Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley

Castello di Amorosa

Don Thomas Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Has very nice age on it - baking spices, mild tannins, blackberries, med-high alcohol. — 11 days ago

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Paloma

Napa Valley Syrah 1999

Shows just a touch of oak, lovely dark fruits, nice balance, medium-long finish, less alcohol shows on this one, though it’s the same as the Amphora. — 6 days ago

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School House Vineyard

Mezcolanza Zinfandel Blend 2016

So good, this is time-travel Zinfandel, just like the better producers made it in the 70s. (I don’t know how the trend got to the point where 15%+ jam monsters are the norm, but it did.) This has a nice youthful saturated color. Nose is very pure, spicy blackberry, with nose-tingly acids showing, spice, and loads of crushed stone minerality. At once lively and rich in the mouth, it’s got great, focused brambly Zin fruit and crisp—yes, crisp—acids. Bone dry. A bit of tannic structure and a nice rocky, gravelly note. So damn good. Go Bruins! — 17 days ago

Sharon, Hugh and 9 others liked this

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Malbec 2016

Dark chocolate covered cherries. On the sweeter side, should improve with time. — 22 days ago

Severn, Tom and 10 others liked this

Lamborn Family Vineyards

Howell Mountain Mary-Hana Rosé 2021

Ron R
9.2

Zinfandel clearly has some utility… with a very suggestive appearance.
Drink this cold. Very rugged expression of a summertime wine. Displays it full coat of arms when combined with hard cheeses. Lots of cherry blossom notes with hints of red licorice. Drink over the next 24 months.
— 5 days ago

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@Ron R sounds nice! Cheers!
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Nice color

Marston Family Vineyard

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Balanced, quality fruit but lacking in personality. — 4 days ago

Tom, Severn and 10 others liked this

Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards

Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

4/2022. Very nice cab. Full of flavor and feel. Paired well with the Aussie wagyu at Hall’s Chophouse. — 17 days ago

Eddie and Rob liked this

Smith Madrone

Spring Mountain District Riesling 2017

Ming L
9.4

Wow this tasted better than the 16’ I can remember!
A bit more petrol note, in a very pleasant way. There is also more subtle tropical fruits such as pineapple on the nose. Hint of smoke as well. Textured like a Viognier. Bright clean cut acidity with just the slightest sweetness for balance.
Now I have no doubt that this is the best US Riesling I’ve tasted.
— 13 days ago

Bob, Severn and 2 others liked this

Sbragia Family Vineyards

Hughes Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Cherry, raspberry preserves, currant, blackberry, oak and hints of vanilla. Full-bodied and soft tannins. — 7 days ago

Eddie, Paul and 2 others liked this

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Napa Valley Red Blend 2010

Blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot & 3% Malbec, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits with spice, herb and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, fig and blueberry with currants, cacao, pepper and earthy notes. Fine soft tannins, good structure, long finish, great mouthfeel, ending with cedar, fruit and earthy character. Wonderful! Very Nice. — 4 days ago

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