Oakville, Napa Valley

Maybach Family Vineyards

Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Bravo!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Kudos Chris Maybach & Thomas Rivers Brown, absolutely fabulous!!!
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Robert M. Parker Jr. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
โ€œThere are roughly 600 cases of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium, all of which comes from the Weitz Vineyard on the eastern Vaca Mountain hillside of Oakville at an elevation of about 1,000 feet above the Silverado Trail. This is shallow soil interspersed with loads of pebbles and stones. This wine is incredible first-growth material โ€“ a magical Cabernet Sauvignon with an opaque purple color, an extraordinary nose of blackberry and cassis, white flowers, crushed rock and minerality followed by a full-bodied majestic mouthfeel with phenomenal balance, purity and overall equilibrium. Stunningly rich and impressive, this wine will hit its peak in 8-10 years and has the potential to last 40-50 years. For those who keep track of such things, the wine was completely aged in 100% new Darnajou and Taransaud barrels.โ€ (RP) (10/2015)
โ€” 3 hours ago

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Billy L.

Vintage is 2013

Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Shay A
9.3

Drinking really well but no hurry. A mix of ripe red fruits (raspberries) with underripe black fruit (blackberries). Pipe tobacco, bay leaf, and some herbal nuances. Definitely a streak of โ€œold schoolโ€ notes down the middle like leather. Open or hold. โ€” 11 days ago

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@Shay A Shay Good vintage Cheers ๐Ÿท
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Now this is good stuff.
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@P A : Yes, absolutely agree. Cheers to you!

@Ron R : Agreed, and normally one of the more consistent producers.

Del Dotto Vineyards

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

2013 Del Dotto Connoisseurs Series Oakville Allier French Oak โ€œNorthโ€
PNP Classic Oakville drinking very nicely right now! Cheers ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿท
โ€” 11 days ago

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Gargiulo Vineyards

Aprile Super Oakville Blend Sangiovese Blend 2015

I am going to have to agree with all of Mark Flesherโ€™s notes on this. Right up front, you get the acidity. And then wait... it opens up nicely after some time in the glass or decanter. Be patient. All of GVโ€™s wines are memorable. My first time with the Aprile...wonโ€™t be my last. โ€” 8 days ago

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Agreed @Edmond Bordelon . @Mark Flesher has opened this once or twice when Iโ€™ve been around and Iโ€™ve really enjoyed it.
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@Edmond Bordelon that's a nice wine you have there! Patience will be rewarded! I have a 2010 - 750 and 11 Mag of this wine and have a lot of confidence that it will still be drinking well!! The 15 sounds like it's a really nice one that will drink well for a long while. Cheers!

Nickel & Nickel

Martin Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

As per previous notes ๐Ÿ“ drinking easy classic Oakville Cabernet. Same Vineyard as used in Parent Winery -Far Niente Estate Cabernet.
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โ€” 6 days ago

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Rivers-Marie

Lore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Wow! This wine set a new standard for me. Incredible balance. As others have said, if you have a few, try one now - you wonโ€™t be disappointed. โ€” 10 days ago

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Very nice!
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Awesome!

Bevan Cellars

EE Tench Vineyard Red Blend 2016

This is a full-bodied, rich, and opulent blend with beautiful aromas of espresso, mocha, baking spices, cinnamon-dusted plums, and berries. On the palate a suave, silky integration of tannins coupled with notes of spices, dark berry medley jam, mocha froth, and blackberry cobbler. This is a well made wine. โ€” 11 days ago

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Such a killer wine.
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@David L This is my first exposure with Bevan but I look forward to exploring current vintages, and backtracking to previous vintages as well.

@P A Cheers.

@Shay A Yes, it was dynamite.
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My personal opinion is that 2012 and beyond. Prefer 14/15โ€™s IMO. Look forward to trying all of the Bordeaux 16โ€™s. Heโ€™s just crushing it as of late!

Far Niente Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Leather, pepper, and tobacco on nose. Full body, very well balanced. Black cherries and plum forward, pleasant dry medium length finish. โ€” 7 days ago

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Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

PNP โ€œConsensus WOTNโ€.
Killer wine, all the right To-Kalon stuff! Paul Hobbs makes great wine! True treat to share & enjoy! Cheers ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿท๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
โ€” 11 days ago

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Carter Cellars

The Grand Daddy Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

PNP Fabulous with all the classic To-Kalon Fruit, Kudos @Mike Smith , Really good right now. Cheers ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿท 2012 Vintage โ€” 11 days ago

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