Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

#KWN Wine 11. Another wine was shot. That just makes me sad. This one hurt even more as it was my contribution. I’m still pissed. Not fair to rate. — 3 years ago

Shay liked this


Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

#KWN Wine 13. Big and rich, with a lot of cherry and currant. — 3 years ago

Shay and Andrew liked this

Hall Wines

Jack's Masterpiece Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

#KWN Wine 8. Cherry and chocolate ganache. This one just didn’t do much to separate itself from the pack IMHO. I was shocked upon reveal. Hall is one of my faves, especially Jack’s. I distinctly recall the 2013. I also think this wine suffered dramatically from the two prior ones as it didn’t hold up in comparison. — 3 years ago

Shay and Andrew liked this

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

#KWN Wine 10. Wearing out but I will triumph!
Was thin, syrupy, with a weak finish. Take the rating with a grain of salt. It is probably much better. Justin is a reliable winery. The fault here was it followed the Duhart-Milon and nothing was going to be able to live up to that.
— 3 years ago

Shay and Andrew liked this

Château Duhart Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

#KWN Wine 9. Unmistakable Bordeaux. Mushroom, earth, leather. Elegant and sexy. The #WOTN hands down. This was awesome. — 3 years ago

Shay and Andrew liked this

RdV Vineyards

Rendezvous Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

#KWN Wine 6. Tons of awesome mushroom, wet earth, and funk on the nose. Balanced out with great fruit and silky smooth. All guesses an unmistakable Bordeaux. My #WOTN up to this point. We were stunned upon the reveal. We all knew about RdV but none had before. It is awesome. — 3 years ago

Shay and Andrew liked this

Gundlach Bundschu

Estate Vineyard Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

#KWN Wine 12. Another heartbreaker. Great fruit on the nose. Didn’t follow through. Fruit was shot. Another bad bottle. Not fair to rate. — 3 years ago

Casa Lapostolle

Clos Apalta Limited Release Carménère Blend 2005

#KWN Wine 14. Cherry and mocha flavors. Hints of smokiness. I think by this point my palate was gone and again Nothing compared to what ended up being the Duhart-Milon. Former WS Wine of the Year. — 3 years ago

Andrew liked this


Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

#KWN Wine 7. Blackberries, Christmas spice, and TONS of pepper. Almost Syrah-like IMHO. Fantastic. — 3 years ago

Shay and Andrew liked this

Bennett Lane

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

#KWN Wine 5. Medium-bodied, blackberry fruit, lots of tannings. Tasting young. That was also the general consensus. We were stunned upon reveal. I love Bennett Lane and this is why. This is still going strong. — 3 years ago

Shay and Andrew liked this