Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Gorgeous jammy fruit on the nose. Super ripe fruit with hint of vanilla. Right out of the bottle it has a bit of tannin, with an explosion if ripe fruit, vanilla, raspberry, cherry, and, tobacco. Perfectly balanced and goes down smoothly. Thank you again Erika for the magnum! — 2 months ago


Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

How can yo go wrong with this wine? Answer - you can't. Amazing day st Hall, Barnett, Sherwin Family and Fantesca today!!
private tastings at Ladera, Merus and Quixote tomorrow....
— 4 years ago

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You CANNOT go wrong with that wine!! Sounds like a greatvtrip! Enjoy it all!

Lar de Paula

Merus 4 Rioja Tempranillo 2004

This was such an incredible surprise. The fuller side of medium everything. Medium plus body, medium plus acid, just the perfect layering of oak and the beautiful length that never disappoints. I freaking loved this wine, and I loved taking it to dinner. Great with charcuterie, flatbread pizza as well as porchetta. Its wines like this, that make me love wines like this. — 6 years ago


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Andrew Lampasone

This is the second label of merus but they buy the fruit for both of these labels — 6 years ago

Black Kite Cellars

Angel Hawk Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Had to try right out of the bottle, and we noted strong red and black fruit on the nose. Loads of fruit flavors with a hint of baking spices, and super complex like the older Merus cabs. After 30 minutes, OMG! This is the best Pinot I've ever had. We had another Black Kite recently and thought that was amazing, but this is out of the ballpark. You have to try this wine. A great bottle for Thanksgiving dinner. — 7 months ago

Cloud View

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2001


Easily my #WOTN Luscious, complex and stood up to the Merus wines which is not easy to do. Beautifully integrated and supple tannins with a one minute finish. Sad story on #CloudView but what a legacy. Now home the beautiful wines of #Continuum — 4 years ago

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Mondavi Continuum ? @DAG


Yes David. Although Tim has turned it upscale. 1677 Sage Canyon Rd. That was my last bottle. Wish I had more.
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@DAG I bet you do.

Foley Johnson

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012

Very good Pinot from 2012 Santa Rita Hills around Santa Barbara. Foley has many wineries and is a high quality producer. Owns Merus and Chalk Hill also. Nice spice and vanilla flavor on top of cherry fruit — 6 years ago


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

2013. Tasted like a very good Merus. — 3 years ago

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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Last weekend, we enjoyed the 06 Napa. Tonight, we coravin-ed an 07 for comparison. I have to tell you that their Napa Cabernets are pretty consistent year to year despite changes in weather etc.. However, many people & critics revered the 07 vintage and with cause. It's has better structure, length tension & balance over the 06. Yet, the 06 is nearly just as luxurious as the 07. For me, I've had more expensive Napa Producers than the JP Napa. For example, some; Carters, Realm, Blankiet, Merus & Kobalt just to name a few. Keep in mind, I said some and not all. Many of these wines are twice the price of the JP Napa yet did not deliver twice the pleasure. In fact, some not as much pleasure and some only as good for twice & more the the price. I love really good wine, but I love wine that delivers 3-4 times on the price even more. JP Napa does that with 10+ years in the bottle...not upon release or in it's infancy. If you drink them early, you're just throwing your $ away. This 07 was in the $40-$42 range at Costco upon release. As I taste it tonight, it's such a steal. I'm not here to sell you on JP, I'm simply sharing my long history with them and tasting them against other more expensive Napa Cabernets. If you are 25-35, just buy these and forget about them for 10+ years. I believe you'll be happy you did. The nose of the 07 is ripe, beautiful; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, black plum & plum. Liqueur notes, warm toast, anise, saddlewood, baking spices, violets and dark fresh & dry florals. The palate is beauty & complexity. The mouthfeel is thick, rich, lush and elegant. The dusty/grainy tannins are nicely resolved but have another 8-10 years to completely resolve. The fruits are ripe, rich; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, black plum, plum & black raspberries. Lead pencil shavings, mint, eucalyptus, herbaceous notes, leather, tobacco with ash, cinnamon, nutmeg, notes of vanilla, cedar, dry crushed rocks, loamy soils, underbrush, violets, dark, dry & fresh dark florals. The length, structure, tension & balance are pronounced and will hold up for many years to come. The acidity is simply perfect. As for the finish that will only get better. It's; long, beautiful, elegant and sticks to your palate. It hasn't faded in over 5 minutes. This wine will continue to evolve and further impress. I can't wait to taste it's enhanced elegance in another 8-10 years. Photo tour of; their terrace view, small berries that translate to great wines of concentration, Bill Phelps who has taken over for his late father Joseph and one of many areas to relax and sip their wines in their newly remodel estate. — 3 years ago

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@David T David I loved the 07's with their balanced complexity and smooth lingering legs. Cheers 🍷