Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley

Martin Ray

Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Pnp, drinking wonderfully right now. Lush black and blue fruits with subtle tobacco and cocoa. Still has a few more years in its peak drinking window. — 8 days ago

Shay, David and 3 others liked this

O'Shaughnessy

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Shay A
9.4

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

joe leatherwoodDan Fitzgerald
with joe and Dan
David, leon and 23 others liked this

Bevan Cellars

Sugarloaf Mountain Proprietary Red Blend 2015

Decanted for about two hours. This is outrageously good red belly wash. Paired with a usda prime ny strip. The fruit (especially blue fruit) paired amazingly well with the protein. — 2 days ago

Shay, Billy and 15 others liked this

Philip Togni Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Lot of green pepper going on up front. Almost over powering for a 14 year old wine. Starting to open up to clean black fruit — 16 hours ago

Chad Anderson
with Chad
Ryan, Shay and 14 others liked this

Dyer

Dyer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cathy Corison
9.4

From magnum. Gorgeous. Developing a lovely bottle bouquet. Love the firm, snappy structure of the vintage. — 4 days ago

Barnett Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Barbera 2016

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

Stephen Pierron
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Luciano, Stephen and 3 others liked this
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

Delicious Barbera from Barnett Vineyards! Wine is meant to be shared with those closest to us and we did certainly that this past weekend!! Thick velvety notes of dried strawberries, fresh blackberry and blueberry jam, mocha/chocolate, and vanilla. Slightly higher alcohol than one might expect from Piedmont and more refined (not as spicy) given the age in oak barrels.
9.6

Rudius

Savory Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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

Casey, P and 16 others liked this
David T

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Isn’t bloody hot there still for a Cabernet? It’s roasting here. I have one when the sun goes down.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

HB,
We always have a cool breeze until September

Lamborn Family Vineyards

The Diamond Anniversary Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2012

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

Shay, Serge and 15 others liked this

Cade

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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

James, P and 14 others liked this
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

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Having another glass with Spaghetti and sausage balls with fresh yellow peppers green onion whole small tomatoes, Oregano and lots of Parmesan
James Forsyth

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Haven't had a CADE for a while...and now I want one. Great review.

Storybook Mountain Vineyards

Estate Reserve Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014

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

Angelo Casagrande
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Hermes, Peter and 10 others liked this
Angelo Casagrande

Angelo Casagrande

Terrific Zinfandel. Finesse, fruit, a quick step. Not Lodi!
9.5