Nose of dark fruits like blackberries, vanilla, milky chocolate, a bit tobacco leaves, and some more cherry flavors. Taste follows the nose with good fruity notes plus a bit oaky feeling. Sweet, mouthful, low tannins, and a bit peppery. Aftertaste is also clean with some more grapes and bitter note. Consider the price, quite amazing. — a day ago
While being a HUGE wine - making you want to brush your teeth after a glass!!! - this wine is remarkably silky and smooth with vanilla, black cherries, and well integrated tannins. An absolutely wonderful experience today, but clearly still on the upswing of its maturity curve. — 10 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.
Showing black fruits with cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, peppercorn, red chili pepper, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates, herbs and earth.
Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Still young, but already enjoyable.
This 4 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.
Nicely balanced with a soft and spicy mouthfeel, and good by itself as a sipping wine.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$85. — 2 days ago
Not sure where this came from, but we enjoyed it with some stuffed jalapeños. More body than a typical Pinot. Very drinkable. Nice full flavor. Would buy again. — 7 days ago
This is actually the 2018 Modus Operandi Caldwell Vineyard Syrah. Color is deep purple with scents of bacon fat, plum sauce, cigar box, and maybe camphor. After opening up a bit, I get cardamom and vanilla, as well. Nose is a little funky, but not in a bad way. Bold, medium to full-bodied wine. Medium to high acidity. Medium level of tannins. This was the best wine in a blind tasting of Syrahs with DuMol and Kimsey. Both my wife and I ranked it #1. The finish was significantly longer and more pleasant than the others. — 9 days ago
Spoto Wines Tasting Dinner
Truffled Trout Roe, Brioche Soldiers
Sterling Caviar, Brick Pastry, Cauliflower
Fresh Shucked Oysters, Ponzu Mignonette
Series of Small Bites to Excite Your Palate..
2018 Spoto Russian River Pinot Noir
Artichoke in Various Forms, Fennel, Barigoule
2018 Spoto Oakville Godfather Red
Acquerello Aged Carnaroli Risotto, Morel
2018 Spoto Oakville Cuvee Christiane
Wagyu Rib Eye, Black Truffle, Butter Potatoes
2002 Spoto Family Reserve Cab (Father &Son)
Dark and Milk Chocolate, Cocoa Nib, Berry
2007 Spoto Syrah Port
2009 colgin estate
2013 Sine Qua Non le supplement syrah
2005 kongsgaard syrah
2007 screaming eagle 2nd flight
1999 spottswood cabernet — 2 days ago
Organic grapes! Not too fancy looking label. Dark as blood. Smells like fresh cut wood, a musty library and deep red-purple plum sauce. Flavors are balanced out with a bittersweet tannic edge to match the berry and lighter roast coffee flavors. Also has a fresh chocolate mint leaves meets fennel fronds thing in there. Easy drinking, but dense enough to drink with aged cheddar cheeses. This is a great deal, and example of the type of blend I love. And the icing on the carrot cake is the organic grapes. — 8 days ago