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2011 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Wolff Vineyard

Yountville more

6/29/2015 - bplant13 wrote: 92 points

Slow ox in bottle for 2 hours, 1 hour in decanter. Strong berry, acidity and alcohol on the nose. Lighter body than other Pinas, but this is known with the Wolff vineyard compared to other Piña vineyards. Solid tannins, fresh acidity and red cherries and raspberries with a hint of spice make this a balanced wine, with a surprisingly long juicy finish, given the medium body. A fantastic wine, but overpriced, as there are many $50 wines out there that can easily compete.

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2009 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon D'Adamo Vineyard

Napa Valley more

6/28/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 89 points

Color: Deep Purple
Nose: Once it settled down, it classic Napa aromas with notes of huckleberry, cassis, clove and nutmeg.
Palate: Full bodied, rich, well balanced tannins with a bit of heat
Finish: Long lasting with some heat
Decanting: Decanted ~ 1 hour
Thoughts: Going from memory on these tasting notes. The wine was very good after letting decant for ~ 1 hour. First taste is was very hot, which mean high alcohol, but reduced after a while. I would really like to taste this wine with less alcohol. Still a very good wine.

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2008 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Buckeye Vineyard

Howell Mountain more

6/14/2015 - cawineaux wrote: 92 points

Intense mountain fruit. Needs a little air, but very accessible in a short period of time. Black cherry, cocoa, firm acidity. There's a little heat early in the finish otherwise I think this scores higher.

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2006 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon D'Adamo Vineyard

Napa Valley more

6/13/2015 - michigan dogs Likes this wine: 91 points

much better on the 2nd day, wine has aged well, not as big or fruit forward as when younger, but well balanced, smooth, very nice. Wine has probably hit it's peak and I would not expect it to get better.

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2012 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cahoots

Napa Valley more

6/2/2015 - mpsocal wrote: 89 points

Dropped off a tiny bit from last time. Flavor of blueberry with a little strawberry. Nice smooth finish.

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2012 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cahoots

Napa Valley more

5/29/2015 - mpsocal Likes this wine: 90 points

Lots of fruit and slightly tannic. Strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry on the palate with a little oak on the finish. This is a very enjoyable wine.

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2004 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Buckeye Vineyard

Howell Mountain more

5/26/2015 - drfloyd wrote: NR

I don't drink much CA wines but enjoyed this - sure its massive and the alcohol is a bit hot but the fruit is remarkable fresh and gorgeous. Drank with ribs on the grill w/ a honey-espresso bbq sauce - and it stood up well. No formal notes but overall much better than I would have expected.

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2007 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Ames Vineyard

Oakville more

5/16/2015 - Sundesertcactus Likes this wine: 92 points

Decanted for two hours, this wine is in a great place right now, cassis, dark fruit, smooth finish. Smooth . Fruit is present and primary but not a fruit bomb by any stretch , oak in balance.

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2004 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Buckeye Vineyard

Howell Mountain more

5/11/2015 - Yack Man Likes this wine: 91 points

Pretty tasty but somewhat hot with alcohol (15.5 Yikes, and it is pretty noticeable). A big wine that exhibits dark purple fruit, berry, cassis, black licorices, cedar and oak with good depth, with a nice texture and good lavish character. I would score it higher if it weren't so hot. 90.8 Points in my book and showing very well for an 2004. Decant and I think you are looking at 91-92 points as it will smooth out.

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2010 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Firehouse Vineyard

Rutherford more

5/6/2015 - bplant13 Likes this wine: 93 points

Bold fruit and acidity. Tight, but opened up over an couple hour decant. Balanced tannins and acidity, with ripe blueberry and blackberry. A really nice wine once it opened up. A little pricy, at $80, but I'd pick up another 2010 and cellar it. There's enough acidity and alcohol content to have this be much better sometime after 2020.

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2009 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Buckeye Vineyard

Howell Mountain more

5/4/2015 - themki wrote: 92 points

Young - decant

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2005 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Buckeye Vineyard

Howell Mountain more

5/1/2015 - Dnjhansen wrote: 91 points

Still high alcohol. Smooth tannins and cherry on the mid palate. Lost some complexity. Short finish

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2012 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Ames Vineyard

Oakville more

4/17/2015 - redrules Likes this wine: 94 points

Best of 2012 Pina. Needs a little more time to integrate. Big, bold quasi-dark fruit. Definitely a Pina signature to it. You don't just drink this, you eat it-Not in a bad way, chewy tanins a fair dosage of heat. Perfectly balanced.

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2006 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon D'Adamo Vineyard

Napa Valley more

4/5/2015 - Dasher wrote: 90 points

This wine is drinking real well.

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2012 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cahoots

Napa Valley more

3/21/2015 - Jwmumm Likes this wine: 92 points

Wow. Very nice cab for the money.

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2007 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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3/21/2015 - BigRedT Likes this wine: 92 points

A nice example of brilliant Howell Mountain fruit. Well done, and drinking nicely right now.

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2011 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon D'Adamo Vineyard

Napa Valley more

3/11/2015 - redrules Likes this wine: 92 points

beautiful, bold, full-throttle Piña. How did they do it for a lousy year? By far the best 2011 Napa cab I've had. Ready to drink now.

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2005 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon D'Adamo Vineyard

Napa Valley more

2/14/2015 - Mtnmd1 Likes this wine: 92 points

Needed an hour to open up. This has been a great QPR after a bargain pick up. Tannins really settled out. Will drink my last bottle in the next year or two

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2012 Piña Cellars Chardonnay Low Vineyard

Oak Knoll more

12/17/2014 - apspr wrote: NR

Lovely

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2010 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Firehouse Vineyard

Rutherford more

12/31/2014 - LCHammer Likes this wine: 93 points

Disappointing upon POP and 1 hr decant. Little fruit, tannic, and short finish. Back in the bottle after 6 hrs, revisited the next day, and it was beautiful. Great fruit, long finish, and ripe tannins.
Note for the future is that it needs a 8-10 hr decant or 5-7 years bottle age.
Should have known better and decanted first thing in the morning for new years eve dinner but am looking forward to my remaining 2 bottles.

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2012 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cahoots

Napa Valley more

12/24/2014 - beej Likes this wine: 89 points

Cherry jolly rancher and pink cotton candy on the nose. Unpleasantly hot on initial taste. Exploded a few minutes later w burnt fowl fat, dark rich fruit and a chewiness exemplary of good acid/fruit/tannins integration. Explosive finish. For 40+ bucks and half the price of the vineyard Pina's, it's an experience worth repeating. Kind of like the jonata for those fancy wine makers in buellton.......

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2010 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Firehouse Vineyard

Rutherford more

12/20/2014 - joseph120 wrote: NR

Not much on the nose to entice. Black fruit on the mid-palate. Tannins were soft and finish was short. It was Ok. Definitely overpriced for what you get as far as I am concerned. Will not buy again.

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2008 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Firehouse Vineyard

Rutherford more

12/10/2014 - michigan dogs Likes this wine: 93 points

Distinct Pina taste, cherry, dark fruits, best 2nd day

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2007 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon D'Adamo Vineyard

Napa Valley more

11/18/2014 - bberg wrote: 91 points

Still very young. It needs plenty of time to decant before drinking. Excellent.

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2011 Piña Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Buckeye Vineyard

Howell Mountain more

11/2/2014 - redrules wrote: 92 points

Nice Howell mountain. Elegant and bold but less bold than prior years. Really well made. Best 2011 Napa cab I've tested. Really enjoyed and drinking very well now.

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