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1978 Reserve Cabernet SauvignonC-DWe tasted the 1977, 1978 and 1979 Reserve Cabernets at the always great Clo...08/09/08
1990 Stags Leap District Cabernet SauvignonCBought as part of a vertical 90-92, showing its age, but still has structur...09/24/06
1991 Stags Leap District Cabernet SauvignonC-DBought as part of a vertical 90-92, favourite of the three with some fruit ...08/01/05
1992 Stags Leap District Cabernet SauvignonCBought as part of a vertical 90-92, 04/30/06
1994 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonCThe bottle had just been opened but the wine was tasting well. Balanced str...05/28/06
1994 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Magnum)DSmooth and long full flavour, excellent wine03/17/04
1995 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonB-CVery smooth, opens with rich fruit flavours. An easy drinker, not as big as...07/01/07
1996 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonC-DProbably my favourite wine of the day (others would pick the 1998 Chateau M...05/28/06
1997 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonC-DGreat value - drinking very well. Best of a horizontal of Napa 1997 Cabs. ...12/24/04
1997 Reserve Cabernet SauvignonCGreat nose, good fruit with decent tannins - classic CDV taste.12/29/06
1998 Reserve Cabernet SauvignonCStill showing good balance on the palate with a reasonable finish. 12/30/06
1998 Stags Leap District Cabernet SauvignonB-CClassic SLD Cab, but lighter in colour and taste than the 2002 which overpo...12/09/06
1999 Napa Valley MerlotCLovely merlot, having had time to age, this wine is showing good structure ...01/18/05
1999 Reserve Cabernet SauvignonDToo early, lots of potential12/24/05
1999 Stags Leap District Cabernet SauvignonC-DStill showing some fruit on the nose, but giving way to tannins with earthy...11/11/06
2000 AriadneA-BIan smells tomatoes - an interesting wine. Semillion and Sauvignon Blanc bl...02/17/08
2000 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonB-CTasty Cabernet with medium finish, classic CDV taste11/11/04
2000 Reserve Cabernet SauvignonCGood nose, beautiful colour, looks younger than it is. Still tasting berrie...03/22/08
2000 Stags Leap District Cabernet SauvignonB-CClassic CDV SLD - a little softer than other years, but same great dark fru...05/26/08
2001 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonCLooks like a cab, smells like a cab, tastes like a cab. Exactly what I expe...12/31/06
2001 Napa Valley MerlotBSofter than other CDV Merlots, a good midweek drinker12/26/06
2001 Reserve Cabernet FrancBI found it difficult to rate this wine next to the stunning 1996 and 2001 C...05/28/06
2001 Reserve Cabernet SauvignonC-DWow, another beautiful wine. Almost black in color with a huge amount of fr...05/28/06
2001 Reserve ZinfandelCBalanced flavours - not too peppery that fills the mouth with fruit flavour...06/30/06
2001 Stags Leap District Cabernet SauvignonCFull of flavour, good body and lovely finish. Another excellent SLD cab fro...01/28/05
2001 Stags Leap District Cabernet SauvignonCDark dark red. Big fruit, good tannins with a very long finish that will la...02/17/08
2002 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonCGood cabernet tastes, classic nose and finish for a CDV cabernet02/28/07
2002 Napa Valley Pinot NoirBOaky pinot smell on the nose, A little tannin and chewy finish with a littl...09/03/07
2002 Stags Leap District Cabernet SauvignonC-DFantastic wine. Deep garnet color. Rich and full bodied with big tannins, t...12/09/06
2003 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonB-CGreat value wine for $20. Plenty of fruit, good tannins. Will get better af...11/12/06
2003 Napa Valley Pinot NoirB-CGood pinot nose, nice light berry flavours and a medium finish12/30/06
2004 Carneros Pinot NoirBNice and light, easily drinkable.03/22/08
2004 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonB-CGood price Cabernet. Softer than the Merlot and previous year Cabernets, bu...02/17/08
2004 Napa Valley MerlotCGreat price merlot - excellent tannins and fruit.02/17/08
2004 Reserve Cabernet SauvignonCbig nose, lots of structure and fruit. fills the mouth with dark berries, w...02/13/09
2004 Stags Leap District Cabernet SauvignonCGood nose, medium fruit, excellent structure. A well finished wine, will im...07/11/08
2005 Carneros ChardonnayBLight and crisp.02/17/08
2005 Carneros Pinot NoirBNot much fruit - an ok Pinot.02/17/08
2005 MerlotB-CSmooth and fruity - good drinker. A real tasty wine - better than the pinot...07/11/08
2005 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonCMmmm - really nice. Good fruit, good balance and lovely finish - classic na...07/11/08
2005 Reserve Carneros ChardonnayB-CFlavours of caramel, but not heavy butter. french Style - nice drinking wne...02/17/08
2005 Reserve Pinot NoirB-Cvery robust nose, with balanced acidic and fruit flavours with a good finis...02/13/09
2006 Pinot NoirA-BA little fizzy on the tongue - not a huge fan. 07/11/08
2007 Stags Leap Distrcit Cabernet SauvignonCSmooth tannins and good body - a little tight and good potential. The Three...07/31/11
2007 Three GracesB-CNicely balanced Bordeaux blend - good and smooth, drinkable now and potenti...07/31/11

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