Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

Mike R

Omg so damn good - most interesting chard I have had in a long time @David L i think you called the WOTD or night or whenever - the wine was tropical notes - lemon lime orange - dried fruits - so damn good — 17 days ago

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Like no other Chardonnay I’ve enjoyed from John. Not heavy-handed & more stone fruit then I would’ve guessed. Absolutely delicious!!@Mike R Yet another of a dozen wines we consumed that night. Love you brother!!

Paper Planes

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Unbelievable. More white than rosé. Notes of Kongsgaard. — 3 months ago

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Napa Valley Merlot 1997

Cathy Corison

Full Blue Moon Halloween! Lovely. Big but light on its feet. — 5 months ago

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The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

Held it too long — 8 days ago

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@John Van Trijp Are yours The Judge? I just has a ‘14 standard bottle and it was fantastic so possible an off bottle. Disappointing since I’m usually a huge fan.
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Sad @Norman Gennaro hate that


Hudson Vineyard Syrah 2016

WOW! Lots of dark cherry. Great finish. One of the best wines we’ve had in awhile. Happy New Year! — 3 months ago

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I’ll need to check this out...

Domaine de la Bongran

Cuvée E.J. Thévenet Viré-Clessé Chardonnay 2014

Shay A

My first experience with this producer, and wow! White burgundy is very hit or miss for me, but this was a total hit.

In the glass, someone could have told me they poured me Kongsgaard and I’d of believed them. Deep golden color. Even aromatically and initially on the palate it was as though someone blended Kongsgaard (very Hudson like), with mersault. There is a bitter honey/truffle honey note up front alongside overripe peach, honey roasted cashews, and orange marmalade. On the palate, it’s certainly rich but not so much from oak...honeycomb, honey covered cotton candy, caramel dipped golden delicious apples, almond shavings and a kiss of lanolin on the finish. This only improved in the bottle after 2-3hrs of being open. Drinking wonderfully right now. I need to hunt down some bottles! Thanks for the heads up here,
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— 6 months ago

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Beautiful wine. Even better price point. Just gets better & better the more it opens up.
Jan A

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Have only one bottle left from my case, Indeed a great effort! And from a very good year
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BTW this is unoaked so you got that one right in your description


Napa Valley Syrah 2006

Wow. This took a long time open, but what a treat. The nose was so delicious I almost didn’t want to taste it, just wanted to hold it and smell it. Layers on layers on layers on...the years simply condensed all the flavors. Hasn’t lost a thing. — 2 months ago

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Sounds fantastic. @Jason Brater
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@David L honestly, it was. The bottom of the bottle was a sad moment.


Napa Valley Albariño 2019

crazy layers of citrus fruit, juice, candy & blossom ~ nougat & marcona almond as well as lime zest & oil ~ undercurrents of stone fruits & tropical fruits — 2 months ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

It’s too young. Went great with Costco filets — 4 months ago


Steiner Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Shay A

WNH Morgado Virtual Wine Tasting with winemaker Kimberley Hatcher and mentor Russell Bevan.

Coming from Steiner Vineyard in Bennett Valley (not familiar with the vineyard at all), this 2016 is, for me, in the same vein as a Kongsgaard or Hudson Chardonnay. When poured in the glass, it was golden and appeared oxidized. I anticipated it to be heavy and overly rich, but it wasn’t. Aromatically it showed honey roasted nuts, touch of orange marmalade, and herb crusted yellow fruits. On the palate, there is really nice acidity followed by more herbal yellow fruits, lemon cream pie crust and a finish showing a mix of cotton candy and lanolin. This goes through a similar “death and resurrection” type winemaking process (if I’m not mistaken), a process that John Kongsgaard made famous. It has a very Hudson/Carneros feel to it. Very enjoyable now.
— 8 months ago

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Your note captures it pretty well, Shay. 👍
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@Shay A : Thanks for sharing this one as well. Your notes are right on.
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Agree with @Eric LaMasters your notes 📝 are on point. I was impressed with this wine.