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Bravante Vineyards

Trio Merlot Blend 2012

Big mint chocolate, spruce, damson reduction, cinnamon dusted cedar, ripest blackberry, violet, vanilla bean and even a shadow of juniper on this warm and fuzzy Howell Mountain nose. Medium mouthfeel echoes the damson, presenting bay leaf, smoky raspberry, a touch of graphite and blueberry skins in a tightly rolled and endlessly layered sub-strata that stretches to the horizon. #Trio #bravantevineyards #howell #howellmountain #napavalleyred #napawine #Napa — a month ago

Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012


Paul Hobbs is one of the greatest producers of California pinot noir. Opulent, floral and fruits forward in youth. This is my 2nd bottle of 2012 since 2015. The fruits have somewhat settled down. I remember my first experience with this floral, beautiful wine as clearly as if it had happened just yesterday.


カリピノの魅力を教えてくれたPaul Hobbsのピノノワール。3年前(2015年)に開けて以来の2本目。香り高く、華やかでフルーツ感が前面に出ていたあのピノは、落ち着いた感じになっていました。このピノに関して言えば、3年前に飲んだ時のあの華やかな香りが忘れられないなー。


#wine #napavalley #pinotnoir #russianrivervalley #paulhobbs #californiawine #2012 #california #napa #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #赤ワイン #ポールホブス #ピノノワール #カリピノ
— 3 months ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Red, resinous currant with a licorice twist. Warm blackberry, dark toast, vanilla, cedar and sweet tabac seamlessly tailored, even at such a young age. Fresh gingerbread oven, too. Silk suit of tannins; loose stitching. Wound tightly showing sinewy potential and a Christmas cactus of sutured fruits bursting at the seams with liquid graphite and black currant reduction with fresh cassis and olive berry. Violets, treacle and black tea. Onyx train of a witch bride all the way down Howell mountain! #Dunn #DunnVineyards #napacab #napacabernet #Napa #howellmountain #howell #howellmtn #mountainwine #cabernetacademy #cabernetday #cabernetsauvignon #californiaclassic — 3 months ago

Cornerstone Cellars

Stepping Stone Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Pine-lined pond and glass factory notes intermingle with spearmint, red plum, and blackberry-grape that injects itself into the forest and emerges black currant, while pulling all the aforementioned behind her. Natural and clean aromatics here with cinnamon the only oak influence. Smooth but dense opening, bringing dark chocolate, black Darjeeling, intense graphite behind cassis, mint-pencil, vanilla infused tobacco, burnt raisin, walnut, and black sesame. Liquid, astral beauty in a bottle. Magnificent. #cornerstonecellars #napavalley2012 #Napa #wine #cab #cabernetsauvignon #cabsauv4life #cawine #2012vintage — a month ago

Alpha Omega

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Another solid Cabernet from Alpha Omega. Drinking beautifully right now after 30-min decanting.

アルファオメガのカベルネです。友人をおもてなしする際も安心して開けられるワインですね。30分程度のデキャンタですぐに楽しめるワインでした。

#wine #napavalley #cabernet #alphaomega #californiawine #2011 #california #napa #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #赤ワイン #アルファオメガ #カベルネ
— 3 months ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Another young one. Chocolate brownie and s’mores, with a coffee marshmallow. Rich vanilla bean creeps in, and warm plum jam that mysteriouslypowders atop pumpkin bread full of the usual spices aromatically. Grape-y, with grainy tannins, first skin of a dark red apple, red incense, cherry skins, lipstick with crispy beef and black soils. The final notes boast oak and blackberry, with cinnamon stick. The middle and finish give you an idea of the depth and breadth that the first aromas belie. #ToKalon #mondavi #robertmondavi #Napa #napavalley2013 #singlevineyard #Oakville #reserve #cabernetday #californiacab #cab — 3 months ago

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Orin Swift

Machete Napa Valley Red Blend 2015

My brother says he loves this wine because it tastes like a “face full of dirt.” I think it’s more elegant than that description but indeed the earthy, forest floor character calls out more Bordeaux than #napa. There’s still a good baseline of dark fruit. Strong offering from Orin Swift. — 2 months ago

Egelhoff

Walton Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

I know now this needs more time to integrate, but it’s down-soft in the background, so difficult to see a balanced future. Warm plum and black berry-currant, cranberry stuffing, rich chocolate, sherry trifle, all loosely sprinkled with fine graphite. Steamy jungle flora notes merge with hemp stem and black cherry skins. Hard chocolate entry bringing dried blackberry and even drier black cherry stripped naked in a sauna of chamomile and phantom eucalyptus outlines describing a swarthy shadow through steam. A recent denizen of the cedar benches, puffing sweet tobaccos? There is subtle power at play despite the fruit-forward leanings. I was initially on the fence with this. This one is enigmatic with a nod to Napa in the 1970s. #Napa #Walton #cab #cabernet #cabsauv4life #cabsav #california #egelhoff #EgelhoffWalton #Bobegelhoff #egelhoffwines #StHelena #sthelenacab — 2 months ago

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Dominus Estate Christian Moueix
Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
1997

After 21 years, this wine still has plenty of good dark fruits left and is still going strong with more life ahead. After pouring into our glasses, the strength of the wine has calmed down, and we can see how elegant this wine is. This one is for a special occasion.

21年を感じさせない力強さ。グラスに注いでからは時間とともに落ち着いてきて、何ともエレガントなワインでした。特別な時に開けたいですね。

#Dominus #1997 #redwine #wine #赤ワイン #California #Napa
— 4 months ago

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Textbook (Jonathan & Susan Pey)

Chardonnay 2016

Good citrus but not sweet not a lot of oak which is good for a summer wine #wine #napa — 4 months ago