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#351 Post by Albert R » April 8th, 2018, 4:02 pm

2014 Scarlett Cabernet, drinking much better than the 2014 Quivet at this point.
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#352 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » April 9th, 2018, 4:43 am

I bought very few 2011 cabs, and have been checking in on the few I did purchase recently. Had 2 glasses via pungo of the 2011 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Three Twins Vineyard and enjoyed it. Plenty of fruit in the flavor profile but not that lush mouthfeel I usually get from Myriad cabs. I plan on drinking my other bottles in the relative near term.

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#353 Post by Bud Carey » April 9th, 2018, 4:46 am

2016 Quivet McGah sauv blanc.
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#354 Post by Brian Tuite » April 9th, 2018, 6:44 am

Bud Carey wrote:2016 Quivet McGah sauv blanc.
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#355 Post by Bud Carey » April 9th, 2018, 7:25 am

Actually, that was bottle number 6 of a total of 27!!
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#356 Post by Vince T » April 9th, 2018, 9:30 am

Had an '08 Myriad Las Madres Esther Block this weekend and confirmed that the '08 Syrahs are really in a good place. (Have also had the Myriad 100% whole cluster and the Quivet Hulda block '08 Las Madres in recent months as well - equally/nearly as good).
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    Dinner with the Davids (Home): Bottle says Esther Block, but CT doesn't register the 2008. Decanted an hour. What a dark beauty this is. Super crazy nose of cured, brined olives and black fruit. Bright red and black cherry, ripe plums, more olive tapenade, and game meat. Still some tannic spine. Full throttle, but not overdone in the slightest - was fresh and alluring. Everyone loved this. (93 pts.)
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#357 Post by Brian Tuite » April 16th, 2018, 7:34 pm

Vince T wrote:Had an '08 Myriad Las Madres Esther Block this weekend and confirmed that the '08 Syrahs are really in a good place. (Have also had the Myriad 100% whole cluster and the Quivet Hulda block '08 Las Madres in recent months as well - equally/nearly as good).
  • 2008 Myriad Cellars Syrah Las Madres Vineyard - USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (4/7/2018)
    Dinner with the Davids (Home): Bottle says Esther Block, but CT doesn't register the 2008. Decanted an hour. What a dark beauty this is. Super crazy nose of cured, brined olives and black fruit. Bright red and black cherry, ripe plums, more olive tapenade, and game meat. Still some tannic spine. Full throttle, but not overdone in the slightest - was fresh and alluring. Everyone loved this. (93 pts.)
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#358 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » April 30th, 2018, 10:11 pm

Anyone cracked any ‘15 nv lately?

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#359 Post by C Simmons » May 1st, 2018, 6:01 am

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:Anyone cracked any ‘15 nv lately?
Yes... There are about 30+ tasting notes on Cellar Tracker. It is delicious, but I’d give it another year in bottle. It is dominated by Amarena black cherry syrup and vanilla notes currently. Fun and full of flavor, but still has room to grow and integrate.

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#360 Post by Scott E. » May 7th, 2018, 5:32 pm

2010 Three Twins Cab - The nose really popped from the bottle right at opening - really enticing - blue/black fruits, leather, cassis, spice and flowers. The wine was lush with a lot of depth to the flavors - no noticeable oak, seamless, with just a little tannin to give some grip to the finish. I wish I had more. Cheers!
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#361 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld » December 26th, 2018, 9:20 am

  • 2012 Myriad Cellars Syrah Esther Block Las Madres Vineyard - USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (12/25/2018)
    PnP. Sweet on the nose, but savory on the palate. Resolved tannins with some white pepper on the finish. If I had more, would hold a few more years to allow more complexity to develop. Well done!
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#362 Post by Andrew Demaree » December 26th, 2018, 7:02 pm

2010 Myriad Cellars ‘Three Twins Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon

Always a treat. I’m a huge fan of Mike’s Three Twins cab and the 2010 continues to drink at peak - dark and delicious.

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#363 Post by OwenB » March 9th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Any thoughts on Myriad vs Quivet Syrah?
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    #364 Post by NickRut » March 9th, 2019, 3:51 pm

    OwenB wrote:
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    Any thoughts on Myriad vs Quivet Syrah?

    Equally delicious for me to be honest. I know that doesn’t help but I’d say the cabs are also similar. The cabs priced similarly are similar quality from my experience, with some vintage variance.
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    #365 Post by Philip G » March 9th, 2019, 4:27 pm

    Opened a 2011 Quivet Pellet Vineyard Cab last night and have a glass or so left to drink tonight. Pretty good darn good especially for an '11.
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    #366 Post by Brian Tuite » March 9th, 2019, 4:45 pm

    OwenB wrote:
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    Any thoughts on Myriad vs Quivet Syrah?
    Different blocks and different clones. The Myriad is red fruit leaning while the Quivet is blue fruited and more intense. Both give Las Madres olive notes.
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    #367 Post by AlexS » March 9th, 2019, 5:03 pm

    OwenB wrote:
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    Any thoughts on Myriad vs Quivet Syrah?
    Do it.
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    #368 Post by Bud Carey » March 10th, 2019, 5:41 am

    2012 12C cabernet... yum!!
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    #369 Post by Dan Hammer » March 16th, 2019, 12:28 pm

    On Superbowl Sunday I drank a '16 Becklyn Napa cab.

    At the Di Fara offline I drank a '14 Becklyn Napa cab.

    Both were young, and oh so delicious. I can't imagine how they'll improve in 5 years. Maybe I'll save my last '14 till then.
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    #370 Post by Jeff D a v i e s » March 17th, 2019, 7:33 am

    Friday night had the 2015 Quivet LPV Cab - love the wine. Drinking great, would like to have given it a little air to open up as the second half of the bottle was best after an hour of sitting on the table

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    #371 Post by Bud Carey » March 17th, 2019, 7:40 am

    Tonight will be a 2013 Ancillary Sangiacomo pinot noir.
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    #372 Post by Leah Smith » April 3rd, 2019, 7:04 pm

    It New! It’s made by Mike Smith, it’s grown by Ulises Valdez, It’s El Diablo, and OMG it tastes like Puligny Montrachet! 2017 Ancillary Cellars El Diablo Chardonnay - I’m clearly the luckiest girl on the planet! Delicious!!!
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    #373 Post by J.Vizuete » April 3rd, 2019, 7:58 pm

    Leah Smith wrote:
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    It New! It’s made by Mike Smith, it’s grown by Ulises Valdez, It’s El Diablo, and OMG it tastes like Puligny Montrachet! 2017 Ancillary Cellars El Diablo Chardonnay - I’m clearly the luckiest girl on the planet! Delicious!!!
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    #374 Post by Albert R » April 13th, 2019, 3:34 pm

    I had a run of Mike's wines last week:

    2017 Quivet Sav Blanc
    2017 Myriad Semillon
    2014 Scarlett Cab
    2014 Myriad Cab

    All excellent and drinking right in our wheel house.
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    #375 Post by MikeHill » May 18th, 2019, 10:00 pm

    2010 Carter O.G. with Flannery. Needed to treat myself after a rough week.
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    #376 Post by AlexS » June 10th, 2019, 1:26 pm

    bump

    Finally worked up enough bravery to open a 2012 Myriad Cab, went for the NV and I'm happy to report it's finally starting to open. Enjoyed the bottle over a couple of hours and it continually improved with air...has really transformed into a beautiful Napa Cab vs. the closed, unforgiving brute it was on release. Based on this bottle, I think the 2012 Myriad Cabs could still use 1-2 more years but that said, no harm at all in opening one right now - just be sure to give it some air.
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    #377 Post by Bud Carey » June 10th, 2019, 1:44 pm

    2016 Quivet McGah sauv blanc on deck
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    #378 Post by Brian Tuite » June 10th, 2019, 4:13 pm

    2015 Halcon Syrah, nom nom nom!
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    #379 Post by Albert R » August 2nd, 2019, 6:06 pm

    2012 Three Twins! Fantastic!
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    #380 Post by Stephen Chen » August 2nd, 2019, 10:00 pm

    2013 Myriad Las Madres Syrah Esther's Block. Better than the bloodiest steak!

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    #381 Post by AlexS » October 19th, 2019, 7:55 am

    bump

    2010 Quivet Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick

    Wow - this was on fire! Blind, I would have called this as a 2007 or 2008 - showed none of the 2010 rigid angularness and was instead just wave after wave of lush fruits. Might have been the best Quivet Cab I've ever had, so pure and seamless. Opened after a 2001 Chateau Bel-Air Pomerol, which was quite nice but couldn't hold a candle to the Quivet.
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    #382 Post by MikeVenezia » October 19th, 2019, 8:39 am

    Opened a 2017 Myriad Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, our first Mike Smith wine other than this year's Carter lineup and will not be our last. Decanted for about an hour and I can't think of a wine we've had this year that comes close at that price range. Great into to their wines for sure and looking forward to getting ahold of some more!

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    #383 Post by Chris H. » October 19th, 2019, 10:08 am

    Had a 2016 Becklyn Napa Valley last night, in a really good place now, and really enjoyable. Perhaps my favorite $65 bottle of Napa Cab!
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    #384 Post by Andrew Demaree » October 19th, 2019, 7:47 pm

    AlexS wrote:
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    bump

    2010 Quivet Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick

    Wow - this was on fire! Blind, I would have called this as a 2007 or 2008 - showed none of the 2010 rigid angularness and was instead just wave after wave of lush fruits. Might have been the best Quivet Cab I've ever had, so pure and seamless. Opened after a 2001 Chateau Bel-Air Pomerol, which was quite nice but couldn't hold a candle to the Quivet.
    The ‘10 Kenefick really is an exceptional bottle of wine.

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