Napa Valley: Articles on California's Napa Valley Wine Region

2015 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This just came and I wanted to try it.  It probably would have been better off with a bit more cellaring.  Don't get em wrong, it was very good, but it was tight and gave off the impressi

2013 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
99

I opened this at 8:00 am for serving about 12 hours later.  It needed more time or a decant.  Still, once in the glass it continued to open up all night.  Just a gorgeous wine. 

2007 Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

Gorgeous.  This wine is sexy and almost seamless.  Although youthful, it is drinking beautifully at age ten with a decade or two left.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, sa

2010 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Excellent wine.  Still youthful and with upside potential.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, spice, cloves and slight crunchy leaves.  On the palate, this is delicious.&nb

2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard, USA, California, Napa - Wine review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

This is about as good as Zinfandel gets for me.  It should probably be getting a higher score actually.  Purple in color.  The nose has black cherries, spice, black pepper and slight

2014 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Estate, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

I had been hearing good things about this winery so I bought a bottle.  It did not disappoint.  Purple in color.  The nose has raspberries, bramble, spice and black cherries.  G

2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

I love how well Mike Officer made Zins in the difficult 2011 vintage.  Purple in color.  The nose is great with raspberries, black raspberries, brambles and slight spice.  On the pal

2013 Sinegal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Purple in color.  The nose is nice, if young.  Cassis, cedar and baking spice.  On the palate, very nice texture.  Cassis fruit with an underlying char and spice.  Good bal

2008 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

I have been lucky enough to try this twice in a month.  Both times just as amazing.  Purple in color.  The nose is great with cassis, cedar and pencil lead.  Full bodied. 

2002 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

This seems to be at or close to peak at this point.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has cassis, cedar, slight char and a slight earthiness.  On the palate, this is soft

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