St. Helena, Napa Valley

Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Fresh, youthful. John West noted a sense of ferrous which is correct .A wonderful sense of black cherry kir, almost a slight sweetness with just a touch of savory. A bit broad, intense on palate, in a nice place. — 8 days ago

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (88%) with small amounts of Merlot, Petite Verdot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Dark ruby color with purple highlights. Aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate and pleasant oak. Bold dark fruits fill the pallet along with hints of coffee and a touch of minerality on the long and luxurious finish. Fresh acidity and lush tannins. Approachable now, but will continue to further develop with additional bottle age. Quite good. — 9 days ago

Daniel P., Bob and 4 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Smooth with just a touch of acidity. Very nice finish — 5 days ago

Ericsson, CK and 2 others liked this

Mount Veeder Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

We had a 3L 2004 bottle with beautiful gold etching for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners 2022. Excellent fruit and no tannins. Complexity of an aged Bordeaux style Napa Cab. Great nose and long finish. Couldn’t have wanted anything better. — 9 days ago

Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Friday wine. This was a easy choice for National Women’s History month. An iconic winemaker. A true trailblazer. Exceptional wines. An endless amount of superlatives that can go with Cathy Corison. Her wines are described as having both elegance and power.

2013 Corison Cabernet was perfection in my glass last night. Winemaker notes describe the wine as having aromas and flavors tend toward the dark end of the Cabernet fruit spectrum with blueberries, black cherries, blackberries and dark plums all singing in close harmony. Complexing notes include tobacco, baking spices, chocolate, and savory herbs including sage, thyme and basil. Floral notes of violets and rose petals play with a notable stony minerality in the aromas and long finish. 13.5%ABV. I described this wine as being both elegant and stunning.

Grateful for the women who busted through those glass ceilings. Grateful for the trailblazers.
— 8 days ago

Shay, Severn and 9 others liked this
Deborah M

Deborah M

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The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend 2008

2008. Phinney-era Prisoner. Aged extremely well, which in this case means it maintained its big fruit up front while the tannins and booziness have disappeared. Our guests enjoyed the Barbaresco with dinner, but really liked the dark sweet fruits in this wine. — 11 days ago

Ericsson, ESF and 7 others liked this

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1951

Tasted blind. Dark reddish tawny, almost opaque. "Wild ass nose" my notes say. Notes of red fruit, plums, spice, moist earth, a little mocha and some old leather. Lively fruit matched with a nice structure. I'm in old Bordeaux land with my guess of 61 Mouton. Table talk points out how ultra rare this bottle is, with those in the know viewing it as one of the best CA cabs ever made. Hard for me to argue that as it sits next to the 74 Heitz MV and goes toe to toe with it all night. — 22 days ago

Shay, Sharon and 15 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

Such a classy bitch. Stylish, refined, and youthful. Drinking so well right now with a fantastic mineral backbone. The oak influence is seamless but pronounced.

Still a polarizing wine though with some blind tasters recognizing the wine’s quality while still being put off by the genre of oaked California Chardonnay.
— 2 days ago

Ely, Severn and 4 others liked this

Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Nice Napa Cab. Blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petite Verdot. Dark ruby color with purple highlights. Aromas of dark cherry compote, baking spices, violets, caramel and fresh herbs. The lush pallet also features cooked dark berry fruit, cocoa and baking spices along with a very nice mineral note. Hint of vanilla and oak on the very lengthy finish. Beautifully rich and complex. Mouth drying tannins and a firm structure. Lovely balance. Elegant. — 14 days ago

Hermes, Henry and 7 others liked this

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Young wine. Opened at 4pm. Immediate nose is massive blue fruit and incredible aroma. Latter when poured at 530 - super green pepper flavor and tobacco / charcoal. Not ready without food. 7pm - pairing with steak and the greenness has blown off and fruit re appearing on the palate. Now it’s 9pm and wine is really hitting its stride — 2 days ago

Brandon, Ericsson and 14 others liked this
vinokeeno

vinokeeno

Young af!