This historical bottle is thought to have been produced around 1978 or 1979 although no vintage is marked on the bottle. From the back label "This delightful wine goes well with roasts of not too pronounced a flavour and is therefore most suitable for poultry, quail lamb and veal. Of a garnet red colour with intense but very delicate bouquet,...
Absolutely delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from the family-owned Spottswoode Estate in St Helena, Napa CA, which has been Organic-certified since 1992. In our opinion, Lyndenhurst offers unbeatable quality at this price point - you won't be disappointed! This is a perennially incredible wine for the price, A complex and inviting Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon suggesting notes of raw fresh blackberries, crushed graphite, cassis,...
Made by Philippe Melka for Nine Suns, this great value Cabernet Red Blend is from the Houyi Vineyard on the famous Pritchard Hill in Napa Valley. This is the inaugural vintage of this beautiful wine from the Nine Suns winery. Don't miss this!
100 Points James Suckling! "This is amazing. The vibrancy and energy in this wine is stunning. The complexity of aromas are breathtaking with flowers, blackcurrants, raspberries and peaches. Full-bodied, yet ever so refined and polished with impeccable texture and beauty. The length is marvelous. This is a testimony to balance, harmony and transparency in a great red." James Suckling
94 Points Parker A blend of 55% Syrah and 45% Merlot, the 2007 Variation One reveals smoky bacon notes intermixed with notions of boysenberries, wild flowers, forest floor, pepper, and wood spice.
94 Points Wine Enthusiast! From a vineyard in the western Rutherford benchlands adjacent to Francis Ford Coppola's Rubicon Estate, Meander is made by Amy Aiken. It's a sumptuous 2007, dominated by the cracked coffee bean flavors of oak and the impact of its tannic extract. But the texture, richness and glimmer of juicy red fruit in the finish predict what...
The compelling 2001 Syrah (200 cases) includes 4% Viognier in the blend, adding a touch of spunk and exuberance to the already impressive aromatics (blackberry liqueur, flowers, truffles, and a hint of bacon). Full-bodied, with great intensity and purity, this may be the finest Syrah the Araujo team has yet fashioned. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1998 Syrah Eisele Vineyard is a soft, supple-textured, opulent, civilized effort that can be drunk now as well as over the next 8-10 years. It is elegantly rendered, pure, and filled with blackberry/cassis fruit as well as a hint of honeysuckle provided by 8% Viognier in the blend. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
98 Points! The flagship wines begin with the purple/black-colored 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Malbec. The fruit was sourced from four of the estate’s finest high-elevation vineyards, and aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. The brooding bouquet delivers pain grille, mineral, violet, scorched earth, pepper, espresso, black cherry, and black...
The 2011 Altagracia is round, sexy, supple and beautiful, especially within the context of the year. Sweet red berries, mint, tobacco, savory herbs and anise meld together in a distinctive wine long on personality. With time in the glass the wine fleshes out nicely, as the flavors become darker, richer and layered. Altagracia is a blend of mostly Eisele fruit,...
97 Points! The 2005 Malbec Adrianna Vineyard was also aged for 18 months in new French oak. Opaque purple/black, it is more expressive aromatically as well as more structured than the Nicasia cuvee. Opulent on the palate, it is dense and extracted with gobs of spicy black fruits and enough structure to unwind for another 6-8 years. Drink this lengthy...
97+ Points! The 2005 Malbec Argentino is a blend of the Nicasia and Adrianna Vineyards. As is often the case, the blend is better than either of the individual components. It offers greater complexity both aromatically and on the palate, opulence, great fruit expression, and superb aging potential. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1999 Syrah Eisele Vineyard (a blend of 94% Syrah and 6% Viognier) boasts an opaque ruby/purple color along with gorgeous complex aromatics of melted asphalt graphite blackberry liqueur coffee and a hint of pepper. This full-bodied Syrah reveals surprising freshness finesse and elegance despite its size. The wine is long rich and French in style. It is best drunk...