Ashes & Diamonds Winery

Grand Vin No 1 A & D Vineyard Red Blend

9.123 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Tobin Trevarthen

My kind of blend, Merlot was soft and full. Cab Franc shines through.

My kind of blend, Merlot was soft and full. Cab Franc shines through.

Jun 10th, 2018
Miguel Ostrowski

Gotta love when Dan Petroski goes to work. Still young and tight but showing signs of its beauty.

Gotta love when Dan Petroski goes to work. Still young and tight but showing signs of its beauty.

Jun 5th, 2018
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

8.9

Went well with pierogi and Polish Easter cuisine. What's not to like about Matthiasson fruit and Dan Petroski making the wine? I did like the Cab Franc a little better.

Went well with pierogi and Polish Easter cuisine. What's not to like about Matthiasson fruit and Dan Petroski making the wine? I did like the Cab Franc a little better.

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2018
Steven Beishuizen

The 2014 seems very well constructed. Rainier cherries. Maybe soaked in Luxardo. But with a hand of restraint. Softness throughout.

The 2014 seems very well constructed. Rainier cherries. Maybe soaked in Luxardo. But with a hand of restraint. Softness throughout.

Feb 18th, 2019
Jeff Ryan

Very interesting wine. I’ll let you decide.

Very interesting wine. I’ll let you decide.

Jan 13th, 2019
Sebastian Corriere

Merlot and Cabernet Franc from 30 ye old vines planted by Mondavi. Good but not elaborate. Uncomplicated. It was suggested that it was Sangiovese-like, by the hostess, but I disagree.

Merlot and Cabernet Franc from 30 ye old vines planted by Mondavi. Good but not elaborate. Uncomplicated. It was suggested that it was Sangiovese-like, by the hostess, but I disagree.

Nov 10th, 2018
Nik Weinberg-Lynn

Earthy nose of blackberries and spice. Rustic mouthfeel of tart cherries and bittersweet chocolate. Dynamite!

Earthy nose of blackberries and spice. Rustic mouthfeel of tart cherries and bittersweet chocolate. Dynamite!

Sep 16th, 2018
Mabel Hsu

Actually it’s vin de table not the grand vin

Actually it’s vin de table not the grand vin

Mar 10th, 2018
Sami Pollak

Delicious! Marks friends vineyard

Delicious! Marks friends vineyard

Feb 23rd, 2018
Brandon Chew

ripe berries giving way to soft oaky tannins and a hint of vanilla cream. Great point of view.

ripe berries giving way to soft oaky tannins and a hint of vanilla cream. Great point of view.

Feb 12th, 2018