Oakville, Napa Valley

JP Harbison

The Trail Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The 2015 Harbison Estate ‘The Trail’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a simply magical wine at this young stage in its development. The aromatics of the wine are quite powerful immediately, as the wine showcases mocha, tar and exotic spices with creme de cassis and shades of black tea all entering the fray. Dense and plush, with a chewy mouthfeel and wondrous texture, this silky wine is not only rich but shows great freshness and finesse. Intense creme de cassis, espresso bean, dusty terroir, creosote with minerals all impress on this gratifying palate. An absolute delight to savor in its youth, this beautiful wine will provide drinking enjoyment for decades. Drink 2020-2045- 97 — 3 days ago

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@David L The location has a ton of promise for sure 👌
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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Dr. Cheers 👶🏻

Gargiulo Vineyards

Frank Wood Ranch Oakville Chardonnay 2016

Always love Gargiulo wines! This one probably needs some age though. Very vibrant and crisp, but not overly deep. Citrus flavors dominate with a medium finish. I enjoyed it, but probably on the lower side of QPR at $65. — 3 days ago

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Released this 18 month early. IMO -Should come with a warning- “Drink at your own risk”. Better in another year? Very much enjoyed the 14 & 15 . Was hoping the 16 would follow. Time!?!

Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine 2016

Outstanding. Frothy mocha, creme brûlée, creme de cassis, Luxardo syrup, eucalyptus, juicy plums, blackberries, boysenberries, baking spices. This is a perfumed, full-throttled blend with intense aromatics, rich depth, beautiful structure, and a long finish. — 11 days ago

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I was close to buying this today...
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@Ron R There’s always tomorrow 🤙🏻
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Good post, @Ryan Vento

Schrader Cellars

Old Sparky Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Master class.....Napa grand cru terroir- Beckstoffer Vineyards. Lisa Perrotti Brown (editor, Wine Advocate). Andy Beckstoffer (owner of some of Napa's most historic vineyards)..from the Matter of Taste by Wine Adocate in Napa. Wines:
2013 Myraid Beckstoffer Dr Crsne
2023 Realm Beckstoffer Dr Crane
2013 Kata Beckstoffer Bourn
2013 Fait-Main Becstoffer las piers
2013 Paul Hobbs Becstoffer kas piers
2013 Alpha Omega Beckstoffer George's 111
2013 Sojourn Beckstoffer George's 111
2013 Cliff Lede Beckstoffer To Kalon
2013 Schrader Old Sparky Beckstofer To Kalon
2013 Bacio Divino Beckstoffer Missouri hopper
2013 The Debate Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper
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Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1974

Decanted and quickly jumps out with loads of mature aromatics. Menthol, cigar box, old leather. At 45 years of age, this has held together and could stand up against old classed growth Bordeaux. 12% alcohol and incredibly well balanced. — 4 days ago

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Carter Cellars

Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

David T
9.6

This beautiful today but, greatness awaits this one in 10-15 years. Beautiful; dark currants, ripe blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, fresh tobacco, dark expresso, black licorice to anise. Texture is silky and elegant. She is a beauty. — 6 days ago

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Groth Vineyards & Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

I don’t drink Groth often, but when I do I enjoy it. This is certainly a wine I wouldn’t mind having a case or two of for entertaining guests of varying palates. Blackberries, cedar, smoked meats, frothy mocha, vanilla, clove, and star anise. Smooth right out of the bottle, will be ready to rock in 30 minutes. A fun Cab 😎 — 13 days ago

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Plumpjack

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

David T
9.5

This is drinking beautifully young. It’s round and juicy. It’s dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, plum skin, dry powdery tannins, dark chocolate, coco powder, layered baking spices, dark spice w/ some heat with dark florals & lavender. Nice acidity and polished.

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Miner Family

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Shay A
9.2

Color me impressed. I haven’t found many Miner wines I’ve enjoyed, so maybe I’m just not giving them enough time? Strutting beautifully right now. Older fig, dirty blackberries, espresso and sweet tobacco aromatics followed by a dense mid palate full of dark fruit, sandalwood and baked black cherry pie. Evolving really nicely...not sure it gets any better, so drink up. — 6 days ago

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Just picked up my 09’s from storage this week.
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Big fan of Miner

Amici Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Few entry-levels “do it” for me like Amici’s Cab. The beautiful, dark fruits, the cedar, licorice, menthol, mocha, and baking spices, the pretty body that bodes good things for those who wait another year or two. These are consistently solid 👌🏻 — 6 days ago

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