Napa Valley Merlot

Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2019

Cherry nose and fruity light pepper. Well balanced good, of course great with steak. — a month ago

Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Nice Napa Cab. Blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petite Verdot. Dark ruby color with purple highlights. Aromas of dark cherry compote, baking spices, violets, caramel and fresh herbs. The lush pallet also features cooked dark berry fruit, cocoa and baking spices along with a very nice mineral note. Hint of vanilla and oak on the very lengthy finish. Beautifully rich and complex. Mouth drying tannins and a firm structure. Lovely balance. Elegant. — 15 days ago

Hermes, Henry and 7 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

Such a classy bitch. Stylish, refined, and youthful. Drinking so well right now with a fantastic mineral backbone. The oak influence is seamless but pronounced.

Still a polarizing wine though with some blind tasters recognizing the wine’s quality while still being put off by the genre of oaked California Chardonnay.
— 3 days ago

Ely, Severn and 4 others liked this

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

2019 - Nice! A bit young but already have the florals and red and black fruit and spice — a month ago

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (88%) with small amounts of Merlot, Petite Verdot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Dark ruby color with purple highlights. Aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate and pleasant oak. Bold dark fruits fill the pallet along with hints of coffee and a touch of minerality on the long and luxurious finish. Fresh acidity and lush tannins. Approachable now, but will continue to further develop with additional bottle age. Quite good. — 10 days ago

Daniel P., Bob and 4 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

1 hour decant(decent chunky/cloudy sediment). A monumental dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: addictive aromas of an old bottle of maraschino cherries, funky forest floor, vanilla chocolate, gravel. Taste: smooth, creamy, bright wine with dark plum/cherry, tobacco, spice, cocoa, earthy, and a medium plus dry finish with some still there kicken tannins after 15 years. Drinks well with the decant, but would like to try again in 3 years. YUM! Really enjoyed it. — a month ago

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The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend 2008

2008. Phinney-era Prisoner. Aged extremely well, which in this case means it maintained its big fruit up front while the tannins and booziness have disappeared. Our guests enjoyed the Barbaresco with dinner, but really liked the dark sweet fruits in this wine. — 12 days ago

Ericsson, ESF and 7 others liked this

Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 1994

Tasted blind. Dark, dark black scarlet color. Opaque times 2. Notes of black cherry, licorice, herbs and violets. Some menthol too. Big and strong in the mouth. Monolithic and still a bit harsh despite being open all day. Not as big a fan of this as others, at least at this point in its evolution. — 24 days ago

Shay, Sharon and 12 others liked this


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

The annual 305 Napa cab 10 year retrospective. So many amazing wines. — 24 days ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Friday wine. This was a easy choice for National Women’s History month. An iconic winemaker. A true trailblazer. Exceptional wines. An endless amount of superlatives that can go with Cathy Corison. Her wines are described as having both elegance and power.

2013 Corison Cabernet was perfection in my glass last night. Winemaker notes describe the wine as having aromas and flavors tend toward the dark end of the Cabernet fruit spectrum with blueberries, black cherries, blackberries and dark plums all singing in close harmony. Complexing notes include tobacco, baking spices, chocolate, and savory herbs including sage, thyme and basil. Floral notes of violets and rose petals play with a notable stony minerality in the aromas and long finish. 13.5%ABV. I described this wine as being both elegant and stunning.

Grateful for the women who busted through those glass ceilings. Grateful for the trailblazers.
— 10 days ago

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Deborah M

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