Ogc (oakville Grocery)

OGC (Oakville Grocery)

The Mercantile Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvigon 2020

Dark, full bodied, smooth with a lightly spicy finish. Oak /vanilla notes. — 5 months ago

Promontory

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Bucket list wine at awesome wine bar inside Oakville Grocery; it is so round, full and velvety… — 2 years ago

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D & B

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Found this wonderful Chardonnay in the tasting room adjacent to Oakville Grocery - love the oaky, apple flavors. Perfect with our picnic lunch outside on the comfy patio! — 6 years ago

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Oakville Grocery

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Love this wine, need more — 8 years ago

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Pas de Cheval

Prelude Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Last bucket list wine for me at Oakville Grocery Store. Word on the street is that this’ll become the next Screaming Eagle… Haven’t had Screaming Eagle yet so I’ll have to take their word for it. Cheers. — 2 years ago

Paul, Jose and 11 others liked this
Kevin Dale

Kevin Dale

Just had the Prelude. Have you tried the Intermezzo or Finale?
Ericsson

Ericsson

I’ve have not @Kevin Dale

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Really drinking quite well and simply great, if not overwhelmingly contemplative or complex. Nose is classic Rutherford with black cherry framed by kalamata olive tapenade sweet Cali bell red bell pepper, blackberry, dusty cocoa and mocha. A hint of freshcedar revealing itself with air. Really energetic on the palate both full and tense with great acidity. Structure is really holding up well, although not convinced it has more improvements to make. Makes me crave a black & blue from oakville grocery! — 5 years ago

Morlet Family Vineyards

En Famille Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2006

David T
9.5

The is from Morlet Families inaugural vintage of 2006. I must say it’s beautiful with a fair amount more of life ahead. The nose reveals dark cassis and a good presence of cinnamon stick. Blackberries, liqueured dark cherries, plum, poached strawberries, pomegranate extract, black raspberries float through, blueberries, vanilla, light clove & cinnamon, dark fresh florals and violets. The nose is intoxicating! The body is round, ripe and rich. The tannins nicely resolved. The structure, balance, tension and length are in an excellent spot. Mmmmm! Blackberries, liqueured dark cherries, plum, poached strawberries, dry cranberries, pomegranate extract, black raspberries float through, blueberries, vanilla, a touch of bramble, light clove & cinnamon stick, dark rich soils, dry crushed rocks, a little leather, dark fresh florals & violets. The acidity is a waterfall on the palate. The finish is; spectacular elegance, richness, balance and lasts two minutes. One of the best CA Pinot’s we’ve had in a very long time. It deserves an amen & a hallelujah! I paid $65 for this amazing wine 9 years after it’s release (the 2015 released at $115); which brings me back around to a repetitive point of mine. Look for great wines on the secondary market and pay less than producers current release pricing. That is to say, it will aid in keeping you from drinking your new releases too young that are not nearly ready to enjoy! If you are not doing this, you are doing a disservice to your palate and your wine budget. Photos of; their old historical brick building they’ve converted into their winery, interior tasting area, Luc Morlet and their Estate vines. Producer notes and history...Winemaker Luc Morlet is a fifth-generation of a French winemaking family. Growing up in Avenay-Val d’Or, he spent all his spare time working on his family’s estate. His university studies of viticulture and winemaking were put into practice during years of work in vineyards and wineries in Burgundy, Bordeaux, and the south of France. Luc left France in 1996 to join his wife Jodie in her native California. Starting in 2006, Luc Morlet began handcrafting Morlet vineyard designated wines and cuvées of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in the Napa Valley. As well as; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, a white Bordeaux-style blend and a Late Harvest Sémillon from Sonoma County. Luc is also the brother of Nicolas Morlet the Winemaker of Peter Michael fame. Luc is another producer I respect for his meticulous farming and low intervention winemaking techniques. While his roots are based out of France, he has adapted his skills well to the Napa Valley soils and climate. Morlet styles his wines in a harmonious and refined fashion. Their logo is based upon 19th century French artist Mathurin Moreau’s sculpture entitled, ‘L’Harmonie.’ In August 2010, Luc and and his wife Jodie purchased an estate, just north of the town of St. Helena. Since then, they have converted the historic stone building, built in 1880, into their family winery. The building was originally the Castner Winery that closed during Prohibition. Morlet is located St. Helena Appellation. The estate is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and is the exclusive fruit source for their ‘Morlet Estate’ label. The Morlet’s ‘Mon Chevalier’ vineyard is located on the hillsides of Knights Valley, overlooking the western slopes of Mount St. Helena. The vineyard benefits from their proximity to the mountain. Warm and windy climate is ideal for the long ripening of the red Bordeaux varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. They recently planted the 20 acre ‘Cœur de Vallée’ vineyard. These Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vines are located on the Oakville Bench, If one such exists. I read a quote from a grower who has been growing in Oakville for many years. He said, “the only bench in Oakville is the one in front of the Oakville Grocery Store.” While it may or may not be true, it’s certainly a funny quote. In addition to these family acres, they buy from farmers under long-term contracts in Fort Ross-Seaview, Russian River Valley, Bennett Valley, Dry Creek and Napa Valley. All of the Morlet’s wines are handcrafted using classical Burgundy and Bordeaux winemaking techniques and are matured in 100% French oak barrels. — 7 years ago

Shay, Sofia and 15 others liked this

Domaine de la Vougeraie

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2019

Another bucket list wine at awesome wine bar inside Oakville Grocery; classy, classy red Burgundy. Cheers. — 2 years ago

Severn, Jose and 13 others liked this

Liparita

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Similar notes to the Oakville. Solid, but I still strongly prefer the Block V. In any case, for the price this destroys grocery store plonk for value. — 4 years ago

Paul, Ron and 5 others liked this

Oakville Grocery

Napa Valley Red Wine 2012

Oakville Grocery has some of the most unexpectedly great wines. From this red Bordeaux blend to the Sauvignon Blanc and chard, all are better than winners... highly recommended by this humble oenophile! A beautiful restrained fruit forward cab typical of the Best NAPA cabs floods the pallet followed by all the notes of supple leather tobacco and even cacao. A fantastic buy under $25 from Last Bottle! — 7 years ago

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