The ‘91 Montelena has a very special place in my heart, as many of you may know from the post I made here a few years back about my Mom. That emotional component aside, this is just an extraordinary example of classic Cabernet. A deep core of warm dark fruit, a silky smooth mouthfeel and a lingering, elegant finish of impressive length. Such a special thought provoking wine. — 2 months ago
Another American classic - and a bit cheaper — 8 days ago
Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind.
I guessed domestic merlot between 2012-2014 from Napa. Very classic merlot. Ripe red and black fruits on the nose, slightly floral on the palate, as well as cedar wood, with good acidity. Thanks @Andrew Heffley — 4 days ago
Signed bottle from GBH and noticed seepage and slight bulge in cork so thought it a goner. But what a glorious classic dusty acidic old timey Cali Cab! Perhaps past its 'prime' in terms of primary fruit, deep garnet color but with very subdued nose, a classic palate with tobacco, leather and all that classic Cab notes and long finish. Still lively and an elegant wine. Wow! Next day nose opened up with Sherry and mushrooms notes and more silkiness on palate. — 16 days ago