Best of Napa

2014 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

Stunning wine.  I know this isn't one of the single vineyards, but for half the price, this is amazing.  Purple in color.  The nose is amazing.  Cassis, slight blueberries, a sl

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

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

2011 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
97

Excellent wine from what is generally considered an off vintage in Napa.  Of course, what is an off vintage for some may still be an outstanding wine.  While this did seem to lag behind t

2013 Maybach Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Materium, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
99

Wow.  Maybach continues to be one of the top wineries anywhere in the world.  This is just fantastic.  I have no doubt that more decanting or cellar time takes this to the 100 point

2014 Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard, California, Napa - Wine review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

This is an amazing wine.  It is still young but like most of Russell Bevan's red wines, this is already drinking well.  As an aside, it's funny how Bevan's white wines take longer to be r

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