Chateau Potelle

VGS Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

We’re snowed ❄️ in on a Friday night and decided to imbibe this generously gifted Chateau Potelle, VGS Vintage 2010, ABV 14.5%. It’s predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, alongside Merlot, from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley, California. 🍷 🇺🇸

Wow, aromas and flavors are exuberant, concentrated, rich, and span a spectrum of characteristics from candied plum, ripe black cherry, and crème de cassis to black olive and crushed violet, to nutmeg, cardamom, and clove, to leather, tobacco, smoke, meat, and earth.

Tannins and mouthfeel are supple and smooth. Acidity is present, lending balance.

This wine is bold and is drinking beautifully now, though it has potential for further aging.


#vgs #chateaupotelle #veeder #napa #napacabernet #winenot #bordeauxblend #winelover #tgif #winetime
— 2 years ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Red, resinous currant with a licorice twist. Warm blackberry, dark toast, vanilla, cedar and sweet tabac seamlessly tailored, even at such a young age. Fresh gingerbread oven, too. Silk suit of tannins; loose stitching. Wound tightly showing sinewy potential and a Christmas cactus of sutured fruits bursting at the seams with liquid graphite and black currant reduction with fresh cassis and olive berry. Violets, treacle and black tea. Onyx train of a witch bride all the way down Howell mountain! #Dunn #DunnVineyards #napacab #napacabernet #Napa #howellmountain #howell #howellmtn #mountainwine #cabernetacademy #cabernetday #cabernetsauvignon #californiaclassic — 6 years ago


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Easy to identify this as a NAPA Cab, but disappointingly soft....and I don't mean soft in the milk chocolate and buttery oak sense, I mean almost sweet cherry and soft tannins. The mouthfeel was creamy and I liked that, but there was never the tannin/oak assault that the big reds should deliver. #eponymous #napa #napavalley #napacabernet #napacab — 9 years ago

Caymus Vineyards

40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

It’s official - happy 40th @deked1! Wine is deep ruby hue, heavy tearing. Creme de cassis, molasses, pipe tobacco, nutmeg and baking spices, vanilla and oak. Pop and pour variety, fruit and oak forward. Velveteen texture.
#2012 #caymus40thanniversary #caymusvineyards #caymus #caymusoccasion #napavalley #napawine #napacabernet #cabernetcandy #oreocake
— 4 years ago

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@Mike R Thank you, Sir! 🙏 Nothing like a Caymus and Oreo cake pairing to celebrate another trip around the sun ☀️ Take care!


@Deked1 I see you’re turning a new leaf in your 41st year with a comment! 👏👏👏👏



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Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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