Tastings

Napa

Tasted September 19, 2019 - September 20, 2019 by jgreco with 60 views

Flight 1 (2 notes)

Red
2016 Kinsman Eades Cabernet Sauvignon Anjea Sleeping Lady USA, California, Napa Valley, Yountville
97 points
The 2016 Anjea Sleeping Lady Vineyard is an absolutely stunning debut for Kinsman Eades. Gorgeous and layered with red and black currants, perfumed flowers, red cherries, and cocoa. Deeply structured with coarse tannins. You are going to need to be patient, perhaps 5-7 years, before this is ready to drink. Tasted with Shae and Nigel at Long Meadow Ranch.
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Red
2016 Kinsman Eades Cabernet Sauvignon Rhadamanthus USA, California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain
95 points

Flight 2 - Morlet Family Vineyards (7 notes)

White
2016 Morlet Family Vineyards Chardonnay Ma Princesse USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
96 points
Tasted at the Morlet winery.
Red
2014 Morlet Family Vineyards Pinot Noir En Famille USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross - Seaview
94 points
Tasted at the Morlet winery.
White
2016 Morlet Family Vineyards La Proportion Doree USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
97 points
I would drink a lot more Sauvignon Blanc if they were all like this. This is an absolutely terrific effort from Luc Morlet. Honey, pear, citrus, and apricot. Drinking well now, but this has great structure to go the distance. Tasted at the Morlet winery.
Red
2012 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Chevalier USA, California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley
94 points
Herbaceous, spicy, great energy and tension. This is drinking well now. Tasted at the Morlet winery.
Red
2012 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Passionnément USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville
97 points
Classic Sonoma fruit. This is drinking really well right now. Tasted at the Morlet winery.
Red
2014 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Cœur de Vallée Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville
96 points
This is still a baby and will need many more years to come together. Great potential with it's imposing structure. Tasted at the Morlet winery.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2012 Morlet Family Vineyards Billet Doux USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
96 points
An intense nose of apricots, honey, apple, and almonds. Full bodied with impressive structure, but not overly syrupy. This is drinking well now and should continue to do so over the next couple decades. Tasted at the Morlet winery.
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Flight 4 - Dakota Shy (4 notes)

Red
2016 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc East Block Oakville USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville
97 points
This is a very special wine from Detert with 100% ToKalon Cabernet Franc. Dark and brooding with a wild nose of cassis, lead pencil, tobacco, sage, and pepper. This has an impressive structure and a 45+ second finish. Bravo. One of my favorite Cab Francs ever. This will be ready to drink in 5 years and for another 30 years after that. Tasted at the Dakota Shy Winery.
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Red
2017 Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon Custodian Vineyard USA, California, Napa Valley
93 points
Black and red fruits with a silky smooth texture. Drink anytime over the next 10 years. Tasted at the Dakota Shy Winery.
Red
2017 Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon Ten USA, California, Napa Valley
90 points
Plush, beautiful, valley floor Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasted at the Dakota Shy Winery.
Red
2018 Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon Momentum USA, California, Napa Valley
92 points
Barrel sample from a vineyard at the bottom of Pritchard Hill. Plush and perfumed red fruit. Tasted at the Dakota Shy Winery.
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Flight 5 - Forman (3 notes)

Red
2015 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon USA, California, Napa Valley
96 points
The 2015 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon is an absolutely gorgeous wine and one of the best wines of the vintage. The 2015 is much more fruit forward than more classically styled Forman wines. Plush red perfumed fruits envelop the senses, while a silky smooth texture that makes this a joy to drink. Drink anytime over the next 30 years. Tasted at the Forman Winery.
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Red
2016 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon USA, California, Napa Valley
90 points
The 2016 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon is a difficult wine to judge at this moment as the nose is closed. Lots of potential though with great structure and powerful fruit characteristic of the vintage. Tasted at the Forman Winery.
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White
2016 Forman Chardonnay USA, California, Napa Valley
92 points
This chardonnay from Forman is quite a bit different from most Napa Chardonnays without malo. The nose is a little closed right now. Medium bodied with a silky smooth texture. Very little oak. Good value for the money, but not quite sure if it is my style. Tasted at the Forman Winery.
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