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Nils Venge Napa Valley Merlot 2017

Fantastic and so good β€” 4 months ago

TwiLea Fletcher
with TwiLea

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Nils Venge Napa Valley Old Vines Zinfandel 2019

I mis-identifed this as a Napa cabernet blend but it's straight zinfandel.
On the nose is vanilla and spice, stewed and dried fruit, a great use of American oak.
There is a wonderful suppleness, elegance on the tongue and a balance of acidity without tannins that clearly distinguishes it from cabernets. I would have never called myself a fan of Zinfandel but if they were all like this one...

β€” 2 years ago

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Nils Venge Oakville Estate Vineyard Merlot 2015

Deep ruby color. Aromas of black currant, black cherry and leather. Flavors of dark fruit and back tea finish.
With a pinch of (9%) Cabernet Sauvignon.
πŸ₯‡ 89 points - Wine Enthusiast
β€” 3 years ago

Tom, Shay and 12 others liked this

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Napa Valley Chardonnay 2003

I was expecting more cir 2003 β€” 3 months ago

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Nils Venge Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Silky deep fruity and smooth. Vintage 2003 was due but still exceptional. β€” 6 months ago

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Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A storied producer still at it. Has CF and merlot blended in. β€” 3 years ago

Paul, Shay and 12 others liked this
Deborah M

Deborah M

I discovered that producer a few years back. Hidden gem.

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Penny Lane Vineyard Sangiovese 2017

2017 vintage. Same notes as before. β€” 3 years ago

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Nils Venge Estate Vineyard Merlot 1998

After reminiscing about the late β€˜90’s and tasting at Saddleback with Nils Venge, we headed to the cellar and pulled this bottle. It was a bit oxidized and had a little petrol on the nose. Bordeaux funk throughout. Color was clear and bright. Raspberry on the palate. Initially we were ready to pour it out as past it’s prime but we let it sit and it became more approachable. The finish was short with a lingering black cherry taste. It continues to evolve and as I continue to evaluate it 4 hours later, I have increased the rating a Overall it would say drink it now. But give it some time in a decanter instead of writing it off. β€” 3 years ago

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