Maison Robert Vic

Robert Biale Vineyards

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel 2017

Plush, ripe fruit-forward Zinfandel from Napa Valley.

This wine is deep ruby. It has pronounced intensity of youthful aromas. The aromas include primary notes of ripe black cherry, strawberry, blackberry preserves, and black plum sauce. Also, secondary notes of cedar, vanilla, coconut, and nutmeg. And tertiary notes of dark chocolate, espresso, and tobacco.

On the palate this wine is dry although it has some discernible residual sugar. It has medium acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and pronounced intensity in concentrated flavors. Flavors include primary notes of ripe black cherry, strawberry, blackberry preserves, and black plum sauce. Also, secondary notes of cedar, vanilla, coconut, and nutmeg. And tertiary notes of dark chocolate, espresso, and tobacco. The finish is medium(+).

This wine has good balance, length, and intensity. It could improve with greater complexity.

This is a very good wine that is ready for consumption now.
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Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Fumé Blanc 2015

Ming L
9.1

Thanksgiving dinner outdoor. Was thinking about a chard for the white, but thought this one has the fresher fruit while enough structure for the ham and turkey.

Not a bad choice. The best SB value out there.
— 9 days ago

Severn, David and 1 other liked this

Alma Rosa

Robert William Ranch Grenache 2018

Nice and spicy. Perhaps some Norton grapes in there. Very lovely paired with pizza. Low acidity. — 14 days ago

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Robert Moncuit

Les Grands Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

Some of the best QPR you can get! Rich flavors that are balanced out by a good core of acidity. A wine that stands on its own but can match well with food too! — 10 days ago

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Robert Craig Winery

Affinity Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A blend of 76% Cab Sauv, 8% Cab Franc, 7% Merlot, 5% Malbec & 4% Petit Verdot, 18 months in 60% new French oak, deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of berry fruit, sweet herb and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, ripe blackberry and currants with notes of cacao and sweet herbs. Long finish, grippy ripe tannins ending with graphite and earthy mineral. Drink now & over next few years. — 7 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Robert Cantin

Les Grèzes Sauvignon

Classic Loire Sauvignon that could be mistaken for a Sancerre right down to the herbaceous aromas and mineral kick. Fresh, dry and distinctively grown-up. O'Briens 12.95 bargain. — 14 days ago

Robert Ampeau & Fils

Pommard Pinot Noir 1999

Decanted and showing very well. Significant tertiary aroma. Powerful and full tannic structure. — 3 days ago

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Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont)

Jardins Pacherenc Du Vic-Bilh Petit Courbu Petit Manseng 2010

Jeremy Shanker
9.1

Petit Corbu needs some more attention — 25 days ago

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Robert Oatley

G-18 Grenache 2018

This is a terrific, plain spoken Grenache that will complement a wide variety of meals. Nose shows hibiscus, sweet, plummy kirsch, and hint of flinty, stony minerality. Fruity, round, and balanced in the mouth. Very pure tasting fruit, decent acidity, and finish that, while not super complex, turns a little savory. — 18 days ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The one that started it all; I feel this wine is so underrated and sometimes even gets a bad rap due the commercial direction the brand has taken. All that aside, I truly believe the wine is worth every cent. The color is a nice deep ruby. The nose has deep bright cherry notes. The pallet is complex with tobacco, plum, leather and earth; a round mouthfeel and a proper finish. The winery may have taken a commercial direction but the vines remain the same and one can taste the Napa soul on every sip. — 14 days ago

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