Classic Napa


Petite Sirah 2010

Fancy label. Very avant-garde. Hella dark. Red Inky. Smells intoxicating. Plenty of juicy aroma. Also ink well. And leather in the sun. Flavors are pretty classic petite. Tongue coating with blackberries and fancy fruit flavored licorice. Tannic. Dry as can be. Like a cat’s tongue up in here. It’s not softened much and it’s 10 years in. Lovely for petite lovers. Aka the P.S. I love you crowd. — 7 days ago

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Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Day started with a 52 mile ride and ended with this lovely one to celebrate my birthday. Tobacco, dark berries, wood, licorice. Big full bodied Napa Cab. Embodies that classic Cab that doesn’t need a whole lot of extra to be memorable. — 5 days ago

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Paul K

Paul K

Happy Birthday to a fellow 🚴‍♀️ @Deborah M!!! Sounds like u had an awesome day. Great ride and great wine!
Deborah M

Deborah M

Thank you @Paul K ! Cheers to a fellow cyclist! It was a great day.

Premiere Napa Valley

Dalla Valle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Very small production wine. This rating is for the Jax Vineyard. Floral nose. Loads of blue and black fruits. Elegant production show off this classic Cab. The fruit, balance and complexity just keep coming. — 25 days ago

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Beaulieu Vineyard

Reserve Tapestry Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

It took an hour to open up. Classic Bordeaux style. Quite nice! — a day ago

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Darius II Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Big , dry and with a lot of structure . Decanted for about 2 hours . Opened up even more as we drank it . After a long time , drank a ‘06. This one can stay another 10 years! Classic ! — 20 hours ago

Gunja Gargeshwari
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Gunja Gargeshwari

Gunja Gargeshwari

Got better with time
David L

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These wines are monsters. The only thing that’s approachable for the last 10 vintages would be the 2008. That still needs a healthy decanting. 

Hall Wines

Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

I am giving this one a bit higher rating for its aging potential. Had this wine btg in a restaurant recently and fell head over heels. Now regret not asking the vintage. I was blown away by it’s beautiful fruit and well integrated tannins. It had such depth and dimension. Found a 2017 bottle at Total Wine. Decanted and aerated but it just remained pretty “tight”. All the components are there in this classic Napa Cabernet but it needs a couple more years in the bottle to really shine. — 13 days ago

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Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1984

Mature, sweet dark-fuited, but with the classic (expected) Montelena tannic structure, pretty dense color still, from a “ripe” vintage this still is classic Montelena, structured, long finish, should really sing with the beef I’m cooking now!! — 20 days ago

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Melbury Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

1 hour decant (decent chunky/cloudy sediment). A majestic spartan crimson color with little signs of aging. On the nose: very aromatic with that sweet aged Napa perfume, red and black berries, cedar, smoke, slight minty menthol, wet earth, and slight creme brulee. Taste: Singing!!...classic Pink Floyd....Comfortably Numb with the ultimate guitar solo hitting mid palate (thank you David Gilmour!). Its smooth, dense, full body, mouth coating wine with rasberry, blackberry, mocha, crushed rock, pencil lead. A long vanilla mineral finish with some slightly grippy tannins.....will go another 10 years. — 5 days ago

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Standing those wines up the day before. IMHO
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Yep, stood that wine up the night before.


Rutherford Red Blend 2015

Deep ruby - almost purple - hue with tearing and staining. Nose has a lot of red and black fruit; cherry pie filling, raspberry jam, creme de cassis, ripe blackberry, nutmeg and light baking spices, white pepper, dusty cedar box, vanilla, pencil shavings, dried violets, earl grey tea, and mushrooms. Strong tannins on the palate, long, elegant finish. Deep complexity, layered character. Full-bodied. I can only imagine this wine ten years on. Classic pairing with filet mignon and white truffle sautéed mushrooms, roasted potatoes and asparagus. Vintage 2015. 14.5% ABV. Happy Anniversary @Deked1 ❤️❤️ — 12 days ago

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We must share anniversary dates...celebrating our 5th anniversary tonight! We opened a couple 2015s too...2015 Jarvis Finch Hollow Chardonnay and 2015 Rivers Marie Panek Cabernet. Happy anniversary!
Vanessa D

Vanessa D

Ah, lovely!! Those bottles sound delicious. Happy anniversary to you, too! Cheers to many more 🍾🥂

Courtney Benham

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Classic Cabernet for half the price. — 7 days ago