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Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir 2014

Aromatically, one of the more memorable wines in recent memory. Bright, a bit tart & heavy on the acid. That nose kept me coming back. Beautiful floral & ripe red berry aromatics which were irresistible. — a year ago

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Anthony Lombardi

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@Hugh O'Riordan - My problems are of the first world variety. I spend an inordinate number of evenings at our swim club with my daughters, so I generally finish evenings with a nice cold beer lately. The recently posted wines were at a friend’s place, so didn’t pack along the vinyl. I’ll squeeze in an LP Post this week.
Hugh O'Riordan

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Nothing more important than daughters! I have 2 grand daughters. Lucky me. I’m trying to get them into vinyl! Hugh
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I know your life well @Anthony Lombardi #respect 👊🏽

Kalin Cellars

Cuvée CH Sonoma County Chardonnay 1995

Rich, nutty, vanilla, brown butter, mildly oxidative, baked spiced orchard fruit--this is definitely not your lean mineral driven non-malo style--yet all that ripeness and flavor is offset by a palpable acidic core with smokey flinty finish. Like Chablis and Meursault together filtered through a Sonoma prism. It's a lot but it works. Very cool that he holds these this long before release — 2 years ago

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David T

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I know of no other producer that has his financial fortitude and strong philosophy to hold back his wined as long as he does. #RESPECT
Severn Goodwin

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@David T and they don't disappoint either, magic in a bottle every time I enjoy one.
David T

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@Severn Goodwin As good as the Chardonnays are, really enjoy his Cabernets.

Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 1999

Could confuse for old Riesling. But brings the chenin. Just needed to know. #respect #butredtogo a — 3 years ago

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Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

John Howard
9.0

John had this 2 years ago

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David T

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Missing their Howell Mtn. fruit; which is now a new pricey single variety that they sell. Still one of the rare places in Napa that doesn’t charge for tasting 6 plus wines. #RESPECT #OLDSCHOOL
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‘12 Martha’s Vineyard was stunning.

Heitz Cellar

Cellar Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

David T
9.1

On the nose; boysenberries, black plums, plums, dark cherries, black raspberries, blue fruit hues, vanilla, fig, light spice, dark moist soil, cinnamon and fresh dark florals. The body is rich, full & elegant. The tannins are round and soft with a ways to go. The structure, length and balance have just arrived to that next stop, “A Good Place.” The concentration is good but loses a little as it settles in on the palate. Fruits are; blackberries, boysenberries, black plums, plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries with blue fruit hues. Vanilla, cinnamon, mocha, light caramel, fig, mid intensity of spice, anise, a touch of fresh herbs on the long set, dark rich earth, touch of crushed volcanic rocks, soft leather, cedar, violets, fresh red florals, excellent round acidity and well balanced, long, elegant finish. So good tonight for a wine I paid right around or just under $35 upon release at Costco. Photos of; a long-shot of the estate, founders Joe & Alice Heitz...members of the early Napa Pioneers and winery building. One of the last Napa wineries you can taste four or five wines for free at their tasting room on Hwy 29 in Saint Helena. Quite often with the Martha’s Vineyard as the last wine. #RESPECT — 2 years ago

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Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

09 ' Quintessa Cabernet. Lacking complexity. Nice bottle of wine. Is it worth the money? - at Nick's Fishmarket, Maui — 2 years ago

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@Chris Zitzman Usually I thoroughly enjoy this. Wasn't feeling this one the entire night . Maybe just 09'.... simple finish.
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David: that's most interesting because I've always found I love the '09's for their general approachability.
#goodtoknow!
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@Chris Zitzman I've been defending this for some bit of time now . I completely understand why people love this one. I didn't love this particular 09 . #respect Cheers!

Cliff Lede

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Fantastic Beckstoffer, why am I the only one drinking this Parker 99 pointer? — 3 years ago

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Rochelle

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You know I love cliff lede nice!
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Love it
Martin G Rivard

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@Paul T I Love that one!

Heitz Cellar

Cellar Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

David T
9.2

On the nose; half baked & half stewed, ripe fruits. Blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, black raspberries, plum, strong anise, black cherry cola, vanilla, cinnamon, wood shavings, loamy soils, volcanic minerals, violets and fresh dark florals. The body is medium with the tannins nearly completely resolved. The fruits are ripe & juicy and come in waves over the palate. Blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, black raspberries, plum, strawberries, strong anise, black cherry cola, vanilla, cinnamon, liqueur notes, heavily steeped black fruit tea, wood shavings, touch of leather, dry crushed rock powder, dry herbs, dry stems, loamy soils, volcanic minerals, violets and fresh dark florals. The acidity rains over the palate. The structure is soft, the length long & elegant, well balanced and the beautiful finish lasts over a minute. Still in good shape but needs to be enjoyed inside of three years. After 20 years in the bottle, she has become an elegant beauty! Photos of; their tasting bar, tasting room exterior, wine lab hovering over barrel room and their Estate. Still one of the very few places in Napa you can taste 4-5 wines at no charge. #oldschool #respect — 2 years ago

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👌👍

Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

One of these bottles came out to play tonight, and I dare say it gave a Kapcsandy 2003 and a Favia 2009 Cerro Sur a run for its money. Between this wine and the Favia, I'm not sure which one I really liked more. I think they were both WOTN for different reasons. This wine started out with a funk that was a little bit strange right out of the bottle. A little hay and mushroom that had to die off. For the first 30 minutes, the wine was a little muted with regard to fruit. Lots of glycerine on the palate, but increased as it sat in the decanter. The wine eventually had a nice aged and completely ripe blackberry note that was ever present from front to finish. An herbaceous quality crept in and out throughout the entire experience, and finished rather bold for its age. Very impressed with this bottle. I have quite a bit more of the 2001 that I think I'm MORE impressed with, but this one certainly showed well. — 2 years ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

I was actually surprised myself. The Heitz haters say that Martha's has a lot of Brett... although I have witnessed this a time or two, it is very infrequent. This is drinking very well
David T

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I am not sure who the Heitz haters are but this is an excellent wine. Plus...#RESPECT for still not charging for a 4 or 5 wine tasting at their tasting room in Napa on HWY 29; which often includes their Martha.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@David T lots of hate for calling their wine "bretty", used saddle leather, dirty feet, etc etc. I, like most, love their wines and you are spot on with the respect they should get for not charging for a tasting!

Kalin Cellars

Cuvée W Livermore Valley Chardonnay 1995

Scary color, but its working its self out. Very interesting — 3 years ago

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David T

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He releases his wines when he believes their ready. Last year, he released his 96 Chardonnay. He may be the only one I know of who is that restrained to make his money and stays true to his beliefs. #RESPECT!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Thats why I gave them a shot, winery release after almost 20 years, not bouncing around for years on auction. Good stuff
TheSkip

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Wow!!!! Very impressive!!!