Although I own a few younger Kistler, and have only really TASTED Kistler with 6+ years of age on it, this was a nice contrast. I can tell why some prefer these like this and why some prefer these with some age. This wine was a bit more acidic up front than I thought it would be. Had a nice mango and melon profile with some dried nut, herb and popcorn kernel going on, and was getting a tiny bit of tropical fruit to the back, but the body of this wine was a bit on the jagged side even on the finish although the finish was a bit more velvety. I can definitely see how this jagged quality would tone down after 5 + years so for those who appreciate this with a softer quality, you've got a bit of a wait ahead of you. — 17 hours ago
Delicious and interstellar light red. Must have been popular as was Cookshop’s last bottle. — a month ago
What a nice surprise. A tasty aged Zinfandel from Sonoma, California.
Showing black fruits with chocolates, earth, cedar, leather, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, coffee, cola, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Full bodied and smooth with a great mouthfeel.
Long finish with firm, grippy tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a great wine. At 23 years of age, it has enough to last for another 10 more years. Tastes like a Napa Bordeaux blend.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes).
This Single Vineyard is good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
Yummy and delicious.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$50 (current vintage). — 19 days ago
I agree with @Mark Flesher in how this will hold, and improve, for quite a while, which is so impressive for TX fruit! This wine is more savory and herbal than most other white wines. In fact, the aromatics here remind me of some blonde or wheat beers. Hay/grassy/wheaty note with herbs and crushed limestone. Acidic backbone. Grilled lemon, more crushed rock/mineral, and additional hay/straw. Another impressive TX wine from Kuhlman. — 18 days ago
The 2015 ‘Pritchard Hill’ Cabernet Sauvignon by Chappellet is a stunning new wine by this storied Napa winery. Sourced from their estate vineyard, the Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 22 months in new French oak prior to bottling. This bold, yet elegant wine shows very dark aromas of espresso bean, tar, cassis and anise that all collide in the glass. The palate shows off a silky texture, yielding both incredible tension and viscosity. Black cherry compote, mocha, anise, cigar ash and chocolate covered black raspberry flavors all impress on the palate. The exceedingly long finish lingers long on the palate. While exceptional in its youth, this esteemed wine will only improve with extended bottle age. Drink 2020-2040- 97 — 4 days ago
Amongst a selection of top level pinot including Beaune 1er Cru, top level Oregon pinot and a new flagship Tapanappa pinot, this really stood out. Maybe the favourite for a few people at lunch. It’s absolutely cracking and in a good place now, with years of potential ahead but also beautiful drinking today. Fragrant “pinosity” with some weight and depth. Red and blue fruit with savoury characters. Superb. — a day ago
The two Bordeaux varieties and one from Burgundy give the wine its characteristics - smoke and spice from the Merlot, full fruit and herbs from the Cab Franc and a tart finish from the Pinot. The Pinot shows much more than 1% might suggest. Smoke, herbs and red fruit are abundant, but the Pinotesque notes of cola and black tea deliver a solid smack. Cool climate rings true here in a delightful wine. — a month ago
Gorgeous, delicate wine with strong bones. The smoky stemminess is present, reminiscent of the 2017 Foggy Hill, but with more refinement. Fine tannins, precise acid line. It’s drinking beautifully today at release (especially with duck!), but the aged Foggy Hill alongside it speaks of the incredible potential. — a day ago