Valley Vineyards

Mayacamas Vineyards

Napa Valley Zinfandel 1970

Released for the first time in 2006 at a price of $100 per bottle with a 3 bottle limit. This wine never went through malolactic fermentation. I can not resist burying bottles in the name of science. A musty nose joined up with earth and tobacco. A “juicy” palate of cedar, dirt (tons of sediment), soft fruits and mint. The experience for me would be similar to dancing with ones mom or grandmother on their 100th birthday, pure happiness and joy . My score reflects an amalgamation of the 3 bottles I consumed. One can probably find the story of this wine on the Web. — 4 days ago

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Paul K

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@Ira Schwartz love the analogy! Great review
JKT

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Wonderful! What an amazing experience dancing with centenarians!

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Paul K
9.3

I’m so glad the 2013’s are a year older!😉 Have been focusing on this vintage since the new year and seen some significant changes in ones we’ve waited a year or two since having. This one is no exception.
We’ve loved this cab since first bottle 6 years ago. Remember rounder blue fruit, but fell in love with it then. Now, it’s different, but just as good or better.
Palate cherry, raspberry, blue fruit, tobacco, anise, something herbal, and a touch of pepper. Chewy tannins and goes a long time in the mouth.
Can’t wait until next year!
— 3 days ago

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Herb Lamb Vineyards

HL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

1.5 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). A beautiful deep purplish magenta color. On the nose: Blueberry, red berry, vanilla mocha, herbs and spice. Taste: WOW...we are on a roll with our 2021 wines so far!!! smooth, rich, silky, mouth coating wine with black plum, cedar, currants, graphite, spice and a nice long dry finish with slight tannic punch. A bigger wine than usual from HL, and a winner that will drink well for years.....if you are a HL fan, hope you got some! — 9 days ago

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I’ve got a few. I’m gonna wait a few years. Thank you. Cheers 
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@David L Nice. Drank well with the decant, but a few more years will put it in the start of a nice long drinking window....put mine in the back of the cellar for a few more years. Loaded up on the 2016 last vintage....going to miss HL. Cheers!
Jill Young

Jill Young

One of my favs. Great description!

Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend 2016

Founded in 1979 by John Shafer, went from riding trains in Chicago to riding a TD-9 tractor in Napa. Blend of 58% Merlot, 26% Cab Sauv & 16% Malbec, aged for 20 mos French oak, despite 15.3% ABV, it’s well balanced. Deep Ruby, beautiful berry fruit aromas, notes of herbs, toasty oak & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & jammy blackberry with notes of cacao, baking spice & sweet herbs. Fine smooth tannins, long finish ending with fruit & tobacco notes. Great now, will also age for a few years. Nice! — 9 days ago

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Husic Vineyards

Dos Palmas Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

I thought this over delivered. I’ve had several bottles from more recent vintages and didn’t expect this style to age as well as it has. The big fruit has settled nicely- not that their big fruit was ever a problem. It’s still up front but has settled down nicely with some leather and earth thrown in. What a great surprise. — 6 days ago

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I love when that happens

Domaine Henry Pellé

Le Carroir Menetou Salon Morogues Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Nose has white flowers, sliced Bosc pear, sliced lychee, apricot skin, dry mason sand, banana peel and moist oak barrel (no char).

Palate has pear pureé, lemon zest, under-ripe pineapple, limestone water, minor oak influence with a medium finish, medium acidity.

More complexity than the Village, this Lieu-Dit bottle has more weight and structure. Suggest holding 2-4Y; 2023-25. ~$23
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Philippe Gilbert

Menetou-Salon Pinot Noir 2018

More depth than the Domaine Pelle ‘18 from the same appellation...black and red fruit, leather and potpourri, palate is sappy and mouth coating with ample tannins, but not heavy. Candidate for mid-term aging — 3 days ago

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Yeah, not been impressed by the Pellé Pinot Noir, but the SB's are solid, especially the Lieu-Dits.

Domaine Henry Pellé

Menetou Salon Morogues Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Nose has yellow apple slice, lychee slice, washed lime, dry chalk and orange blossom.

Palate has warmed sweet green apple, lime peel, lime slice, crisp salinity, steely notes with medium level acidity. A short but fun finish, a solid wine for enjoyment; Purity of the appellation.

I am in agreement with some professional critics, the vintage of this Village wine appears a little softer than other years. This will be an earlier drinker, but would be rewarded with a brief hold of 1-2 years, 2022-23. ~$20
— 4 days ago

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Believe I have two of these.
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I still have to pick up my '19's, hopefully a bit more acidity to the next vintage.

Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

The Beringer Private Reserve Cab is always so dependably solid. This was chock full of fleshy blackberry and bruised plum, a dash of dark chocolate covered tobacco leaf, mature tannins and a smooth persistent finish. Drinking age daughter approved. She said it was nice to finally get a chance to taste alcohol 🤣😉 — 2 days ago

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I deserve that @TheSkip 🤪
Joe Davant

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Great to see you’re back on Delectable. We have missed your wit, knowledge and many other things... And what a great post to start back with. Welcome back!
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Thank you @Joe Davant that’s very cool of you to say

de Ladoucette

Comte Lafond Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Medium lemon with pleasant aromas of stone fruits, citrus and honey notes. On the palate flavors of ripe peach and pear with lemon citrus, honeysuckle and nutty notes. Medium+ finish, good balance ending with juicy mineral character. Nice! — 5 days ago

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