#fridaycabernetfix

Frank Fredericks Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon.

Dark ruby/Inky in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, Mediterranean spices, light cedar, chocolates, vanilla, earth, leather, tobacco leaf, wild flowers, black pepper and coffee.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, light cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vanilla, spices, earth, peppercorn and leather.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

Rich, but not too much in your face. Nicely balanced with lots of elegance. Fruit forward with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

This is a great example of a young wine with a wonderful nose, without too many secondary notes. Very impressive.

Needed an hour to open up, but much better after 2 hours in the decanter.

I had the 2014 vintage not too long ago, and I liked this even better.

This 6 year old is already delicious, and will continue to age nicely in the next 15 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with a big piece of steak as well. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. Aged for 28 months in French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$275 (current vintage).
— 7 days ago

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The Wine Spies

Enigma Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Wine Spies Enigma Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley California


It's time for my
#FridayCabernetfix.
Here is a very tasty Cabernet.

Inky in color with a very short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, light earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, herbs and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

The young Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell mountain is delicious already. Showing a great mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and a little better after 90 minutes in a decanter. Already yummy and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Rich and fruit forward. Powerful with lots of chocolate and cedar notes.

This Delicious wine has good potential to become a 95+ point wine. Showing nice structure, soft and elegant.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with BBQ meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in (100% new) French oak barrels for 24 months. A tiny production of only 4 barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$80.
— a month ago

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Flora Springs

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one.

Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, sweet cherries, chocolates, cedar, light caramel, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco light cola and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, plums, licorice, vanilla, cola, cedar, black coffee, chocolates, tobacco, earth, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and red cherries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is already drinking very nicely. Showing nice complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel.

Very true to the Terroir, without too much alcohol, which I liked.

Well balance and interesting. Fruit forward, rich and extracted.

Will age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Showing nice potential to become a 94+ point wine.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour in a decanter.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with Camembert cheese and prosciutto.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Oakville and Rutherford, were aged in French (mostly) and American oak barrels for 18 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 2 months ago

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John Anthony Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Time for a nice Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Rich and extracted.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate, with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, vanilla, black licorice, cedar, leather, earth, turmeric, dark coffee, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This 2014 vintage was great, and it is showing. Drinking very nicely now, and a great sipping wine. Loved the nose once it opened up.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but after 4 hours it is really singing with a gorgeous nose. I would suggest being patient.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and dried fruits.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 24 months in French Oak barrels. A small production of only 321 cases.

15.4% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$70.
— 14 days ago

Severn, Alex and 11 others liked this

Rubia Wine Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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

Dark inky in color with a very short purplish rim.

Pretty nose with blueberries, wildflowers, raspberries, sweet cherries, black currants, light cedar, dark chocolates, licorice, coffee, light alcohol, tobacco, peppercorn, spices, light earth and pencil lead.

Full-bodied and soft, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with sweet cherries, black currants, plums, raspberries, oak, herbs, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, light cola, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Still young, but already drinking very nicely, with great potential in the next decade.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Needs time to open up properly. I decanted it for 2 hours. Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too.

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon feels like a Bordeaux blend. Tangy and rich. Fruit forward and elegant. A Delicious wine.

Grapes are grown in Howell Mountain and Calistoga. Aged for 20 months in (80% new) French Oak barrels. A small production of only 7 barrels produced.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$130.
— a month ago

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Flora Springs

Trilogy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, blueberries, ripe cherries, light cedar, light earth, vanilla, black pepper, chocolates, coffee and pencil lead.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long skinny legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, vegetables, black pepper, spices, chocolates, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, leather and earth.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Napa Valley. Still young and will benefit from some bottle aging. Has good potential to become a really nice wine.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime. Really nice nose once it opens up.

Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years, however, already drinking nicely and showing nice complexity.

The Malbec seems very dominant at the moment. Spicy and tangy. Fruit forward and tasty.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and olives.

A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 8% Malbec. Aged in mostly French oak barrels for 18 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$85.
— 2 months ago

Ted, Doctor and 24 others liked this

Staglin Family Vineyard

Booth Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

It's time for a great Cabernet on this #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, dried fruits, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, tobacco, cola, black pepper, spices and chocolates.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, leather, cedar, licorice, cola, mocha, herbs, earth, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Already drinking beautifully, but still young and needs 5 to 10 years of bottle time to mature properly.

Good right out of the bottle, and a little better after 2 hours of airtime, when more complexity comes in.

A great sipping wine. No need for food here 😊

This 8 year old from the great 2013 vintage is tasty delicious.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$220.
— 2 months ago

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TOR Kenward Family Wines

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

This is a gorgeous Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley, from the great 2012 vintage. Rich, extracted, generous and fruit forward.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and a long finish.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, chocolates, licorice, sweet tobacco, cola, coffee, mocha and peppercorn.

Drinking very nicely right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Shows a really nice nose, that I kept on smelling for a while. Tasty and delicious. Showing great complexity and a great mouthfeel.

This 9 year old Magnum is delicious now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

Robert Parker 96 points.

Thank you Barry for sharing.

Grapes are from the To kalon and Beckstoffer Vineyards. A blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Cabernet Franc. A tiny production of only 3 barrels.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$450 (Magnum).
— 21 days ago

Ron, Doctor and 25 others liked this

Ghost Cellars

Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Ghost Cellars Reserve 2017, Paso Robles, California


It's time for my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Paso Robles.

Pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, vanilla, earth, light herbs, coffee, tobacco, spices and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, peppercorn, dark chocolates, light diet cola and earth.

Medium length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Paso Robles. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Still young and would benefit from a a few more years in the bottle, but already drinking nicely, even by itself.

Nice to see a low ABV here, and showing true typicity to the region, both on the nose and palate.

Good by itself or with food. Tangy and interesting. I always enjoy these new world Bordeaux blends.

Needed some time to open up. I gave it 90 minutes, and that's when the tannins and more structure came in.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot. Aged in French Oak barrels.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

91 points.
— a month ago

Sharon, Brian and 8 others liked this

Alpha Omega

Michel Rolland Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, chocolates, black currants, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, cedar, spices, light alcohol, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

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

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco, chocolates, dark coffee, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.

A delicious Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux blend from the great 2014 vintage. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Fruit forward, elegant and rich. Opulent and tasty. Shows great complexity already, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

I've had many wines from Michel Rolland, from all over the world, and I always enjoyed them. Never disappoints and always a pleasure.

Thank you Scott for sharing this beautiful wine with me.

Wine Enthusiasts 95 points. Robert Parker 96 points.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime, and good by itself as a sipping wine. No need for food at all, but will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (80% New). Only 370 cases produced. Some of the fruit come from To Kalon and Stagecoach Vineyards.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$175.
— 2 months ago

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Those Rolland finishes hit the spot. Distinctively and deliciously different.
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