Nine Suns

Napa Valley Red Blend

9.6181 ratings
9.619 pro ratings
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
Martin G Rivard

@Kirk Alexander I think we both agreed that a little time will make this a rock star. Definitely the potential and characteristics to blow the second flight screagle away. Didn’t show as well as the last time that I uncorked this elegant beast!

@Kirk Alexander I think we both agreed that a little time will make this a rock star. Definitely the potential and characteristics to blow the second flight screagle away. Didn’t show as well as the last time that I uncorked this elegant beast!

May 19th, 2018
Mike R
9.6

Oh yeah - like a kitten that cannot stop purring this baby was spot on - 2 hour decant and singing was delightful and my evening was so bright full though the weather outside was frightful so we drank and we drank and we drank - my face hurts from smiling - lol

Oh yeah - like a kitten that cannot stop purring this baby was spot on - 2 hour decant and singing was delightful and my evening was so bright full though the weather outside was frightful so we drank and we drank and we drank - my face hurts from smiling - lol

Mar 11th, 2018
Mike R
9.8

@Jason Chang thank you so much for coming and for bring this amazing wine Saturday - four days later and it off the hook / scary good / stunning my friend - take a bow and bravo

@Jason Chang thank you so much for coming and for bring this amazing wine Saturday - four days later and it off the hook / scary good / stunning my friend - take a bow and bravo

Nov 16th, 2017
Mike R
9.6

@Jason Chang glad to have met and you are a genius - the best of both worlds - old and new - just stunning

@Jason Chang glad to have met and you are a genius - the best of both worlds - old and new - just stunning

Nov 14th, 2017
Martin G Rivard

My daughter advised that I'm going to be a Grandfather once again. Toasted with a 2012 inaugural vintage of Nine Suns to our "New Inaugural" addition to the family. I can't think of a better pairing at this time!!!!!!!
My toast upon hearing the news was.. ....."We love you already".
Thank you for reading a proud Grandfather's Post. I hope everyone tonight has a night that is 1/2 as GREAT as mine. I am truly Blessed. 😊😊😊😊😊😜

My daughter advised that I'm going to be a Grandfather once again. Toasted with a 2012 inaugural vintage of Nine Suns to our "New Inaugural" addition to the family. I can't think of a better pairing at this time!!!!!!!
My toast upon hearing the news was.. ....."We love you already".
Thank you for reading a proud Grandfather's Post. I hope everyone tonight has a night that is 1/2 as GREAT as mine. I am truly Blessed. 😊😊😊😊😊😜

8 people found it helpfulMar 26th, 2016
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.8

Fantastic!! Didn't want the bottle to end. Get on the mailing list quick!

Fantastic!! Didn't want the bottle to end. Get on the mailing list quick!

2 people found it helpfulAug 1st, 2016
David L

11' Nine Suns wasn't released to the public? What a shame. Just an amazing bottle of 2011. @Jason Chang @@Martin G Rivard

11' Nine Suns wasn't released to the public? What a shame. Just an amazing bottle of 2011. @Jason Chang @@Martin G Rivard

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.6

Deep ruby red with a purplish hue. Completely coats the glass, high viscosity. Voluptuous nose with black and blueberries layered with dark gravel and cocoa. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Lush and plush on the palate with tons of structure. Dark palate; dark baking spices, dark cocoa, cinnamon sticks, dark minerality in the finish, black cherries and lush dark berries. Stunning wine that leaves your mouth wanting more. Delicious finish that lingers. This will only get better with age, would love to revisit in 5 to 10 years. Drink till 2038. (96+)

Deep ruby red with a purplish hue. Completely coats the glass, high viscosity. Voluptuous nose with black and blueberries layered with dark gravel and cocoa. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Lush and plush on the palate with tons of structure. Dark palate; dark baking spices, dark cocoa, cinnamon sticks, dark minerality in the finish, black cherries and lush dark berries. Stunning wine that leaves your mouth wanting more. Delicious finish that lingers. This will only get better with age, would love to revisit in 5 to 10 years. Drink till 2038. (96+)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2017
Daniel Taub

BUY. This wine. Now. Another Benny brilliant wine. Kudos. Cheers

BUY. This wine. Now. Another Benny brilliant wine. Kudos. Cheers

1 person found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2015
James Leahy

2012 vintage. Beautiful expression of western hillside fruit, with enormous depth and complexity. Young, vibrant and exciting. Bravo Jason

2012 vintage. Beautiful expression of western hillside fruit, with enormous depth and complexity. Young, vibrant and exciting. Bravo Jason

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2015