Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley

Wallis Family Estate

Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Big day of wine! Grand Reserve tasting at Total followed by steak night.

Beautiful balance between floral and ripe red fruit on the nose. Violet, licorice, and black currants with notes of blueberry jam.
— 5 days ago

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Dyer

Dyer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

I remember this holding its own against the Hall very well. Similar to Hall but rounder tannins and a very elegant wine. — a month ago

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I liked it better than Hall due to the finish

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon

Holy cow! I’m revisiting a few leftover ounces left in bottles from last night. This 1981 Cabernet has been open for nearly 36 hours sitting at room temp but there is not a hint of oxidation. And check out the color! This is still so fresh and vibrant that I would guess it to be more than 20 years younger than it is. @Shawn R what an amazing bottle! Thanks for bringing it. — 4 days ago

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Incredible bottling. Happy @Shawn R brought this gem!
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Color looks better then when we opened it.

Theorem Vineyards

Voir Dire Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Waited awhile before opening my 2nd bottle, nose is more expressive now, smooth bottle.
No decant time just pop & pour tonight,
I’ll decant the rest tomorrow for the day 2 test
Well its 3am, couldn’t sleep, so had another glass or two🤷🏼‍♂️😬, even better just a few hours later
— 10 days ago

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Didn’t even know about the 13 & 14, I was late to the party. Are the 16’s out yet @Isaac Pirolo ?
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You’re right on time. Officially, the 16 Voir Dire hasn’t been released. Unofficially, it’s making appearances in the tasting room and is available to anyone who has already bought wines from Theorem (i.e. email isaac@theoremvineyards.com and get the hookup).
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@Isaac Pirolo : Boom! Sending you an email.

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Ry
10

Such a great drinker. Full bodied, rich in flavors, yet very elegant. Pour me another. — 17 days ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Trailer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.6

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

This is unicorn wine, ladies and gentlemen. Never thought I’d get to try one of these as they are super rare (and stupid expensive). Old vines, actually, as this was the original vineyard Randy planted back in the ‘70s. Sadly, ‘13 was the last vintage of this as it was replanted. It’s undoubtedly Dunn in its power and structure with an added sweet, velvet mid palate and finish. Charcoal/smoke, roasted blue and black fruit, and clove. Finish is just a mind-blowing evolution of potpourri, baked berry pie and savory notes. Deserves a table to its own and a few more years to grow up to its potential. Awesome stuff
@Mark Flesher .
— 13 days ago

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@Bryan Kesting thought it was the perfect time to share with all!! This one was singing. But I'm still going to let the other sit fora decade....maybe .... :)
9.6
TheSkip

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Wow. Impressive. I clearly need @Mark Flesher ‘s salary! 😜
Mark Flesher

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Lol @TheSkip there were a few months of huge cuts made after getting that email offering and paying that bill! #decisionsweremade!

Conn Creek

Sori Bricco Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Decent Cab. Not as good as the other wine we opened earlier in the night. Better as it sits and opens up. This one really does need to breathe otherwise it tastes a little flat. Pepper and dark fruit. Decent wine. — 6 days ago

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En Garde Winery

Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Beautiful expression of California cab. Very elegant — 13 days ago

Chappellet

Mountain Cuvée Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

This is a great Bordeaux blend from California. Well balanced and fruit forward with cedar, chocolates and coffee notes.

Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (30 minutes).

Still young and will benefit from a year or two of bottle time.

Good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine.

Delicious and yummy. I love these Bordeaux blends.

A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. 73% Napa Valley 27% Sonoma County.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 4 days ago

Brandon, Scott and 14 others liked this

Cimarossa

Rive di Cimarossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Shay A
9.5

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

Personally, this epitomizes a wine that was opened at the right time and showed absolutely everything its got. Just a killer showing from a favorite Howell Mtn producer. Every single component was firing on all cylinders...the entire fruit spectrum on display on the nose alongside sandalwood and sweet pipe tobacco. The palate was deceptively dark yet still showed Cimarossa’s signature red clay (at least that’s what I call it). Soft in the beginning with a velvet fist in the middle. Plenty of structure here to cruise for a while. Wonderful bottle
@Mark Flesher !
— 13 days ago

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@Shay A : another terrific wine...thank you for sharing @Mark Flesher
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I think I was a little surprised and how this one was drinking. Just glad that I have two more on the way! Definitely I didn't mess around. Shay's notes pretty much say it all.
9.5