Tenuta Sant Helena

Sodhani

Reserve St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.5

After hearing of this for a while, I grabbed one of these a while back and decided to open as 2014 Napa cabs are generally pretty open knit right now. Great pedigree as the fruit was formerly sold to Harlan. Winemaker is TRB. This is their reserve bottle, which is a barrel select of their estate.

Sure does seem to have TRB’s signature style all through this wine, as I feel he has an amazing ability to pull the entire fruit spectrum (in terms of light red all the way to dark black) for Cabernet in the right sites. Right after opening, it filled the air with a lifted fruit profile...high toned dark chocolate dipped blackberries, blueberries, and baking spices like nutmeg, alongside floral violet notes. It’s rich on the palate without being flabby or too fruit forward. The darker fruits translate over...beautiful black cherries, but mostly ripe blueberries and freshly squeezed blackberries, followed by dark cocoa, espresso, toasted oak. Really nice acidity and fine grained tannins on the finish. Still youthful, but this can be enjoyed now with a couple hour decant.
— 11 days ago

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Santa Helena

Don Red Blend 2010

A true Chilean gem. Must decant. A faded red on the eye. After decant, the nose is suple with red berries and leather. The mouthfeel is elegant with soft silky tones of red fruit and light baking spice. Excellent. — 12 days ago

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Vice Versa

Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Tête De Cheval Brut (Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris) by Golubitskoe Estate (Russia) — 4 days ago

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Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

This had a cool climate personality thread running throughout that I loved. Talk at the table about too much barrel, but the depth it added really played well with this wines more herbaceous and spiced side to me. — 16 days ago

Shay, Ira and 2 others liked this

Elyse

Korte Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

Ming L
9.2

More like a fine Napa cab. Plum, blackberry, licorice, fresh herbs, light pepper spices, cigar box, and vanilla. On the palate it’s warm, gentle, and full of layered flavors, strung together by round but streaking acidity. Fine grained tannins.
Quite elegant, a word I don’t usually associate with Zin. Should continue to evolve over the next 5 years or so.
— 12 days ago

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Sinegal Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Supple, complex, sexy. Great wine. — 12 days ago

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Plume Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This wine is excellent but needs to be decanted for at least two hours, it really improves — 12 days ago

Bressler

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

“Babe, this is dynamite.” - @Krystal Vento

Enough said.
— 8 days ago

Krystal Vento
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Ryan Vento

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@David L We’re halfway through the bottle and it’s putting smiles on our faces with every sip.
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Dude, is that my dripstop in that bottle???
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You tell me.

Bressler

Young Vines Cabernet Franc Blend 2005

Bottle # 2, just as good as the first one. Needs an hour.
Plus some 🥩
— 12 days ago

Tom, Jody and 27 others liked this
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Guess those worked out.

Honig

Bartolucci Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Leather and oak chips on nose. Bold, dry, mild tannins. Blackberries, plum on palate. — 19 days ago

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