Covered Bridges Winery

Rombauer Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay 2020

Founded in 1982 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer and sits on a tree covered knoll overlooking the Napa Valley, with caves that extend for over a mile. Pale lemon with aromas of stone and tropical fruit with sweet oak spice and floral scents. On the palate flavors of ripe peach, melon and apple, with vanilla spice, rich & creamy. Long finish, well balanced with acidity, ending with mineral notes — 2 years ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Delish now or later. Dark chocolate covered pencil. 55%Cab 45%Merlot — 3 years ago

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Tenuta Sant'Antonio

Selezione Antonio Castagnedi Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2015

Rich dried dark fruit, tart cherry, chocolate covered cherry, violet, spices, and earthy + leathery notes. Medium bodied, deep but with enough bright acidity to keep it from feeling too heavy. — 4 years ago

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Ledson

Harmony Collection Jeff Bridges Be Here Soon Meritage Napa Valley Red Blend 2000

Wow! Singing. Menthol, berries, hint of cream, herbs, cassis. I am influenced by drinking with the guy who made this wine while listening to him play songs from the album! Still excellent for an almost 20 year old wine. — 4 years ago

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with Randy

Celler Cecilio

Black Slate La Vilella Alta Vi de la Vila Priorat Garnacha Blend 2018

J. Kim
9.0

Covered with coffee oak but intensely silvery mineral aroma matches it well. — 2 years ago

Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Dryer but with good fruits. Dark berries. Mineral finish. Integrated and intense. Flavor lingers. End palette is a little spicy and baking spice. This one is more integrated but flatter than the dr crane.

Smell- bell peppers with hands covered,spicy.
— 2 years ago

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Les Cadrans de Lassegue

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Right bank, cab franc forward. Chocolate covered cherry. Mouth drying tannic structure. Great value. — 4 years ago

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Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 1999

Happy Father's Day 2020 to all; I'm posting pictures of our fur-kids, an independent and somewhat self-interested bunch. Two boys (9) and two girls (3), all rescued from various locations across the East Coast of the US. They generally bring the utmost of joy to my life on a daily basis.

Nose has blackberry jam on moist leather, minor cedar, very light barnyard notes, grilled blackberry,
blueberry compote, brewed dark roasted coffee, wet garden soil, chocolate vines candy and dried orange peel.

Palate has over-ripe blackberry, wet tanned leather, dark chocolate syrup, dehydrated black cherry, chocolate covered blueberry and moist cedar.

Silky smooth, intense finish running +2m, still showing tannins. Expect this bottle to easily hold another 10+ years without concern, in proper storage.

Decanted ~5h. Paired with well salted (in advance), medium-rare, grilled NY strip steaks from my favorite, local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm) and sauted, early season, baby squash in ozro with our garden herbs.

INAUGURAL vintage on this wine, I certainly didn't realize that fact when we bought it in September 2005! This has been in storage for the prior 15 years, just coming back home in January 2020.

Merlot 50% / Cabernet Sauvignon 40% / Petit Verdot 10%
— 4 years ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

He defended me like a wolf hound. Never get between me and Rascal.
Muralee Murugesu

Muralee Murugesu

This thing is deadly good.
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@Hugh O'Riordan You sent me a pic of him previously.
@Muralee Murugesu I hope not too deadly, we still have more of the same to drink down the road, I'd like to get to them 😬

Screaming Eagle

Second Flight Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

The somewhat lesser known “second” wine of Screaming Eagle is actually a much different wine than its big brother as it includes a lot more Merlot in the blend. In fact, the 2011 vintage contained more Merlot (54%) than Cabernet Sauvignon (42%) with the balance covered by Cabernet Franc. However, they still spare no expense in making the wine the very best it can be and, despite being known as the second wine, it’s actually more limited in production than Screagle. This particular bottle was shared by a very generous friend and decanted about 30 minutes before service.

The 2011 Second Flight pours a dark garnet with an opaque core; medium+ viscosity. On the nose, medium+ intensity with pronounced pyrazines imparting green bell pepper along with with tobacco, black bramble fruit, black currants, rich earth, crushed rock, semi-sweet chocolate, dried herbs, purple flowers, baking cocoa, and espresso. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with medium+ tannins (which are very rich and very fine) and medium+ acid. The wine finishes forever long with tobacco, dark fruits, earth, nutmeg other baking spices. I have to admit, this was a killer bottle and probably the best 2011’s I’ve yet to enjoy from Napa. Whoa.
— 2 years ago

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Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

The Beringer Private Reserve Cab is always so dependably solid. This was chock full of fleshy blackberry and bruised plum, a dash of dark chocolate covered tobacco leaf, mature tannins and a smooth persistent finish. Drinking age daughter approved. She said it was nice to finally get a chance to taste alcohol 🤣😉 — 3 years ago

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I deserve that @TheSkip 🤪
Joe Davant

Joe Davant

Great to see you’re back on Delectable. We have missed your wit, knowledge and many other things... And what a great post to start back with. Welcome back!
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Thank you @Joe Davant that’s very cool of you to say