Rich And Bold

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from family with farming & winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across). Nice berry and floral spice aromas. Rich cherry/plum flavors with oak, spice and vanilla. Long finish, bold ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav! — 15 days ago

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Far Niente Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Wow! Almost perfect. Maybe should have waited another year, but oh so good. Rich, complex, smooth. — a month ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Deep purple-ruby color.
Aromas of buttered toast, cassis, blackberry
Dry. Flavors of ripe blackberry, brioche, licorice, hint of vanilla. Rich, silky tannins. Bright acidity provides freshness. Very nice!

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

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1993

1992 - aged tremendously well, still complex and rich. Really nice! — 2 months ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Dark rubi robe with a slight brick color on the rim. One would never say its over 40 years old. Cedar notes intertwined with dark cherries, tobacco, pencil lead, and secondary aromas. Dense, rich, but balanced and fresh, its a bold Pauillac ready to drink but absolutely no rush. Great bottle and one of the best 82s we tasted. — 19 days ago

Jose Roberto Palazzoveronique paillardAdriana Pagliano
with Jose, veronique and 1 other
Adriana, Vino and 18 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 1998

Casey Curbow

Ripping on all cylinders. Rich yet restrained fruit with underlying brush & garrigue. — 3 months ago

Jason PesaroGerald Montoya
with Jason and Gerald
LM and Tom liked this

Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

2000 Vintage still youthful, vibrant and bold. Dark garnet in color, powerful nose of black fruits. Blackberry fruit with hints of Eucalyptus in the long finish. What a special treat. 9.5 rating. — 2 months ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1999

Tart, dried blackberry fruit leather, earthy breeze smell on the nose (I don’t know what that means either, but that’s the first words to come to mind). Blackberry bramble, silk, and pepper. Some iron, but it’s soften over the years. This is a Belgian Sheepdog wine. Dark, bold, elegant, eager to please any Syrah fan. I want to go for a long hike through the woods, picking wild blackberries with this dog. Then we go home and share leg of lamb, rub the dogs silky ears, and drink this (just me. Don’t give alcohol to dogs). — 18 days ago

Hermes, Joshua and 4 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

You say that now, but once the Min Pin has some Rose’ in him the fun begins

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Rich scent of coffee on the nose. Vanilla, black cherry, smoke, and a touch of coffee on the palette. Dark and big but the spice and oak aren’t too harsh. — a month ago

Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Deep ruby in color. A nose of rich cassis and tobacco, and a mouth that matches with jammy dark fruits (cassis, boysenberry) and toasty oak. Medium tannins and acidity. A heavy mouthfeel gives the wine an almost sticky quality, with the fruit flavors lasting through a generous finish. — 2 months ago

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