Cariad Napa Valley Red Blend 2010

1.5 hour decant(decent fine/chunky sediment). A majestic inky dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: beautiful notes of red plum, smoked meat, little herbal funk, blueberry, smidge of wet sandalwood. Taste: Kaboom..firing on all cylinders. Smooth, layered, juicy, rich mouth coating wine with blackberry pie, smokey, cocoa, and a peppery-cedar-cherry LONG finish. YUM! Drinks well with the decant and more years to go. — a month ago

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Spoto Wines

Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

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2009 colgin estate
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— 7 months ago

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David L

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Very nice
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@David L Fun night of great food, lots of fabulous wine....thank you Uber. Cheers!

Beau Vigne

Estate Stags Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Shay A

I followed this over two days. It was initially opened alongside a 2016 Maybach Materium, 2013 Kapscandy Roberta’s Reserve, 2002 Colgin Cariad and a 2006 Dalla Valle Maya.

Aside from BV’s Guest Cottage, this is the only wine from them I haven’t had. Sporting almost a 16%ABV, it poured like motor oil in to the glass. Thick, rich and heady aromatics. This has that classic high quality Napa cab smell to it...smells of expensive toasted oak, espresso, fondue dipped dark fruits, and spiced nutmeg. A meal by itself on the palate, this is a 2013 that is unsurprisingly massive and in need of food to cut through the tannins. Dark initially before it turns slightly red fruit forward at the finish...dark cocoa topped black cherries, espresso sweetness, and black currant. I’d hold at this point. Not sure a decant is doing much at this stage.
— 2 years ago

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Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2006

Anniversary celebration...had to have some fun wines...its a 06 Harlan vs 06 Colgin battle tonight!

1 hour decant(decent sediment). A beguiling purplish garnet with some bricking. On the nose: subtle but expressive nose of dark cherry, tar, graphite, smoked meat, creme de cassis, floral. Taste: powerful but elegant with silky tannins, black raspberry, mocha, minerals, dark chocolate, and a long smokey cedar finish with a slight tannic kick. YUM..plenty of time to go.
— 2 years ago

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Melanson Vineyard Matthew's Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

What a vintage on Pritchard Hill! This is THE go to in this zip code (way under The neighbors are Ovid & Colgin. I can’t believe this is 7 years from vintage - it’s still very young with lots of currant and blueberry with mocha. Tannins kick in in the mid palate and a lengthy finish. With a rack of lamb - proof God loves us! — 3 years ago

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Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

1.5 hour decant(lots fine/cloudy sediment). A breathtaking dark ruby red color. On the nose: expressive aromatics of sour cherry, cinnamon, blueberry, floral, slight funky dry forest floor, spice. Taste: smooth, creamy, thick, concentrated wine with cassis, blueberry, graphite, minerals, and a long spiced chocolate finish. YUM! — 5 months ago

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Jill Young

Jill Young

Love this wine! Cheers!
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Jill Young So true, have to pop one next time you stop over. Cheers!


Jubilation Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Loved this wine. Gift from client. Good times. — 8 months ago

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Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Delectable Wine

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard emerges mostly from upper blocks on this site, a striking hillside that faces Colgin, where the steep exposure can yield wines of tremendous pedigree. That is exactly what comes through here. Inky red/purplish fruit, spice, rose petal, cedar and sweet pipe tobacco meld together effortlessly, with silky tannins that wrap it all up. Bold and luscious, but with tremendous nuance, the Melanson Cabernet is a total stunner in 2018. As I have written in the past, farming here has improved tremendously in recent years. This is another superb example of the quality that this site is capable of. Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown gave the 2018 a relatively short 10 days on the skins. I imagine he thought the site would take care of the rest. It's hard to argue with that. The 2018 is off the charts great. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
— 2 years ago

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