Classic Napa

Pulido-Walker

Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Lots of crème de cassis, blueberry and vanilla with graphite & licorice. Full bodied low acidity with sweet round tannins. It’s a classic that will develop over the next 20-25 years. — 12 days ago

Shay, leon and 5 others liked this

Blackbird Vineyards

Illustration Proprietary Merlot Blend

Very good - classic American ‘Bordeaux’ - strong (14.5%), elegant and long - will get case... — 5 days ago

Brava

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Classic Napa Cab. Mountain fruit and structure. — 18 days ago

Mark, David and 1 other liked this

Hope & Grace

Napa Valley Malbec 2007

David T
9.6

The final bottle to wrap up the night and the perfect progression to follow up the Cabernet. It’s really hard for me to say which bottle was better, the Regusci Angelo Vineyard or this Malbec from Winemaker Charles Hendricks? However, I would say this is the most, beautiful, elegant and polished Malbec I’ve had. It’s peaking but, still has a lot of life left in it. I can’t believe someone was willing to sell this bottle on Wine.com for $50. It was like committing robbery winning this auction.

The mouthfeel spectacular and gorgeous. Dark creamy currants, touch of pepper, sweet dark tarry round tannins, black licorice, mocha chocolate, well layered baking spices, subtle, savory meats, rich dark earth, soft leather, touch of tobacco, fragrant purple flower with beautiful lavender notes. The acidity perfect as was the long, elegant, well balanced, rich polished finish.
— 3 days ago

James Christina Champagne
with James and Christina
Jason, Sofia and 19 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Classic Napa — 9 days ago

Roger Dermody
with Roger
Jason, Shay and 12 others liked this
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Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

The Arsenal Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Very classic expression of Rutherford Cabernet. Lovely cassis and a mouthful of big, plush tannins. — 18 days ago

Severn, Kirk and 22 others liked this

Neal Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Unfortunately it’s nearing the end of its drinking window. I would drink very soon! Still that classic Neal nose, but the wine is starting to fade. Still nice cherry and cedar flavors, but finish is dwindling. Most wines don’t last forever unfortunately. — 24 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Shay, David and 3 others liked this

White Cottage Estate

Cab 2007

Shay A
9.4

Monthly 4th Friday is post Thanksgiving this year, so lots of Thanksgiving style wines!

Classic aged Howell Mtn. Wish these guys were still around. It’s got a fruit battle that is wanting to be primary for a few more years. Sweetened blue and black fruit, pipe tobacco, and cocoa dusted dates. Big on the palate. Almost stewed like fruit, but still retaining good acidity. Old blueberry pie, fresh squeezed blackberries and bay leaf.
— 19 days ago

Dan Fitzgerald
with Dan
Kirk, David and 26 others liked this
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Unfortunate what happened to them last fall. Bloody shame!

Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

An absolutely beautiful wine. Perfectly classic. Amazing supple fruit with lots of refinement and great acidity. Just a gorgeous wine, would never have guessed it’s almost 30 years. Wow. — 11 days ago

William Hill Estate Winery

Bench Blend Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, leather, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, tobacco, leather, graphite, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 4 year old Bordeaux Blend from Napa is very fruity with great complexity and a great mouthfeel. Well balanced and spicy. Rich, extracted and delicious.

Peaking now and will be good in the next few years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when tannins come in.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it is so yummy all by itself. Thank you Alex for sharing this with me.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Delightful and very drinkable, so watch out with all that alcohol...😃

15% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$35.
— 4 days ago

Kirk, Martin and 13 others liked this