Napa Valley Red Blend

Lewis Cellars

Alec's Blend Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Such an awesome blend 💥 Only the second bottling I’ve had from Lewis Cellars but the more I drink their juice the more of a fan I become. On @Delectable this is listed as being a Cabernet Sauvignon blend - perhaps other vintages contain that varietal - but this 2016 has none of it whatsoever. Weighing in at a crushing 15.5% ABV, this blend is a composition of 61% Syrah, 38% Merlot, and 1% Petite Sirah that surprisingly has very little heat to speak of. Suave, velvety, oaky, meaty, jammy, and full of stewed, brooding dark fruits, bacon jam, vanilla, anise, clove, menthol, mocha, graphite, all embedded in some serious texture. One especially unique aspect about this wine’s nose is the perfume on it. Being a serious fragrance connoisseur, I routinely pick up on similarities between my perfumes and colognes and the wines that I drink. While this is nothing especially unique in and of itself, this particular blend has noticeable notes of musk and bergamot that send my senses into a maelstrom of satisfaction. I digress. The tannins are nowhere near being resolved but this presents in a silky smooth fashion. Love it. — 2 days ago

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Ron R

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Good notes, Ryan. Where’s your valentine in all of this?
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Thanks @Ron R 👌🏻 My valentine is enjoying every sip while bundled up on the couch on this chilly (for Houston) night. Her belly is full of sushi and wine and our 1-year old is fast asleep, which means a happy mama.

Christian Moueix

Ulysses Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Mike R
9.5

Love it and all smiles - a cross of what Mayacamas wine would be when made in the Bordeaux style from st Julien specifically leoville style - please decant three hours or rest a little more in the bottle - promise it will last 30 years - deep purple in color actually a beautiful rich purple - dark fruits galore - Christian Moeiux is a genius - sweet cedar wood, unsmoked cigar tobacco, crème de cassis, and black raspberries - full-bodied powerful complex mouthfeel is incredible - maybe this could become a new Dominus

900 cases produced - I think suckling is a little high with his score of 98 but hits many of the marks - I would try this wine compared to a dominus and I bet you will see what I am talking about - Bevan’s napa Bordeaux’s are more approachable upfront and the consistent scores he gets reflects this but given time this should be a wine that will compete and a wine to try - bravo CM - thank you for challenging yourself
— 9 days ago

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Eric S

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This stuff is awesome. Decent value too
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@Mike R Mike like it, have a great weekend Cheers 🍷

Rudd

Jericho Canyon Red Blend 1998

Cherries, cranberries, bell pepper, leather and spicebox. Lighter and leaner than expected, fine grained tannines, lacking some length and complexity.
A nice wine, but nothing more. Poor QPR.
— 20 hours ago

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Whitehall Lane

Tre Leoni Napa Valley Red Blend

First, I am impressed that Delectable was able to identify this label. Second, the wine is good too. A bit sweeter and higher alcohol than I like but good fruit and structure that went well with a smoky rack of lamb tonight. — 8 days ago

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Note: Vivino failed at identifying this label. Good job Delectable!

Jessup Cellars

Table For Four Napa Valley Red Blend 2015

Predominant Cabernet but the Cab Franc really stands out in this red blend. This is a food wine. — 11 days ago

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Origin

Paramount Napa Valley Red Blend 2001

In Magnum, the 2001 was outstanding. — 17 hours ago

Kirk, P and 8 others liked this

Silverpoint Cellars

Napa Valley Red blend 2013

For $60 this wine is rather nice. 100 case production. Red fruit dominated. Red licorice and herbal red fruitcake nose and entry. Goes to a slightly darker herbaceous tongue in the middle and finish it stays mostly a candied red cherry throughout. Very enjoyable with lots of acidity and a ton of power in this wine. Would go very well with a whole host of foods or would be perfectly well on its own. In my opinion, this is 10x more interesting than most wines at this price point, and actually more interesting than wines way above its price point. Combination of Antica fruit and Whitehall fruit from St Helena. Wishing I had a case of this right now. Drink with a 1-hour decant or hold for 5 to 7 years. — 15 days ago

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Nice note. Sounds fantastic. Enjoy your weekend!

Bevan Cellars

EE Tench Vineyard Red Blend 2015

Jeb 💯 Wine advocate 💯, so its a pretty solid wine. Great nose with a finish that stays the distance. — 18 hours ago

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Eric S

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Nice. Was just eying this the other day.

Quintessa

Rutherford Red Blend 2016

New bright forward fruit light tannins. Ready to drink. Will improve over time. — 8 days ago

Shay, Billy and 7 others liked this

Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Still an amazing QPR wine for me that echos the quality up the line from Russell. Deep glass-staining purple with juicy blue and red fruit, very well balanced with peppery spice and some cedar/graphite notes. Long finish, and a wine I anticipate buying long into the future. — 6 months ago

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