Rich And Bold

Marc Brédif

Rich Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2014

Had in a blind tasting. Thought it was an Alsace Reisling or Pinot Gris. Very complex and drinkable. — 12 hours ago

Starmont Winery and Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

V12. Fruit forward. White pepper and cedar nose. Rich blackberry, currant, and plum fruit. Dry mocha finish.. Enjoyable wine. — 11 days ago

Bodegas Navalon

Anciano Aged 7 Years Gran Reserva Valdepeñas Tempranillo 2008

A new favourite. This 2008 Tempranillo is bold and spicy and gets me every time.

"In the timeless Spanish winemaking tradition, Anciano Gran Reserva is matured in oak barrels for at least 18 months, and in our cellars, to achieve its fine complexity and mellow oak character. It has smooth vanilla notes, rich black cherry fruit and subtle hints of leathers, balsamic, and spice. Drinking well now. Enjoy with roast lamb and other grilles meats, a hearty casserole, or mature cheeses."
— 3 days ago

Freemark Abbey

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Thor S
9.2

Big bold red. Deep burgundy color. Chalky, chewy tannins. Chill to about 64F and leave open in the bottle for an hour. Very good structure incorporating a rich alcohol content. Hints of graphite and pencil shaving aromas. Very dry and complex. Smooth almost too smooth once it opens up. — 6 days ago

Mastroberardino

Riserva Antonio Radici Taurasi Aglianico 2008

Full and rich, bold acidity. Substantial length. Beautiful. — 6 days ago

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Pago de Carraovejas

Reserva Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2015

Very modern Spanish wine. Big and bold. — 12 hours ago

Keith, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Epoch Estate Wines

Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards Rosé Blend 2015

Salmon color in the bottle, pure copper in the glass. White peach, smooth rich texture, biscuit and fresh straw, mineral mid palate and finish, particularly nuanced at warmer temps. — 24 days ago

philip, Daniel and 10 others liked this

Bow and Arrow

Rhinestones Gamay Pinot Noir

Rich and fresh. — 14 days ago

Anthony, Marc and 2 others liked this

Hunnicutt

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Mike R
9.6

Oh yeah - expectations were subdued even though I really like Kirk Venge (winemaker) and Justin Stephens who learned his craft from one of my favorite wineries DR Stephens

That said, this blew me away - like a spectator at gran prix race as race flies by at 200+ mph and you say wow

what is there not to like

Just beautiful deep purplish red color - rich deep with texture you tell is there but cannot really see - decanted for two hours but seriously great first sip - really tasty - made your entire mouth feel special - later the taste just got better and better - just taste and you say awe - full of supple bright cherries and blueberries which go from front to mid palate with tannins that just balance the fruit nicely - nice structure and balance - the finish was special and loooooong

Then let's not forget the smell - I really need to describe as best I can - notes of berries and dark cassis dance all in the glass with layers of complexities that my nose was smiling as well as my mouth - but make no mistake - there a big bold beautiful beast within this bottle

Drink now and for 10 plus years as it will get better - end of bottle smiles were noticeable and not hard to see - really think this is special and highly recommended
— 3 days ago

Mike, philip and 32 others liked this

Gelfand Vineyards

Zirah Paso Robles Zinfandel Syrah Blend 2011

2011 Gelfand Zirah, 50% Zinfandel and 50% Syrah. Opened in 2017. Bold nose, pepper and deep ripe berry. Thick long lasting legs. Deep rich color. Smooth on the tongue with very low tannins. Big jammy flavor, fruit forward with an earthy finish. Light notes of pepper and raspberry. Wonderful wine!! — 4 days ago