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Philip Bohorfoush
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Philip's background includes Wine Buyer, Sommelier, and Five Diamond Hotel management. He specializes in collection building and collection management focusing primarily on Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, and Champagne. Philip earned the Level 3 Award with honors from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and continues his education with WSET diploma level coursework. He's an avid sailor and previous SF Bay area weekend racer. In addition to enjoying working out and everything to do with the ocean, he loves to cook with family and friends which started as a sushi chef in college.


Reviews

2015 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 05-30-2018
Dominus continues to set the benchmark as one of CA’s finest Bordeaux blends. The first thing I noticed about the 2015 Dominus was the finesse, balance, and drive. The fruit, body, texture, tannins, and acids are all in complete harmony. There is incredible tension that keeps the wine fresh and penetrating. Deep, brooding, and complex nose with black and red fruits, wild herbs, light earth, and dark spices. Only hinting at the potential here, there is so much material here yet to develop. Outstanding.

2014 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 05-12-2018
The 2014 Dunn Howell shows excellent purity and intensity. The 2014 showcases the wild Howell mountain Cabernet character with black and blue fruit, wild herbs, lavender, and graphite. The tannins are rounder and more textural than the traditional ‘vin de garde’ style of Dunn. Mike Dunn’s hard work in the vineyards, production, and cellar is impressive and Dunn remains one of my favorite CA Cabernets over the decades. Bravo!

2014 Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 05-12-2018
This is absolutely delicious and very well done. I love the dark cassis, wild berries, crushed thyme, violets, and cedar. Full, pure, and deep with outstanding texture and mouthfeel. This is immensely enjoyable now or can be cellared.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 VN 90

2015 Dominus "Napanook" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 05-12-2018
Dark hue hints at the concentration. Impressive nose of blackberry, cassis, light earth, anise, and cocoa powder. Medium bodied and moderate plus tannins are all in balance with an excellent core of Cabernet fruit. There is superb depth and structure to lay this down but the wine is so deftly balanced that you can decant and enjoy now. Grab this now before it sells out. You don’t want to miss the 2015.

2015 Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol (1.5L)
Review Date: 07-13-2016
**One of the wines of the vintage** Perfumed and very fine with rich black fruits, graphite, liquid minerals, and cocoa powder. Exotic mouthfeel and weight (14.6% alcohol) yet completely in balance. Cashmere from the Cabernet Franc with power from the Merlot. On the palate, this is absolutely seamless, long, and pure. Extraordinary.

2015 Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol
Review Date: 06-17-2016
**One of the wines of the vintage** Perfumed and very fine with rich black fruits, graphite, liquid minerals, and cocoa powder. Exotic mouthfeel and weight (14.6% alcohol) yet completely in balance. Cashmere from the Cabernet Franc with power from the Merlot. On the palate, this is absolutely seamless, long, and pure. Extraordinary.

2015 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac
Review Date: 06-07-2016
**Don’t Miss** Deeply black fruited with notes of crème de cassis, black currant, lead pencil, graphite, and earth. This is intense and powerful yet the firm tannins are balanced with an intense core of fruit and purity. Classic proportion, rich, and masculine styled Pichon-Baron.

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