California

Click title to see more details

CSV
Region Vintage Name Qty Unit Size Price Note Rating
California 1997 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Cabernet 1 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£480
  • Rating:

    86

    Price ($)

    $45

    Drink Date

    2000 - 2010

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    23rd Dec 2000

    Source

    132, The Wine Advocate

    The saturated ruby/plum-colored 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon displays straightforward black currant fruit flavors with licorice, cedar, and earth notes. While medium-bodied and attractively ripe, it is somewhat one dimensional. Drink it over the next decade.  

Tasting Notes
86
California 1999 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 3 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£1,250
  • Jancis
    72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. In most California vineyards, yields were cut by a cold, rainy spring. At Monte Bello, where it was colder still, flowering and set were put on hold. When summer finally came, the clement weather allowed a perfect set. Even after severe thinning, yields were two and a half tons per acre, equalling 1997's record. We harvested the separate parcels from the end of October through mid-November, as they ripened. In this vintage, fermentations destined for in-barrel malolactic were started with selected yeast; the rest - including all malolactics - were natural. 93% of the wine was racked to air-dried American oak and - as part of our ongoing comparison - 7% to the best French oak. In February, we chose 23 of the 36 parcels for the Monte Bello. 
    Fragrant, perfumed, fresh and cedary, still so fragrant and youthful on the nose. More Bordeaux-like than the other two vintages tasted. Rich, deep and so complex but without loss of freshness. Again some minerality and cedary damson sweetness of fruit still there. Long and remarkably fresh. Holds your attention. (JH) 

Tasting Notes
18
California 2009 Worlds End If 9 was 6 Cabernet 5 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£260
  • 2009 World's End "If Six Was Nine" Cabernet $40 Medium-full, black fruit in the nose, balance of voluptuousness and structure. There are a lot of Cabs not this good at nearly twice the price out there right now. Solid. 88-91pts http://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40141

Tasting Notes
91
California 2009 Worlds End Wavelength Red 4 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£395
  • 2008 World's End "Wavelength" Napa Valley Prop Red, $72 Sourced from southern Napa in the foothills, this is half Cab Franc, half Syrah. Easily, hands down the best Syrah/Bordeaux varietal blend I can remember. Sexy, smooth, medium-full body, with red fruits and spice kick. Can drink now and over the next 7-8 years, imo. 350 cases made, about 60 available. Don't knock the Syrah part, it seems to work really well with the Franc! 93pts http://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40141

Tasting Notes
93
California 2009 Worlds End Crossfire Cabernet 5 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£550
  • 2008 World's End "Crossfire" Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Cab, Oakville, $90 This is Andy Beckstoffer's up and coming Oakville vineyard sandwiched between Vine Hill and Dominus. Alpha Omega is also coming out with vineyard designate soon from this. Rich, voluptuous, blue and black fruit with a cigar note and some olive. Full-bodied, a little bigger than the To-Kalon. Combines power and elegance. Give 1-3 years and drink over the next decade plus. The group here really liked this one tonight. 500 cases made, maybe 70 available. 94pts http://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40141

Tasting Notes
94
California 2009 Worlds End Good Times Bad Times Cab 5 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£650
  • 2008 World's End "Good Times, Bad Times" Beckstoffer To-Kalon Cab, Oakville, $105 Note the price! Prototypical To-Kalon. Big dose of elegance on the full-bodied frame, with black fruit and chalky white minerality in the mouth. Rich, well structured with a nice dose of drying tannin on the long finish. Very smooth texture. Give 4-5 years and drink over the following dozen. 350 cases made, 55 available or so. http://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40141 95pts

Tasting Notes
95
CSV