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Stephanie Putnam

USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Raymond Vineyards, Reserve Selection, Napa Valley, California, 2009


89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. Rated 3 hours post decant. N/ Clean cassis and barrel room wafts. Black cherries and flint. Sage and wild herbs. Gunpowder. Coconut / suntan lotion wafts (fairly unique, but just really seem perfect here). Crushed rock dust and bakers chocolate. Yes, a whole lot going on. T/ Medium-full […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Far Niente, Napa Valley, Oakville, California, 1998

Red blend of: Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. N/ Barrel room. Deep rose petals. Elegant cassis and blackcherry. No other way to say it… just plain wonderful soil and earth aromas. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Elegant, restrained puple fruits, with dustings of light
 graphite. Dark soil. Multi-layers and a long, long finish. Bordeaux […]

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