Classic Napa

Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

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

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Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Stan W

Fighting between classic ‘94 Napa and Parker’s ‘05 extraction. — 2 days ago

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Blackbird Vineyards

Arise Proprietary Napa Valley Merlot Blend

Another American classic - and a bit cheaper — 8 days ago

Swanson Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2013

Shay A

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

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with Jack, Andrew and 3 others
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Kirk F

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This wine used to be so much better IMO

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Really so well made - classic unmistakable cab notes, beautifully balanced and refined. Could drink this every day. — 13 days ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1984


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

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Decanted for 45 minutes. This is a very well balanced cab. Classic hillside Napa. Medium body with a long finish. Still a bit young, but nevertheless an outstanding wine & value. — 3 days ago

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Meyer Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Classic TRB style. Big, bold fruit up front balanced with freshness, complexity and layers that continue to develop with air. Seems like a steal at this price point. Also, can’t go wrong with the 2016 vintage. Pop and pour or hold. — 4 days ago

with Bob and ADAM
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Emmolo Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2011

Delicious with short ribs! Classic caymus style.. fruit forward and a crowd pleaser! — 17 days ago

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Robert Craig Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Classic cal cab from an outstanding vintage - recommend decanting for an hour or two. — 20 days ago

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