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Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1989

Thanksgiving with relatives. Brother-in-law never has had an Opus One so I dug into the cellar and found my last one; a 1989 half bottle. I thought it was passed its prime but the brother-in-law thought it was wonderful! I’m not remembering where this vintage rated. Some people just like the funkiness of old wines but I just like them much younger. It was time for this one to go away and am glad some got some enjoyment out of it. His rating, not mine. I gave up on the brand several years ago, sold off my collection at a profit and haven’t looked back. I’ll try it if it is presented to me but don’t have a desire to purchase anymore. — 6 days ago

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Seavey Vineyard

Estate Grown Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

The 2019 Seavey pours a pale straw color with medium viscosity. One the nose, bright tropical fruits, some lemon citrus and stone. On the palate, tropical fruit, citrus, minerals and a little hit of vanilla. The finish is long, steely and somewhat savory. Medium+ acid, medium alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel but the brightness of fruit gives it deft balance. One of my favorite Chardonnays from Napa. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Jean Chartron

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2018

One of my favorite producers, so I won't pretend to be objective. Stunning. On the nose: lemon, lemon oil, dense crushed stone, soft vanilla, and a creamy note that builds with air. On the palate: fantastic acidity...just so elegant. Dense, slathered in minerality, and meyer lemon on the finish. Wow. — 7 days ago

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Saxum Vineyards

Heart Stone Vineyard Syrah Blend 2012

Sweet licorice, tart bramble, crème de cassis, wild herbs. Rich and dense mouthfeel. Medium tannin. Still fairly closed but the door is cracked open. 2 hour decant. — 13 days ago

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Wines of Illyria

Stone Cuvee Zilavka Bena

Very unique… light sweetness and very refreshing! — 9 days ago

Ruth Lewandowski Wines

L. Stone Fox Hill Vineyard Zero Sangiovese

Great and complete Sangiovese with Soft tannins, punchy acidity. Tart cherries, with earthy undertones. — 4 days ago

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

11.20.21 Enjoyed 2015 vintage with Mel & Tim. Smooth, slight hint of pepper. — 11 days ago

Highlands 41

Forty One Monterey County Chardonnay 2019

This wine has a lovely golden tint in the glass. The nose is loaded with sweet oak spice, which I normally wouldn't care for in a Chardonnay, but I go with it over the holidays. It also shows aromas of tropical fruit and a hint of burnt caramel - also a nice holiday touch. The palate plays up the fruit more than the oak - for which I am grateful - and gives a nice acidity to make it a good wine to pair with food. The Ribolis say that the Highlands 41 Chardonnay goes best with baked halibut, wild mushroom risotto, fried chicken or grilled pork loin. I will go along with all of those recommendations. — 18 days ago

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Opus One

20th Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

Definitely a special wine with over a hour of air time. Plush nose of vanilla, spices, cherry, fruit, velvet on the palate and a long well balanced finish. — 7 days ago

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Highlands Forty One

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2020

This Monterey County Pinot Noir is fairly dark and very fragrant in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, black tea, licorice and cinnamon put together the kind of display that makes me think of the holidays. Dark fruit dominates the palate, and a full set of tannins accompany the juicy sip. The Los Angeles-based Riboli family recommends pairing their Highlands 41 Pinot with grilled sausage, pasta primavera, baked salmon or roasted duck. I would toss in turkey and ham as excellent pairings. I had mine with lemon and honey Wensleydale cheese, and it was beautiful. — 20 days ago

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