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

2013 Waterstone Chardonnay, USA, California, Carneros - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Was quite impressed with the whole lineup from Waterstone.  This one should be available for under $30 which is an excellent value in Chardonnay.  Light golden in color.  The nose is

2013 White Oak Vineyards & Winery "Mighty Oak", USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

This is a propreitary red blend out of Napa that seems to have a lot of Merlot in it.  At under $20, there is a lot of value here.  Purple in color.  On the nose there is soem cherry

2013 Lobo Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Wulff Vineyards

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is certainly a step up from the 2014.  The question is whether it is the vintage or just the extra year in bottle.  I suspect both but mostly the later.  The nose has cassis and

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

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