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Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Excellent now but should get better 🍷 — 9 months ago

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Addax

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016

Really good chard. Poured more of an amber color than I thought. Nose of bay breeze, oyster shell, salinity, yellow fruit. Entry of cantaloupe, banana, herbal character. Very round on the front, and then dries to an acidic character in the middle and finish. This wine is really quite dense on the front and yet doesn't seem to impose with whatever is paired with it. Has a lot of density, complexity and balance, and I think this one has many years left. Bottle didn't last long! — 3 years ago

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Glad you finally opened this! I actually prefer this to Bevan’s Ritchie chard (although they are basically the same).

Hourglass

Blueline Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.5

What an incredible second day here in Napa. Jesus started us off with an amazing tasting at Davies/Schramsberg, Crocker & Starr gave us our cab franc fix, Montagu & Addax put on a double tasting, and Hourglass knocked it out of the park at the end of the day! I won’t post each wine we tasted, but I’ll highlight the best from each spot.

One of the best winery visits we’ve ever done in our now 4 years is coming out. A combo of perfect weather, a great host, and no rush due to time constraints. One of the most beautiful caves I’ve ever seen. Similarities here to the Bevan cab, but this showed a bit more give and flex. Gorgeous bouquet of blue and black fruit. Plum, espresso and some dark chocolate. Loved it.
— 6 years ago

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I’m jealous!
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Amazing place and people. Did you try their cab franc? Agree with Leon - their Malbec is also great.
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@Carl Fischer : You KNOW I had to request cab franc! Loved it. Bought some. Wasn’t able to try the Malbec.

Addax

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

Really good. Hope my Cowboys are better than the wine 🍷😜 — 2 years ago

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Addax

Tench Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Big Bold Cab — 4 years ago

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Tell Josh hi!

Addax

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Greg Ballington
9.3

Thank you Brian and Russell for the sneak peak!!

Dark ruby red. Lush nose with cinnamon, twigs, raspberries, and cherries. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Lush and layered palate with red berries, spices and some freshly broken twigs. Long finish. Drink till 2027.
— 6 years ago

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Last I had of that it was in barrel.

Schramsberg Vineyards

Reserve Sparkling Blend 2008

Shay A
9.5

What an incredible second day here in Napa. Jesus started us off with an amazing tasting at Davies/Schramsberg, Crocker & Starr gave us our cab franc fix, Montagu & Addax put on a double tasting, and Hourglass knocked it out of the park at the end of the day! I won’t post each wine we tasted, but I’ll highlight the best from each spot.

@jesus g was a killer host. He opened up some older sparklers to compare against new releases as well as poured some very impressive JDavies reds, including the Diamond Mtn Cab. This JSchram Reserve ‘08 though was on a different level. Honeyed almond, apricot, lemon curd. Texture and acidity were seductive at 10yrs old. Happy to have one tucked away for the foreseeable future. Legit, @jesus g !
— 6 years ago

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Awesome. We’re scheduled for 10am on the 28th.
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@jesus g : I just popped one of the ‘08 Reserves I got from our visit and hot dang it was good! Can’t wait to grab more during our visit in a few weeks!
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Addax

Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

A bit young needs some bottle aging or many hrs. of decanting (only gave it 2hrs) Should be 95+ in a few yrs. — 3 years ago

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Perus Wine

Veena Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Shay A
9.4

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

I’ve had many of Bevan’s other label SauvBlancs (Bevan, Addax) that are unfiltered and to me, there is more fruit here than the others. Very tropical...mango & guava. Rich palate that is very honeyed. The finish has the limestone/stone fruit traits of the others. A fantastic Cali SB. Thanks
@Joe Lucca !
— 5 years ago

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@Joe Lucca Drinking so much better than it was a year ago. Very much enjoyed this!
9.3

Crocker & Starr

St. Helena Cabernet Franc 2015

Shay A
9.4

What an incredible second day here in Napa. Jesus started us off with an amazing tasting at Davies/Schramsberg, Crocker & Starr gave us our cab franc fix, Montagu & Addax put on a double tasting, and Hourglass knocked it out of the park at the end of the day! I won’t post each wine we tasted, but I’ll highlight the best from each spot.

We are all die hard Cab Franc fans, so a stop here was a must after
@Carl Fischer introduced me to this cab franc last year. First, the property itself is flat out gorgeous. Quaint and quiet. Awesome history here as well.

This cab franc is a BABY. New release. Red and black fruits are still fighting to take over...didn’t get much blueberry off of this like I did the ‘12, but age plays a part. Violet, lavender, black truffle and a touch of spice. A benchmark for Napa Cab Franc, alongside Arnyca and Detert. The Post 1 bottle is their current release (2013) Cabernet that is their purest expression of Cabernet from the Estate. This is serious Cabernet...tannic, structured and could compete with top end mountain wines.
— 6 years ago

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@Shay A that makes sense. Although in all honesty I like their standard Cabernet aged typically five to seven years before starting to open them. They are graceful agers!
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Stellar line up!!! Haven’t even heard of the Post 1. Looks like you’re having a great trip @Shay A enjoy!!
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@Carl Fischer : Post 1 is brand new to C&S and is their version of top end, most pure expression of Cabernet. Keep hands off for many years...enjoy the cab franc 😍