What a surprise! Cork crumbled despite climate controlled cellar. Heady scents of raspberry and cocoa. The wine was showing very well for 20 years old. Fresh, vibrant raspberry, dark chocolate, and a bit of spice. Only had a small glass, but would live to see what this is like after being open for 12 hours. #swansonvineyard — 6 days ago
This is luscious. Inky purple. The nose has coco on it, with dark fruit. Blackberry and vanilla are the predominant flavors. It’s still young so a little tannic. Medium acidity. Probably needs two years to hit its stride. Don’t think there’s a long shelf life but 8-10 years from here is a good goal — 16 days ago
Every bit dazzling even at the four year mark, the 2016 Colgin ‘Cariad’ Red Wine (WWB, 97) is a massively dense wine that embodies tremendous verve and shows a seamless texture. Every working part of this wine (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot) creates not only complexity but a harmonious effect once on the palate. You are greeted immediately with the pillowy mouthfeel upon the attack. Layers of dark currants, tobacco leaf, red bell pepper, anise and chocolate cake all come together marvelously on the palate. This beautiful wine is delightfully hedonistic now but will cellar well for decades to come. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this beauty at least a two hour decant, as the wine evolved considerably after extensive air time. Drink 2022-2040- 97 — 4 days ago
This Napa red blend is always enjoyable. Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, coffee and mocha.
Dry on the palate, big, bold and very fruity, with a teeth staining color.
A good pop and pour kind of wine, and gets better as it opens up (2 hours).
This 3 year old is showing mild complexity and a great mouthfeel. Still young and needs 5 years in the bottle to mature properly and show more complexity.
A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Aged for 17 months in French oak barrels.
14.8% alcohol by volume .
$35. — 20 days ago
Had this three years ago, aged well. Conn Creek is a boutique winery on the Silverado Trail in the Rutherford district headed by winemaker Mike McGrath. A blend of 75% Cab Sauv, 16% Cab Franc, 4% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe fruit and earthy oak notes. On the palate ripe blackberry and raspberry flavors with espresso and tobacco tones with fine well integrated tannins. Long finish ending with cedar, cacao and earthy tobacco. Aged well still has room for more. Nice! — 7 hours ago
This was recommended at the wine store. I was about to select a red blend that was a little more expensive when a salesperson suggested I try the Sean Minor version. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great nose. Smooth. Easy to drink. Went very well with a good tomato sauce. I'll be getting it again this week. — 3 days ago