Domaine Du Petit Clocher

Montes

Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot 2020

Ted
9.4

Went to buy a wake surf board. The store didn’t have any but a wine shop was near by. Saw a TikTok about this and had to try. Still way too young. Has some of the green pepper but wow. Smooth tannins and gorgeous dark fruit. Hints of black licorice. Had a big ribeye so very happy now. — 8 days ago

Jeni
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Jose, Tom and 14 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Promising red fruit on the nose but a bit too tannic—decanting was de rigueur. After 45 minutes it was better but still tight. It took a full two hours to open up fully and show interesting notes of tobacco, earth and pencil shavings to balance the fruit and acid. Tells me that I should wait another five years before opening my remaining bottles. Enjoyed the 2021 vintage with prime ribeye cap steak from Costco, chicken liver pate and Taleggio cheese, with visiting family (William, Teresa, Xander and Samantha). — 12 days ago

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Chalk Hill

Estate Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Really enjoying this unusual combo of varietals: 49% cab, 30% Malbec, 12% petite Verdot , 5% carmenere , 4% Syrah and 4% Merlot. 11 years of age and is well integrated . CT 92.5 with 170+ reviews. — 20 days ago

Severn, Douglas and 13 others liked this

Château Chasse-Spleen

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

This bottle was a tad more classical and rugged around the edges, showing more graphite, clay and smoke. — 9 days ago

Eric, Bob and 7 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

1995 vintage. Good fill. Excellent cork with minimal saturation. Decanted and throwing a tad extra sediment…a nice mix of chunky and powdery sed. Tasted after 30 minutes and 2 hours open and decanted. Light-medium body. Dark cherry and earth in the nose. These transferred over and slapped on a fudge chocolate note on the finish. In a good place now and not improving. Would seem to hold steady in this standing for another 3-4 years. 6.6.24. — 15 days ago

Lyle, Andrew and 28 others liked this

Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1994

A sus 30 años mantiene un balance perfecto. Ya llegando al final. Muy elegante, con post-gusto largo con notas de anis/“licorice” y frutas rojas. — 12 days ago

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Rosso Merlot Blend 2021

Really great food and amazing views of the Faraglioni rocks ! — 23 days ago

Andrew, Peter and 5 others liked this

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

2016 vintage, PNP but shoulda decanted and double-parked for 2+ hours. Pretty nose. Medium body but fleshier (St. Émilion style) than led to believe. Was nice but missing the taut balance of fruit and tannins that this producer has been so good with the last handful of vintages. 6.14.24. — 7 days ago

Bob, Ted and 16 others liked this

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1994

This is still primair. But what a big and beautiful wine! — 10 days ago

Jeroen, Jan and 13 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2004 Montrose has a slightly rustic bouquet but is quite charming. It offers mainly red fruit, bacon fat, undergrowth and peaty scents, which are very Saint-Estèphe in style. The palate is medium-bodied with melted tannins. It is savory and a little dry, especially towards the finish, though there is good weight, and it is well balanced. Perfect to drink now. (Neal Martin, Vinous, June 2024)
— 14 days ago