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

2012 Mathew Bruno Beckstoffer Georges III, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Excellent wine.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, chocolate and spice.  On the palate, slight tannins.  Really delicious.  Deep.  Plenty of cassis fruit, some da

2011 Two Terroirs Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa, Spring Mountain - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Purple in color.  The nose shows cassis and chocolate but also some green bell pepper.  On the palate, it comes across as a Bordeaux.  If that bell pepper quality is an issue, then y

2004 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Forman Cabs often fly under the radar for some reason.  This was quite good.  At 13 years from vintage, it still has a long life left.  The bottle was opened and allowed to breath fo

2017 Chandon Brut XO Rebecca Minkoff Limited Edition, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

A very nice dometicc sparkling wine.  Honestly, i have no idea who Rebecca Minkoff is, but congrats to her.  The packaging on this bottle is very pretty and it would make a welcome and ta

2014 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
99

Another stellar wine from one of the best producers in Napa.  This is still quite tight but with air opened up beautifully.  That said, this still needs time.  Inky purple in color.&

2012 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
100

Wow.  An amazing wine.  Like many 2012's, this is accessible now, but still has a long life left.  This is just incredible.  From the first sip, this is special.  Purple in

2008 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

Stunning Wine.  Still quite youthful at this point.  It needs cellar time or a good decant.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, pencil lead and cedar.  On the palate.

2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
100

OK.  My first 100 point review for Intowine.com.  And it deserves it.  This bottle was opened about 7 hours prior to consuming and decanted about an hour prior.  That seemed abo

2012 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
99

Wow.  What a gorgeous wine.  Not a fruit bomb but clearly from sunshine and California.  Deep purple in color, shimmering and bright.  The nose is great with cassis, chocolate a

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