Santa Helena

Vineyard 29

The Essentials 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Double decant (decent chunky sediment). A staggering dark ruby red color. On the nose: Red fruit, eucalyptus, floral, spicy licorice. Taste: black fruit, leather, crushed rock with a spicy minerally finish that goes long...good structure and some lovely acidity. — 5 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Paul and 11 others liked this

Hall Wines

Bergfeld St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Along with Jacks Masterpiece this is one of the best Cabs produced from Hall. Loads of texture, complexity, balance and everything that's good about a fine cab. Bottle age served this well. Going to enjoy this well into the night. — 10 days ago

Shay, P and 7 others liked this
Mike R

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Love love love this wine - just knew even the 11 would be good also - ranin and bishop are also good

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2017

Presents with a beautiful translucent ruby red with a clear rim. Let this wine open up and receive delicious cranberries..pomegranate..bubble gum..cola and gentle baking spices.
I am sure this wine could cellar longer..although enjoyable at this stage!
— 2 days ago

Ira, David and 23 others liked this
Bryan Kesting

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Great QPR!
Trixie

Trixie

Mozart is my favourite classical composer, too. 🎻Lovely photo setting.
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Sharon B @Trixie thank you so much gals! ☺️

Del Dotto Vineyards

St Helena Mountain Connoisseurs' Series Centre French Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

2014 Del Dotto St Helena Mountain Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Centre Sylvain French Oak Connoisseurs Series Block 2

PNP - Liquid Gold! Excellent right now!
Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

@Delectable Wine - Add this Del Dotto Vineyards wine to your Portfolio
— a day ago

Bryan, Deborah and 17 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Just saw some Del Dotto on wine bid, seriously had 6 more words in the name🙄 why🤷🏼‍♂️
Billy L.

Billy L.

@Paul T- Huntington Beach -Thx for WineBid link; good deal 🍇🍷👍🏻

Lewelling Vineyards

Wight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ron R
9.5

Good god...
The nose displays depth, texture and nuance.
Palate draws you in like a black hole. Oodles of ripe black cherries combine with espresso, cinnamon notes and cedar. There are many layers on the mid palate, complimented with powerful tannins, soil and good acidity. A brilliant effort, with lots of runway ahead of it.
— 12 days ago

Eric, Eric and 50 others liked this
Scott Petrus

Scott Petrus

I’m stealing the black hole reference.
Ron R

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@Scott Petrus it’s all yours! 😀
Daryl Calhoun

Daryl Calhoun

Differs from the ‘16 by...what was it?

Talbott

Cuvée Sarah Case Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Divine! Refined. Yet not too un-subtle. It will embrace you with a baked apple-y vanilla lemon curd butter hug. That’s a good hug. But it is bright and lovely. Still there is a zing and brightness to counter anything hinting at rich. Good stuff. — 9 days ago

Paul, David and 11 others liked this

Hayfork

Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.3

A few fun bottles from last Friday.

My thanks to
@Mark Flesher for opening this as I have a visit lined up with Hayfork and Lewelling during my Napa trip in 3 weeks. I was surprised at how dense and chewy this was! So much to unpack here. I’d say this is fruit forward without being flabby or over the top. Aromatically there is baked mixed berry pie, dark plum, Mexican vanilla and baking spices. Large and in charge on the palate showing roasted dark fruits, dusty herbs, and chewy tannins at the finish. I think this is still evolving, but very enjoyable now.
— 15 days ago

joe leatherwoodDan FitzgeraldMark Flesher
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joe, Mark and 37 others liked this

Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

La Carte et Le Territoire Cabernet Franc Merlot 2013

Always delightful. Lovely nose from the cab franc. Final bottle on the Big Island before taking an overnight flight back home. — 2 days ago

Tom, Shay and 31 others liked this

Crocker & Starr

St. Helena Cabernet Franc 2014

Another great Crocker&Starr wine. Lot’s of structure and built to go the distance yet accessible now! — 3 days ago

Jeff OrlowskiMichael Seely
with Jeff and Michael
Jeff, Eric and 2 others liked this

Martian Ranch & Vineyard

Radiant Santa Barbara County Cabernet Franc 2014

Thought this might be a bit more lean more like Loire Valley it was not -big extracted higher alcohol big berry,currants fruit still if you like this style it is nice — 3 days ago

James, Romain and 1 other liked this
Douglas Braun

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This is the Cab Franc
Douglas Braun

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2014 Radiant Cab. Franc