Well the pros have it wrong on this one. This is 2014 Gundlach Bundschu cabernet sauvignon from Sonoma. I give it a perfect 9.8 after a 30 min decant! The blackberry and dark currant typical of a big cab is overwhelmingly good. The chocolate and spicy initial palate is to die for. Then the rush of American oak and cigar box lines the foundation of this amazing cab. The finish is dry with a subtle tart tingle on the sides of the tongue. Good grief, I need MORE!!!!!!! — 8 days ago
Still young but coming together. Decant for a couple hours and you get a great rustic style cab that’s just starting to show its stuff. Red fruited with great acidity and finishes with notes of cedar and drying tannins. Great value here and will really be something in 5 more years. — 12 days ago
For my 5,000th review on Vivino, it's time for a special bottle. Here is a gorgeous Bordeaux blend.
Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.
Gorgeous nose of blueberries, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, eucalyptus, black pepper, tobacco, herbs, leather, wet leaves, earth, vegetables and graphite.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Smooth and elegant.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, cherries, figs, licorice, wood, vanilla, sweet cherries, graphite, spices, earth, wet leaves, herbs, light vegetables and black pepper.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
What a great surprise. This Bordeaux blend is drinking so beautifully right now. Well balanced and very complex. Gentle with lots of fruits and earth notes.
This 14 year old from Knights Valley needs a couple of hours to open up properly and really show up. Delicious.
Robert Parker 95 points. Wine Spectator 95 points.
A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit verdot.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
15.1% alcohol by volume.
$200. — 4 days ago
Another @David L suggestion, which has become our mainstay at home - thanks again. Unbeatable in terms of quality, and expression of the Sauvignon Blanc. Lifted and lively, but in a controlled way.
White flowers such as lilac present on the nose. Pristine, focused palate displays passion fruit, tinned peaches, and pineapple. Finishes with calcium, perfect balance and acidity. A domestic SB that is untouchable in the $35 price range.
Keto pizza in the foreground. Joint effort by wifey and I. — 14 days ago
Enjoyed trying this after the ‘91 Montelena. Similarities and differences. Picked up signature American oak here with notes of herbs and dill, but not as much of the coconut smell I normally get (maybe that fades with age?). Focused. Leather, baked black cherry pie, muddled rhubarb, bayleaf. Soft and round with very nice depth. Lingering finish. I thought this outdid the ‘85 it was next to quite easily (though that bottle may have been flawed). — 18 days ago