Fun Friday evening with great wines.
Checks all my boxes. I love Howell Mtn fruit. Everything about it is dark and ripe, yet powerful and smooth. Iron fist in a velvet glove. Sweet baking spices accompanied by blue fruit, blackberries, dark cocoa and nutmeg on the nose. Soft with a powerful core of dark fruit. Rich, but not boozy or flabby. Drinking fantastic right now with an hour decant. — 7 days ago
From magnum. Gorgeous. Developing a lovely bottle bouquet. Love the firm, snappy structure of the vintage. — 4 days ago
By far, this is the best American wine I have had in my life. Apart from that, my wife and I had the privilege of enjoying it with our best friend and his family over a delightful dinner( thanks Stephen and Jenni). Despite the privilege of the company we had the opportunity of sipping a very exclusive bottle of barbera from Barnett vineyards (only 2 barrels produced ). Notes of cinnamon, dates and roses. Dried basil and spices on the palate. It was an enriching and pleasant experience. — 3 days ago
Not seeing the $100.00 price tag, $135.00 on Release probably the most disappointing 98 point wine I’ve had.
So Many $50-$75 out perform this one
How Jeb gave this a 98+ I have no idea
Any Rivers Marie cab between $100-$135.00 will blow this away, not mention Mike Smiths wines — 7 days ago
Nice Zin. Good black cherry blossom and spice with a fair amount of roasted character. A little heated toward the finish. Probably best to open these in 1 to 2 years. Can understand the Sub 90 Ratings now but I still feel they are mostly given without considering how long these can hold. Adding to this note, it developed more of a brambly finish with wildflowers on the THIRD day... Yeah, I think I'm going to wait on all the others.... — 25 days ago
CADE 2014 cabernet sauvignon from Howell Mountain. Well. You know what Im going to say... Good God Almighty! What an incredible 2014 Cali Cab! It opens with an explosion of blackberry and blueberry and dark currant. With a hint of fig in the background. Then ever so smoothly comes the buttery velvet mid palate. Followed by big OAK and SMOKE. Followed by the sprinkling of spice and black pepper. The finale is a semi dry pavement of deliciousness that a NASCAR driver would drool over. And no I’m not talking beer and whiskey! - Dr Todd and Herron Family Wines. — 11 days ago
This is about as elegant and “French” style a Zin as one can get. Nose has rich but restrained blackberry, a Bordeaux like cedar note, cassis, maple or hickory syrup, and a crushed stone thing. Concentrated but tidily-structured. This has the understated structure and coiled nature to last quite a while. — 8 days ago