Mackinaw Trail

Trail Estate

Vintage Two Unfiltered Chardonnay 2017

Joel F
9.0

Beautiful lemony mildly oaked Chardonnay. Fruity and punchy, light. — 11 days ago

Jacob's Creek/Orlando

Cool Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Zesty fruity citrus arouse
Melon tropical fruit up
🍎 Mushroom mineral layered of taste
Mackinaw apple
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Color is delicate white gold
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Crisp refresh, tangerine and dry yet sweet acidic
Aftertaste lingers

With aroma of nut under
Yet with tropical fruit of papaya melon citrus fruit apple
— a month ago

Hartford Family Winery

Hartford Court Muldune Trail Pinot Noir 2016

Green pepper, graphite and tobacco on the nose. Spice, raspberry, pencil shavings and leather on the palate. A little on the high end of alcohol, but it burned off a bit on the second day. — 2 months ago

David, Shay and 3 others liked this

James Cole

Napa Valley Malbec 2012

David T
9.2

I’ve never had a Charles Hendricks wine I didn’t like. Especially, his Malbecs. This is not nearly as good as his 07 Hope & Grace Malbec but, none the less still very good.

The fruits on the nose reveal the ripeness & freshness of the 12 Napa vintage. Loads of blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries but, it’s the boysenberries, mulberries & blue fruits & raspberries on the glass edges that really make for a great nose. Black licorice, dark fruit cola with shades of liqueur, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, limestone & sandstone, big tobacco, dark spice, leather, oak barrel shavings, dry top soil, dry crushed rocks, stones, rich black earth, sweet tarriness with brilliant; dark, red, blue & purple florals framed in lavender & violets.

The body is just full. The 12 vintage was always more fruit than tannins, not that there were no tannins or structure in this 12 & other 12’s. Ripe, lush & slightly ruby; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries but, really love the boysenberries, mulberries & blue fruits in my reds. Black licorice, dark fruit cola with shades of liqueur, black pepper, limestone & sandstone, forest floor, dry stems, big tobacco, dark spice with just a touch of heat, clove, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, leather, graphite, steeped fruit tea, oak barrel shavings, dry top soil, dry crushed rocks, stones, volcanics, rich black earth, sweet tarriness with dark, lush; red, blue & purple florals framed in lavender & violets. The acidity is nice & round. The finish is well balanced fruit & earth, elegant and persists nicely with just the right amount of dark spice on the long set.

This would have a little scored higher but, I coravined it a few weeks back and restored it laying down. Seems to have lost a bit from opening.

Photos of; James Cole Winery on the Silverado Trail, former James Cole Winemaker - Charles Hendricks (13 his full last vintage), tasting bar & tasting patio.
— 3 months ago

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Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

I think it’s a 94- just sayin
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Send me one of each & 🤔 know if its a 92 or 94. I’m the tie breaker

Trail Estate Winery

Vintner's Weiss Riesling Chardonnay Musqué 2017

This wine is no longer on their list but it is a household favourite, — 20 days ago

Hiedi, Harland and 3 others liked this

Conn Creek

Anthology Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Had this three years ago, aged well. Conn Creek is a boutique winery on the Silverado Trail in the Rutherford district headed by winemaker Mike McGrath. A blend of 75% Cab Sauv, 16% Cab Franc, 4% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe fruit and earthy oak notes. On the palate ripe blackberry and raspberry flavors with espresso and tobacco tones with fine well integrated tannins. Long finish ending with cedar, cacao and earthy tobacco. Aged well still has room for more. Nice! — a month ago

Shay, Paul and 5 others liked this

Claus Preisinger

Heideboden Zweigelt/Blaufrankisch Blend

Like a mouthful of fresh blackberries picked from the side of a trail. The word “purity” comes to mind — 2 months ago

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Primrose Trail

Gray Block No. 21 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

KG
9.1

Fantastic, bold and rich bodied cab! — a month ago

Trail Estate Winery

ORNG Skin Fermented White 2017

Such a great bottle of wine! A little bit out of the ordinary with some great ginger taste. — a month ago

Château de Pitray

Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Consider this $10 #castillion #cotesdebordeaux: laid-back cassis, blackberry preserves, smoked meat, and faint black pepper nose with vibrant acidity in your mouth, Right Bank earthy character and sturdy tannins that trail off on a long finish. The only fault is it lacks some concentration being medium bodied. Truly excellent QPR for the bargain Bordeaux lover available at Costco. I’m tempted to buy a few more bottles to see how it might age for another 5 years. — a month ago

Neil, Mike and 3 others liked this