Sinegal Estate

Sinegal Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

After many years of using Delectable, building my archives of tasting notes and, most importantly, meeting some awesome folks, I’ve decided to call it quits 🥂 I thought this 2016 magnum was a fitting bottle to pop for such a parting. I also thought Bilbo Baggins’ words were fitting, as well:

“I regret to announce this is the end. I'm going now. I bid you all a very fond farewell. Goodbye."
— 16 days ago

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David L

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Sorry to see you go.
David T

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Cheers & best wishes.
Krystal Vento

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I’ll still be here!🍷😊🥂

Sinegal Estate

Pinot Noir 2017

I had my first bottle of this about a year ago. It must have been a bad bottle, it was undrinkably smoky. Today I had a second bottle and it was much better. A bright cherry, slightly smoky, earthy Pinot. — 4 months ago

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Sinegal Estate

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Pineapple, lemon, floral on the nose. Crisp, very nice. — 9 months ago

Sinegal Estate

Lockstep Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Not a well known cab from Sinegal ... thought it was very good .. nice dark blue, black fruit profile, medium body, good viscosity ... delicious! — a month ago

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Sinegal Estate

Reserve St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

1 hour decant. Needs to go longer, still very young. Oak, cigar box, cherry on the nose. Dark fruit and oaky. Tannins still have a bite. Either decant longer or let this one keep sitting. — 3 months ago

Sinegal Estate

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ron R

Wifey detects butter on the nose. I note cedar and cassis. On the palate, this shows drying tannins with coffee notes, and moderate sweetness. Nice, but not as presentable as previous bottles of the same vintage. Outlier? — 9 months ago

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Sharon B

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Nice presentation on all of your wine!
Ron R

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Thanks, @Sharon B. I’m slightly ashamed to say that what you see is approx. one third of it!!! It’s a disease 😏
Sharon B

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@Ron R don’t be ashamed! I could only wish I had that much wine!

Venge Vineyards

Silencieux Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

More pronounced nose than Sinegal. Rich, opulent palate. Long finish. Excellent. — 2 months ago

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Sinegal Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Franc 2017

Really nice drinking cab. Medium body and fruit — 3 months ago

Sinegal Estate

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Very dark. Not much on the nose other than big dark red cherry, oak, vanilla. Mostly cherry, some tobacco and leather, vanilla. Aerated for 2 hours, very smooth. Big fruit Napa cab, would like to see more complexity. — 6 months ago

Lail Vineyards

J. Daniel Cuvée Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

WOTN! Yes., you guessed it....another bottle provided by my friend David Lentine! If the Sinegal bottle that we opened is a Rockstar this bottle was Beethoven!! It's elegance and finesse was immediately noticed. Kirk's head snapped back to look at me after his 1st sip and said "the finish on this is long & complex. It has a lot going on!! WOTN".
There's a reason why this is their flagship wine & why Parker rated it 💯! I'm a believer. This was everyone's 1st Lail but it most certainly won't be our last. Stunning., simply stunning. Everything it did., it did Perfectly. Power with finesse, character with elegance, complexity with purity. It was a true experience tasting this wine. We all left this in our glass for as long as we could. Each sip was relished until the long finish was a distant memory and then we took another. I'm going to have to dig deep in my cellar to find a proper "Thank you" swap for that insane bottle of wine!!!!
This truly deserves the title "Awesomeness in a Glass"!!
😍💯🍷🍷💯😍 I'll even throw some applause in there......yes it was that good!!! 👏👏👏👏👏
— 4 years ago

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David L

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Lail is making great wines. Everything they touch is so good . @Martin G Rivard
Joe Lucca

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Love love love this wine. Haven't had recent vintages, but enjoyed these 99-04.
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I just want to be Martin for a weekend