Rich And Bold

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich, smooth, complex & yummy — 11 days ago

Rombauer Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay

Firm acidity to support the rich apple, pear and citrus flavors and toasty oak component. — 10 days ago

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2020

Began in 1944, Mario Incisa acquired Cab Sauv & Franc vine cuttings, planted them on San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello, Sassicaia, "the place of many stones". A blend of 85% Cab Sauv, 15% Cab Franc. Lovely ripe fruit & spice aromas. Bold berry fruit flavors with spice, oak, leather & cacao, a powerhouse. Soft tannins allows current enjoyment. Long silky smooth fresh finish ending with fruit, oak and spice. Great now, will age, but drink now, outstanding. Little pricey at $300. Tasting Sample. — a month ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2020

Medium-deep ruby color.
Aromas of black cherry, leather, stewed tomato, cured meat, hard goat cheese.
Dry. Flavors of hard goat cheese, black cherry, peppercorn, leather, subtle clove. Medium-rich, chewy tannins. Notes are complex and vivid! Fantastic!

Intensity: 5/5
Complexity: 5/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 5/5
— 2 months ago

"Odedi", Andrew and 9 others liked this

Far Niente Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Big bold. Wine was tight and would have benefitted from couple of hours decanting ! — 23 days ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Deep ruby color.
Aromas of black cherry, oak spice.
Dry. Flavors of stewed black cherry, dried cherry, licorice, cedar, black raspberry. Rich, chewy tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— a month ago

Tom, Martin and 1 other liked this

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Rich and layered. Bursting with ripe fruit this is a fast moving bottle. It doesn’t last very long. Ever sip is a treasure. The mix of the balanced grape selection with the Italian terrior gives this lots of heft and kick. I have had. A mixed success rate with this wine but this vintage is outstanding. — a month ago

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New bottle label from this crew - nice!
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Yes - for the anniversary edition.

The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend

Cant tell which varietal this is. I believe Zinfandel blend? Very bold. Not spicy, but not profile. Lots of oak. Enjoying with thick New York cut. — 11 days ago

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Still remarkably youthful, it’s rich, dense and dark fruited, layered with classicism of cigar box, cedar and spices. The palate is concentrated and powerful with a silky texture and incredible length. 95 is nowhere near its peak. Many more years to go. And while I’ll never be a real Bordeaux lover, it’s clear what makes these first growths special. — 10 days ago

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Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

David T

Another excellent purchase from the Benchmark Bin Sale. I love these 15-20 year Heitz Napa Cabernets…97 the rule, not the exception. It had perfect storage and is at its peak and will hold for another 1-2 years and diminish over the following 3-5 years.

The nose is floral dark cherry kirsch. Both plums, blackberries, black raspberries, pomegranate, strawberry liqueur notes, steeped tea, red & dark cola/licorice, dark rich earth, sharp, dry herbs, black pepper, dry twig with dark & red fresh & slightly withering florals.

The palate is ripe fruits well balanced with earth. Perfect evolution & integration. Soft, elegant w/ nothing bitty. Dark currents with ripe, leaner, juicy, slightly liqueured; blackberries, black raspberries, late spring dark cherries, both plums, orange rune, raspberries & poached strawberries. Heavy Asian & Indian, dark spices, black licorice/cola, pure anise, steeped, black tea, touch of black olive, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, vanilla, dry tobacco, dry Provence herbs, barrel shavings, dry pipe tobacco/ash, some lead pencil, leathery, moist, grey, volcanic clay, crumbled limestone, dry crushed rocks, dry river stone, dry brush, grilled meats-Châteauneuf-du-Pape characteristics w/ ragging, withering florals that are dark, red, purple, rainfall acidity with excellent; structure, tension, balance, polished finish that does not end. Wire to wire consistency. Lucky to enjoy a well stored bottle of 97 with this age.
— a month ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Bought a case of 96 on release, took a decade or more to blossom. $30.00 well spent back then.


Quite the pull!