Rutherford Hill

Quintessa

Rutherford Red Blend 2015

Deep ruby - almost purple - hue with tearing and staining. Nose has a lot of red and black fruit; cherry pie filling, raspberry jam, creme de cassis, ripe blackberry, nutmeg and light baking spices, white pepper, dusty cedar box, vanilla, pencil shavings, dried violets, earl grey tea, and mushrooms. Strong tannins on the palate, long, elegant finish. Deep complexity, layered character. Full-bodied. I can only imagine this wine ten years on. Classic pairing with filet mignon and white truffle sautéed mushrooms, roasted potatoes and asparagus. Vintage 2015. 14.5% ABV. Happy Anniversary @Deked1 ❤️❤️ — 10 days ago

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Shay A

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We must share anniversary dates...celebrating our 5th anniversary tonight! We opened a couple 2015s too...2015 Jarvis Finch Hollow Chardonnay and 2015 Rivers Marie Panek Cabernet. Happy anniversary!
Vanessa D

Vanessa D

Ah, lovely!! Those bottles sound delicious. Happy anniversary to you, too! Cheers to many more 🍾🥂

Sister Creek Vineyards

Texas Hill Country Chardonnay 2014

Lovely. Impeccably balanced. Oaky buttery and full on the nose, but opens appreciatively on the mouth with acidity, apples and back-end apple pie crust. — 16 days ago

Eric, Severn and 5 others liked this

Round Pond Estate

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Delicious, amazing energy, rich and delicious. Mocha, plum, tobacco. Long, luscious finish. The 2016 Round Pond Estate is a stunner. — 12 days ago

Daniel P., Casey and 21 others liked this

Chalk Hill

Estate Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2018

Pulled the cork on another ‘18, and it’s just great! Blend of 96% Sauv Blanc & 4% Sauv Gris adding an interesting dynamic to the wine & distinctive aromas. Medium lemon color, citrus, tropical & floral aromas. On the palate peach, melon, herb & earthy tones, well balanced with acidity, smooth yet robust on a long finish ending rich with wet stone character. Good value! A Fav!! — 7 days ago

Daniel P., Dawn and 3 others liked this

Petaluma

Hanlin Hill Riesling 2011

From the difficult wet 2011 vintage in South Australia - at least the whites fared better than the reds. Pale gold in colour, light in body but persistent in flavour with good length despite the vintage. The palate has put on weight over the years. A delicious and technically correct Clare Valley Riesling - no Kerosene. Interesting to compare with the Crawford River (2013) and the Clonakilla (2010). — 2 days ago

Daniel P., David and 13 others liked this

Delectus

Sacrashe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Still drinking great after 11 years. I do miss these wines (although Gerhard is producing some terrific wines under his new lable, Reisacher Estate). — 16 days ago

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Sloan

Asterisk Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

1 glass today is perfect, saving the rest for bbq Friday. — 13 days ago

David, Deborah and 29 others liked this
David T

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More Ribcap’s arrive tomorrow.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Grilling the Mangalista Secreto
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Look forward to your notes.

Caymus Vineyards

40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Deep ruby red with complex aromas of black fruit, herbs and vanilla spice. The wine opened with fresh sweet ripe dark fruit, blackberry and black cherry, with oak, leather and cacao. Well balanced, tannins continuing to develop nicely, slightly savory, finishing with sweet oak notes, aged well, still has room to go. Outstanding! — 12 days ago

Shay, Eric and 5 others liked this

Frog's Leap

Rutherford Merlot 2015

John Howard
9.1

More right bank then most Napa, Loire valley ish even. Super spicy and dusty and killer with a good burger. — 8 days ago

Rhonely, Martin and 16 others liked this

Scarecrow

Monsieur Ètain Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Lovely wine. Wonderful evening with friends. Drinking really nice now, but in a few years will be amazing. — 10 days ago

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Tom Garland

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Happy early b-day...those wines will definitely make it a great celebration!
Ron R

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Many happy returns, @Deborah M 🎈 Great wine and smashing looking food in the background.
Deborah M

Deborah M

Thanks @Ron R ! Reverse sear really turned out perfectly. Also really enjoyed this wine, but this will be better in a few years. Maybe I opened too soon and the others outshined its shine?? Still enjoyed with an *.