Oakville, Napa Valley

Spoto Wines

Cabernet Franc 2006

@Delectable Wine this is Spoto Cab Franc (back when he used to bottle a Single variety CF)... Opened up to enjoy our 15th a bit early at Folly Beach SC.... At 13 years of age, I still think this one wasn't really ready for over an hour after cork pop. Nose and front palate of black cherry, white and pink flowers, rhubarb. Full bodied. Open for business. Middle showed a bit of mint and some dark chocolate cacao. Finishes mostly with black cherry and a hint of cola and spice. Delicious. Ready to go with a tiny bit of coaxing. I don't know if this is really going to get any better so IMO now's the time to drink up. — 4 days ago

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Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Tasting of 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Futo. All were really delicious. My favorites were probably the 2010 and 2013. The Cab Franc really shows through on the later vintages. Really lovely wines with gorgeous purity of fruit. @Jason wish you were here! — 20 hours ago

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Mending Wall

Oakville Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

@delectable ... this is the Oakville Ranch Cabernet... not in your database. This is a WOW kind of wine! The nose, the fruit, the body ... are incredible!! Fortunate to be one of the first to try it at the source! — 8 days ago

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Maybach Family Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

09’ Maybach Materium Cabernet
It’s been 2 1/2 years since my last bottle. Very approachable after a short decanting. Wow, elegance with a big bang to it. All fruit... light tannins & acidity. Personally I would drink these up SOON!! Perfect spot. Cheers & enjoy
Edit- Not the biggest fan of this vintage, in general.
— 13 days ago

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With you on the vintage.
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@Eric Shanks 🤷🏻‍♂️

Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The 2015 ‘Oakville’ Cabernet Sauvignon is showing marvelously at its early stage in development. Needing a one hour decant to fully arouse, the wine slowly reveals ripe dark currants with tar and anise aromatics that take shape in the glass. The palate shows a excellent power and acidity with intense dark fruits, and shades of creme de cassis and Turkish coffee. Enjoyable now in its youth, this will continue to evolve over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033 — a day ago

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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Dr. Another nice post Cheers 🍷

Far Niente Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

After 2 hours in the decanter, this bold, balanced wine was lovely. Dry, smooth. Black cherries over baking spices with traces of oak and cranberries for a wonderfully complex palate. — 4 days ago

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Amici Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Well, after suffering through two weeks of soul-crushing illness I’m finally out of the forest of disease and am now in the sun-soaked fields of health & wellness...which in this case is the Texas Hill Country. Feels good to finally be back drinking wine, eating good food, and enjoying some travel. — 11 days ago

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Thanks, guys!

@Severn Goodwin Indeed; the heat wave is in the process of subsiding, thankfully. I’ve about had enough of the wretched heat.
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Glad you’re feeling better! The setting would definitely make me feel better
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Thanks @Sharon B 🙌🏻

Oakford Vineyards

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

A fun wine to accompany the Futo tasting, from the property that eventually became the core of Futo’s Oakville vineyard. Made by Heidi Barrett. This exceeded my expectations and still had lovely layers of fresh fruit. It shows what excellent terroir can accomplish irrespective of winemaker. — 20 hours ago

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So jealous

Maybach Family Vineyards

Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Insanely young, however just needed to try this. Double decanted, but still pretty much an impenetrable fortress. The nose is completely intoxicating; molasses, caramelized brown sugar, fresh Madagascar vanilla bean. The palate explodes with black and purple fruits; black plum, cassis, Christmas spice cake, blackberry tart, crushed allspice, deep mineral rich soil, field stones. Finishes with awesome structure. Bury this in the cellar for at least 5 years, more like 10. — 11 days ago

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Nice pull @Joe Lucca !
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That is definitely badass in a glass

Far Niente Winery

Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

This wine is, not surprisingly, spectacular. After a 90 minute decant, it was bold, dry, had a nice amount of tannins and was a lush expression of dark fruit. — 4 days ago

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