VHR 2017 release

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VHR 2017 release

#1 Post by Jeff_M. » February 10th, 2020, 10:41 am

Got the email and letter that this opens up tomorrow. Anyone have any additional notes on the 2017 VHR release?

This is what came in the VHR email from AG

"Pliant, supple and beautifully radiant, the 2017 has so much to offer. Silky tannins and plush, racy fruit are two of the many signatures in this exceptionally polished, sensual wine. The 2017 is an unbelievably beautiful, sensual Cabernet with tons of potential"

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Re: VHR 2017 release

#2 Post by Joshua Kates » February 10th, 2020, 3:54 pm

Points are on their website if that matters to you. I find the wines intriguing, but sort of spendy. On the fence.
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#3 Post by Rob Weaver » February 10th, 2020, 4:31 pm

The 2016 is probably the best Cabernet, from a potential perspective, I have yet had from California.

Will be hard to top that one, but I will likely get a 3 pack.

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#4 Post by John Webber » February 10th, 2020, 5:10 pm

Joshua Kates wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Points are on their website if that matters to you. I find the wines intriguing, but sort of spendy. On the fence.
Not the final review that they are using without numbers in their solicitations, but rather just AG's 2018 1st pass range.

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#5 Post by blarmston » February 10th, 2020, 5:35 pm

It’s a tough decision but I am going to pass on tomorrow’s offer. I’d rather save my cash and wait for next year. By all early indications, 2018 is going to be a banner year in Napa.
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Re: VHR 2017 release

#6 Post by NickRut » February 10th, 2020, 5:38 pm

blarmston wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 5:35 pm
It’s a tough decision but I am going to pass on tomorrow’s offer. I’d rather save my cash and wait for next year. By all early indications, 2018 is going to be a banner year in Napa.
My thinking exactly. That and I ended up w 2 cases of the 2016. Whoops.
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#7 Post by Joe Mendez » February 10th, 2020, 10:17 pm

I'm going to pass and hopefully still be on the list for the 2018 vintage.

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#8 Post by M. Taylor » February 11th, 2020, 11:32 am

Bought a 3-pack, down from 2 last year
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#9 Post by robkim » February 11th, 2020, 5:24 pm

Got my 3-pack!

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Re: VHR 2017 release

#10 Post by Ryan A » February 11th, 2020, 9:15 pm

blarmston wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 5:35 pm
It’s a tough decision but I am going to pass on tomorrow’s offer. I’d rather save my cash and wait for next year. By all early indications, 2018 is going to be a banner year in Napa.
My thoughts exactly especially after tasting the 2018 VHR Keplinger & Memento Mori barrel samples. However that could change if I have an opportunity to taste the 2017...
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