif, floral avec confitures de fruits rouges et un peu de tabac. Bouche gourmande et juteuse, de corps moyen et assez bonne fraîcheur et élégance, surtout pour un Pommard Villages, un beau 2015 généreux.
— 20 days ago

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