Oak Knoll, Napa Valley

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

This 4 year old Napa Chardonnay is starting to drink nicely, but not there yet. Needs at least 5 years in the bottle to mature properly.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing lemons citrus, oak, vanilla, yellow and green apples, grapefruits, almonds, earth, minerals, and white pepper.

Good by itself and better with food.

A good wine to pair with seafood. A good quality wine.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 8 days ago

Severn, Vino and 24 others liked this
Henry Fuseler

Henry Fuseler

Thanks for the good words. Will definitely try it now.

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This is humming right now. Value buy that has improved with age. Unexpected, pleasant surprise. — 3 days ago

Brent, Ron and 1 other liked this

Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Nothing like drinking wine at its origin! — 3 days ago

Jan, Shay and 8 others liked this

Hall Wines

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

💪👍 This was a great value. You can buy this for around 30 bucks. Wasn't sure what to expect but this was appropriately tannic and fruit notes came through. Highly palatable as one would expect from a Napa cab. — a day ago

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

What better than drinking a well rounded full bodied Stags’ Leap here in the bush of South Africa??! Okay, got it. No deer here but antilope. But they can sure leap! As this wine did to me 😁. Really enjoyed it. Very rich with the fairly heavy oak foot print fully integrated with the dark red and blue fruit giving it an intriguing ride and a desiring finish for more. — 19 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
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Jan, Ericsson and 4 others liked this

Far Niente Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

Getting some age on it but still drinking well. Apples, with a touch of lemon and peach. Soft and slightly sweet. Nice mouthfeel, really supple. — 9 days ago

Eric, Paul and 4 others liked this

Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Happy Friday and celebrating with this wine. Most amazing winery I ever visited. Thank you to my sister in law that booked the private tasting and introduced me to this wine. She’s one of my besties. Love the smell of the bouquet of flowers that are soft and eloquent. Interesting that the company also has flowers one of my favorite Pinot noirs. This iwine is slightly too cherry finish. But I love the velvet texture. — 10 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 6 others liked this

Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Just a fun bottle to bring to a dinner. Let it cool and open. Then drink! — 25 days ago

Peter, Ted and 7 others liked this
Joe Lyons

Joe Lyons

Nice bottle of wine!!!
Matt Duncan

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Cheers @Peter Isacksen ! 🍷 🍇

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2002

2005 Wine Spectator Wine of the Year.

1 hour decant(lots of fine /cloudy sediment). A captivating still dark garnet with just a touch of bricking. On the nose: jumping from the glass are beautiful notes of ripe cherry, floral, sweet vanilla oak, cigar, licorice, and mint. Taste: A smooth, creamy, balanced wine with black cherry, wet earth, cedar, and a plumy mocha long finish. YUM!!! Not opulent, just a well made Cali cab with more years to go.
— 23 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Shay A

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The best Insignia I’ve ever had when I opened my bottle last year. Wow!
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Shay A Yep, a stunner that held up beautifully through the entire night. Fortunate to have a couple more bottles. Cheers!

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Nose has ripe black cherry, menthol, few day old chocolate cake, blueberry jam and old cigar box. Initially alcohol makes itself known, but diminishing with air.

Palate has dried blackberries, dehydrated sweet cherry, over-ripe black cherry, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, faint cedar with medium tannins, long finish. A great wine but more air desired as improvements are noted.

Decanted 2H, then double-decant for service; notes at 4H open.

Second bottle of almost a case of old BV GdL from a very trusted local source, no disappointing. Many more bottles to go on this stellar vintage. 😉

A great paring to Ribeye from Allen Bros. topped with truffle butter.
— 23 days ago

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