Classic Napa

Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 1993

This was a very generous gift bottle from my brothers-in-law, opened for our 25th anniversary. It took about 30 minutes to open up, at which point it was simply fantastic. Great effusive bouquet, a classic cab palate of cassis with a touch of eucalyptus, and a long, resonant finish. This was my first experience with Harlan and it reminded me most of the 1991 Montelena. Beautiful. — a day ago

Shay, David and 3 others liked this

Rudd

Jericho Canyon Red Blend 1998

I have always loved this vintage of Rudd’s JC made by Ramey. This is a classic older Cali Cabernet made in a Bordeaux style showing dark cherry, red & blackberry, cassis, leather, mocha, graphite, tobacco leaf & rose petal. — 15 days ago

Paul, David and 8 others liked this
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Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1982

It was a slow build but this reached impressive heights. A classic being classic. — a month ago

Bill, Paul and 25 others liked this

Charles Krug

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

P A
9.0

A classic Sauvignon Blanc from Napa’s oldest winery which is true to tradition, approachable, delightfully clean, crisp and refreshing. Presenting aromas of dried herbs and fruits its mouth feel is well balanced with soft hints of grapefruit, lime and passion fruit. Although, noticeable the citrus notes do not overpower the body and taste of the wine. This is a backyard sipper that’s sure to be spending the summer in the Canadian Rockies with us. Cheers 🍷🇺🇸🇨🇦 — 13 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@P A sounds like a fabulous wine! Hope you both enjoy a special day tomorrow!!
Sharon B

Sharon B

@P A @Trixie thank you two! Happy Mother’s Day to you Trixie and Mrs A! 🌺🍷🥂

Frank Family Vineyards

Winston Hill Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Shay A
9.3

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

This surprised me. Very balanced and plenty of fruit (and life) left here. The baby fat and oak have been shed away showing more pure and ripe blackberries, black cherries and cherry tobacco. Espresso beans with dark cocoa followed by cedar and herbal notes toward the finish. Acidity and tannins keep structure really solid here. Impressed.
— 12 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldMark FlesherBryan Kesting
with Dan, Mark and 1 other
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Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2016

AEL
9.1

A classic and a sentimental favorite. This year seems slightly lighter in nose and texture. Cinnamon, lemon, coffee, a spice I can't name on the nose. Thick but lively on the palate. Benefited from breathing. Not that structured, but that's merlot. In FL, to my dad's memory. — 4 days ago

Pahlmeyer

Oakville Merlot 1994

Another classic. This was from the Helen Turley era at Pahlmeyer and was one of the bottlings that helped introduce me to finer wine. Superb mint dark chocolate and violet aromatics. This has a dash of Cab Franc in it and you can catch it. Very dark and full with fine grained tannins, black cherry and rich earth. Classy and muscular. — 4 days ago

Eric, Shay and 22 others liked this

The Vineyard House

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Concentrated, classic Napa Cab. All Oakville fruit. Lots of fruit from the Holmes Vineyard. 30+ mos in 50/50 new / used. Big and awesome. — 14 days ago

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Paradigm

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Classic Napa Cab 🍷 — 12 days ago

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Pine Ridge Vineyards

Tessitura Napa Valley Red Blend 2007

This is a Cabernet and Syrah blend. I wish there were more of them. Love the classic Pine Ridge texture. Lush. 07 in 19. Took an hr to open up. Macerated black fig, black cherry, toasted sesame. Big, dry, could age another 5-10. — 2 hours ago