Moone Tsai Vineyards

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Paul K
9.3

It’s been three years since last tasting. Remember as tannic, tight, and needing time. Decanted for four hours. Still tannic but showing more now. It’s really nice. Continued to open over next three hours. You have to work for the nose. Violets, graphite, wet gravel, cigar box, dill,and charcoal. Palate black cherry and currant. Tannins influence to make things a bit bitter especially on end. Self don’t touch other bottles until 2028. — 5 months ago

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Not sure if Delectable will still be around in 3028, but there's always hope they can pull the App back together again.
Paul K

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🤣🤦‍♂️ I have big thumbs! For sure Delectable and I will not be up and running in 3028. This Moone Tsai may have a chance tho.

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Black List XIV Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

Anybody know that house in the background? — 3 years ago

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Falcon Crest (aka Spring Mountain)?

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Leonidas Napa Balley Proprietary Red 2017

Too earthy for me to love it. Enjoyable nonetheless. — 4 years ago

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Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

[Tasted on September 16, 2023 at Home with Joel]

Wine is 2019 Paige Cuvee Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Purchased during September 2022 visit. Pear, grapefruit, apple and melon with a hints of banana and ginger, oaky vanilla, minerality and spice. Beautiful wine.
— 9 months ago

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Napa Valley Black List Red Blend 2018

ed
9.7

blacklist XXV — 3 years ago

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Calera Wine Company

Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.2

This was one of my wines from my annual WWC hosting. The other whites were Bereche Brut Reserve for the champagne, a 2015 Bongran EJ Thevent (burgundy) Chardonnay and a 2017 Moone-Tsai Ritchie Chardonnay.

Color me impressed. I have enjoyed Calera’s pinots quite a bit, but I haven’t had as much experience with the Chardonnay’s. It was almost like a Aubert Larry Hyde “lite”. As this was tasted blind, most guessed this was Chardonnay, but lots of back and forth on where it would be from. Initially, this toed the line between steely and slightly oaked with bright citrus, lemon, clean aromatics…but after an hour in the glass, this really bulked up and sported a down-the-middle type medium bodied profile. Not lean, not powerful. The tart lemon turned to a more lemon cream profile with lots of floral/honeysuckle notes, alongside herb crusted yellow fruits. No problem opening now, but I’d love to try another one of these in a few years. 92+
— 3 years ago

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Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

My general impressions with this vintage as well. Hadn't tasted this wine going back to 2012 but had consistently back to the early 90's. Usually on the leaner fruit side with a big mineral focus paired with a "hot"/high alcohol oomph. Sounds weird but it worked most of the time. This vintage much less "hot" and more balanced but less intense. Miss the old style because it was the only chard from CA that brought that particular vibe.
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@Scott Rose : Good to know. I was really impressed with the balance here.

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Black List XVII Napa Valley Red Blend 2019

[Tasted on August 18, 2023 at etc in Nashville with Jay and on February 23, 2024 at Kayne Prime with Rachel]

Wine is 2019 Black List XXX, which is 100% Cabernet Franc sourced from Oak Knoll. Blueberry, blackberry and black raspberry fruit, with dried herbs. Silky and rich.
— a year ago

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Corinne Cuvée Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

[Tasted on November 22, 2022 at Audrey in Nashville with Michael and Rachel]

Purchased during visit to winery in September 2022. Fruit is sourced from Petaluma Gap (Sonoma Coast AVA) and wine is aged in 55% new French oak. Cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit, with graphite, earth and rose petals. Fresh, lively and well balanced.
— 2 years ago

Fontanella Family Wines

Premiere Napa Valley Auction 17 Moone-Tsai Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Took a while to settle. A black berry aftertaste. Very nice vino — 3 years ago

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Black List XXI Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

ed
9.4

bouillabaisse! — 4 years ago

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