Petit Verdot

Montes

Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot 2020

Deeep purple color.
Aromas of baked blueberry, blackberry, green bell pepper, hint of vanilla.
Dry. Flavors of cassis, vanilla, cedar, licorice. Medium-rich, chewy tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 5/5
— 4 days ago

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Matthiasson

Napa Valley Red Blend 2013

Quite delicious, but needs a 2+ hour decant even at 10+ years (plus lots of sediment so the decant is necessary anyway). Great pairing with an Easter roast beef and mushrooms. Nice darker fruit. Tannins still quite there - could take another ~5 years. Nice acid on the finish and always appreciate the < 14% abv. — 12 days ago

Neil, Severn and 3 others liked this

Château Lanessan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Probably my favourite Bordeaux vintage but i found this a bit lacking. Still offers a fairly good QPR. Wouldnt buy it again but would drink it again 😂 — 12 days ago

Ted, Dick and 9 others liked this

Opus One

Overture Napa Valley Petit Verdot Blend

A day later it’s singing from the rooftops. Absolutely lovely! — 13 days ago

Bob, Tom and 4 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1998

David T
9.4

1998 not the best Napa Cabernet vintage. However, good producers still find their way through difficult vintages. Joseph Phelps is the rule rather than the exception.

This was poured out of magnum and drinking beautifully by their Hospitality Manger.

Nicely ripe, lush juicy fruits of blackberries, blackberries, both plums, some purple & blue fruits. Dash of spice & lead pencil, anise-black licorice, soft baking spices, caramel notes, some dark chocolate, fresh dark flowers, round acidity and a well balanced, softened structure & tension, elegant, nicely evolved finish that lasted a full minute.
— 5 days ago

Shay, Paul and 17 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

Wonderful wine. One of my favorite vineyards. This is always a high quality wine. This one is still young but getting its legs. Vibrant and fresh if not yet rounded out. There is complexity that will only build. The length is good now but I know will be significantly longer in near term. Cherry. Fig. Eucalyptus. Loved this wine. Looking forward to sampling the next few I have over ensuing decade. — 14 days ago

Shay, Joseph and 18 others liked this
Ron R

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When did you take delivery of this?
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Sorry. Just saw this: ordered in Aug ‘23. Picked up Jan ‘24

Continuum

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

305 group annual 10 yr Napa cab retrospective — 17 days ago

Jose, Scott@Mister and 5 others liked this

Château Lascombes

Margaux Merlot Blend 2004

Not flawed but just not great. Sometimes the vintage reports are correct. 2004 is not one to seek out. It’s oddly somewhat similar to how they are talking about 2021 Bordeaux, another rough vintage. — 12 days ago

Neil, Severn and 3 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1989

+2 hour decant(decent chunky/fine sediment). A wondrous dark garnet with bricking. On the nose: perfumed notes of stewed plum, currants, old leather, cigar box, smoked meat, truffles, and touch of mint. Taste: silky, exquisite wine with red cherry/plum, old leather, dusty chiseled granite, bitter chocolate, cedar, and a dry graphite/coffee long finish. YUM! Drinks beautifully and should hold for more years of awesomeness. — 13 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Nice bottle!

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Ted
9.5

Superb glass of grape juice. Silky smooth. Outstanding!! — 8 days ago

Jeni
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Billy, Shay and 11 others liked this