It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Nice nose wild flowers, blueberries, black cherries, light wood, licorice, spices, bitter herbs, chocolates, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with cooked strawberries, black currants, sweet cherries, licorice, spices, light vanilla, cedar, leather, earth, peppercorn, herbs, red chili powder and light vegetables.
Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and raspberries.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from the great 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Nicely balanced with a great nose.
Showing nice complexity at this point. Elegant, spicy and soft.
Good by itself and good right out of the bottle. After 2.5 hours in the decanter, tannins and structure show up together with lots of spices. Worth the wait.
A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petite Sirah. A small production of only 214 cases. Aged for 29 months in French Oak barrels (80% new).
14.2% alcohol by Volume.
$78. — 4 days ago
The weekend has official started and I have opened the 2015 Burgess Cellars Howell Mountain Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the nose there are good aromas of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, herbaceous notes, clove, vanilla and oak.
On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, herbal notes, licorice, pencil shavings and dark rich soil.
This wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + refined fine tannins that moves into a long dark fruit earthy finish. It looks as though we are moving quickly into spring and we all have been keeping ourselves healthy and safe. Lets keep working hard and we will all get through this safely. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 4 days ago
The Vice Wines American Paradox Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California
Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a bright red rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cedar, sweet cherries, dried figs, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, spices, light earth, pencil lead and black pepper.
Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, earth, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, vanilla, cola, spices and espresso.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very tasty wine from Napa Valley. Fruit forward, rich and extracted.
This 4 year old is starting to drink nicely now. A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 years.
Easy drinking and elegant, with a nice mouthfeel. Already showing nice complexity. Showing nice potential to get to a 94+ point wine.
Good right out of the bottle, and gets more complex as it opens up. I gave it 3 hours in a decanter.
Good by itself or with food. A good sipping wine that I paired with meats and cheeses.
15% alcohol by volume.
$95. — 11 days ago
Pretty color of dark ruby with a reddish/brick rim.
Great nose of black currants, blackberries, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, earth, eucalyptus, light vanilla, vegetables, mint, herbs, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black fruits, oak, licorice, spices, light vanilla, espresso, chocolates, earth, vegetables, Indian spices, wet leaves, dirt, black pepper, pencil lead, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.
Spicy finish with nice length and fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
This 11 year old is nicely balanced, at this point, and good by itself or with food. Will be good in the next 5 years.
I decanted it for 3 hours, which is when the tannins showed up.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Delicious.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$105. — 12 hours ago
A lot of fun with this beautiful Cab-Franc de Loire. Dark, shiny purple color. open nose on black fruits and mineral touches of graphite. The green notes that are sometimes found prominently on this grape are discreet and let express a beautiful round and lively juice that magnifies the fruit. It is a magnificent natural wine, unfiltered. Favorite 💓
Énormément de plaisir avec ce beau Cab-Franc de Loire. Robe violine sombre, brillante. nez ouvert sur les fruits noirs et touches minérales de graphites. Les notes vertes qu’on trouve parfois sur ce cépage de manière proéminente sont discrètes et laissent s’exprimer un beau jus rond et vif qui magnifie le fruit. C’est un magnifique vin nature, non filtré. Coup de cœur 💓 — 5 days ago
@Paul T- Huntington Beach Thank you my friend. composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it prances out of the glass with carefree plum preserves, blackcurrant pastilles and dried mulberries scents plus nuances of candied violets, tobacco leaf, wild sage and charcuterie with a waft of tapenade. The full-bodied palate is chock-full of savory layers, supported by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and a refreshing line, finishing with lingering earthy sparks. — 4 days ago
👁 This wine was deep ruby.
👃On the nose it had a medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas. Aromas included ripe and juicy blackberry, plum, black cherry, also violet, vegetal, toast, dark cocoa, espresso, cedar, and allspice notes.
👄 On the palate this wine was dry, it had medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. It had a medium(+) finish.
This was a bold Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto in the Maipo Valley. It presented really strongly on all key structural elements. It was delicious paired with grilled filet mignon, roasted veggies, and sautéed maitake mushrooms and will benefit with more time in the bottle. @win_drinks_wine thank you for introducing us to this beauty!
Viña Don Melchor, Puente Alto, Cabernet Sauvignon. Vintage 2017. ABV 14.5%. — 10 days ago
2017 tasted in 2021. Without decanting it’s too young and strong oak flavour. After decanting the potential of this wine is enormous. Blackberry, Cherry, cinnamon on top of young oak flavour just gorgeous. Perhaps I had to keep this for another 5 years or so to open the full potential — 3 days ago
Superb red Saumur, Old vines associated with aging in oak barrels. With the association of Cabernet-Franc and its paradoxical aromas of tangy red fruits that are still very lively (Nice tangy freshness) and green notes specific to the grape varieties; associated with the woody aromas of the barrel. The result is a beautiful green / red / brown olfactory and taste triangle ... a balanced wine that promises beautiful moments of pleasure for at least the next 5 years.
Superbe Saumur rouge, Vieilles vignes associés à un élevage en fût-de-chêne. Avec l’association du Cabernet-franc et ses arômes paradoxaux de fruits rouges acidulés encore très vif (Belle fraîcheur acidulée) et des notes vertes spécifiques au cépages; associées aux arômes boisés du fût. Il en résulte un beau triangle olfactif et gustatif vert/rouge/brun... un vin équilibré qui promet de beaux moments de plaisir pour au moins les 5 prochaines années. — 3 days ago
Chuck Hope! Must say right off the bat, this is good, and I was reluctant to give in to the hype. The color is definitely deep ruby with a bright magenta like sheer. The nose is powerful with oak, chocolate, and mocha. On the pallet the wine flows throughout with blueberry, plum, and dark fruit balanced by slight leather, smoke and earthy notes. The finish is robust. Overall impressed with the wine and wishing there was an abundance of these kind of wines. The kind blows your mind away without blowing your bank account away. — a day ago