One of my favorite small production wine, 300 cases. Cal Nicholson spent his youth in So. CA & after a long marketing career he hung up his spurs to follow his 2 real interests in life – surfing & wine making. Jones is the maiden name of Cal’s wife Pam. A wonderful wine. Aromas of lemon citrus with herb, stone & tropical fruits. Palate, peach, Granny Smith apple & ripe melon flavors with lively citrus zest wrapped in lbalanced acidity. Lingering finish ending with mineral citrus finish. Consistent! Nice! — a day ago
It’s been a while since I posted a wine on delectable but I thought this beauty merits me posting.........Badass in a Glass!!!
Incredible 16!!!! Decanted and sipped over a 2 1/2 hour period and it was still evolving! TRB knocks it out of the park again!!!
Lush with a punch and a finish that just goes on and on and on. How does my old saying go?? Godzilla wearing ballet Pointe shoes is tiptoeing across my palate 🙌👏👏🙌 .
Bravo to Beverly and Arvind Sodhani! Two of the nicest owners that I have had the privilege to have met. Happy Thanksgiving!!! — 19 days ago
November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!
Typical Vineyard 29 (in my opinion). Their wines are normally very bright and red fruit dominant...this was no different. Ripe black cherries, crunchy cranberries, baking spices and red licorice on the nose. Perfectly weighted on the palate. Clean. Dark cocoa, mixed berry pie and cherry wood. Drinking really well now. — 8 days ago
A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Cabernet Franc, aged 22 Months in 75% New French Oak, grapes dominated by concentrated mountain fruit (Atlas Peak) but sourced from all over Napa. Deep Ruby, medium+ aroma intensity of berry fruits, sweet and pungent spice. On the palate flavors of strawberry, currants and black plum fruit, black pepper, cacao and vanilla spice with slight citrus notes. Chewy structured firm tannins, good integration with lively acidity, great mouthfeel, a big wine with a long finish ending with fruit and fragrant spice. Tasting Sample! — 20 days ago
A blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon & 1% Cabernet Franc, aged 26 Months in 75% New French Oak, grapes from their home St. Helena Estate. Deep Ruby, medium+ aroma intensity of red berry fruit, sweet spice and just starting to develop some secondary aromas of herb and leather. On the palate flavors of raspberry, cranberry and cherry fruit, herb pepper, cacao, cedar and vanilla spice with slight creamy texture. Fine structured soft tannins, nicely integrated with acidity, great mouthfeel, a big wine with a long finish ending with fruit and oaky notes. Tasting Sample. — 20 days ago