Classic Napa

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Leonidas Napa Balley Proprietary Red 2016

Aerated. Dark red purple. Nose of blackberry cobbler. Palate of blackberry-currant cobbler in a new wooden bowl. Firm tannins surrounding dark, voluptuous fruit. Medium acidity. Classic California blend that’s made for prime rib. Enjoy now through 2031 or beyond. — 9 days ago

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Realm Cellars

Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Can’t afford to buy Realm anymore - their prices went through the roof right after their scores did the same a number of years ago - but as one of their original customers from the 2002 vintage I still have quite a few of the earlier vintages in my cellar. This 2009 Beckstoffer is absolutely fantastic. Classic Napa cabernet with great aromatics, great fruit along with some secondary flavors, and impeccable balance leading to a long, lingering finish. Just brilliant. — 21 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Loving Napa 09’s the last few years. Cheers

Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2017

Welcome to the weekend! Looks to be a wonderful weekend and lets try to enjoy it. This afternoon I have opened for a close friend of mine the 2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palm Vineyard Merlot. The blend is 91% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, plum, raspberry, bay leaf, herbs, spice, violet and cedar.

The palate is beautiful complex fruit of black cherry, strawberry, plum, fig, chocolate, clove, vanilla, graphite and stoney slate.

This wine is full bodiedwith a velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + to high medium grained tannins with a long dark fruit tannic finish. What a beautiful wine this is and what a way to start the weekend off. Have a great weekend and please be safe and stay healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— a day ago

Ceccherini, Severn and 28 others liked this

Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Hitting perfection! This wine is is such a wonderful place, classic Napa cab. @Cathy Corison well done! — 14 days ago

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Civita

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Strange wine label. Pun sorta and they choose this metaphor about the country mouse vs town mouse contradiction of wine to run with on the label. Seems like it this company went under 😔. Dark color. Thick boy. Smells like pretty classic Cab. Cassis, leather and berries. Tastes pretty classic too. Deep, rich and hearty. Too bad it’s done. This was great wine. Could of been fun to see how it evolved instead of just enjoying a one off from Grocery Outlet. — 10 days ago

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Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Classic, clear cab. Great w pizza. — 13 days ago

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Foundry

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nice nose wild flowers, blueberries, black cherries, light wood, licorice, spices, bitter herbs, chocolates, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cooked strawberries, black currants, sweet cherries, licorice, spices, light vanilla, cedar, leather, earth, peppercorn, herbs, red chili powder and light vegetables.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from the great 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Nicely balanced with a great nose.

Showing nice complexity at this point. Elegant, spicy and soft.

Good by itself and good right out of the bottle. After 2.5 hours in the decanter, tannins and structure show up together with lots of spices. Worth the wait.

A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petite Sirah. A small production of only 214 cases. Aged for 29 months in French Oak barrels (80% new).

14.2% alcohol by Volume.

92 points.

$78.
— 8 days ago

Hermes, Daniel P. and 19 others liked this

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

1 hour decant (just cloudy/fine sediment). A staggering dark burnt red color with some bricking. On the nose: dark cherry, smoked meat, mint, crushed gravel, and a touch of cream brulee. Taste: YUM! A soft creamy medium plus body wine with cherries!, minerals, leather, tobacco, and a spicy smokey cherry long finish with some sweetened dusty tannins. Such a classic to enjoy this Saturday night! — 5 hours ago

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Marcelina Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Classic and elegant. Held up well. — 6 days ago

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romo

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Good to know, as most 97 Napa had been very nice until they went off a cliff about five years ago. Maybe coming back now.
Neil Shah

Neil Shah

@romo That’a interesting. This was in prime form - I don’t think it would have improved much from here, but seemed like it could still go strong for another 3-5 years

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Napa Valley Reserve Claret 2017

Christmas gift wine... not my favorite producer. But on this occasion I’m wrong. 20 oz dry aged ribeye... at least 3 inches think with brown butter and bordelaise sauce. And this wine is singing! Round, young, smooth and entirely appropriate. Once again It’s hammered home NOT to rely on pre-suppositions with wine. Classic cassis, tobacco, leather, and round black fruit. I don’t buy these New World reds, but with the big bloody steak they work perfectly. — 20 days ago

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