St. Helena, Napa Valley

Lewelling Vineyards

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Ron R

Very impressive, and because of the quality of the vintage, I guessed correctly this time. The quality is synonymous with the Wight Vineyard cab. Bold, sweet and textured. Syrup de cassis plays off sandalwood and bright acidity. This deserves cellaring, as it’s going to further improve. — 12 days ago

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St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Hits all the right buttons. In the St Helena crowd I would say I like Kathryn Hall a bit more. — 12 days ago

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Hall Wines

Jack's Masterpiece Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Not quite a Kathryn Hall, but my 2nd favorite Hall label. Would only get better with a bit more age, tasted in May 2022. — 18 days ago

Curly St. James

The Ostentatious Parlay RED BLEND 2014

Sam Smith of the Smith Madrone wine family. Outstanding, Cheval Blanc-like blend sans the Merlot. Pre-release. 8 years in barrel. 50-50 CF and CS. Only 135 cases. ABV 14.1%. — 12 days ago

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Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Wow! Fruits were still vibrant and, depending on the sip, hints of tobacco, chocolate, licorice, clove — all perfectly blended. Truly the star of the evening! — 12 days ago

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Castello di Amorosa

Il Brigante Red Blend 2014

This red blend starts a bit harsh . But after you take that first big swallow , the subsequent swallows are nice . Plenty of structure and flavors , this is a nice value at $30 per bottle . — 19 days ago

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Napa Valley Reserve Claret 2019

Ok I’m prejudice for Pride wines and Claret! I drank the new 2019! I’m 75 so not aging long! Surprisingly fruit forward. Took over an Hour to open up. Simply delicious with layers of fruit, earth , vanilla and sweet tannins. — a month ago

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Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark ruby. Loads of cherry and plum, graphite, mocha. Really a fantastic wine. 3.5 hour decant at this point. Supple tannins, gray lush full mouthfeel. Very enjoyable now. But really needs more bottle time, I’ll be letting the rest sit for several years. Still very enjoyable today with a decant. — 12 days ago

The Vice

Single Vineyard Napa Valley Saint Laurent 2019

Tried this as I happened to walk past a wine bar “Local & Vine” in NYC and met wine reps. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, cedar and big floral and violet notes, aged in French oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe black cherry with notes of cacao, vanilla and pronounced dried floral herbs. Fine rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, spice and floral notes. Nice but a bit too floral right now, needs more time in the bottle. — 4 days ago

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La Pelle Wines

Alluvium Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark fruits cocoa Tabacco. Will age nice — 15 days ago