Classic Napa

ZD Wines

Abacus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Another great Classic Wine Happy Hour in the books! Always a treat to have a designated day each month where guys can pull out some unique bottles!

This was insane. I didn't catch the vintages rolled up in to this...I do know that they were all at least 10+ years old. Powerful and intense, but still restrained. All the notes continuously swirled...berries, chocolate, dates, cocoa leaves. Repeat. A wine that seemed to be strong from right out of the gate. Monumental.
— 4 days ago

Mark FlesherBenjamin KeatorWill Adams
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Mark, Paul and 31 others liked this

TOR Kenward Family Wines

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

2012 TOR Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker-
@Jeff Ames
Owner-
@Tor Kenward
Pop N Pour
Robert Parker scored it 96 points in 2014;
seems right after a few years of cellar aging.

Classic Oakville To Kalon dark fruits, deep concentration, lots of glycerin, almost black in the glass, classic loamy dirt aromatics, first taste is total satisfaction! Keeps getting better with each sip, opening up nicely with time & more oxidation. Kudos to Tor Kenward & Jeff Ames on this effort! I look forward to the 2015
version of this wine upon release in the future.

On this day 6/16/2017 Fred & Carol Schrader sold Schrader Cellars to Constellation Brands; it's only fitting to enjoy a To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon!
Cheers! 🍇🍷👍
— 12 days ago

Eric, Shay and 13 others liked this

Realm Cellars

Houyi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Inky purple/black. Smooooooooth... as my pick up lines to my wife will be later tonight. Graphite, blackberry, cedar, a hint of tobacco on the back end. Classic Pritchard Hill fruit. More mineral drive. A medium-rare wagyu filet, a bottle of Realm, two healthy sons and an adoring wife. Man, I hope I never wake up. Happy Fathers Day to all the other dads out there. — 10 days ago

Martin, Paul and 14 others liked this

Seavey Vineyard

Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Another great Classic Wine Happy Hour in the books! Always a treat to have a designated day each month where guys can pull out some unique bottles!

I think
@Keith Fisher brought this, so correct me if I'm wrong! Simply outstanding. I've never had the chance to enjoy Seavey before, but I know it is a Napa gem, so I need to seek some out. Great fruit medley...blueberries, blackberries, hint of black cherries. Fig and truffle oil too. Awesome!
— 5 days ago

Mark FlesherBenjamin KeatorWill Adams
with Mark, Benjamin and 1 other
Mike, Ted and 19 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Another great Classic Wine Happy Hour in the books! Always a treat to have a designated day each month where guys can pull out some unique bottles!

Thanks
@Will Adams for opening this! Gorgeous juice. A nod to how Caymus used to operate. Velvet like. Blue and blackberries, vanilla, cocoa, espresso.
— 4 days ago

Mark FlesherBenjamin KeatorWill Adams
with Mark, Benjamin and 1 other
Mike, Ted and 30 others liked this

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 1986

Classic old napa cab - fruit is gone but intriguing characteristics remain — 4 days ago

Kevin, Mike and 2 others liked this

Beaulieu Vineyard

Georges de Latour Private Reserve Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Exceptionally youthful color for 20y.o. Napa Cab. Classic Napa of another era. Last tasted 5 years ago and was much more fruit driven at that time. This is the next stage. Slight VA. Red and black berries, dark plum, chocolate dust, eucalyptus, bay leaf, pencil lead, leaf tobacco, cedar. Sweet fruit and oak are gone.Delightful yet perplexing at the same time. Starting its downhill slide. Med body, med tannin — a day ago

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Buccella

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Another great Classic Wine Happy Hour in the books! Always a treat to have a designated day each month where guys can pull out some unique bottles!

My contribution for the evening. Got this a while back after I saw
@David L said the '06 was drinking amazing right now. He was correct! My first Buccella, believe it or not. Tons of fruit going on here...all types of berries, currant, toasted oak, milk chocolate. Decadent. I need to seek more of this out!
— 4 days ago

Mark FlesherBenjamin KeatorWill Adams
with Mark, Benjamin and 1 other
Mark, Jason and 30 others liked this

Kobalt

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Second vintage from Kevin Carriker (I think Mark Herold was still involved at this time). Absolutely terrific. It's clear that Kevin's wines need a lot of time in bottle. Had this one several years ago and there is NO comparison. Surprised how much primary fruit one still gets on the nose, but the palate is classic, moderately aged CA cab. Beautifully sweet, integrated tannins. Great balance, with a silky finish. Unfortunately this is our last bottle, but it probably has a few more years left (but don't wait: it's drinking perfectly now!). — 10 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery (William Harrison)

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Needs 3 years in bottle. Double decanted and was a nice dusty blackberry front, a little darker and floral in the middle. Finish is also quite floral, still rather acidic and lots of stiff oak tannin. Dusty and shale stone rich finish. Enjoyable classic Rutherford cab that doesn't try to be something it isn't. GREAT family owned boutique winery off the Silverado Trail. — a day ago

Jason, Shay and 9 others liked this