Celebrating Napa in the City 2022: Napa Notes from the Delectable Community

Vinous’ inaugural Napa in the City event kicks off on Thursday, April 7 with an incredible vertical tasting and dinner featuring a deep selection of Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain going all the way back to 1985. All of the bottles have been sourced from the winery over the years. This promises to be a very special evening focusing on one of the established benchmarks for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Antonio Galloni will lead the tasting with Mike Dunn as our guest. This debut event continues on Friday, April 8 with the BYOB Gala Dinner. Fifteen leading Napa producers will each host a table and pour wines from their library. Vinous' ultimate Napa experience finishes on Saturday, April 9 with the 2019/2018 Napa Valley Masterclass & Winemaker Lunch hosted by Antonio. Guests will hear directly from the vintners as they discuss current vintages, recent trends and the influence of site. Lunch at The Grill, an annual tradition, rounds out the schedule of live events. Please find the list of Napa producers and their wines below: Attending Producers & Featured Wines BLANKIET ESTATE Masterclass: 2018 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard | Gala Dinner: 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mythicus Paradise Hills Vineyard, 2016 Proprietary Red Paradise Hills Vineyard, 2016 Rive Droite Paradise Hills Vineyard BRYANT FAMILY VINEYARD Masterclass: 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon | Gala Dinner: 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L), 2015 Bettina (1.5L) COLGIN CELLARS Masterclass: 2018 IX Estate | Gala Dinner: 1995 Herb Lamb (1.5L), 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill (1.5L), 2007 IX Estate CORISON WINERY Masterclass: 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard | Gala Dinner: 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard (1.5L), 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard (1.5L) DI COSTANZO WINES Masterclass: 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard | Gala Dinner: 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard (1.5L), 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard (1.5L) DUNN VINEYARDS Masterclass: 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain | Gala Dinner: 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain HARLAN ESTATE Gala Dinner: 1992 Harlan Estate (1.5L), 2006 Harlan Estate (1.5L) HEITZ CELLAR Masterclass: 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard | Gala Dinner: 1987 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard, 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Martha’s Vineyard JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS Masterclass: 2018 Insignia | Gala Dinner: 2008 Insignia (1.5L), 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard (1.5L) MAYACAMAS VINEYARDS Masterclass: 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon | Gala Dinner: 1974 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon PROMONTORY Masterclass: 2018 Promontory REALM CELLARS Masterclass: 2019 Hartwell XX | Gala Dinner: 2012 The Phoenix (1.5L), 2015 Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Franc (1.5L) THE VINEYARDIST Masterclass: 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Calarcadia Vineyard | Gala Dinner: 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon VHR, VINE HILL RANCH Masterclass: 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon | Gala Dinner: 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L), 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) To celebrate Napa in the City, we have gathered various notes on the featured wines from the Delectable community. Cheers!

Colgin Cellars

IX Estate Napa Valley Red Blend 2018

Delectable Wine

The 2018 IX Estate is a wine of extraordinary depth and intensity. The aromatics along are positively dazzling. Crushed herbs, lavender, spice, menthol, chocolate, licorice and gravel lend tremendous power and gravitas. Just as impressive it was last year, the 2018 is positively riveting today. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2022)
— 2 years ago

Realm Cellars

The Phoenix Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

Best bottle of Realm I’ve ever had and likely in my top 3 wines of all-time. — 4 years ago

Joe Balerdi
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Joe, Billy and 9 others liked this
Joe Balerdi

Joe Balerdi

Absolutely amazing wine. The closest thing I have ever drank was a 2007 Paul Hobbs Tokalon

Colgin Cellars

IX Estate Napa Valley Red Blend 2007

Fantastic. Deep dark fruits, cedar, jalapeño, violets. — 5 years ago

John, Ron and 15 others liked this

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cathy Corison

Kiss of Brett. Nice development — 2 years ago

Paul, Paul and 31 others liked this

Di Costanzo

Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Rob N

Another great cab from Di Costanzo. I get more mineral and less fruit in this one than the Farella. Almost like an Italian-style wine. — 3 years ago

Eric, Byron and 9 others liked this


Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Jeremy Shanker

Don’t listen to ANYONE who tells you 98 was a bad year. — 5 years ago

Ryan, Iwan and 6 others liked this
Ryan Vento

Ryan Vento

Had a bottle of this a couple of years ago and it was dynamite.

Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

An amazing find in the village at Mammoth Lakes, nothing short of spectacular. — 6 years ago

Cellar Mistress
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Martin, Shawn and 3 others liked this

The Vineyardist

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This wine, wow! Dark chocolate, coffee beans, toasted oak on the nose - very unique. Dark, dark, very dark ruby. Mouthfeel is very dense with a nice long finish. This wine is silky, yet powerful. Dark fruit, dark chocolate, coffee beans, cassis, blue fruit. Minerality well integrated. Gorgeous wine! Early in its life but I had to try one. I’ll enjoy seeing these age. — 3 years ago

Eddie, David and 3 others liked this

The Vineyardist

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Really impressed with this. Dark minty blue fruit with a little stank on the end. Damn good. Worth trying. — 4 years ago

Eric, Matt and 37 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I think your rabbit 🐇 died😳

Eric Premium Badge

Pretty much. When I bought her they said she was a Boston Terrier. I’m pretty sure ishes a garden slug 😂

Realm Cellars

Beckstoffer To-Kalon Cabernet Franc 2015

Very plush plum and intense violet and floral notes. Thick and chocolatey but very pretty and balanced. Lovely. Very young. — 5 years ago

Matt LichtenbergDavid McNally
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Eric, Isaac and 15 others liked this