This is a very tasty Riesling from Napa Valley.
Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
This 6 year old is showing lemons, yellow apples, petrol, plastic, cream, earth, minerals, herbs, sea salt and white pepper.
I had it a year ago, and it seems like it is less fruit forward now.
Spicy and entertaining. Good by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and better when not too cold.
12.8% alcohol by volume.
$34. — 6 days ago
2016 vintage was a great year weather wise in Washington State and British Columbia, Canada.
This wine is 100 % Cabernet Sauvignon.
Super ripe blackberry, violets and tobacco on the nose.
Bold and structured with rich raspberry, blackberry, dark chocolate and baker’s spice on the smooth well developed tannins on the finish.
There is a lot of oak here but it is developing well.
— 6 days ago
Trying an aged Howell Moutain. Ripe blackberry, prunes, bramble, leather, melty rubber, gas station, candied pecans and cola on the nose. Mellowed and integrated ripe blackberry, prunes, char, vanilla on the palate, with some herbal spice and black tea on a nice long finish. Looks like folks weren’t impressed by the other reviews but I really liked it. :) — a day ago
An unusual partnership between oak/vanilla (sweet) and bitterness >in a good way. Interesting wine! 85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 19 months in American and French oak. There is an oak/ vanilla sweetness with great fruity berries on the front & midpalate which transitions to a cocoa powder, black licorice, anise bitterness to a long finish. Very smooth, Medium+ bodied. Fun to decipher! My Costco..$10! We went through gas line 1st...loving this! — 23 days ago
This wine has a deep purple hue with developing notes of crème de cassis, blackberry, black cherry; also pencil shavings, cedar, tobacco, toast, clove, black olive, forest floor, and leather.
Tannins are fine grain, velveteen, and smooth.
It’s not a fruit bomb, but it’s a pop-and-pour; delicious today with potential for further aging. — 13 days ago
Birthday and Father’s Day celebrations. Special treat from a client. Black Sears Vineyard living up to all I have heard. Rich dark fruit, blackberry pie in a glass, soft tannins, a very balanced wine, served with smoked bbq beer can chicken, roasted veggies and potatoes. Spices from the chicken pairing very well. What a nice treat. Well done Mr. Arcudi! — 3 days ago