Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

305 group annual 10 yr Napa cab retrospective- my WOTN — 2 months ago

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Château Tertre Daugay

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Nice bottle for $50.00, decant an hour so & you’re set
Info I found on the dark web as follows,

This property possesses 16 hectares of vines (60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc) and was purchased in 1978 by Comte Léo de Malet Roquefort, the owner of Château La Gaffelière. In June 2011 it was acquired by the Clarence Dillon group, which also owns Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. Its new owner decided to rename the property, starting with the 2011 vintage. Château Tertre Daugay, the fifth cru classé to be acquired by the Clarence Dillon group, became Château Quintus.The property is located on a high promontory that forms the edge of the Saint Emilion plateau. It commands a panoramic view far into the distance of the surrounding villages and the Dordogne Valley. It is here that, since time immemorial, a watchtower has stood to guard the village of Saint Emilion. The exceptional microclimate is due to the area's diversity in terms of soil, slopes and orientation. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that in 1844 and 1848 the wine was among the 14 most sought-after and expensive in Saint Emilion. For nearly a century, Bordeaux et ses Vins, the standard reference work produced by Cocks and Féret, listed the property as a Saint Emilion Premier Cru. The property was also one of the prestigious vineyards in Saint Emilion to win a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867.
— a year ago

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Jody Scharf

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great notes ty


Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

2nd wine from Harlan's Promontory Winery.

A 1.5 hour decant (some cloudy sediment). A majestic dark murky purplish red magenta color. On the nose: blackberry, black cherry, pepper, eucalyptus, espresso, smokey vanilla. Taste: A velvety medium plus body wine with black cherry, espresso, charcoal, dark chocolate and a blackberry cocoa finish. CHEERS!
— 3 years ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Nice pull! Ready or wait? I’ve been wondering when to open mine.
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

If you are curious like I was, pop the 14 with a 2 hour decant, its drinking great. Per AG, the 2013 was made in a more tannic style (I'm waiting on that one) and that style was changed in 2014.


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Closed and disjointed at opening but came together nicely after a 4 hr decant. Well balanced density and acidity - notable lift. Secondaries showing nicely, tertiaries developing well, perfectly integrated tannin. This is a great time to drink. Aging further may benefit tertiary flavor development and there’s certainly sufficient acid to carry it through, but may have notable textural decline. Of the four wines tasted (Scarecrow 12, Promontory 14, Continuum 13) it was second favorite and most closely aligned stylistically with Scarecrow. — 3 months ago

Thibault Liger-Belair

Les Saint Georges Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Black cherry. Dark fruits. Earth. Loved it, pure NSG. Promontory — 3 years ago

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The Mascot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa Valley.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Showing black fruits with chocolates, earth, cedar, spices, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, vanilla, licorice and light vegetables.

Dry on the palate with a long finish and fine grained tannins.

Good right out of the bottle, but really needs a few hours to open up properly and show the tannins, which we did not have this time, as it finished way too quickly.

This 8 year old is still young, and would age nicely in the next 15 years.

Showing great complexity with a smooth, soft and delicate mouthfeel. Rich yet elegant, with a spicy finish.

Grapes come from the younger vines of BOND, Harlan Estate and Promontory. 

I paired it with a nice piece of steak and baked potatoe.

94 points.

— 3 years ago

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Penultimate Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Delectable Wine

The 2018 Penultimate is a seriously beautiful wine that captures all the qualities that made this vintage so special. Bright and articulate, the 2018 is wonderfully vibrant from start to finish. Dark red cherry, plum, mocha, spice, cedar and dried herbs flesh out in this super-expressive and inviting edition of Penultimate. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, December 2023)
— 5 months ago

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Clos des Cortons Faiveley Monopole Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Bright cherry, strawberry. Smooth finish. Far better than the 2011. Promontory — 3 years ago

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Louis Jadot

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2012

Dark cherry. Cranberry. Floral nose. Smooth finish. Nice balance of size and elegance. Many years to come. Promontory — 3 years ago

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Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía

Had at Promontory. Surprisingly Silky. Dark fruits. A bit fruit forward, but quite compelling for the price. AWM — 4 years ago