Yountville, Napa Valley

Vinatieri Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

Only my second time having this producer, both courtesy of Jack. My last was an ‘11 that I found to be very sweet fruit driven, and I think I like this one a touch better as it seems more varietally correct. Still a nice medley of red, blue and black fruits but there was added dust and cedar here that made it more complex. Dark chocolate shavings, creme de cassis, baking spices round this out nicely. Thanks
@Jack Thompson .
— 12 days ago

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Kapcsándy Family Winery

State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

My first & most likely my last taste of a Kapscandy Cabernet Sauvignon. Awesome but pitted against Pride Reserve Claret 2007 & Joseph Phelps Insignia 2007 tonight!!! — a month ago

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Nicholson Jones

Sleeping Lady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Fantastic Sleeping Lady, just as good as Fait Main Sleeping bottle.
But only $99.00
— 9 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

They have it on Tap as well
Eric Shanks

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Nice. Never hoid of it.
Richard Jayson

Richard Jayson

GYou ou. morning BBC

Rocca Family Vineyards

Bad Boy Red Red Blend 2013

He name is bigger and badder than his mouthfeel. Pair with spicier foods to bring out the berry pop. Although it is fruit forward and the perfume is alluringly purple, I was expecting juicier fruit. The label is the sexiest part of this bottle. — a month ago

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Blankiet Estate

Prince of Hearts Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Tasted at Blankiet Estate in Yountville.. easy drinking wine.. quite delicious but nicely structured! — 12 days ago

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Liparita

V Block Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Really loving this for winter or by a fire. HEAVY but has the rustic feel of South African Cab - a certain grit to it. The nose will throw you off but definitely dive into it, it’s ready to drink in the 2014 vintage already. Heavy complex - unlike a Bordeaux. — 3 days ago

Elyse

Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Currants and kirsch. Dry wet tobacco. Moss and mineral nose. A mouth watering acidity keeps me going back. Reminds me of a cru Graves. — 13 days ago

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Yao Ming

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The 2016 Yao Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon was soured from a host of Napa Valley vineyards ranging from their bench land site in Yountville to Northern St. Helena. The wine is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that weighs in at 14.6% alcohol. Classic creme de cassis, red bell pepper, thyme and suggestions of cocoa powder with dusty terroir complete the gorgeous aromatics of the wine. The palate is soft and generous, creating a silky texture and a racy sense of acidity. Black Forest Cake, creme de cassis and mocha flavors all marvelously combine with the bright sense of mentality on the palate. Dense, layered and highly polished, this silky effort will cellar well at least for another fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033- 93
— 12 days ago

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Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Jeffrey Lewis Did you check out AGs review? This is a really good wine.
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Good review
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Hugh O'Riordan Thanks so much, really liking the ‘16 Napa wines 🍷👌