Le Chanceux M茅lange Napa Valley Red Wine 2015, California

Dark ruby/ Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Great nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, dried fruits, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, cola and black pepper.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, earth, coffee, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up ( 30 minutes).

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly, but already delicious. I would love to revisit this in 5 years.

A great sipping wine to have all by itself. Tasty, tangy and delicious. powerful, yet elegant.

A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Cabernet Franc and 4% Syrah. Fermented in (50%) New French Oak barrels. A small production of only 45 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$59.

Fausto de Pizzato Verve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Tannant Gran Reserva 2011, Brazil

Dark inky in color with a short, dirty brick rim.

Strong nose of black currants, cooked plums, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, pencil lead, cola, peppercorn, leather, bonefire smoke, dark chocolates and sweet candy.

Full bodied and soft with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, graphite, peppercorn, leather, vegetables, tobacco and espresso.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tart raspberries.

This is a very nice Brazilian Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Feels like an old world wine.

This 8 year old has a nice mouthfeel, but not fully balanced. The mid palate is very tasty, until the ending, which is a bit too tart for my taste. I actually liked the nose better than the palate.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and remove the barnyard notes.

Paired very nicely with food.

Thank you Alex for sharing.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tannant. Aged in Oak barrels. A small production of only 4250 bottles. This blend was only produced in this 2011 vintage.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

K Vintners Syrah The Beautiful 2012 Walla Walla Valley, Washington

Dark inky color with a short brick rim.

Great nose of black plums, black currants, oak, cloves, earth, barnyard, vanilla, tobacco, dark coffee, chocolates, peppercorn, spices, light vegetables and pencil lead.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, leather, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Syrah from Washington State. Well balanced and fruit forward with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Tangy, beautiful, spicy and delicious. Long coffee finish that lasts for a while.

This 7 year old is a great sipping wine, to have by the porch.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Drinking very nicely now, and will be good in the next 10 years. Teeth staining color, so not so good for a first date 馃槂

Thank you Scott for sharing this gorgeous wine with me.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$75.

Les Producteurs Reunis Vinsobres C么tes du Rh么ne 1978, France

Ruby in color with a brick rim and medium intensity.

Nose of black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, oak, light vanilla, earth, vegetables, wet leaves, spices, tobacco leaf, black tea, barnyard, black pepper and light bell pepper.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, barnyard, green vegetables, herbs, chocolates, wood, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather and smoke.

Short finish with no tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a nicely aged C么tes du Rh么ne. Showing great complexity and a soft mouthfeel. Not fully balanced any longer, but still very drinkable. I didn’t expect it to be where it was. What a nice surprise.

Drinking this 41 year old is a great experience. I kept smelling on it for a long time.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

I paired it with light appetizers.

13% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

Heir Apparent Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017, California

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a yummy Cab.

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cooked strawberries, figs, vanilla, cedar, light earth, spices, chocolates, mocha, caramel, light alcohol and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, sweet spices, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, cloves, herbs, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, leather, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft, round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Still young and needs a few more years in the bottle to mature and bring out more complexity. Would be nice to fast forward to 2025 and see what this looks like. However, it is drinking very nicely now, tasty and delicious.

Good by itself or with food and a good quality wine. Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours of airtime, when the tannins show up.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$125.

Ch芒teau Bechereau Philipperie Grand Vin de Sauternes 1983 Bordeaux, France

This is a nicely aged sweet wine from Bordeaux.

Brownish in color with a brick hue.

Great nose, although a little stinky, with honey, vegetables, herbs, wet leaves, citrus and Indian spices light curry and cumin.

Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium plus acidity.

Sweet on the palate with limes, citrus, honey, apples, earth, wood, over ripened pears, honey, Indian spices and black pepper.

This is an interesting sweet wine, but i prefer these younger.

This 36 year old is nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself. Not too sweet, with a lot of complexity. A little bitter on the ending. Spicy and tangy.

I paired it with a Macadamia Nut ice cream.

The nose is very overwhelming, so I figured I need to give it a day to chill out, which was a great idea.

Next day update: It’s good that I didn’t post my review yesterday, as this is a nice surprise. A tastier wine today.

Lost most of the bitter and vegetables notes, and it is showing very nicely.

If you have one, let it open up for a long time. Delicious and complex.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

Jack Simon Vineyards Viognier 2018 San Diego County, California

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

On the nose limes, grapefruits, green apples, vegetables and spices.

Light to medium in body with high acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, vegetables and white pepper.

Nice and easy finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice white wine from California. Tastes more like an old world white actually.

Doesn’t show like a Viognier at all.
Earthy with mild complexity. Tangy and refreshing.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of cheeses and fresh fruit. Really good with Brie and Gorgonzola cheeses.

100% Viognier grapes. Stainless Steel fermented and then aged for 8 months in natural vessels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$23.