Oakville, Napa Valley

Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

Mondavi Reserve is another personal favorite that seems to just wow me no matter the vintage because it ages so gracefully and even the 30 year old wines still have a lot of punch. Like the Insignia it was solid but not spectacular, and that could be the company it was keeping. I think both would have been excellent with dinner and drank with less fanfare. This wine was extraordinarily balanced and silky with a cherry, tobacco and cedar profile. Losing some depth but still showing strong. — 8 days ago

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Morgado

Red Blend 2016

Nice red blend from Morgado! A little lean when compared the outpost cab we had before it.. but that’s probably not a fair comparison! Solid wine nonetheless👍🏻 — 8 days ago

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Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine 2016

PNP > Jeb = 98
Fabulous Bevan Cellars Napa Bordeaux Blend!
Kudos & Bravo! 👍🏻👏🏻 👏🏻Already integrated tannins, deep concentration of blue, black & red Oakville Vineyards fruit. Killer QPR in under $100 range. Blend is: 62% CS, 19% CF, 15% PV, & 4% Merlot
Thx
@David L , @Eric LaMasters for input!
— 15 days ago

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Billy L.

Billy L.

@David L -Cellar 2016 Ontogeny 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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This is the best vintage of Ontogeny I’ve tasted. So good!
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@Billy L. Cheers 🍷

Bevan Cellars

EE Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

Did I drink this really late after I’d had 40+ wines with very little pour out? Yes, yes I did your honor. My takeaway is that it is also showing very young. Silky mouthfeel, marked purity, dark chocolate. Very high octane well made wine that needs ample air. — 8 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Take me drunk, ociffer, I'm home! :). We've all been there@Bill Bender !
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I was sober enough to know most were more drunk @Mark Flesher but I was definitely feeling it 🐝🐝
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

I know it's time to leave when the number of bottles on the table doubles immediately ;-). #lifehack

Schrader Cellars

Old Sparky Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Mike R
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Wine nerd herd and Friday night in Iowa and all wines Friday night were en Mag — 2 days ago

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2012
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Another 20+ years in it. Drinking surprisingly well in it’s youth.
Grant Everett

Grant Everett

My oh my. Well done.

Robert Mondavi Winery

The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

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This blew my mind. And back in 01/02 you couldn’t sell a bottle of 98 to save your life! — 7 days ago

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🙌🏼💥
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@jesus g Cheers 🍷

Pahlmeyer

Oakville Merlot 1994

Another classic. This was from the Helen Turley era at Pahlmeyer and was one of the bottlings that helped introduce me to finer wine. Superb mint dark chocolate and violet aromatics. This has a dash of Cab Franc in it and you can catch it. Very dark and full with fine grained tannins, black cherry and rich earth. Classy and muscular. — 8 days ago

Eric, Shay and 24 others liked this

Screaming Eagle

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Off the hook generosity from @Eric LaMasters this was a toddler but already showing extraordinary purity of fruit. Voluptuous texture, black currant and subtle integrated oak. I saved a little in a glass and it was my last taste before we left the restaurant. It was still accelerating. — 9 days ago

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Detert Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2011

@Tom Garrett everyone loved the Cab Franc today. Always a party pleaser — 15 hours ago

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Plumpjack

Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

I’ve been wondering why I have been grabbing these at half price lately, 3 bottles so far.
Parker 96🤷🏼‍♂️ not quite seeing that yet. I would be so disappointed if I paid $250.00-$300.00 thats the norm now.
$150.00 is still pushing it. It’s good but not great. For a major wine producer to screw up the 2012 vintage is just unacceptable at this price point,
— 17 days ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

I don’t get it either 🤷🏼‍♂️, I’ll take most $100.00 bottles I’ve bought over this one
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Crazy, yeah have to try the 2014 BV reserve cab Unicorn vintage. You can pick it up for $100. For the money it’s damn good!
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Good to know @David L, I love BV. Tapestry is also a great value buy! I followed Paul and bought this vintage. I'm hoping for a better showing than what he described. Regretfully, I think the back vintages of Plumpy are much better. We shall see...