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2016 Pine Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Fortis Napa Valley
2/2/2021 - CashUSM16 wrote:
Haven't tried this one yet as I intend to let it sit for a long time.

But reading the 2 peer reviews has me a bit concerned.

Can anyone else attest to these 2 reviews?
  • CashUSM16 commented:

    1/2/22, 7:06 PM - Looks like it's time to pop and let it go. Nobody seems to be enjoying this one.

    Win some, lose some!

2016 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
5/26/2021 - CashUSM16 Likes this wine:
93 points
Solid, pure Napa Cab. Hits the mark on what you would expect from a standard, mid tier NV Cab.

Loads of up front black fruit, well integrated oak with a noticeable vanilla undertone mixed with some baking spices. Still youthful and vibrant but with well integrated, supple tannins. Nothing overly complex but could develop some tertiary notes with a few more years in the bottle. Enjoyable, smooth, juicy, and fruit forward.

Certainly benefitted from a 3 hour decant and enjoyed with a few reverse seared steaks.

Color: Purple at the core, Dark Ruby at the hue

Nose: Black fruit, vanilla, baking spices

Palate: Consistent with the nose; Very juicy and fruit forward with black currant and a touch of tart black cherry. Well integrated oak with vanilla and baking spices. Medium plus acidity, medium tannins (softened due to decant, medium plus if you PnP), medium plus alcohol.

Finish: 30 - 45 second Finish of black cherry and vanilla.
  • CashUSM16 commented:

    5/27/21, 5:55 AM - Thank you!!

2016 Kuleto Estate Zinfandel Napa Valley
10/26/2020 - CashUSM16 Likes this wine:
89 points
Great old world style Zin. Kuleto is such a hidden gem. Their Cabs are fantastic and their Zin is so balanced and unlike the jammy Cali Zins. This was bordering Italian wine in style.

Color: Dark Ruby

Nose: Black fruit, pepper, iron, wet earth

Palate: Raspberry, Plum, pepper, savory, Medium plus alcohol, Medium body, Medium plus acidity, Medium tannins

Finish: I don't know how to verbalize it but it has that Italian Wine finish. It's very distinct for me but not sure how to put it. Bitter red fruit, perhaps?
  • CashUSM16 commented:

    1/8/21, 9:13 AM - 100% Agreed. I am trying to track down some of their older Cab vintages to compare. While they are no Schrader, I do still find their Cabs big, bold, and complex most of the time. I think the QPR for their wines is pretty strong, especially considering I'm a Chalk Hill member and I'm in the industry so I get about 30-40% off at any point!!

    They have great wines to serve to folks who have never heard or experienced their product. Certainly will continue to support them!

    Thanks for the comment!

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