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1997 Venge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve

Oakville more

6/1/2015 - aagrawal wrote: 92 points

Coravin 6/1/15: color is deep ruby with slight bricking appropriate for age; nose is of moderate to full intensity, great combination of black fruits, black currant, spice, well integrated vanilla; palate is full bodied, smooth texture, well integrated tannins, lots of juicy black fruit; finish is medium length and full of fruit. Similar to my last note in 2012, this is a well balanced, well made california cabernet with lots of primary fruit, a pleasure to drink, ready now but likely with years ahead, but it's still largely linear without much additional complexity, and I don't think it will pick up that complexity with more time. Excellent for what it is, and not a bad value for $100, but not necessarily a good value either. 92

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2007 Venge Vineyards Merlot Family Reserve

Oakville more

5/31/2015 - Collector of Cork wrote: NR

Moms birthday party

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2009 Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

5/26/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 91 points

Cork was suspect but opened up and was good to go!! Nice nose, great color and very nice wine. Enjoy!! Drink Now!!

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2013 Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

5/17/2015 - vincemcd wrote: NR

For Kenny and Debbie. Happy 30th wedding Anniversary.

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2012 Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

5/11/2015 - Mountster27 wrote: 90 points

Jammy fruit. Almost ruby port like in texture and in how the alcohol comes through. The heat from this the only break in an otherwise smooth and mouth filling dark fruit extravaganza.

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2008 Venge Vineyards Syrah Clone 877 Muhlner Steps

Napa Valley more

5/9/2015 - Night Train wrote: 87 points

Bought this solely because of my love for Venge's syrah from Gladys' Vineyard (which they no longer make). Dark, almost black color. Nice nose - black and blue fruits, with a hint of heat. Blueberries. Nice and rich, with a solid finish. It may be me, or it may have been my mood, but I was expecting something a little lighter and a little zestier. This struck me as a little too heavy and ponderous. Probably better suited to go with really rich food on a cold winter night.

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2013 Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

5/6/2015 - GrantGieseler Likes this wine: 87 points

Nice wine but with the reviews and hype for the new release I expected more. Very hot, 15.4%. I'm looking forward to trying it again in a few years. I'll cellar a bottle and review once it has at least a year in the btl. Structure was there and I expect this to be drinking well for 5-6 years. Can't beat the price if you can find it.

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2012 Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

5/6/2015 - madvitale Likes this wine: 92 points

Brilliant Zin-heavy blend. Fruit is the star. Very pleasant experience.

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2007 Venge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve

Oakville more

5/5/2015 - Mark H. LeQuire wrote: 96 points

Uh-mazin! First taste. No flaws. No rim variation. No sediment. The essence of a California Cabernet. Perfect nose. No tannin. Low acid. Medium alcohol, and, medium finish. Perfectly drinkable.

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2013 Venge Vineyards Sangiovese Penny Lane Vineyard

Oakville more

5/5/2015 - Realdoc1 Likes this wine: 91 points

Aroma of dark fruit. Musty with hint of Oak. Plush fruit on palate with a little aftertaste of grapefruit that is pleasant and doesn't hang around too long. I had the 2012 vintage and this is just as good. Pairs well with spicey food and grilled steak. Doesn't burn on waydown. Love it.

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2012 Venge Vineyards Zinfandel Signal Fire Vineyard

Calistoga more

5/2/2015 - vincemcd Likes this wine: 92 points

Had with spiced pork tenderloin with pomegranate sauce

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2012 Venge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve

Oakville more

5/1/2015 - East of Napa wrote: 93 points

Real nice

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2010 Venge Vineyards Sangiovese Penny Lane Vineyard

Oakville more

4/19/2015 - mkmast wrote: 89 points

Dinner Party Blind Tasting - Bigger than I expected. It seemed like it could benefit from more time as it is still rough around the edges.

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2013 Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

4/16/2015 - vincemcd Likes this wine: 92 points

Need to get more. Had with Margherita pizza from Prima's

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Red

2013 Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

4/2/2015 - srshane Likes this wine: 92 points

Great fruit, good balance, drinks well now.

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Red

2012 Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

3/30/2015 - matthewjhale Likes this wine: 92 points

Dark, jammy fruit, roses, hint of oak and spices. No sign of the 15.5% alcohol. Very nice wine.

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2000 Venge Vineyards Sangiovese Family Reserve Penny Lane

Oakville more

3/26/2015 - rmcnees Likes this wine: 91 points

Unlike the last tasting notes of this wine, fifteen months ago, where it was written to be showing its age, tonight this fifteen year old was at the peak of its drinking window and showed absolutely no diminution from aging. Ripe and smooth for a Sangiovese, the 2000 is dark inky garnet color, medium bodied, balanced, flavorful predominant ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors at its core highlighted by a layer of herb and anise notes and touch of leather and tobacco. It had a flavorful lush long smooth polished finish.

http://unwindwine.blogspot.com/2015/03/venge-napa-valley-penny-lane-family.html

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2013 Venge Vineyards Chardonnay Dijon Clones Maldonado Vineyard

Napa Valley more

3/26/2015 - dwinec Likes this wine: 98 points

This Chardonnay from Kirk is incredible - Step aside Peter Michael It is very complex, good acid, just enough richness, soft and creamy that is in balance with the acid. It will drink great for years; I just wish I had the discipline to save a few bottles.

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2011 Venge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux

Napa Valley more

3/23/2015 - jlcogar wrote: NR

Book club wine...big bold cab. Soft tanning with light hint of fruit. Balanced acidity.

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Red

2009 Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

3/22/2015 - Night Train Likes this wine: 89 points

A year ago, I was very underwhelmed by this - too raisiny and port-like. This time, based on my observation and other members' notes, I opened it about 90 minutes before drinking. Serving with BBQ didn't hurt, either. Anyway, immediately after opening, it tasted raisiny and port-like. 90 minutes later, it was almost effervescent and the sweetness had subsided. An hour after that, the effervescence had been replaced by a pleasant tingling on the tongue. 30 minutes later, the tingling was gone. At every stage, however, it showed a fairly plush texture and a solid finish. God only knows what it would have evolved into an hour after that, because it was gone by then. Ultimately, anybody's score on this will depend on precisely how long after opening it's tasted. I went from 84 to 88 to 92 to 89.

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2012 Venge Vineyards Syrah Stagecoach Vineyard Block I-4 Stagecoach Vineyard

Napa Valley more

3/23/2015 - pmilne wrote: 93 points

Solid effort. Nose of berry jam and sweet herbs. Tastes are of similar profile. Medium finish. Very smooth all around, no harsh edges.

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2012 Venge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux

Napa Valley more

3/20/2015 - George Lopez Likes this wine: 94 points

Really tasty stuff and ready to drink. Terrific nose right out of the gate and once it hits full gallop it really shows its thoroughbred pedigree. I'm going to buy more as this has a phenomenal QTP ratio.

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Red

2013 Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

3/17/2015 - Seejay14 Likes this wine: 92 points

Wonder full bodied wine, very long in mouth almost overwhelming in flavors. I really enjoyed it.

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2013 Venge Vineyards Chardonnay Dijon Clones Maldonado Vineyard

Napa Valley more

3/17/2015 - Realdoc1 Likes this wine: 93 points

Apple cobbler aroma. Light mineral and light acidity with a hint of cream brûlée. Pairs well with baked salmon. Had the 2012 vintage and this one is just as good or better. It was hard to save some to have with the meal. Hard to stop pouring.

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2013 Venge Vineyards Pinot Noir Bacigalupi Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

3/16/2015 - Realdoc1 Likes this wine: 93 points

Cranberry in color. Fruity nose. Plush fruit taste. Round taste not flat. Nice big flavor for a lighter wine. Tart in front of mouth but with balanced finish and doesn't hang around too long. The 2012 vintage was real good. This may be better. Nice night cap.

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