Friday, December 11, 2009

2006 Revana Napa Cab

I know it's a bit early to drink this but wanted to get a benchmark and share with the boy. Napa Cab with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Elegant, complex and a long finish. Should be good for at least 10 years. Another great wine from Heidi.

But I don't think you'll find this in any wine stores back at Stetson plus 2 bottles would bury your monthly allowance.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

2001 Larkmead Napa Merlot

Sweet, aged fruit, tannins subdued, smooth. Drink now. Good juice. About $40.

2002 Chateau Latour a Pomerol

Shut down, little complexity, no mid-palate, short finish. For $72, ouch! Could be a bad bottle. Bad bottle!

Two days later in an open container, right before I was going to dump it down the drain, it showed a long finish and elegance. Who knew!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Napa/Sonoma/Mendocino 2009

Here are the photos from my recent trip.