2012 vintage. Chocolate brownie with dried raspberries and tie red cherries. Baked black currant, dried blueberry, moist banana bread, violet in bloom, blackberry, vanilla, cinnamon.
Nice entry weight gives way to rich dark chocolate, dried strawberry, Cuban coffee, blackberry reduction, dark baked blueberries, grippy tannins, big fruit and density with a lingering depth.
#opusone #napavalley #napavalley2012 #Napa #robertmondavi #baronphilippederothschild #oakville #napared — 2 months ago
Still has everything it needs to age further! Toasty, herbaceous nose of baker’s chocolate, rosemary, oregano, dried black currant, graphite-infused plum bordering on prune, dried blackberry, Madura tobacco, licorice and dark cedar notes. Elegant mouthfeel with chewy tannins, tarragon, cigar, black currant, bramble, graphite shades, dark minerality, blackberry. Cinnamon bark, black cherry, figs, and more for a long and satisfyingly complex finish.#Teaderman #Napa #NapaCab #cab #oakville #TeadermanVineyards #wine #napawine #finesse #depth — 4 years ago
This is an interesting red blend. I guess because here are so many different varietals in this blend you get a little bit of everything. Definitely a mixture of dark fruits, primarily blueberry and blackberries there are several other minor scents on your nose. Even with some time in the decanter the was a jammy wine. It did relax a bit by the second glass. It is a nice full bodied blend. Because of all the different grapes you get a bit of everything on the palate. Some nice cigar box, dark cherry, touch of leather and hints of chocolate. It had a good drinkability level. Meaning that the wine was easy drinking and did not last long before the decanter was empty. Definitely a good wine for friends and conversation. #Bootlegwineworks #napacounty #Oakville #California #redblend — 4 years ago
Warm nose with chocolate notes, clove, nutmeg, and coffee. Hazelnut brownie; earthy mushroom. Tart raspberry surprise inside, with licorice, cedar, bitter arabica and sharp tobacco notes, rosemary, tart bing and rich, ripe black cherry. Oak adding cinnamon and a ghost of vanilla. Peppercorn.
#scottpalazzo #palazzo #napa #napavalley #napared #oakville #redwine #rosso #rouge — 7 months ago
Unbending purple-black. Lovely nose of lavender and thyme, dusty black cherry, dried blackberry and ripe black currant, as well as a lovely mint moment of varietal introspection. Vanilla and cedar remain in check, as oak bolsters without overwhelming. A thing of beauty. Intense black cherry and currant wash over a scree of firm tannins. Great backbone, stellar integration. Strangely, I’m drinking it, but looking forward to the next bottle? Hmm. The purity of the fruit shines through with raspberry and dried strawberry notes making spirit cameos alongside Connecticut tobacco, plum and Roobios tea, but also an unusual citrus and leather-pepper. I wasn’t expecting so many differing fruit profiles , and such un-manipulated purity of grape expression. Great job! No need for makeup and plastic surgery for this action star! #schrader #doublediamond #schradercellars #napacab #napawine #napawinning #oakville #cabernetsauvignon #cabsauv #schraderdoublediamond — 2 years ago
One if the best lots and best wines I tasted at #pnv20 #pnv2020 #oakville #napa Only 10 cases produced. 100% Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging in 100% new French oak for 22 months
Sourced from the Vyborny Vineyard in southern Oakville and Bonny’s Vineyard to the north of this nested appellation
This balanced wine provides structured, dusty tannins and lush, rich blue fruits
Winemaker Stacy Vogel achieves a supremely balanced 100 percent Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from two remarkable and distinct vineyards. The Vyborny Vineyard lends structured, dusty tannins and plenty of dark fruit from this rocky site on the southern border of Oakville. The lush, rich blue fruits in the blend come from Bonny’s Vineyard on the northern border of the Oakville nested appellation, nestled next to the Napa River. To bring these characteristics together, the wine is aged in 100 percent new French oak for 22 months.
— 8 months ago
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 — 4 years ago
When first opened this was lush and sexy. With time the aromas became faded and the structure fell out of balance. Holding up well with dark plum, chocolate, and herb notes. Med complexity and med length. #paradigm #merlot #napavalley #oakville #california #usa #ctbucklinwine — 5 years ago