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Posts from: Napa Cabernet, Realm 2005 Farella

2005 Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley) SUPER complex. SOLID structure. Napa should have more wines of this fold. I would wait at least 1 or 2 more years, though its definitely drinking just fine with... (more...)

1999 Almaviva – Concha Y Toro/Baron Philippe de Rothschild Excellent, and of course very Bordeaux in style as the Mouton Rothschild style is expressed here. Color: Medium Purple-Red to ruby, just starting to brick at the edges. Age is starting... (more...)

Dinner PartySaturday night was dinner party night. We all enjoyed the friendly company, great food and excellent wines. To start, we opened a few favorites and moved on to a nice selection of Cabernet Sauvignon from California and South Africa. It was... (more...)

Pax Castelli-Knight Ranch Syrah 2005 Tasted over 4 hours and decanted. Color – Dark red with garnet edges, not inky black – but it did gain weight and seem to darken with airtime in the decanter. Nose – Tight at first and needed... (more...)

2002 Ehlers Estate Merlot, Napa Valley – $25 Most Merlot I would not usually keep longer than 5 years from the date of the vintage but this wine is an exception. I bought half a case a few years ago of this exceptionally made Merlot, a rarity... (more...)

Week in Wines – Labor Day – August 25-September 2 This week included a nice variety of wines this week from Napa, Oz, France and Sonoma. Whites Le Paradou Viognier 2007 VDP, Provence $11 This is a young, crisp, leaner styled Viognier. Nice... (more...)

Wines of the Week August 11th-17th1) Clos De Rochegres, Moulin-A-Vent, Chateau Des Jacques, Louis Jadot 2003 $12 (Auction Price – Retails is about $40)What a surprise, the best Beaujolais I have ever had, hands down. If it were tasted blind I... (more...)

Vina Cobos 2005 Bramare “Lujan de Cuyo” Malbec, Argentina – $30-40 Vina Cobos is a winery in the heart of the famed Mendoza in western Argentina near the Chilean border and nestled in the foothills of the Andes mountain range. Vina Cobos... (more...)

Foris 2006 Pinot Noir – Oregon – $13.98The Foris Vineyards 2006 Oregon Pinot Noir is a nice and easy Pinot Noir that tastes and feels more like a $20-25 Pinot Noir than your garden variety mass produced versions from makers like BV Coastal, Mondavi... (more...)

Over the last few weeks I have dug into my collection and have drank some great wines. Some were ready to go and had to be drunk now in order to still enjoy them in a period when they are peaking. Others I have had in my sights, but was just waiting... (more...)

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