Sauvignon

Domaine Michaud

Eclat de Silex Vieilles Vignes de Sauvignon Touraine Chenonceaux

Vintage 2018 | Beautiful expressive citrus fruit, fine balance. My brother in law visited the domaine last week, so I am curious for the other wines of this Touraine vintner. | paired with a salad with goatcheese — 4 days ago

Eric, Jan and 13 others liked this

Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This is an Interesting Cabernet from Spring Mountain.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, earth, vanilla, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs, green pepper, tobacco leaf, coffee and black pepper.

This Napa Cabernet is still young, and shows lots of earthy notes. Feels like a left bank Bordeaux. The Cabernet franc is very dominant right now.

A good sipping wine with good structure and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Nicely balanced and good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 21 months in French Oak barrels.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$60.
— 8 days ago

Doug, Shay and 12 others liked this

Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery (William Harrison)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

William Harrison Vineyards and Winery, StHelena, cabernet sauvignon 2018. Bill Harrison has done a fantastic job with these grapes. The bouquet is driving home a black licorice and smoke! This is probably due to the Tufa soil in Saint Helena. Very nice bouquet. The palate is immediately flooded with big dark red and black fruit such as blackberry, fig, and black plum. Following the fruit, there are hints of oak and graphite. Then comes the spicy dark chocolate finish. However, there is just a hint of sharp aftertaste on the finish. However, it dissipates relatively quick. And best of all, the finish is also very dry!! I highly recommend this cab.  — 7 days ago

Alex, Beth and 3 others liked this

Jean Pabiot

Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2020

The nose is really superb, between bright notes of fruit (citrus fruits, apricot stones), barrel notes. Lively mouth, beautiful minerality, gunstone, notes of onion, poultry. Balanced, well-built body. Superb finish also, bringing together the tasting bouquet. Nice pleasure!

Le nez est vraiment superbe, entre notes vives de fruits (agrumes, noyaux d’abricot), notes de fût. Bouche vive, belle minéralité, pierre à fusil, des notes d’oignon, volaille. Corp équilibré, bien construit. Finale superbe également, réunissant le bouquet de dégustation. Beau plaisir!
— 8 days ago

Bob, Eric and 16 others liked this
Michael Younkins

Michael Younkins

I really appreciate your beautiful descriptions of each wine. You put a lot of thought into your reviews.

Yan

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, light earth, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, dried meats and herbs.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, herbs, spices, earth, light vegetables, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Big, yet elegant. Fruit forward and spicy.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

This 5 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime.

A tiny production of only 600 bottle.

Good by itself and with food. Paired wonderfully with meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$160.
— 6 days ago

Paul, Eric and 11 others liked this

Dry Creek Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Dry Creek Vineyard, with more more than 50 years of history and tradition in Dry Creek Valley, is one of Northern California’s most consistent and excellent producers of Sauvignon Blanc. This is the unmasked version, and there is a slightly richer, very lightly packed version called FumêBlanc. Crisp pear, green apple, yellow apple, grapefruit, gooseberry, passion fruit… this wine is a summary of all the main characteristics of the grape. Refreshing acidity, beautiful balance and bargain priced - just terrific — 3 days ago

Paul, Tom and 2 others liked this

Penfolds

Bin 704 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black currants, cooked plums, cherries, cedar, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, is easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Much better after a couple of hours in the decanter, though.

Smooth and elegant with a nice mouthfeel. A very nice sipping wine.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 8 years.

Good by itself or with food, like BBQ Meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board.

Aged in French oak barrels (40% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.
— 10 days ago

Shay, Sharon and 25 others liked this

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This wine we ooened is the 2012 Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Sonoma County, Healdsburg, California. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% parts Merlot and Malbec.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, fig, black currant, mint, licorice, chocolate, graphite, clove, cedar and earth.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, licorice, spice, herbs, black pepper, leather, gravel and earth.

This wine is full bodied with a smooth rich mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that leaves you with a medium to long dark fruit earthy finish. Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 6 days ago

Shay, ESF and 12 others liked this

Titus

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Deep purple, almost Inky in color, with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, black plums, blueberries, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, vegetables and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs spices, dark chocolates, coffee, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 3 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is starting to drink nicely, although still young.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Big, rich, fruit forward and spicy.

Needed a couple of hours in the decanter to open up. Will be better in 3 years, and will age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair very nicely with a nice piece of steak.

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.5% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot and 4.5% Malbec.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$55.
— 12 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 21 others liked this

Grand Napa Vineyards

Stone Crib Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Grand Napa Vineyards Stone Crib Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California

It's time for my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, cedar, spices, espresso, vanilla, dark chocolates, light earth, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, dark chocolates, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, coffee, peppercorn, earth, black tea, light wet leaves and herbs.

Nice finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford is still young, and would be even better in a few years. Already showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Rich, yet elegant. Nicely balanced and smooth.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime. Fruit forward and extracted.

This 4 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Will be nice to revisit it in 3 years and see how it evolved.

Good by itself or with food. Paired beautifully with a filet minion and asparagus.

Grapes were aged for 24 months in (80% new) French Oak barrels. Limited Production.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$165.
— 13 days ago

Ted, Chad and 15 others liked this