Valley Vineyards

Gemstone Vineyards

Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Gorgeous nose of blackberries, cooked plums, raisins, eucalyptus, earth, dried figs, tobacco, spices, oregano, light vegetables, cedar, vanilla, pencil lead, leather, chocolates, mint, herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs. Smooth and elegant.

Dry on the palate and fruity, with blackberries, black plums, cedar, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, cola, vanilla, licorice, leather, spices, light vegetables, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Nicely aged and drinking extremely well now.

Well balanced with great complexity and a smooth mouthfeel. Tasty and tangy with a teeth staining color and a very interesting nose.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. After 3 hours in the decanter, tannins show up and bring nice structure.

Robert Parker 93 points.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

This 11 year old is peaking now, and will be good in the next 5 to 7 years. Rich and extracted. Spicy and interesting.

So enjoyable by itself, but good with food too. A great sipping wine that I paired with great company.

96 points.

$100.
— 5 hours ago

Scott McNamara
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Domaine du Piton A Sancerre

Le Piton Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Star bright pale straw. Inviting nose of stony lime zest. Medium light palate yields lime (the fruit), lime (the mineral), and green apple peel supported by striking firm acidity from entry to moderate finish. Jolivet acquired this small (8 hectares) property in 2015 and the investment is definitely paying off. This is a premium Sancerre from a top producer that’s ready for shellfish, sushi, or soft cheeses (I’m having Professor’s Brie and two others). Drink now through 2025. — 11 days ago

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Gamble Family Vineyards

Premiere Napa Valley Lot No. 87 Paramount Oakville Proprietary Red Blend - Barrel Select 2018

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.4

One of my favorites from Premiere Napa Valley 2020. #pnv20 #pnv2020 #napa Only 5 cases produced. Paramount is our most prized, painstakingly selected and blended wine from the 2018 vintage
Made solely from fruit grown on our Oakville estate
Only wines from the very best barrels of this outstanding vintage have been carefully blended for your Premiere Napa Valley wine
This unique wine features 31% Cabernet Franc, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot

Estate grown and bottled, 60 bottles only made of this Oakville version of our flagship Paramount blend. Paramount is our favorite selection of the year, made exclusively from classic red variety grapes. This unique wine features 31 percent Cabernet Franc, 31 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 31 percent Merlot and 7 percent Petit Verdot.


Wine Facts

Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Sustainably produced
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
— 8 days ago

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Veramonte

Reserva Sustainable Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

This wine looks medium-dark in the glass, a deep ruby color. The nose is rather rustic, especially for a Cab. That quality could possibly be due to a limited time in oak, for a Cabernet, only 8 months. There is currant in there, along with bramble and a strong minerality. The palate is on the rough’n’tumble side, with dark berry flavors and earthiness showing. The finish lingers and brings the savory side back for a revisit. — 14 days ago

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Premiere Napa Valley

Blackbird Vineyards Cinq Cas Auction 15 Lot 132 Red Wine 2009

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.3

Fortunate enough to taste this lovely wine 11 years after its vintage and it was singing. #napa #pnv Only 5 cases produced. “This wine showcases our 200 acres of estate vineyards by using a blend of the five classic Bordeaux grapes from five landmark Napa Valley appellations. Deeply fruited and elegantly structured, this wine combines nuance and power for a classic bottling. Our Premiere Napa Valley bottling showcases rich texture and deep complexity. Aromas of ripe blackberry, Bing cherry, clove and star anise leap from the glass and balance a dense palate of black plum, cassis and toasty cocoa with a smooth finish framed by dusty tannins.


Aging Process

20 months in chateau style French Oak Barrels

Wine Facts

pH: 3.7
Wine is unfiltered
Sustainably produced”
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Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2018

Opened up nicely w a little air.
N: red plum, black cherry, raspberry, Dutch cocoa, pencil lead
P: “” plus a couple sprigs of herbs , and a bit of graphite
— 5 days ago

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Roy Piper

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.5

My experience is limited with these wines, but I’ve been fortunate to try a few older vintages (‘10 and ‘12), and absolutely love the videos Roy sends out periodically. Last time he gave an update on the 2014 was late last year (I think?) and recommended an 8hr slow ox. I double decanted this for about 4hrs, then consumed from the bottle over the next 2hrs.

Moulds & GIII vineyards. Deep red/black in the glass, almost purple. Aromatics of ripe mixed berry pie, dark currant, dark chocolate black cherries, and some Christmas spice here. Downright gorgeous on the palate…silky, commanding, rich yet still vibrant. Decadent dark red and black fruits, graphite, sweet espresso and extremely fine grain tannins on the finish. With proper air, this is really delicious.
— 3 days ago

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@Shay A : Love this wine!

Blackbirds Vineyards

Premiere Napa Valley Red Blend 2018

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.3

A very consistent and quality winery. I liked all of their wines. This was one of my favorite lots from the Premiere Napa Valley 2020. #pnv2020 #pnv20 #napa only 10 cases produced. Single-barrel composition of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
Sourced from prominent vineyard sites ranging from mountaintops to the valley floor of Napa Valley
Aging 21 months in French oak barrels; 75% new and 25% seasoned
Dedicated to the inaugural launch of our state-of-the-art production facility

Sourced from prominent vineyard sites in Napa Valley, Blackbird Vineyards’ Premiere Napa Valley Cuvée expresses luscious flavors that can only come from exceptional fruit. This single barrel represents the essence of Blackbird Vineyards, renowned for award-winning winemaker Aaron Pott's classic red style blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
— 8 days ago

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Lail Vineyards

J. Daniel Cuvée Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa.

This 14 year old Magnum is showing great complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Big and bold. Rich and extracted.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, licorice, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn. Elegant and delightful.

Long long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

Drinking deliciously right out of the bottle, but even better after an hour of airtime. Beautiful nose once it opens up, so be patient.

Would continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

A great sipping wine. No need for food here, but would also pair beautifully with a big piece of steak.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels.
Drinking this from a Magnum.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$450 (Magnum).
— 14 days ago

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Did you drink the magnum with friends, or were you very thirsty? 😃
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Always with friends 😂

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

Dark, dark completely opaque color in the glass. Expanding mouthfeel with notes of black fruit, dark soil, spice and some earthiness. Rich and round. Silky and powerful. Guessed 94 Mondavi Reserve Cab. — 10 days ago

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