Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, leather, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, tobacco, leather, graphite, beef jerky and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 4 year old Bordeaux Blend from Napa is very fruity with great complexity and a great mouthfeel. Well balanced and spicy. Rich, extracted and delicious.
Peaking now and will be good in the next few years.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when tannins come in.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it is so yummy all by itself. Thank you Alex for sharing this with me.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.
Delightful and very drinkable, so watch out with all that alcohol...😃
15% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 5 days ago
Monthly WTF wine group meet up.
Potpourri, fresh squeezed blackberries, currant, and candied teriyaki. Plush on the palate, with more acidity than ‘14. Structure here seems more beefed up. I waited an hour or so to try, and it was very soft. Full fruit spectrum (red, blue and black). Muddled mulberry with a flavor punch finish. Thanks for opening @Weston Eidson . — 19 hours ago
2009 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot
Medium body. Not as structured, firm as I expected. Soft and approachable. A pleasant wine.
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The final bottle to wrap up the night and the perfect progression to follow up the Cabernet. It’s really hard for me to say which bottle was better, the Regusci Angelo Vineyard or this Malbec from Winemaker Charles Hendricks? However, I would say this is the most, beautiful, elegant and polished Malbec I’ve had. It’s peaking but, still has a lot of life left in it. I can’t believe someone was willing to sell this bottle on Wine.com for $50. It was like committing robbery winning this auction.
The mouthfeel spectacular and gorgeous. Dark creamy currants, touch of pepper, sweet dark tarry round tannins, black licorice, mocha chocolate, well layered baking spices, subtle, savory meats, rich dark earth, soft leather, touch of tobacco, fragrant purple flower with beautiful lavender notes. The acidity perfect as was the long, elegant, well balanced, rich polished finish. — 4 days ago
Gave this 3 hrs in the decanter, by which point it was open for business. As usual with EMH wines, this bottle was all about balance and a sense of finesse. The mature red fruit, at age 10, was an equal partner with the rounded tannins and supporting acidity that kept the package together and contributed to the long, clean finish. No tertiary notes just yet. This still appears to have several years of fine drinking ahead. — 3 days ago
Always a reliable restaurant pick. My first ‘15 from any of Chappellet’s wines, and I was astounded at how approachable this was at pop and pour! Wow. The aromatics were just sensational...blueberry and blackberry medley, baked pie, very small hint of smoked meat, and plum. Extremely lush on the palate from start to finish...black cherry cordial, mixed berry, and cocoa dusted dates. Phenomenal value! — 4 days ago
Very important to know about this vintage. For the first time they have decided to ditch the French Oak, and go all Stainless Steel! What an improvement. It's a whole new wine for Amici and it is delicious, focused, and fruity. Not that I won't miss that Bordeaux driven style but this is now more like Sancerre. — 2 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix . This week it's a fabulous one from
Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, vanilla, licorice, cedar, light earth, leather, coke, tobacco leaf, vinaigrette, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, mocha and pencil lead.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, herbs, chocolates, earth and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Napa Cabernet is very enjoyable. Good by itself or with food. A good sipping wine too. Fruit forward with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Will be better in 5 to 10 years as more complexity will be introduced.
Delicious and yummy.
15.3% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 6 days ago
No simile, nor metaphor, nor purple language can do this wine justice. It is a tangible piece of California history and winemaking in this country. The first Syrah to be produced and labeled as such. Grapes were harvested at 22.5 Brix and that acidity gave this wine a gorgeous vibrancy that was utterly surprising and totally pleasurable to drink. The grapes were a trial and planted in 1959 by UC Davis at the Wheeler Farm vineyards. Upon release, marketing notes made comparisons to Petite Syrah because that variety was so much more familiar to the US market. I hope that I age as gracefully as this syrah, which was still ready to play hop scotch on the playground at 42 years old (which in wine years is like 105). — 3 days ago
One of those rare bottles that brings everything I love about this ‘hobby’ together. This was bought at the winery, stored perfectly and was in immaculate condition. Perhaps it was the amazing people around me, the appreciation of the historic nature of the wine - but I can’t recall tasting a more profound Napa Cabernet than this. It was an utter privilege. — 5 days ago