Mumm Napa

Mumm Napa

Winery Exclusive Brut Reserve Rosé Blend

Excellent comme son cousin blanc. Doux, pétillant, brut ! Merci Josée ! — 9 days ago

Aonair Wines

Reserve series 15 Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Shay A
9.3

@Delectable Wine : This is the Aonair Winemaker’s Reserve bottling. I didn’t see it in the database.

When I asked Grant what the “winemakers Reserve” was, he said “the good sh*t”, so I’m not sure what the makeup is here. Having enjoyed quite a few Aonair wines over the years, this seemed more like the Cabernet Reserve as opposed to the Mountains Proprietary sporting the higher toned red/black fruit profile with a bit of tangy oak. Very unique as it seemed a cross between American and French oak. Dark chocolate frosted black cherries, currant, violets and a mixed berry pie dominate both the nose and palate. Fine grain tannins at the finish. This needed a few hours to open up as the aromatics and palate were a roller coaster. Give this a few hrs of air or hold another 2-3yrs.
— a day ago

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Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ming L
9.3

This 2012 left bank blend is, well, very Bordeaux-like but unmistakably Napa.
The nose is regal yet intense, with blackberry, cassis, cocoa, cigar box, dry mushroom, baking spices, and hint of fresh herbs. Harmonious palate riding on the medium-to-full body. Terrific balance with sense of authoritative Napa cab power. Silky fully integrated tannins.
One of the most elegant entry-level Napa cabs I’ve tasted.
— 2 days ago

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Myriad Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Fabulous! Dark berries, pencil lead, espresso, dark chocolate, wet soil, rose petals, black licorice, sugar coated candy orange slices, mild vanilla..on and on! So yummy, short decant! 15% alc. No burn, just a plastered grin! 😁 More accessible from previous tasting! — 8 hours ago

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Really like your 🎅 decor! Delightful review!🎄

Inglenook

Rubicon Napa Valley 2009

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Deep Inky in color with a very short reddish rim. Not showing age at all, with a teeth staining color.

Beautiful nose of blackberries, black currants, black figs, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee and dark chocolates.

Full bodied, bold, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and very fruity with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and coke.

Long long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is 12 year Napa Bordeaux blend is drinking deliciously now. Well balanced with lots of complexity.

Showing great structure with a great mouthfeel. Well integrated and elegant.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 45 minutes of airtime, when tannins and more complexity come in.

This is just fabulous, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years, but I don't see any reason to wait. Really delicious and enjoyable now.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. Aged for 17 months in French oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

$180.
— a day ago

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Scott Rose

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I think this is the biggest score I’ve seen you post. It’s probably a 10 for most people.

Domaine Curry

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Steph Curry wife’s project, typical Napa celebrity over extraction , but not as bad as Caymus. Half price on auction so worth a try.,

95The Wine Advocate
...explodes from the glass with loads of spicy sparks—cinnamon, cardamom, Sichuan pepper and cloves—with a core of blackcurrant cordial, warm blueberries and boysenberries plus wafts of cedar chest, tilled soil and stewed tea. Full-bodied, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with fantastic length.

93Vinous / IWC
Black plum, gravel, spice, and new leather are beautifully layered in the glass. The 2016 offers a striking interplay of Calistoga power and explosive energy, all while maintaining terrific brightness for such a big wine.

90Wine Spectator
Ripe and solidly built, with steeped dark currant and plum fruit, inlaid with singed apple wood, licorice root and warm fruitcake notes.
— 10 days ago

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Surprised you didn’t give this a 3.0 🥸 get it?

Ghost Horse Vineyards

Shadow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from the great 2012 vintage.

Showing a strong and delicious nose.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate and very fruity with blackberries, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, vanilla, cedar, cola and black pepper.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up, and shows the complexity.

This 9 year old is very enjoyable now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Rich, yet elegant. Fruit forward with nice complexity.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a delicious Charcuterie board.

15.3% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$160 (current vintage).
— 12 days ago

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Sharon B

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Oh my gosh that charcuterie looks amazing!!
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Clos du Val

Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, cooked strawberries, spices, cedar, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and coffee.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, peppercorn, pencil lead and dark coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

This 6 years old is still young, but already enjoyable. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

This is from a great vintage and it is showing beautifully right now.

Nicely balanced and fruit forward.
Loved the nose once it opens up.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

Robert Parker 90 points.

Thanks Elvira and David for sharing this with me.

Tasty and spicy. Delicious, rich and opulent.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels (66% new).

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$50.
— 5 days ago

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Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1989

Thanksgiving with relatives. Brother-in-law never has had an Opus One so I dug into the cellar and found my last one; a 1989 half bottle. I thought it was passed its prime but the brother-in-law thought it was wonderful! I’m not remembering where this vintage rated. Some people just like the funkiness of old wines but I just like them much younger. It was time for this one to go away and am glad some got some enjoyment out of it. His rating, not mine. I gave up on the brand several years ago, sold off my collection at a profit and haven’t looked back. I’ll try it if it is presented to me but don’t have a desire to purchase anymore. — 6 days ago

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Corison

Helios Cabernet Franc 2012

1hr+ decant. Wine really changed through the course of the night. Went from floral to port to tannic. Started out nice then evolved to complex then to strange and then went downhill. I’d drink soon and be careful of decanting too long. I was at 94 and then dropped to 91, so 92.5 and rounding up :) — 4 days ago

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