#estatebottled

Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Five Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Despite age, wooden and rich. Fleshy plum and blackberry, blueberry and black currant ripeness, moist tobaccos, tender steak, acanthus, mulberry and melting chocolate. Espresso, mocha, raisinate currants, spicy tobacco, cedar, cinnamon, clove, and barrel. Candied rose petal, smoky violet, and pepper blend. Long and complex finish.



#cainfive #cainfivewine #napa #springmountain #springmountaindistrict #estategrown #estatebottled #bordeauxblend #2007 #2007napa
— 3 months ago

David, Ron and 2 others liked this

Val di Suga (Angelini)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Black and red cherry fruit aromas, dried cran and raisin, display a light tangerine, sage, aloe and pepper dust. Sweet tobacco, and spot on measures of cedar and smoke. Dried cherry, pointedly tart raspberry, black cherry, cocoa, coffee, and tarragon round out the palate. Juicy in places; lean on the pyrotechnics. Balanced in a word.


#brunello #brunellodimontalcino #montelchino #sangiovese #sangiovesegrosso #valdisuga #docg #tuscany #tuscanred #estatebottled #italianred #italianredwine
— 4 months ago

David, Ericsson and 15 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

1997 and holding up very well. Brisket, prune and baked plum, graphite sparkles, dried red currant, crumbly rose petal, cedar sawdust and baked black currant. Rich and half dried black cherry, similar with black currant, velvety thick robe of tannin, dark chocolate with dried raspberries, violets and cinnamon, fresh raspberry, mild black pepper, coffee splash and long long graphite shine. Amazed at the quality here, and stunned by the longevity.

#chateaumontelena #1997cab #napa #napacab #themontelenaestate #chateaumontelenacab #cabernetsauvignon #estatebottled #bobarrett #newworldcab #newworldfirstgrowth #chateaumontelenaestate
— 3 months ago

Andrew, Dawn and 5 others liked this
ESF

ESF

Epic Vintage!

Cognac Frapin

Domaine Château de Fontpinot Grande Tres Vieille Reserve Champagne Cognac XO Ugni Blanc

Chocolate ganache nose sows lime zest and cedar, vanilla panna cotta, lemon tart, hazelnut, absinthe film, and orange rind across a semi-hot surface that resembles an exotic, forgotten cocktail; tea biscuit, lavender and creme caramel. An olfactory feast that endlessly inspires. Soft and warm palate with herbaceous thyme, chive, cilantro, basil afloat on vanilla-caramel, lemongrass, tea tree oil, bay, lemon zest, lime pith, and candied lemon. Cappuccino and bakers chocolate, spun sugar, dark brown sugar, apple blossom honey, treacle, baklava, pine nut, pecan, and coffee cookie. Most interesting is the layers of cascading flavors maintain their original impact while generously allowing the next to shine seamlessly. I have had this many times sans analysis, without fully appreciating its impeccable composition. A triumph! .
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#chateaufontpinot #chateaufontpinotcognac #chateaufontpinotgrandechampagne #chateaufontpinotXO #cognac #grandchampagnecognac #premiercruducognac #xo #domainespfrapin #pfrapin #singlevineyard #singlevineyardcognac #estatebottled #bouteilleauchateau
— 2 years ago

Severn, Neil and 1 other liked this

Cavalier Bartolomeo

Altenasso Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Red cherry and dried cranberry, rose petal, cherry lozenge, cedar, cherrywood, cypress, fresh tobacco, light black pepper. Firm palate.
Grainy tannins but velvet coated. Red currants, black cherry extract, black olive, resinous black currant, tart red tea. Green tobacco. Fresh oregano, bay leaf, cracked pepper. Prickly, pointed and tart, but keeps the interest piqued.


#barolo #cavalierbartolomeo #cavalierbartolomeobaroloaltenasso
#cavalierbartolomeobarolo
#piemonte #piedmont #nebbiolo #nebbiololife #nebbiololover #docg #docgbarolo #estatebottled #castiglionefalletto
— 3 months ago

Severn, Sharon and 3 others liked this

Willett Distillery

Willett Family Estate Straight Rye Whiskey 2 Years Old

Twice this venomous viper has evaded review. She jumps out and thrashes, coils round and inculcates. A devil of a bite too! Seductive, deceptive nose of caramel creme, rosemary, bay leaf and cinnamon roll. Palatal acupuncture ensues, as you slowly succumb to the hot cinnamon oil and scotch bonnet burn of the first phase. Phase two brings cinnamon and grilled peach with brown sugar cobbles and scotch bonnet honey. And finally the nose and close converge in satin vanilla, cinnamon, cracked black pepper and ginger. .
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#willett #willettrye #willettfamily #willettfamilysmallbatch #willettdistillery #smallbatch #smallbatchwhiskey #Kentuckywhiskey #Kyrye #ryewhiskey #rye #rarerelease #estatebottled
— 9 months ago

Neil, David and 1 other liked this