Red Mountain, Columbia Valley

Bevan Cellars

Sugarloaf Mountain Proprietary Red Blend 2016

David T

I haven’t really enjoyed this producer due to how much ABV it shows, This was the first time it didn’t burn the back of my throat. Still big and dark. It’s a 30 plus year wine. — 8 days ago

Shay, Ming and 10 others liked this

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Elivette Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Paul K

Drinking window wide open! Black cherry, black plum, licorice, and tobacco with currant covered tannins. Everything comes together so well with minute long finish of crème de cassis. Knocked out by this. — a month ago

Shay, Ray and 16 others liked this

Hedges Family Estate

Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Medium body, warm, chocolate/espresso — 2 months ago

with Lena

Owen Roe

Ex Umbris Columbia Valley Syrah 2018

A garnet hue with a ring of ruby red catches your eye at first glance. Lots of red raspberries and black berries followed by dark chocolate, black pepper, oak and prolific earth. Great structure with lively acidity, balanced tannins leaving a zingy finish of black currants and a peppery bite. — 14 days ago

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La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

2011 vintage. Not the best vintage nor the longest-lived. Drinking pretty decently currently. Would I want to slide-tackle this in a decade? No. In the next 5 years? Yes. Plenty of love aboard the ship now. 2.28.24. — 2 months ago

Ira, Shay and 6 others liked this

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Still holding strong after a decade — a month ago

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Philip Togni Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Presented to me double-blind at Tasting Group. The wine pours a deep ruby color with a somewhat translucent (fine sediment), near opaque core fading out to a garnet with a slightly watery rim. Medium+ viscosity with pretty significant staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with notes of plums, cassis, dark cherries tobacco, some leather, some faint pyrazines, dried purple flowers, clay-like earth and fine baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and luxurious with soft and attractive texture. Initial conclusions is this could be a Merlot, or Bordeaux-based blend from France, USA or Italy but since I seem to get more non-fruit characteristics, I’m calling this a Merlot-based blend from France, Bordeaux, Right-bank, St. Émilion, 2000 vintage. Whoa! 2005 Togni! Dang…this baby has some real Bordeaux sensibilities. Delicious stuff that is drinking very well right now. Apparently, this bottle had been opened the night before so it had plenty of time to breathe. I would expect well cellared examples should drink well through 2035. — a month ago

Shay, Douglas and 12 others liked this

Bodega Catena Zapata

High Mountain Vines Mendoza Malbec

Smooth, full-bodied, less spicy yet flavorful Malbec. Really enjoyed. — 12 days ago