Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Just fantastic tonight. Truly singing and such a wonderful example of classic Bordeaux from a producer we love and have had the good fortune to visit. Paired with a grilled leg of lamb on a beautiful early fall evening. Classic nose, seamless on the palate, great acid. Finish is slightly thin but still really a great wine. So fun. Opened 5 hours before drinking, no decant. — 12 days ago

Severn, Byron and 21 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

A great bottle just hard to drink amongst those Napa beast. — 4 days ago

Eddie, Josh and 2 others liked this

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Smooth rich and delicious. This benefitted from 8+ hours in the decanter. — 3 days ago

Eric, Yianni and 5 others liked this

Spottswoode

Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Drinking the 2014 in 2022. Deep dark plum color with excellent clarity. Earthy bouquet, with fruit notes blackberry and cassis. A jammy nose with a very smooth finish. High alcohol from beginning to end. Big rich flavor with very low tannins. Fruit forward with an earthy finish. Very nice wine! — 4 days ago

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2012 Montrose has a taut and focused bouquet with crisp blackberry, tobacco and light earthy scents on the nose. Fine vigour and class evident here. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry, fine acidity, lightly spiced with a nicely proportioned and focused finish. This is a solid, almost swarthy Montrose, though it is surpassed by more recent vintages. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 6 days ago

Rob liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Full bodied, dark and inky. Nice spicy and floral aromas. Very luxurious mouthfeel. Dark fruit, graphite, cardamom, roasted coffee beans. In compartment to other 2016 Napa Cabs I’ve tried of this dignity I would hold on to this a few more years if I could. — 25 days ago

Ron, Brent and 2 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

2002 vintage. Still that feminine style of Napa cab that just glides along after all these years. Two decades down and has at least 5-7 more years before dropping weight/texture. Harmonious and holding on to fruit in a light-medium body where you can tell it's cabernet vs initially thinking it's a zin, pinot, syrah, et al. Instructive in its' elegance and subtle staying power which is hardly a surprise given the wine's focus from day one. — 5 hours ago

Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2016

The 2016 Chateau Musar, the winery’s latest vintage on release, is much less forthcoming on the nose than the 2013 and ‘15 that I’ve tried recently, despite - or perhaps because of - the fact that the Hochars consider 2016 to be a successful and very ageworthy vintage.

The nose is quite dense and tightly wound, much like a left bank Bordeaux presents in its youth, not yet revealing its cards besides aromas of cedar, steeped plum, smoked beef and cinnamon. The palate, however, is open for business - powerful and saturated, striking that wonderful Musar balance between dark fruit and tangy acidity, expanding towards a puckering finish with good length.

The lasting impression here is of a very modern rendition of Musar, with great clarity and purity to the fruit, fine tannins, refreshing acidity on the palate and great drinkability now (though equal potential to age). My preference of late remains the 2013, but that’s now quite hard to buy - so I’d happily have a case of this instead.

94+
— 25 days ago

Severn, Ted and 9 others liked this

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

Deep tawny color with a red, scarlet center. Opaque. Earthy nose with notes of red and black fruits, leather saddle, cuban cigar and some dry brush. Silky and smooth in the mouth. In a great spot. — 10 days ago

Andrew, Eric and 19 others liked this

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This is humming right now. Value buy that has improved with age. Unexpected, pleasant surprise. — 13 days ago

Brent, Ron and 3 others liked this
Paul K

Paul K

Thanks @James K for the reminder! Now I know what I’ll be drinking tomorrow night!
James K

James K

I’ll be interested in what you think. Hope it’s a good bottle. Enjoy!