Kendall-Jackson – Pinot Noir 2019 – Outland Ridge, Anderson Valley

Kendall-Jackson – Pinot Noir 2019 – Outland Ridge, Anderson Valley

The nose is fresh, racy, mineral, precise and reveals a nice finesse of grain and a little stretch. There are notes of bright fresh blackberry, bright dark berries and more lightly bright raspberry combined with delicate touches of blueberry, sap/pine and a subtle hint of fresh vanilla. The palate is fresh, fruity and offers minerality,…

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Cambria 2019 – Julia’s Vineyard, 2019 Pinot Noir – Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County

Cambria 2019 – Julia’s Vineyard, 2019 Pinot Noir – Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County

The nose is racy and offers power as well as intensity and finesse. There are notes of ripe wild red berries, Cuben pepper and more lightly of local grove combined with a touch of warm soil and a fine hint of zan. The palate is fruity and reveals juiciness, gourmandize, suavity, a nice acid/mineral structure,…

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Lokoya – Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – Mount Veeder – Napa Valley

Lokoya – Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – Mount Veeder – Napa Valley

The nose is elegant, delicate and offers fine power, delicacy, strength, lovely complexity, depth, fine creaminess, tension and a lovely multi-layered quality. There are notes of boysenberry and juicy/ripe wild blackcurrant combined with touches of blue berry, strawberry and more lightly zan combined with delicate touches of racy/terroir minerality, subtle/delicate hints of blond tobacco, sense…

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Mt. Brave 2018 – Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley

Mt. Brave 2018 – Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley

The nose is elegant, fresh, nicely defined and reveals power, roundness, concentration, good depth and some spiciness. There are notes of fairly ripe/crushed red berries, bright blackcurrant and more lightly Bigarreau cherry combined with fine touches of blueberry, hints of crushed raspberry as well as subtle hints of liquorice, discreet hints of nutmeg and a…

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La Jota Vineyard – Merlot 2018, Howell Mountain – Napa Valley

La Jota Vineyard – Merlot 2018, Howell Mountain – Napa Valley

The nose is elegant, delicate, racy and reveals a beautiful freshness. There are notes of fairly ripe/fresh blackberry, ripe/fresh blackcurrant and more lightly crushed raspberry combined with fine touches of violet, nutmeg, a very discreet hint of undergrowth and a subtle hint of sense of place and truffle. The palate is fruity, balanced and offers…

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La Vérité – La Muse 2018 – Sonoma

La Vérité – La Muse 2018 – Sonoma

The nose is very complex and offers depth, a nice elegant grain, finesse in its infusion side and a nice delicacy. There are notes of boysenberry, ripe wild blackcurrant, violet and slightly ripe wild red berries (with a discreet hint of over-ripeness) combined with hints of herbs, a subtle hint of bergamot and a very…

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Cardinale 2007 – Napa Valley

Cardinale 2007 – Napa Valley

The nose is elegant, precise and offers a certain delicacy in its power. There are notes of fairly ripe blueberry, ripe blackcurrant and more lightly roasted cherry combined with fine hints of violet, fine hints of sense of place (local biotop/local grove) as well as discreet hints of forest floor, black tea and a very…

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S. R. Tonella Cellars – Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – Rutherford, Napa Valley

S. R. Tonella Cellars – Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – Rutherford, Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, elegant, aromatic and offers complexity, a certain power (full of freshness). It reveals notes of bright/fresh raspberry, blackberry, small notes of small bright black fruits associated with touches of bright violet plum, violet, Sichuan pepper as well as hints of aromatic herbs, laurel, tonka bean, fresh mild tobacco, delicate hints of…

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Sunshine Valley Vineyards – Jubilee 2018 – Napa Valley

Sunshine Valley Vineyards – Jubilee 2018 – Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, fresh and offers a bright fruit as well as a beautiful definition. It reveals notes of bright redcurrant, raspberry, small notes of cassis associated with touches of violet, zan as well as fine hints of sense of the place (local biotope, dry local biotope), discreet hints of fresh tobacco and a…

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Clark-Claudon Vineyards – Eternity 2018, Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown – Napa Valley

Clark-Claudon Vineyards – Eternity 2018, Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown – Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, elegant, beautifully built and offers a certain power (full of control/finesse), a beautiful freshness, deepness and a fleshy/juicy beautiful fruit. It reveals notes of pulpy/juicy blackberry, raspberry, small notes of black/griotte cherry associated with touches of small bright berries as well as hints of fresh liquorice, fresh almond, discreet hints of…

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