Grand Valley, Colorado


Estate Selection Riverside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Berries and oaky. Nice finish. Very good cab. Visited vineyard and peach orchard. The owners are lovely people. — 7 days ago

Champagne Lallier

Grand Rosé Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Shay A

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

The Fantesca property on Spring Mtn is gorgeous, and their tasting room at the winery is stunning. Really enjoyed getting to try more of their wines.

Our visit ended with our wonderful hostess giving us a bottle of champagne to take to dinner. A very enjoyable and easy drinking rosé that has a little bit of all your looking for...strawberries, gummy red fruits, chalk, limestone, toasted scone with black cherry spread a touch of sweetness toward the finish. A perfect pairing with Bistro Jeanty’s puff pastry topped tomato soup! One of our favorite restaurants in the valley!
— 4 days ago

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Peggy Hadley

Peggy Hadley

Your notes are great. We love Bistro Jeanty also.
Shay A

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@Peggy Hadley : Thank you! And yes, Bistro Jeanty is such a special place for us...the food is consistently superb! Love their steak and frites!

Carter Cellars

The Grand Daddy Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Slightly improved since my last bottle in June, top notch juice from @Mike Smith
Parker/ Lisa 98+
— 15 days ago

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Talon Winery

Wingspan Red 2017

Perfect with our meal at the Ale House! — 11 days ago

Grand Napa Vineyards

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa Valley.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, tobacco, mocha, cedar, leather, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, dark chocolates and black coffee.

Medium plus in body, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, currants, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Napa Cabernet. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. I really loved smelling on it for a long time. The tangy finish, makes it more interesting.

Still young, and needs another 5 to 10 years of bottle time to mature properly, but already very yummy.

Good right out of the bottle, but shows the tannins only after 3 hours of airtime, so please be patient.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Aged for 2 years in 60% new French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 19 days ago

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Yannick Amirault

Le Grand Clos Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

Fermented aroma. Herb, mid + body. Spicy. Enough tanning. Complexity. Blue and black berry. @1300, KPing -JH, 200219 — 8 days ago

The Infinite Monkey Theorem

Hundredth Monkey Red Blend 2011

A truly great Colorado wine! Love this stuff. Medium to full body, great balance of tannins. Dark purple color. — a month ago

Caymus Vineyards

Suisun Valley Grand Durif 2017

Doing a wine pairing at Carrabbas with Caymus wines. This one is a bit spicy for me especially with Italian sausage and rigatoni, would be much better without a spicy pairing. — 15 days ago

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Domaine de l'Ecu (Guy Bossard)

Invictus Red Blend 2015

Lyle Fass

Just a great wine. 100% amphorae aged and fermented Cabernet Franc from vineyards in Muscadet. Much more open than last bottle. Gorgeous pure berry fruit. Mid season cherry. Some cassis. Spice. Resin. Almost smells like an e an m Grand Cru. Unreal florals, herbals and spice. Sick nose 9.6 nose. Leather. So complex. Just sick. Just noticed 11.5% alcohol. Deep, tannic and ripe. Big tannins but so elegant and finesse driven. Obvious structure and tannins place all over the mouth. Sappy and barely sweet with immense power and depth. Concentrated tiny berry fruit. Juicy and pure. So long and deep but also has so much more fruit, structure and other good stuff in reserve. So good. — 15 days ago

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DeLille Cellars

Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

2005 was a great year for the old Delille! — 8 days ago