Sigh. Such a lovely experience: a treat for the senses. 2013 was a magnificent year, and after 9 years this one was really coming together. (Fortunately I have two more of this vintage; I will try to wait because this wine has years of string drinking ahead.)
This is an estate wine, and Steve Burgess manages his property with goats to keep the underbrush cleared. I don’t know if that makes a difference in the taste but I do envy those goats who get to spend their days on that lovely Mount Howell slope.
Lots of people talk about the flavors, and the finesse, and the balance, and the succulence of this wine. It is lush and beautiful but built with a restraint and depth that will make your meal sing: even if, like us, you are serving burgers off the grill. With this wine, it will be a memorable experience. — 23 days ago
What a joy to taste well aged, well made Napa Cab. From a tasting of ‘98s from benchmark producers (Phelps, Clos du Val, Burgess) this was a favorite. Soft and velvety texture, very elegant, complex nose, long finish, this wine is what I wish more folks got to experience for the varietal and appellation. There has been a bunch of challenging press lately on Napa and Cab in particular, tasting this will remind us of what we are aiming for in this valley. — 2 months ago
It doesn’t get much better than this. Aged to perfection. — 10 months ago
Amazing wine. Very complex with long finish that just stays with you. Berry up front with hint of pepper that fades into smooth oak finish. — a month ago
I totally understand I opened this before I probably should, but I don’t regret it one but. New World Cab Franc made to absolute perfection. Smell brings a floral, green earth with butter/olive oil. First sip- (pure bliss) blueberry pie and dried lilac. As it sits, you get charred poblano peppers. American Oak really delivers. A truly inspiration wine, with a lot of thought. — a year ago