St. Helena, Napa Valley

La Pelle Wines

Alluvium Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Ron R
9.5

Back with my soulmate after spending a week out of town. This is tight and in need of bottle age. 4 hrs after opening, it’s begun to spread its wings. Even better 2 - 3 years from now — 13 days ago

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Agreed, @Mark Farrell. Need to source s few more bottles to lay em down.
Mark Farrell

Mark Farrell

@Ron R It looks like The Find - Danville, has a couple of cases of this in stock. I think they also have the La Pelle Cenzia and Red Hen, as well. If you like Paso Rhone blends, they also offer some great wines from Full Draw.
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Thanks @Mark Farrell. I’ll take a look and see what’s going. I like going to these retailers, as they break down the three-packs, so you can buy a smaller quantity. I loathe spending a large sums of money on wines I haven’t tasted.

Hunnicutt

Wayside Cabernet Sauvignon

New vintage of Hunnicutt Wayside just arrived today. We decanted for an hour, probably needed 3-4 hours to open up. Good depth of fruit, some eucalyptus on the nose, still needs to blow of some tannins, but lovely fruit followed by a long earthy finish with a bit of spice and the eucalyptus came back as well. Lay it down for a few years and let the tannins mellow, this is going to be great. — 19 days ago

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Hayfork

Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Wry youthful. Lots of tannin - and a bit of Cali Cab sweetness on the palate. Ripe red berries and a hint of Vanilla ( American oak) on the nose. Drinking well. #hayfork — 2 days ago

David Stein
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Saint Helena Winery

Sauvage Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Ming L
9.5

I think this is the best yet I have tasted from the winery. The depth, balance, and poise... wow! New world power with old world elegance.

A side note: I was looking up this particular bottle, I just realized that all bottles I have tasted from this winery were actually not made by Pott, as he did not join the winery as wine maker until the early 2010’. And the youngest bottle I’ve tasted from the winery is 09. Makes me wonder who’s behind these wines before Pott, because they are all awesome!
— 20 days ago

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Young Inglewood Vineyards

Estate St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This is lovely. Aromatic nose. Dark berries, violet flowers, and cassis. Well integrated. Nice acidity and smooth tannins. Powerful feminine Napa cab. This has the potential to age, but drinking nicely now. — 18 days ago

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Perry Moore

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Smooth and balanced ... even though. It decanted for kore than an hour , the maturity / age of wine showed well. — 18 days ago

Gunja Gargeshwari
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Mike, David and 2 others liked this

Stanton Vineyards

St. Helena Petite Sirah 2012

Petite Sirah is not a smaller version of Syrah. It is an offspring of Syrah and the nearly extinct French Alpine variety called Peloursin. The 2012 is definitely drinking well. Dark red, luscious with a hint of tannins . Maybe this wine can be pushed out 2 more years.
— a day ago

Sinegal Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Deep dark garnet colored. Tobacco, leather, plum, and black fruit on the nose. Nice mouthfeel. Black and blue fruit, full bodied. Ripe and dense fruit with well integrated tannins. Medium finish. Needs to decant at least and hour still. Smooth and very easy to drink. — 3 days ago

Alpha Omega

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark purple color. Leather and tobacco on nose. Full body, dry, balanced. Cassis and black cherry most prominent on a lovely, complex palate. — 18 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
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Eric, Tom and 8 others liked this

Vineyard 29

The Essentials 29 Estate Cabernet Franc 2011

1hr+ decant. Dark purple color. Powerful nose and wine. Lots of baking spices and some green elements. Not as refined as the previous bottle I had. Lots of years left. Way overpriced. — 20 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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