Rich, Seasoned, Bold and yet subtle and underestimated. — 2 days ago
Had the pleasure to taste the 13’ bottling of this Petite Sirah leading blend about a year ago, and this time around it’s better than I can remember.
The delicious black and blue fruits are bold but not really jammy. Graphite, cedar, dark chocolate, and hint of cigar box. Deep and rich palate, with harmonious finish.
Has the stuffing to improve with further aging.
— 15 days ago
Bold yellow color, very active big bubbles with
toasty, funky aroma. Very rich, not fruity, tastes like the lees, lots of yeasty fermentation, transports me back to a damp cold cellar in france — 18 days ago
Smooth, velvety finish. Rich in tannins with bold taste. Taste blackberries, licorice. — 5 days ago
Oh my. This wine is unbelievable. Rich nose of chocolate, cherry cordial, cola, raspberry purée, cocoa, smoke, oak, leather, fennel, oregano, grape juice... you name it, it’s there. Bold & brooding on the palate. Leathery notes of cigar smoke, tar, wet cigarettes, dark cocoa powder, chocolate-dipped raspberry, blueberry, red currant, & cassis. Grippy & lightly tart with medium-plus acidity. Alcohol hides well under all this fruit. Another stellar David Phinney release. — 9 days ago
Delicious, smooth deep flavor — 6 days ago
2017. Opened on 9/10/2020. Amazing value. Rich bold blend with long finish. — 16 days ago
Rich and bold, full of cherry, chocolate and fruit. — 25 days ago
Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one.
Deep inky in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, light vegetables, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee and earth.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, light vegetables and pencil lead.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Napa Cabernet. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Big and bold, rich and opulent.
Balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. A great wine from a great vintage, with great potential.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (2 hours).
Robert Parker 92 points.
Drinking very nicely now and will be even better in the next 5 years.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and light appetizers.
A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. Aged in (81% new) French oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$100. — 19 days ago