Berries and oaky. Nice finish. Very good cab. Visited vineyard and peach orchard. The owners are lovely people. — 7 days ago
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
Perfect with our meal at the Ale House! — 11 days ago
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.
$110. — 19 days ago
Fermented aroma. Herb, mid + body. Spicy. Enough tanning. Complexity. Blue and black berry. @1300, KPing -JH, 200219 — 8 days ago
A truly great Colorado wine! Love this stuff. Medium to full body, great balance of tannins. Dark purple color. — a month ago
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
2005 was a great year for the old Delille! — 8 days ago