Chateau Du Pin Franc

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2009

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany; 11 September 2022 at Old Inn on the Green, New Marlborough, MA — 25 days ago

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Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

The deep ruby colored Château Lafon-Rochet 2017 reveals aromas of blackcurrant, black cherries, red and black plum, cedar wood, mint and wet leafes. The palate is medium to full bodied, balanced by good acidity, decent fruit concentration and grippy tannins. Well made but fails to deliver a lasting impression. Drink from 2024 until 2037. — 10 days ago

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Realm Cellars

The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Ron R

Balanced and sheer power characterize the 19 vintage. Too young at the moment, but this is destined for greatness. — 12 days ago

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Mark Farrell

Mark Farrell

Love this wine. I was able to find a few of the ‘19’s and bought them. This wine was my first with Realm, and made me a fan. I have some of their Tempest (merlot) coming in and I have a bottle of their Rose that I plan to pop soon. Good stuff!
Ron R

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Yes, I was fortunate enough to pimp some of the 12 vintage from my wine nerds back in the day. I was taken hostage by Realm at that point, so I fully understand where you are. Enjoy those 19’s and the rosé when you go there!


IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

The raw beauty of some wines can leave you in full admiration. The 2018 Colgin IX Estate is such a wine. A gorgeous floral perfume of rose pedals and violets is followed by laser-like focused aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, red and black plum, iodine, graphite, cedar wood, black pepper and a hint of earth. The mouthfeel is off the charts, merging sheer power and complexity with flawless elegance. The long, lingering finish feels like the aftermath to a heroic movie climax, confirming a spectacular wine. Drink now until 2060. — 12 days ago

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Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1994

Scarlet tawny color, mostly opaque. Sweet fruit nose. Notes of red and black fruit, dark earth, figs, molasses, tobacco leaves and some barnyard. Very pleasant in the mouth. Good structure. Great finish. This was in the zone. — 10 days ago

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Stephen Redenbaugh

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OMG… still my all time New World Cabernet based wine…still strutting its stuff at 30 years plus..

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Delectable Wine

The 2012 Montrose has a taut and focused bouquet with crisp blackberry, tobacco and light earthy scents on the nose. Fine vigour and class evident here. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry, fine acidity, lightly spiced with a nicely proportioned and focused finish. This is a solid, almost swarthy Montrose, though it is surpassed by more recent vintages. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 6 days ago

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Napa Valley Red Blend 2011

Always great! PnP. Medium red color. Nose contained cedar, oak, and subtle cherries. Not a ton of fruit and had some green elements but good depth and plenty of terroir. Medium finish. 93.5, so I’ll round up. — 5 days ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Just fantastic tonight. Truly singing and such a wonderful example of classic Bordeaux from a producer we love and have had the good fortune to visit. Paired with a grilled leg of lamb on a beautiful early fall evening. Classic nose, seamless on the palate, great acid. Finish is slightly thin but still really a great wine. So fun. Opened 5 hours before drinking, no decant. — 12 days ago

Severn, Byron and 21 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

A great bottle just hard to drink amongst those Napa beast. — 5 days ago

Eddie, Josh and 2 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Full bodied, dark and inky. Nice spicy and floral aromas. Very luxurious mouthfeel. Dark fruit, graphite, cardamom, roasted coffee beans. In compartment to other 2016 Napa Cabs I’ve tried of this dignity I would hold on to this a few more years if I could. — 25 days ago

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