Petit Manseng

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1990

Youthful & fresh with a polished mouthfeel showing power, balance, good length black fruit, licorice, graphite, menthol & tobacco. — 3 days ago

Juan, Shay and 12 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Very dark berries with depth of flavour and silky tannins. Lovely wine — 4 days ago

Lyle, Billy and 8 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

M & I’s contribution for OTBN was the 2009 Ridge Monte Bello. I love everything Ridge, and this was my first time trying the Monte Bello. A true classic. This wine was more earth and rustic than the Staglin. Winemaker notes best describe this wine as deep ruby/purple; blackberry, red current, ripe cassis, cedar, crushed rock minerality, toasted oak; Full-body, rich tannin structure, dark berry fruit, firm acid, wet-stone, juniper, forest floor, cola, and lingering exotic oak spice finish. — a month ago

Tom, Matt and 9 others liked this

Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Cassis, hint of minerality, star anise, lighter tannin than expected, balanced, savory, dark chocolate, pomegranate — 3 days ago

LM, Andrew and 2 others liked this

Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 1994

Tasted blind. Dark, dark black scarlet color. Opaque times 2. Notes of black cherry, licorice, herbs and violets. Some menthol too. Big and strong in the mouth. Monolithic and still a bit harsh despite being open all day. Not as big a fan of this as others, at least at this point in its evolution. — 20 days ago

Shay, Sharon and 12 others liked this

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1990

Not what I was hoping for,
Gave it some air but not too much so that we didn’t lose the sweet spot. Didn’t touch the Shafer until this was finished. Just a typical older Bordeaux blend from Napa but very ordinary considering the price point. Secondary market purchase so who knows prior storage.
— 20 days ago

Shay, Jan and 23 others liked this


Bummer. Picked up some 1991, 2006 and 2019 Dominus recently. As always, cautiously optimistic.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I still have 6 bottles of 18, still not fit for drinking. I figured out of most of Napa that Heitz, Dominus & BV GLT would be the ones to go with in 1990 vintage.
I’m 1 for 2 so far
BV later today or tomorrow


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

The annual 305 Napa cab 10 year retrospective. So many amazing wines. — 20 days ago

Martijn, Billy and 7 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

1 hour decant(decent chunky/cloudy sediment). A monumental dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: addictive aromas of an old bottle of maraschino cherries, funky forest floor, vanilla chocolate, gravel. Taste: smooth, creamy, bright wine with dark plum/cherry, tobacco, spice, cocoa, earthy, and a medium plus dry finish with some still there kicken tannins after 15 years. Drinks well with the decant, but would like to try again in 3 years. YUM! Really enjoyed it. — a month ago

Brenda, Vino and 30 others liked this