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This is a very enjoyable Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills in California.
Showing black fruits with wood, earth, vanilla, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body and smooth. Easy drinking with nice complexity. Spicy finish with soft tannins.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
I had this vintage a few months ago, and it is already drinking better.
Aged for 19 months in French and American oak barrels.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$28. — a day ago
This is a wonderful Viognier from California. Even as a 4 year old, it is fresh, opulent, rich and exciting.
Showing citrus, oak, grapefruits, red apples, minerals, melons, spices, vanilla and black pepper.
Full-bodied and big and bold, with medium acidity. Beautiful legs on this white wine.
Spicy and a pleasure to drink by itself.
15.2% alcohol by volume.
$34. — 3 days ago
Light golden in color.
Fruity nose of lemons, citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, vegetables and light spices.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, black pepper and earth.
Nice length on the finish with tangy citrus fruits and almonds.
This is a nice southern Rhône white blend from California. Crisp and refreshing and good by itself or with food.
It is actually, much better, with some air time. 30 minutes does the trick.
I paired it with a baked Brie cheese and crackers.
A blend of 68% Grenache Blanc and 32% Roussanne.
13.7% alcohol by volume.
$32. — 6 days ago
Can't go wrong with this Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon. This three year old is drinking very nicely now with black fruit, chocolate notes, wood, spices, peppercorn and light earth.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (45 minutes).
Easy drinking with a bit of a punch of alcohol.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — 8 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, light alcohol and pencil lead.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn and earth.
Medium on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley. Showing nice balance and mouthfeel, with nice complexity.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes), and shows the complexity and structure.
Wine Enthusiasts 88 points.
I paired it with a cheese plate and pizza.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$26. — 2 days ago
It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a very tasty one.
Dark ruby in color with a wide brick/ red rim.
On the nose plums, black cherries, light wood, licorice, eucalyptus, earth, light smoke, light vegetables wet leaves, black pepper, black tea, cola and light vinaigrette. The nose shows much like a Right Bank Bordeaux.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, raspberries, vanilla, licorice, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, graphite, dark coffee, vinaigrette, earth and tea leaves.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a great Merlot based Bordeaux blend from Israel. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
Well balanced with nice acidity, a tangy finish and a nice and elegant mouthfeel.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show more complexity.
This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now. Good by itself and better with food. Delicious.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
A blend of 42% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 12% Petit verdot. Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels. Kosher. Mevushal.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 4 days ago
F2 Wines TBO Cabernet Sauvignon Great Oaks Vineyard Los Olivos District 2016, California
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It's time to get my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice Cabernet from California.
Dark ruby in color with a brick/ reddish rim.
Interesting nose with overwhelming spices like thyme, eucalyptus, tarragon, cinnamon, light wood, licorice, earth, light vegetables, blue and black fruits, black pepper, light alcohol, pencil lead and mint. So interesting.
Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light oak, spices, earth, dark coffee, wet leaves, vegetables, vinaigrette, tobacco, dried herbs and peppercorn.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.
This is a very unique wine from Los Olivos District in California. Showing unique flavors that I have not encountered in a California Cabernet, yet very interesting.
This Single Vineyard Cabernet is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel, and really unique. I don't remember the last time I was stomped with a California Cabernet Sauvignon.
Good by itself or with food, and needs time to open up properly. I gave it 3 hours.
I paired it with cheeses, nuts and olives. Very tasty.
A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with some (less than 10%) Cabernet Franc. Aged for 30 months in 25% New French oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$55. — 3 days ago
Ruby in color with a wide brick rim. The color is so pretty now.
Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, leather, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate and fruit forward, with a nice tangy finish and soft tannins.
This 5 year old Zinfandel is drinking very nicely now. Needs a few minutes to open up and remove the barnyard notes.
Tasty and easy to drink, so watch out.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$15. — 5 days ago
Light golden in color.
Strong nose of lemons, citrus, yellow apples, light oak, spices, black pepper and light vanilla.
Full bodied and buttery with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, red apples, melons, pears, herbs, vegetables, earth, wood, spices, vanilla and white pepper.
Nice finish with spices and almonds.
This is a very nice, slightly aged, Oaky Chardonnay from Washington State. Showing a nice mouthfeel with mild complexity. Rich, yet refreshing. Feels like a Napa Chardonnay.
Wine Enthusiasts 88 points. Wine Advocate 90 points.
This 5 year old is good by itself or with food, and better nicely chilled. Would be interesting to see how it evolves in the next 3 years.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in French oak barrels (34% new) for 10 months.
14.5 % alcohol by volume.
$40. — 7 days ago