Rutherford Hill


Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Anniversary wine!
But if you compare this to Greer?- I think there would be no difference except in the pricing!
— 2 days ago

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Rubicon Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Flight #1 of our 1997 Retrospective. Presented single-blind; no formal notes. On the nose, this shared similar characteristics to wine #3. The most striking of which was a powerful note of finely ground cumin on the nose. Fruit is mostly desiccated at this point; the structure keeping everything together, but just. I called this to be “Rubicon”. While clearly in the sunset of its life, this showed slightly less energy than the Dalla Valle but no less charm. Drink now.
— a month ago

Shay, Ira and 9 others liked this

Philip Togni Vineyard

Tanbark Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

David T

Nice evolution and well integrated. 92 that pushes 93.

The other wine from the great Napa producer, Philip Togni.

The mouthfeel is supple, round, soft, yet meaty and tarry tannins. Ripe, juicy, rich; blackberries, baked plum for days, dark cherries, black raspberries, hues of raspberries & boysenberries. Black licorice, berry cola, muddy, volcanic clay, herbaceous notes, soft baking spices, slightly, melted chocolate, dark spice with a touch of heat, coffee, dry crushed, rocks, dry stem, dry tobacco, new leather, oak to cedar shavings, volcanic ash, dark, slightly withering, red, blue flowers framed in a field of endless violets, rainfall acidity, great balance, nice tension/structure and a smartly polished finish that last a full minute.

If you own, I would drink over the next 3-4 years before it starts to slide.

Photos of; Philip Togni vineyard, barrel room, vineyard soil & Philip Togni and his daughter Lisa.
— 21 days ago

Paul, Shay and 10 others liked this

Freemark Abbey

Bosché Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1988

Blind dinner, open theme, at Little Cat Lodge, Hillsdale, NY.

(From our cellar.)
— 19 days ago

Mark, Juan and 19 others liked this

Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2022


A new favorite of mine. Limes and peaches. — 2 days ago

with Jeni
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Frog's Leap

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

2008 vintage still has a lot of red fruit up front 16 years of age. Very smooth and a lovely wine — 14 days ago

McGah Family Cellars

Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 vintage. 1.25.24. — a month ago

"Odedi", Severn and 8 others liked this


Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2010

As expected petrol nose. Time in the decanter did not provide much relief. Some folks would not even taste given the nose. Once you get past the gasoline lots of material. A concentrated wine with tons of citrus fruits . Concentrated and powerful with many years to go. Singular! — 3 days ago

Tom, Austin and 28 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I don’t get it not even taste it?
Tom Casagrande

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I actually like some petrol myself!

Staglin Family Vineyard

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Flight #2 of our 1997 Retrospective and these were the thoroughbreds. Presented single-blind; no formal notes. Wine #4 had great color, had a gorgeous, slightly lifted nose. Developing, the fruit leaned a little more opulent, but only just. Some secondary characteristics beginning to emerge but no signs of fading. There was excellent structure with lovely acid. I called Staglin. A real beauty that’s ready to drink through 2037 — 20 days ago

Juan, Paul and 11 others liked this
Shay A

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Sweet. Just got one of these in.

Stony Hill

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2005

Once I read this had a drinking window of 2008- 2040 by John Gilman I had to try it. Definitely not close to being a pop & pour so maybe he’s on to something with these. 2010 vintage has a drinking window to 2060😳 — a month ago

David, Jan and 15 others liked this