This is starting to open and showing it's stuff. Plenty of richness from warm vintage but it's better balanced than 9months a go. Great entry level Chablis from one of my favourite producers. — a month ago
Light body, big cherry scent, earthy, no finish, long finish. Good to eat with salami! — 21 days ago
Gorgeous expression. Tasted side-by-side with 2007. This one has a completely different nose. Green forest and heavy on blackberries, not cherries. A little gamey earth and blackberries on the palate. This is rainy Oregon weather Cab. I appreciate both vintages.
Earthier and deeper plummy heaviness as the we drink through the bottle. — 7 days ago
Last tasted a bit over 2 years ago. A very nice wine from "the damned" 2011 vintage. Wine has grown a bit since January 2017. Rating from 91 then to 93 now. Nose of dried wildflowers and spice. Black cherry cola entry, graphite, spice, medium + bodied wine in the front with a hint of green pepper in the middle yet the core is unmistakably black cherry. A dusty yet fruity finish. Could not ask for more. Good acidity from start to finish and went well with food and by itself as well. Very intrigued by this wine. Have 1 more left and really think it has more growing up to do. — 24 days ago
2011 Vintage. 12.5% Alcohol. Nice mineralogy and citrus. Better as it warmed in the glass. — 6 days ago
Crisp, green apple, toasty. Delish. — 12 days ago
This #napa #cabernetsauvignon comes into its own after a long decanting - even a day in the wine cooler after uncorking. Luxurious blackberry jammy nose but nice balance of acidity, restrained vanilla and toasted oak, zesty spice and soft tannins that fade away. The initial tartness after uncorking goes away with that decant time. — 13 days ago
Another wine I was introduced to by Monica Stevens of 750 wines. The Shifflett Ranch and Vineyards is situated at the end of Darms Lane in the Oak Knoll AVA of Napa Valley.
William & Mary Wine Co. is the creation of Will Segui and his wife Mary. The fruit is sourced from the Shifflett Vineyard, where Will’s mother-in-law is a Shifflett and the family has owned the property since the late 1940s. It’s worth noting that Will has been the only employee of @riversmariewines for many years. He has long run the operations there along with being an understudy of Thomas Rivers Brown. Needless to say, I was excited to finally taste the wine.
The 2016 William & Mary Wine Co Cabernet Sauvignon Shifflett Vineyard displays enveloping aromatics of cassis, blueberry, tobacco, earth, pen ink, and meat. There’s a beautiful interplay between its juxtaposition of vibrant flavor intensity and mellow demeanor, which exemplifies just how balanced the wine is. After several hours decanted the darker, secondary notions of graphite, cocoa powder, creosote, and espresso continue encroachment on the palate in an almost infectious manner. There’s a tightness to the wine that almost surprises because of how immediately approachable it is. Have no doubt it will benefit from years in the cellar, but damn, if it’s not delicious now. — 3 days ago