Total Wine #1 for 2019. $35.00. Nice smooth cab. — 5 days ago
Moore Brothers 9/18/19 Italian Intro #1. straw white fruit nutty distinctive complex nose. With time evolves into a more fruits and less district profile. Albana grape. Makes a famous sweet wine. Very good lively texture and balance of acids and fruit. pale light body. Good length. This is great value at $18. — a month ago
It is smooth. It is very drinkable. And it is utterly one dimensional. Shows the limits of this grape when it dominates a blend. Bottle #1 at Marcia's. — 2 months ago
Blind Rhône’s from Saturday. My #1 wine in flight 2 and also the group #1. Again, this just completely outclassed the competition in the flight. Oozing with depth, concentration and brutish elegance. Black cherry, rich earth, sauvage and a lovely spice/pepper under-current. — 4 months ago
Pic #1. 2007 Schramsberg ‘J. Schram’ California. Golden amber hue, aromas of yellow apple, ripe pear, butterscotch, and toffee, with soft bubbles on the palate. Paired with quail egg, smoked panna cotta hay, and osetra caviar. And a b.l.t. bite of goodness seasoned with bourbon and black garlic. #schramsberg #sparklingwine #californiasparkling #méthodechampenoise — 25 days ago
Excellent... But it's interesting to compare this to #1 tonight--- Faust..both 2016 Napa cabs. Faust was $52, Krug $29. So what's the difference? A lot, you be the judge if it's worth 23 bucks. Take the Faust, and remove the blackberry, leaving a greenish-pine alcohol warmed bouquet. Take the spherical mouth of Faust and shave it such that you have angular, sharp edges. Then Krug ends with a dryer, perfumed drying tannins.
So, this is an excellent wine, about 1.5 points below the Faust. So make your own calculation, but to me, I'd spend the money for the upgrade.
91 points — 2 months ago
Duckhorn summer tasting! #1 - stone fruit, rose, a little carbonic. — 2 months ago