Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

David T
9.4

Just entering its drinking window. It has 40 years ahead of it. Excellent with Ribcap from Costco.

Interesting that there are some vegetable notes on the nose.

Very good evolution. Medium plus tannins. Juicy, ripe blackberries, black raspberries, darkest cherries, black plum/ with skin, ripe strawberries, some blue fruit hues, cedar, black licorice/cola, dark rich earth w/ leaves, sandstone, steeped sun tea, light limestone powder, ripe, light, dark spice, clove, light cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, vanillin, moist volcanic clay, fresh red, dark flowers, framed in violets, round acidity with polish/balance, softly tensioned, elegant that falls on mineral & clay that lasts two-minutes. ,
— 11 hours ago

Thijs, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1986

May 25, 2024 - Amy, Vicki, Renee
With Nancy’s spinach pizza
— 2 days ago

Joe, Joel and 2 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1988

Smoooth! Beautifully balanced. Not green at all. — 3 days ago

Jan, Scott@Mister and 15 others liked this

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003

After 20 years, it still took extensive decanting to soften the initially gripping tannins. Once it did, beautiful dark fruits came through. Black currants, stewed prunes, delicious and full on the palate. Outstanding. Paired well with Brie and beef chow fun!!  — 13 days ago

Thomas liked this

Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

What a treat opening this 27 year old Napa Valley Spottswoode Cabernet! A deep purple garnet color with some bricking. Nose - dark fruit and wet forest floor initially standout followed by subtle notes of blueberry dark chocolate, fennel and a touch of tobacco & spearmint. Taste - cherry and dark plum stand out giving it a luscious smooth feel. Well integrated with secondary notes of dark soil, crushed rock, espresso, cedar and a medium finish — 2 days ago

Leslie PiersonKarin BlazonaJill Young
with Leslie, Karin and 1 other
Tom, Shay and 8 others liked this

Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Outstanding juice that’s in a great place but has distance for further cellaring. Deftly balanced even at 14.5% abv. Eucalyptus. Tobacco leaf. With New York strip steaks. — 6 days ago

Tom, Spencer and 6 others liked this
Spencer Fox

Spencer Fox

damn, go off

Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend 1999

The 99 is a favorite vintage for the sweetness of the fruit and the intense Mediterranean notes but this bottle was a little short on the finish. — 25 days ago

Lyle, Freek and 1 other liked this

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2012

Usually not a huge fan of Italian wines, but yeah, have been buying some Sassicaia over the years. As I put away some wines I stumble across this 2012 that should be ready to drink, so I bring it upstairs to decant it. Great nose and typical flavor profiles emerge. Nice acidity and a some background menthol flavors that remind me of some great Chateau Musar vintages. This is a vibrant wine with tannins still strong, but integrated; better on day 2.
Not one of my favorite wines, no surprise, but a solid well-made enjoyable Bordeaux blend
— 10 days ago

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Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Classic 🥰
Dark fruits, brown spices, cedar, damp soil, sweet pipe tobacco, hot chestnuts. Soft and warm, lovely underlying freshness, smoky minerality.
Really singing today, but will go for at least another decade.
— 2 days ago

Thijs, Freek and 11 others liked this

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot, 1% Syrah, 1% Malbec & 2% Cabernet Franc, aged for 17 months in 48% new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, oak and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry and currants with tobacco and herb spice. Fine smooth tannins, approachable, long finish ending with fruit, oak, spice and herb mineral character. Nice! — a month ago

Juan, Tom and 1 other liked this