Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. The palate shows raspberry and jammy blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft tannins and acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long spicy finish. Nice! — 9 days ago
One of the great things about Palmina is that they pull stuff from their cellar from time to time and offer them as part of wine club shipments. This took about 20-30min to open up (had some funky aromas initially which eventually blew off), but once it did it showed some great, older aromas of dried strawberries, hints of sour cherry, and old leather. Great acidity on the palate...and it went great with the AMAZING pork fried rice dish that Vanessa made us for dinner! — 11 days ago
This is a wonderful Viognier from California. Even as a 4 year old, it is fresh, opulent, rich and exciting.
Showing citrus, oak, grapefruits, red apples, minerals, melons, spices, vanilla and black pepper.
Full-bodied and big and bold, with medium acidity. Beautiful legs on this white wine.
Spicy and a pleasure to drink by itself.
15.2% alcohol by volume.
$34. — 11 days ago
Salmon in color with an orange tint.
On the nose citrus, lemons, light raspberries, green apples, pears, light dirt, minerals and white pepper.
Medium plus in body with high acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with lemons, grapefruits, apples, earth, dried herbs and almonds on the smooth finish.
This is a nice Single Vineyard Rosé from Los Olivos District in California. Engaging, pleasant and nicely made with a very nice mouthfeel.
A good food wine, that I paired with cheeses and olives.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$25. — 16 days ago
F2 Wines TBO Cabernet Sauvignon Great Oaks Vineyard Los Olivos District 2016, California
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It's time to get my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice Cabernet from California.
Dark ruby in color with a brick/ reddish rim.
Interesting nose with overwhelming spices like thyme, eucalyptus, tarragon, cinnamon, light wood, licorice, earth, light vegetables, blue and black fruits, black pepper, light alcohol, pencil lead and mint. So interesting.
Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light oak, spices, earth, dark coffee, wet leaves, vegetables, vinaigrette, tobacco, dried herbs and peppercorn.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.
This is a very unique wine from Los Olivos District in California. Showing unique flavors that I have not encountered in a California Cabernet, yet very interesting.
This Single Vineyard Cabernet is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel, and really unique. I don't remember the last time I was stomped with a California Cabernet Sauvignon.
Good by itself or with food, and needs time to open up properly. I gave it 3 hours.
I paired it with cheeses, nuts and olives. Very tasty.
A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with some (less than 10%) Cabernet Franc. Aged for 30 months in 25% New French oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$55. — 10 days ago
First if you haven’t been to native 9 tasting room in Los Alamos amazing tasting room and good food - James is from a Spanish land grant family and obviously Santa Barbara native great Pinot Noir and amazing Chardonnay this is the 2013 vintage cherry fruit , cola , sage underbrush ,sarsaparilla smooth tannins slight oak background — 9 days ago
A win-win today. Stunning Merlot and fantastic first attempt at making sourdough from scratch. The Fenix presents with a plush mouthfeel. Deep dark hue. Dark cherries, boysenberries, and a hint of coffee on the palate. I let this one open up over a couple hours and was rewarded. Drinking wonderfully right now, and could improve with a couple more years in the bottle. Superb. — 6 hours ago
This Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca is wonderfully expressive on the nose, with passion fruit, grass, lime and pink grapefruit flavors that open up nicely. It offers terrific aromatic presence and plenty of freshness. $17.00 (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020) — 15 days ago