Obviously young, but this is one of the best Petite Sirah's made in Napa. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has boysenberries, char, and spice. Full bodied. On the palate, the boysenberry over char comes thru. This will need time. Ideally at least another decade but at least five to seven. It should drink well for twenty after that. Delicious. This will drink well on its own but a nice choice for Indian food or grilled meats off the grill.
This is 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. Inky purple, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with cassis, spice and slight tobacco. Medium bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, nice cassis flavors. Clean. Not a lot of depth or complexity especially compared to the 2015 version of this wine. Still, nice solid, easy drinking. Drink over the next five to seven years. A nice wine with sausage pizza.
This is an excellent value in Napa Cabernet. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, spice and char. Full bodied with a powerful texture. Firm tannins. On the palate, lots of cassis with some underlying char. Nice depth. This is still very young and needs another five to seven years to approach maturity. It should be good for twelve to fifteen after that. Drinks well on its own and will work well with braised meats.
Expectations and hopes. Its hard not to have them but they do affect ones enjoyment of wine. This was an excellent wine but for whatever reason, vintage, cork, etc., was not up to expectations. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, spice and some cherries. On the palate, this is amazingly integrated and smooth. Cassis with some underlying spice. Not as deep nor complex as this wine can get in other vintages. That said, it drinks so easily, the bottle is drained quickly. I
A more elegant side of a Napa blends but outstanding. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, slight cigar, black cherries and spice. Full bodied. On the palate, moderate tannins. Great texture. This is young-ish but delicious and showing some complexity. cassis and black cherry fruit that is concentrated and unwinds in the glass. Long finish. Give this another five years and it should be nearing in on maturity. It should last another twenty after that. Still some upside on this wine. Great on its own or with food. A steak or brisket would be a nice match.
Still young but drinking nicely. Inky purple, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, char, and spice. A slight horsey note. Full bodied. On the palate, this is delicious. Lush, velvety texture. Lots of cassis with some spice and smoke. Long finish. Firm tannins. This needs another five to seven more years to maturity and should drink well for fifteen to twenty after that.
Wow. This has really started to hit its stride with just a bit of air. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, pencil lead, violets, char and slight spice. Full bodied. Incredible texture plush yet slick. On the palate, lots of cassis, a hint of blueberries layered with earth and char. Great balance. Light tannins. Long finish. Delicious. This will continue to mature for another ten to fifteen years and drink well for twenty after that. Yes, a thirty year wine, but it is so good right now. Great on its own, this will work well with meat and fowl dishes on
These usually take time but given the vintage, this is drinking well already. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black raspberry fruit, black pepper, and a touch of black olive. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, this has a great texture. The wine is tight but opens with a couple of hours of air. Black raspberry fruit over a char/dry earthy base. Great acidity and energy. Long finish. This should continue to get better for the next five to seven years and drink well for seven to ten more after that. It will work well with meats, a lamb stew would b
This is a Napa wine made in the style of a right bank Bordeaux blend. Mostly Merlot with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Purple/ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, black cherries, slight chocolate, cigar box and slight earthy funk. Full bodied. On the palate, this has light tannins. Flavors of black cherries, some spice with underlying earthiness. Good balance. Delicious. Nice finish. This is drinking well now but may still get better as it matures. Drink over the next ten to twelve years. This drinks well on its own and will work
An excellent wine. Deep purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is classic with cassis, baking spice, cedar and slight roasted herbs. Full bodied. On the palate, the cassis comes thru with cedar underneath. Tannic but mellows with air. Long finish. This is drinking quite well and should continue to do so for another 12 to fifteen years. It drinks great on its own and would also work with roasted brisket.