• CheviotCellar Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 25, 2020 - Had with homemade burgers and fries. What you expect. Very dark. Nose has blackberry jam, honey, slate. Needs little air, just silky smooth fruit. Ripe plums, cassis. Overall presents clean and focused. I won’t criticize this wine like others for not having old world complexity. That’s not what its about. It offers good quality for the price in Napa without the ostentatiousness of its peers. Not too sweet or oaked. Hard pressed to find a meal it won’t pair with.

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  • moega Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 24, 2020 - With the ratings all over the spectrum on this, I wasn't sure where exactly to land. I thought it overall represented the region and brand. I didn't find it over-extracted or that much over the top. It got a little better over time and was passable. By no means was it spectacular nor ultimately worth the price for the bottle.

  • Malibu Ash Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 14, 2020 - Decanted but not breathed. Herbaceous nose of fennel, mint. Powerful punch of prunes, black current on the palette, old leather. Surprisingly low tannin. Typical full-bodied Napa cab.

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  • Harley1199 Likes this wine:

    February 9, 2020 - By the glass. With this wine, the usual thing continues to happen on me, my brain cannot forget how nice the SS was that we tasted in the second Judgment of Madrid. Without the elegance of his older sister but still heady, fresh and, of course, concentrated. Black fruit on a wooden plank on the nose, a little spicy and alcoholic. A large CS, tannic and thick on the palate. I would always choose to pay double for the aristocratic touch of the Special Selection.

    Por copas. Con este vino me sigue pasando lo de siempre, mi cerebro no puede olvidarse de lo rico que estaba el SS que catamos en el segundo juicio de Madrid. Sin la elegancia de su hermana mayor pero aun así resulta embriagadora, fresca y, por supuesto, concentrada. Fruta negra sobre un tablón de madera en nariz, un poco picante y alcohólica. Un CS grande, tánico y espeso al paladar. Siempre elegiría pagar el doble por el toque aristocrático de la Special Selection.

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  • VinoMike59 Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 18, 2020 - Very drinkable fruit forward cab in Wagner style - decanted for 1.5 hrs and enjoyed with NY strips

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  • 素人俠 wrote: 86 points

    January 13, 2020 - Very strong fragrance and flavour of blackcurrant, like Ribena

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  • luistibana Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 10, 2020 - Sensacional

  • ECM Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 3, 2020 - Delicious

  • sbajaj10 Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 2, 2020 - Quite sweet & smooth. Lots of honey, melon and other sweet notes. Didn’t need decanting

  • GM Graffy Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 31, 2019 - Great wine
    Loads of black cherry
    Good acid
    Drink now
    Drink 2029

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