Malbec

Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2020

Blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon & 8% Cabernet Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, cacao, sweet spice and herb notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and black plum with cacao, vanilla, black pepper and earthy notes. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, sweet spice and earthy mineral character. Nice! — 8 hours ago

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2012 Opus One is a terrific choice for drinking now. Silky and beautifully perfumed, the 2012 is wonderfully open-knit in this tasting. The purity of the fruit is alluring, There's still a good bit of freshness, too. Naturally, the 2012 reflects the medium-bodied style that is typical of the year, but all the elements are very nicely balanced. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, rose petal, spice and blood orange linger. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2024)
— 12 days ago

Pahlmeyer

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2009

Treated to a proprietary red en mag after our tasting at Pahlmeyer. Enjoyed the 2018 better. — a month ago

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Bodega Catena Zapata

High Mountain Vines Mendoza Malbec 2019

Really good Malbec, still some tannic strength, but complex and full bodied, with some dried dark cherries and cocoa or tobacco. Lingers really well — 25 days ago

Rivka FriedmanNavin Nayak
with Rivka and Navin

Beaulieu Vineyard

Reserve Tapestry Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

David T
9.4

Just stupendous for $20-$25 on release. Bought this 6-8 weeks ago on the secondary market for $49.

Happy Birthday Angela.
— 4 days ago

Shay, Ira and 9 others liked this

Opus One

Overture Napa Valley Petit Verdot Blend

Paul J
9.4

PnP. Bordeaux like with more fruit and less earth/wood. Velvety texture but lighter and thinner than expected. Wouldn’t turn down a glass. — a month ago

Tom, Paul and 3 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Delectable Wine
9.6

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)
— 12 days ago

Araujo Estate

Altagracia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

Good but expected better, but you never know what you’re getting on auction bottles. — 15 days ago

Shay, Jan and 15 others liked this

Flora Springs

Trilogy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

Very pleasing. Cherries and raspberries, very smooth. Went great with couscous, a lot of veggies and merguez — 15 days ago