Napa Valley, California

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Winemaker Series Battuello Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ten years aging in my cellar at 52 degrees. Stags’ Leap 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Decanting for one hour. This was recommended by the winery when I purchased it. Today is the day. Its now 10 years old. It is absolutely stunning! The cork was perfectly preserved with a minimal saturation level. The bouquet is a beautiful African violet and black licorice explosion in the nose. The initial palate delivers a robust dark berry and dark currant fruit. The mid pallet slides in with a velvety and Earthy quality. Lots of silk and butter. Then comes the rich mineral infused soil and Graphite middle. There is a bit of chocolate in the pallet. The finish is so smooth you might never stop sliding until you pull yourself another glass. The tannins are so soft and supple. it is moderately dry leaving you thirsty for more. Perfect Cab! — 3 days ago

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The Vice

Single Vineyard Napa Valley Saint Laurent 2019

Tried this as I happened to walk past a wine bar “Local & Vine” in NYC and met wine reps. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, cedar and big floral and violet notes, aged in French oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe black cherry with notes of cacao, vanilla and pronounced dried floral herbs. Fine rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, spice and floral notes. Nice but a bit too floral right now, needs more time in the bottle. — 5 days ago

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Continuum

Novicium Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

11yr Wedding Anniversary! Wine needed a decant but we didn’t have time. Dark purple color. Great nose of cedar, dark cherries, and rustic elements. Was surprised by the olives and meats on the palate. Was very CDP like. Not sure if it’s in a weird spot, an off bottle, or meant to be that type of blend. Wasn’t bad, but not my style. Medium depth and finish. — 6 days ago

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Darioush

Darius II Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Darioush - Darius II- cabernet sauvignon 2018. Although it is way over priced, its not a bad cab. This is about 200 dollars over priced at 350 a bottle offered to only a few in the wine club. I am very happy to be able to share this with you all. The color is as opaque as they come. The bouquet is mostly blackberry pie fresh out of the oven. The initial palate is crisp black raspberry, blackberry, and fig. The sudden sharpness overwhelms the mid palate and bleeds into the finish. There is some graphite and oak present in the back ground. The finish is a wee bit sharp, almost sour, and very dry!!! However, I must have another sip. It is very addictive… this gives new meaning to sharp wine tannins. It has a very thick feel in the mouth. I would not buy it again, but boy is it fun to drink! — a day ago

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Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1992

A beautiful true garnet in color with some definite bricking. The nose initially fills the senses with tart dark cherry and cassis, barn yard funk, smoked meat and green veggie followed by secondary notes of pepper, worn leather and chocolate cherry. A bomb of cherry fruit hits the palate. WOW! Smooth, luscious and elegant. Tannins are well blended and notes of spice wet earth, plum, pencil lead and dark coffee bean complete it’s long dry finish. Look forward to seeing how it holds up over the next few hours with more secondary coming out. — 6 days ago

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Beau Vigne

Cult Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Ming L
9.0

The 19’ is the first vintage release under new ownership, which tries to establish a new branding for Cult. Not sure it’s because of the lawsuits or pure marketing decision.
I have not tasted prior vintages, which costs well over $100 under the Beau Vigne brand. The 19’ costs $30, at which is a very good value IMO.
Full body, rich and delicious as expected. A bit more extracted than I would like, but overall there is the sense of balance.
I would buy again if it’s still around $30.
— 6 days ago

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Meadowcroft

Napa Valley Blanc de Blancs

Meadowcroft Wines Napa Valley Blanc de Blancs Non Vintage, California

Pale lemon in color.

On the nose grapefruits, green apples, white pepper, light limes and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and medium sized bubbles.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, herbs, spices, minerals and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and spices.

This is a very tasty sparkling wine from Napa Valley. Nicely balanced and tangy. Spicy and interesting.

Easy drinking and good by itself. Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime.

100% Chardonnay grapes from Napa Valley. A tiny production of only 122 cases.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$38.
— 13 days ago

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Hundred Acre Vineyard

Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, mint, espresso, earth, spices, black pepper, light vegetables, eucalyptus and pencil lead.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, green olives, peppercorn, earth, black tea, light vegetables and herbs.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 13 year old Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking very nicely now, although still young.

Gentle, elegant and tasty. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with lots of fruits.

Tastes very much like a good quality left bank Bordeaux. Loved the nose here.


Will continue age nicely in the next 15 years. Would be nice to revisit it again in 5 years, as I see it becoming even better.

This Single Vineyard is a delicious wine that needs time to open up properly. I gave it 4 hours in the decanter.

Robert Parker 96 points.

Thank you Sonny for sharing this with me.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$600 (current vintage).
— 10 days ago

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Arnot-Roberts

Vare Vineyard Ribolla Gialla 2020

Vintage after vintage… I love this wine… crisp, low ABV, always acid-driven… wonderful floral notes… but real acid grip to drive the weight on the palate snd the amazing long tart peachy finish. This wine works so well with all types of Mediterranean cuisine… tonight with simple Greek lemon chicken and Beets with heaps of garlic driven Skordalia. Opa! — 3 days ago

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Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon & 6% Petit Verdot, BV grapes were first planted back in 1900, by founder Georges de Latour. Outstanding! Deep dense Ruby with complex berry fruit aromas wrapped in toasty spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry and sweet plum with licorice and cacao, adding cedar and tobacco notes. Soft velvet tannins, still young, long finish, well integrated and nicely balanced, a joy to drink. Will age a long time. A Wow factor wine!! — 7 days ago

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