• Rossdhu House Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 29, 2021 - Lots of dark fruit, tannins are present but not overpowering. Like many Napa Cans, alcohol is high and it’s getting a bit jammy.

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  • davidandrose Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 21, 2021 - Not decanted. Nice color and good grip on the stems after a stiff swirl. Restrained dark fruit and sweet tar on the nose. Really enjoyable black and blueberry flavors on the palate, with hints of cigar and chocolate. However there’s not enough depth, structure or tannins to have those flavors linger very long.

    While many parts of daily life in California are overpriced for a variety of reasons, IMHO this wine is overpriced for what it delivers.

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  • Rossdhu House Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 25, 2020 - Drinking well now.

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  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 8, 2020 - Carol's bottle for the night, somehow didn't quite make it to dinner....I haven't even cooked the ribeyes yet and it's gone. She says a 93.....it had a nice open nose from what I could tell as I got a few sips and nice ripe '16 fruit all through it, but maybe just wasn't the best pedigree? Which really makes sense for their NV entry. I would have said 92 personally, not many layers here but it's good. Nice for the price so no complaints from anyone here. I think I paid $66 at auction. At $100 it's a bit of a stretch, IMO.

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  • davidandrose Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 17, 2020 - Sweet and tasty. 3rd wine of the evening after 90 mins in a decanter. Enjoyable but definitely overpriced by $25-40. There's a plethora of wines that offer greater value than this at $80-90/bottle. Also agree that this isn't for long-term aging. Lacks the depth of a Lewelling, QC, Foley, etc....all with lower price points and generally drinkable upon release with the ability to cellar for years.

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  • Rossdhu House wrote:

    October 28, 2019 - Jackie likes.

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  • Wade&Erinn wrote:

    October 2, 2019 - Winemaker Impressions:
    Beautiful aromas of fresh blackberry, blueberry pie, vanilla extract, clove, white pepper, rose petal, and cinnamon. The wine has velvety tannins and a round silky texture. On the palate are flavors of black cherry, boysenberry, cocoa powder, graham cracker, anise, and chocolate.

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  • Shay.Aldriedge Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 29, 2019 - Big, ripe and rich. ABV is around 15.5, so while that’s high, it didn’t taste that way. Loads of dark red fruit like blackcherry liqueur aromatically with graham cracker. Sweet cherry tobacco, dark chocolate, fig, and baked mixed berry pie on the palate with stiff tannin right at the finish. Nothing finesse about this, just a flavorful Napa Cab that, at times, seems like a powerful Zin.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: 89 points

    January 17, 2019 - Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Unfamiliar with this wine, I expected this to be on the extreme side of Cali Cab, but found it to be very enjoyable, nicely restrained and certainly well balanced.

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