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Left Bank Red Napa Valley Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

First impression of lush dark fruit that transitions to strong, earthy gravel with a dry and spicy finish. Really impressive. — 13 days ago

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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Delectable Wine

The 2014 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of my favorite wines from the Left Bank in this vintage. Bright and vivacious blackberry, cedar and graphite scents soar from the glass with real purpose. Wonderful delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, quite tensile with ample depth. It has matured since I last tasted it four years ago. It is very fresh and has a saline finish. Recommended. Tasted at the Bordeaux Index 10-Year-On tasting. N.B. Two bottles tasted blind at Southwold showed oxidation on the first. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2024)
— 3 months ago

Peter liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Dark ruby hue. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, blackcurrant, cassis, licorice, plum, and sugarplum. Full-bodied, with full tannins and high acidity. Exquisite bouquet and a lasting finish. Exemplary Left Bank wine. — 3 months ago

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Delectable Wine

The 2012 Insignia is in great shape today. Bright acids lend tremendous energy to a mid-weight Insignia that is more about finesse rather than power. Sweet red-fleshed fruit, cedar, tobacco, mint and rose petal are all beautifully delineated. There's not much left to say. The 2012 offers tons of pure pleasure. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2024)
— a month ago

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Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Delectable Wine

The 2014 Montrose has an engaging and complex bouquet with black fruit, a pencil box, pressed violet and warm earth scents, gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with excellent tannins that frame the mineral-rich black fruit (in fact, this is one of the most mineral-laden 2014 Left Banks I tasted.) The oak is seamlessly integrated, and the finish has real panache. Beautifully, and it's just entering its drinking window. Tasted at Bordeaux Index's 10-Year-On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2024)
— 3 months ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1975

1975 vintage. From magnum. Decent fill and cork. Decanted and tasted after two hours. Medium body. Nose remained angular and sharp throughout but flavors vacillated between finesse and brutish. Not the star of the night, yet impressive nonetheless. Out of magnum, looks to have 5-10 more years left of quality in store. 3.5.24. — 3 months ago

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Out of a mag. Sweet

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Very classic BDX style. The Owner and the winemaker of La Conseillante were convinced drinking Bordeaux left bank — 2 months ago

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Wow! This is still a broad shouldered , yet elegant, wine with smoke and dark berry led. Still has a long life left. — 2 months ago

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Smith & Hook

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Still a good cab but not as good as previous vintages. A bit unfortunate, but this wine has gone full blown super market class. — 3 months ago

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Really nice. Opened a new hour before my imbibing. Classic Cali cab. Dark and brooding with lots of life left. Drinking beautifully with a super-llong finish. — 3 months ago

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David Stein

David Stein

How long until the next one?
Bruce Leboff

Bruce Leboff

Summer! It’s at the DYC! But could hold longer.