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88 PTS, Wine Spectator
"Dried chamomile, orange zest and peach flavors are juicy and succulent, showing intensity through the finish, where a touch of marmalade emerges. Drink now. 830 cases made." - M.W.
Dark, inky purple, plum (almost black) color. The intense aromas express blueberry and huckleberry fruit notes. The finish is rich with dark chocolate, blackberry and creamy Tahitian vanillan.
88 PTS, Wine Enthusiast
"From Sangiacomo-farmed grapes, this value-driven wine delivers a buttery nose and creamy mid palate of brioche and baked pear, its structure and body weight fleshy and full." - V. B.
90 PTS, Wine Enthusiast
"This is a value-driven wine that overdelivers on its price point, offering black cherry, vanilla and dried herb around an oaky center. Made in a full-bodied, fleshy and lush style, it finishes in earthy varietal character and drops of cinnamon." - V. B.
This wine pairs well with Bolognese pastas or stews as well as anything off the grill from seared skirt steak to pan seared Filet Mignon served with truffle mashed potatoes and haricots verts seasoned with sea salt. For a vegetarian option try it with Dal (curried lentils) over basmati rice and serve with yogurt, mint chutney and onion naan. This is a nice Cabernet Sauvignon for sipping anytime and anywhere.
On the palate the wine explodes with generous tropical flavors from mango to passionfruit and then wrapped up in creamy custard flavors. The acidity shines through the creamy texture and demonstrating the optimal acidity that cool climate Monterey grapes possess. The finish is long with silky vanillin, clove, guava and papaya and finishes with baked banana custard flavors. The finish is long with silky elegance and lingering acidity.
VinePair, 25 of the Best Pinot Noirs for 2020
"It’s not easy finding a good Pinot Noir for a weeknight under $20, so this is a nice go-to. It’s juicy and grippy and smells like cherries and cinnamon along with the fresh soil from your garden. It’s buoyant on the palate with a tart fruit core. This is a great bottle to share with friends or have a few glasses with just you and Netflix."
This wine displays a vibrant, ruby plum color. The aromas are deep with Bing and Rainer cherries while backed with vanilla and slight caramelized raw sugar notes. The palate is intense with wild raspberry, blackberry and bramble. These flavors are backed by intense earthy notes from black pepper to mushroom followed by toasted oak and clove. The finish overall expresses ripe berry and leather with a silky envelope of toasted vanilla."
2017 Rosie Rose of Pinot Noir, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
This light and vibrant salmon pink colored Rosé offers intense pomegranate aromas with key lime and lychee aromas. The palate is juicy with sweet cherry and raspberry flavors with a hint of kefir. The wine finishes with silky tones which showcases it's great acidity and makes it a great Spring and Summer sipper.
This is the LAST VINTAGE EVER of our White Elephant white wine. We’ve produced this amazing blend for twenty years and 2016 is the final vintage. The good news is we still have some cases left — it’s only $20 a bottle and when you order 12+ the shipping is on us! 58% Chenin Blanc, 32% Viognier, 10% Roussanne and 100% delicious.
88 PTS, Wine Enthusiast
"A new offering from the producer, this is a classically tropical, honeyed white wine, viscous, thick and oaky, with a touch of butter teasing the palate as it opens in the glass. For fans of full-bodied flavor, this is creamy and buttery in spades." – V. B.
This wine displays it’s silky and elegant tannins in the form of ripe blueberry, cassis, tobacco and black cherry lined with integrated vanilla made possible by 26 months of French oak aging.
BRONZE MEDAL, SF Chronicle Wine Competition
89 PTS, Wine Enthusiast
"Very strong smoky aromas of hickory and a solid pepper spice give a savory background to the backdrop of blackberry fruit on the nose of this bottling. That smoke carries into the palate, where roasted wood, campfire and bacon flavors meet with black currant and caramel." - M.K.
This is the most concentrated vintage of Red Dirt Red we have ever made. It expresses a dark plum, cranberry staining color which comes from low yielding, concentrated grapes.
Vinum Cellars was established in 1997 based on producing value oriented, varietal/appellation specific wines. Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley confirms our belief that only specific grape varietals should be grown within appellations that are ideally suited to the varietal.
92 Points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast
Impressive at any price, but especially notable at this cost, this 100% varietal red is a testament to the power and concentration of the vintage, integrated with a push of tannin on the back of the tongue. Spicy clove and pepper ride a wave of cassis, dark cherry and chocolate, needing time to unwind in the glass. It will do well in the cellar through 2028.
92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The wine hits the palate with a voluptuous texture, a full-bodied mouthfeel, silky tannins and a long, long finish. At $42.00 a bottle, it is a steal."
- Robert Parker
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, 95 PTS, SF Chronicle Wine Competition
90 PTS, Wine Enthusiast
“This wine packs a punch and overdelivers quality for the price. This is a crowd-pleaser in its lush, soft and fruity combination of grilled meat, bacon and smoky tannin. Those big bold elements are complemented by plenty of black-cherry jam.”
91 PTS, Wine Enthusiast
"Thick grippy tannins surround a core of mountain sage and dried herb in this 100% varietal wine. Tart underlying acidity brightens a triumvirate of cherry, cassis and red currant, with the promise of rocky minerality lingering on the finish." - V.B.
This wine pairs ideally with a double cut bone-in rib eye steak with sautéed chanterelle mushrooms and shallots served with haricot verts in garlic butter with a saffron risotto cake. Save a half glass for dessert and do the dark chocolate molten lava cake.
This special small lot Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep, dark plum color, which is evidence of the amazing concentration that this wine has. The aromas are of ripe black cherry, boysenberry and blueberry fruit. On the palate this wine is structured with impressive depth of cassis with a sappy core of cherry vanilla and finish elegantly with dark roast coffee and soft tannins, which allow for current enjoyment.
Only 93 cases were produced.
The wine is an inky dark plum/purple color with deep concentrated aromas of cassis and black cherry notes with a hint of tobacco and tanning leather. The palate is rich and silky with firm but approachable tannins laced with classic vanilla and mocha notes. The finish has a touch of astringency which is akin to high cacao chocolate. This wine is ready to drink now but will improve in the cellar through 2040.
Planted in 1974, Leaky Lake Vineyard earned its name from the shale lake bed on the property. It's located at the top of Whitehall lane nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains, Napa Valley. These hillside old vines have produced many exceptional wines over the years. This is the second vintage of our effort to re-establish the vineyard, which yielded three barrels from 3 acres. Aged in new French oak for 22 months, we produced 72 cases.
This is our third vintage which yielded four barrels from 3 acres. Aged in new French oak for 22 months, we produced 97 cases.
This vintage yielded just two barrels from 3 acres. Aged in new French oak for 24 months, we produced 47 cases.
Planted in 1974, Leaky Lake Vineyard earned its name from the shale lake bed on the property. It's located at the top of Whitehall lane nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains, Napa Valley. These hillside old vines have produced many exceptional wines over the years.
This is our fifth vintage, which yielded three barrels from 3 acres. Aged in new French oak for 22 months, we produced 58 cases.
These Library Wines are extremely rare and exceptional: 2000, 2001 and 2002 vintages are still available.