Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Rim to rim color density. Red and black cherries poke through cedar and sweet tobacco on the nose with dark chocolate chunks, plum, prune and date, toasted sesame, cinnamon, rose petal, and cardamom. Chewy tannins that roll satin-smooth initially, then cassis, black currant and licorice flip the script. Graphite and blackberry frame dark chocolate and mocha-tobacco, oak and black bread.


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— 24 days ago

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Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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9.6

This is a large-scale yet compact example of BV’s flagship wine. Displays notes of kirsch, maraschino cherries and tobacco on the nose. The nose gives way to a heady cocktail of maple syrup and moderate toasty oak. Plush tannins add weight on the mid-palate. Exceptional example at the price. Let this unfurl over the next few years. — a month ago

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how do I get an invite 🤔? beg? ok 👍 I'm begging...
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lol. Behave yourself, @Jody Scharf. Will set up a soirée at home, soon. You’ll be the first invitee.

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

2 hour decant if not longer needed.
Great after opening 2 bottles of 2010 Phelps that were toasted
— 16 days ago

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Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Decant for sediment and pour(decent chunky/fine sediment). A remarkable murky magenta color with bricking. On the nose: beautiful nose of stewed black fruit/currants, floral, herbaceous, burnt embers, spearment. Taste: classic old school Napa, juicy, balanced, savory wine with dark cherry, baking spice, smoke, sweet tobacco and a nice long earthy cocoa finish. YUM! Drinks well at year 20 and glad to have another bottle. — 11 days ago

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Far Niente Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay

2022. very well balanced, lemony notes, gorgeous. yay ‘22 — 6 days ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Flight #2 of our 1997 Retrospective and these were the thoroughbreds. Presented single-blind; no formal notes. Wine #3 had great color and was charming on the nose. Developing, the fruit was beginning to show a slightly more desiccated profile. Relative to the others in the flight, this seems a bit more like a fastball right down the middle of the plate. I called Dunn Napa. A really nice wine that was just a little less interesting relative to the others in the flight. Drink now and through 2030. — 23 days ago

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Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

So appealing for such a young Dominus. Bursting aromatics of ripe currants, blueberries, baking spice, flowers, green leafs, pepper, iron. I know Dominus ages gracefully but this is a treat to drink already today. — 7 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Red Wine

Full bodied and flavourful. Sweet dark fruits, methol, crushed rock, herbs. Fresh finish with fine grained tannins. To me this has that polished silky Stags Leap feel to it. — 7 days ago

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Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Excellent dinner wine with crab/lobster. Low tannins, some plum tones — 13 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Great Insignia….gets richer with time (3.5 hours)🤩. Soft, rich, jammy — 16 days ago

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