Five Vintners

Sine Qua Non

Five Shooter Grenache 2010

Liquid perfection and shockingly drinkable straight out of the bottle. Didn’t need to decant — a month ago

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Wind Gap Wines

Sceales Vineyard Old Vine Grenache

Seventy-five plus year vines make me happy. Plenty of acidity balanced by lean, yet round, tannins. Savory raspberries and cherries with rhubarb and a little bay leaf. Yum! — 11 days ago

Carla, Bob and 5 others liked this


Serralunga d'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo

Five hour decent. Loads of dark cherry and raspberry. Hints of tar, leaves, cedar, and black tea. Fine, non drying tannins very well integrated. — 20 days ago

Lars, Anthony and 3 others liked this

Cuda Ridge Wines

Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Here is my #FridayCabernetfix for this week.

Pretty color of dark ruby, with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, currants, cherries, light wood, honeysuckle, spices, pencil lead, earth, herbs, black pepper and dark coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with red currants, black plums, oak, tobacco, earth, spices, licorice, light vegetables, dark coffee, cloves, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Cabernet based Bordeaux blend from California. Showing a nice mouthfeel at this point, with mild complexity.

I had it last year, and this time I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter to open up.

Showing interesting notes of honeysuckle, which surprised me. This five year old is soft and engaging. Tangy and interesting.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with salami, Brie cheese and crackers.

Aged for 29 months in French Oak barrels. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— a day ago

Alex, Ted and 13 others liked this

Five Rows

Lowrey Vineyards St. David's Bench VQA Pinot Noir 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner with Turkey. Beautiful !! — 19 days ago

Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2009

First Harlan I've had in awhile. Juicy, still primal. Needs another five years. — 20 days ago

Randall, Eric and 24 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Nice review.. I want to try some

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Blueberries and blackberry flavors. Well structured with tannin. Drinking well now and will for the next five to eight years. — 13 days ago

Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Plush dark fruit dominate — 14 days ago

Josh, Jan and 16 others liked this

Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Josh M

Pure magic. The first impression is a field of lavender and wild herbs along with black currants, flowers wafting from the glass, iron, musk and wet earth. A delicate sweetness balances the impression of freshly squeezed blackberries. It ends with a brush of tannins and lingering, reverberating fruit. Elegant and achingly pretty, with a mysterious, feral undercurrent. I was reluctant to open this so young but it’s already beautiful — exhilarating really. The back label says “enjoy for its complex fruit character in the first five years, or from 7 to 25 years for its depth and complexity.” I intend to! — 2 days ago

Jason, Tegan and 29 others liked this
Josh M

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@Chris A @Severn Goodwin @Ron R if you haven’t tried the ‘17, it’s stunning! Going to have to buy a case, despite having exceeded my “budget”
Ron R

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@Josh M, how was the 17 vintage over there?
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@Ron R Best I’ve had. Balanced, elegant, complete.