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

2012 Soda Canyon Cellars Wagon Wheel Red, USA, California, Napa - Wine review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
85

Ruby in color.  This is a solid red made to be a good value.  It has a bit of a manufactured taste to it.  Red fruits.  Slightly over ripe.  No obvious faults.  A good

2013 Palazzo Cabernet Franc, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

This is young and needs cellar time or air.  The bottle I had was decanted for 5 hours and still quite tight.  Purple in color, slight ruby.  The nose has cherries, green tobacco, bl

2011 Palazzo Right Bank Proprietary Red Wine, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is 68% Merlot, 22% Cab Franc and 10% Cab Sauv.  This saw 40% new oak.  1500 cases produce.  Purple in color.  The nose has coffee, bell pepper, cherries and slight tobacco.

2013 Palazzo Cuvee Blanc, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Really excellent white wine.  Way exceeded my expectations.  Light gold in color.  The nose has lemon oil and a slgiht waxy quality.  Someone said white peaches, but I did not g

2015 Palazzo Red Cuvee, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

This is blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 25% Cabernet Franc from fruit that was "declassified" from the top barrels.  It is meant to be more of a value offering.  Purple/r

2016 Ironside Cellars Reserve Red, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

This is a blend from Napa of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.  It comes in a big heavy bottle and makes a nice presentation.  I beleive it is under $20 and for that

2015 Jax Vineyards Y3 Taureau, USA, California, Napa

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is a blend.  Purple in color.  The nose is very nice with dark cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate, black pepper and spice.  Nice, full bodied texture.  Tannic.

2014 Nine North Wine Company Merlot Parcel 41, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

This is one of those wines that tends to be served at parties, weddings, etc.  And that's a good thing.  For around $20 or less, this is a tasty wine.  The nose has dark cherries and

2012 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Great value in Napa Cabs.  This is outstanding and priced around $30 (or less)!  Purple in color.  The nose is dusty with cassis and just a hint of spice.  On the palate, this i

2014 Waterstone Merlot, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Very nice California Merlot.  Purple in color.  The nose has nice dark cherries with little oak.  On the palate, this is delicious.  Slight structure.  Dark cherries, again

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