Georgia, Usa

Vice Versa

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This bottle of 2016 Vice Versa “Dr. Crane Vineyard” (BBS) was generously provided by a friend who selected it from his cellar to share over dinner at V. Mertz. This is the BBS (Best Barrel Select) of the Dr. Crane Vineyard which, I guess, is deemed the best tasting barrel by the winemaking team. Popped and poured. No formal notes but I can state with absolutely certainly that the juice is well and truly special. The wine is still quite youthful but already very easy to love. Beautifully layered dark fruits with tobacco, cocoa, stone-like minerals and deftly integrated baking spices. The structure is firm, leaving little doubt about the long life yet ahead. That being said, everything is so well balanced. I have a very strong feeling this will be one of those wines that never really shuts down. While they are two very different wines from different parts of the world, I found this to be a very handsome compliment to the 2015 “Tintot” we drank just before. This was also very nice with the lamb chops we had for dinner. Drink now or through 2036.
— 6 days ago

Daniel P., Jason and 8 others liked this

Titus

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Deep purple in color with a very short purple rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, black plums, dried figs, raisins, cedar, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, coffee, mocha, dark chocolates and herbs.

Full-bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, light earth, licorice, tobacco, chocolates and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley needs a few hours to open up property.

Big and bold. Fruit forward and extracted. Rich and opulent.

Still very young, and needs at least five years in the bottle to mature properly. Will age nicely in the next 15 years.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with a big piece of steak. A good sipping wine too.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$115.
— 3 hours ago

Ted, Douglas and 7 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

#AgedWineTuesday

Dark ruby, almost inky in color, with a short brick rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, cherry pie, spices, cedar, vanilla, leather, light earth, pencil lead, peppercorn, coffee, mocha and tobacco leaf.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, leather, black currants, sweet chocolates, coffee, cola, peppercorn and spices.

Long spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley (To Kalon Vineyard). Showing great complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Rich, extracted and opulent. Fruit-forward and elegant. A delicious wine. Spicy with a teeth staining color.

This 15 year old from the great 2007 vintage is just beautiful now. Has a lot of years in it still, and will continue to age nicely in the 15 years.

Delicious right out of the bottle, and even better after 3 hours of airtime.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. I just loved it.

16% (!) alcohol by volume.

98 points.

$130.
— 6 days ago

"Odedi", Juan and 24 others liked this
MaJ CappS

MaJ CappS Influencer Badge

BV has a generous library - I was able to find a birthday wine a few years back!
"Odedi"

"Odedi" Influencer Badge

@MaJ CappS both are really yummy

Green Fin Winery

California Red Blend 2019

Nose of dark fruits like blackberries, vanilla, milky chocolate, a bit tobacco leaves, and some more cherry flavors. Taste follows the nose with good fruity notes plus a bit oaky feeling. Sweet, mouthful, low tannins, and a bit peppery. Aftertaste is also clean with some more grapes and bitter note. Consider the price, quite amazing. — 8 days ago

Ron, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Pavette

Chardonnay

Lighter Chardonnay with a nose of crushed gravel, citrus blossom and Meyer lemon. The palate is restrained and not overly oaky with some bruised yellow apple and a slightly chalk like texture. Enjoyed! — 6 days ago

Ron, Diane and 7 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Lovely review! 🥂

Aeris

Bianco Centennial Mountain Carricante 2017

First vintage of some newly planted Sonoma coast Carricante by the Rhys people. Quite nice. Kind of like a slightly fleshier orchardy Albariño. Pair with Seafood. — 3 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 2 others liked this

California Growers Wine Co.

Red Blend 2019

Organic grapes! Not too fancy looking label. Dark as blood. Smells like fresh cut wood, a musty library and deep red-purple plum sauce. Flavors are balanced out with a bittersweet tannic edge to match the berry and lighter roast coffee flavors. Also has a fresh chocolate mint leaves meets fennel fronds thing in there. Easy drinking, but dense enough to drink with aged cheddar cheeses. This is a great deal, and example of the type of blend I love. And the icing on the carrot cake is the organic grapes. — 15 days ago

Sharon, John and 1 other liked this
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Was this a TJ’s wine?
Tree Kilpatrick

Tree Kilpatrick

I think it might have been. It’s also a lot like the organic reserve red blend they have there.

Arnot-Roberts

Touriga Nacional Rosé 2020

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

750ml
— a day ago

Ely, Eric and 16 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

York Creek California Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1983

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

1500ml
— a day ago

Andrew, Pooneet and 19 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Ever seen this one - interesting

Floodland Brewing

Roseate

Special entry for “wine” # 4000! This is the one-of-a-kind Roseate bottling of second-use cherry and blackberry ferment with distinct grapefruit, rhubarb and loads of botanicals. A beer-cider hybrid of sorts @Delectable — 9 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 6 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B Influencer Badge

Sounds delicious! Cheers to 4,000 more!
Peter van den Besselaar

Peter van den Besselaar Influencer Badge

Congrats, keep up the good work. I enjoy the posts.