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Bavarian Lion Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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

Pretty color of dark ruby with a brick rim.

Beautiful nose of black currants, cooked cherries, black plums, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, cola, Indian spices, earth, chocolates, black pepper, pencil lead, turmeric, cumin and tobacco.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, dried figs, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco, light herbs, cola, turmeric, graphite, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins, spices and cherries.

This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County. Showing great complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with a long, smooth finish.

Good right out of the bottle, but so much better after 3 hours of airtime, when the complexity shows up. Worth the wait.

Loved the nose, and kept smelling on it for a while. Tastes very much like a Napa Cabernet.

This Single Vineyard from the great 2014 vintage is rich, yet elegant. Fruit forward, deep and smooth. Tasty and delicious. Alcohol is nicely integrated by now.

Thank you David for sharing this with me.

A great sipping wine that doesn't need food at all. Will continue to age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

Aged for 30 months in 90% new French oak barrels.

15.4% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$88.
— 3 days ago

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Familia Nueva

Liberté Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Color of different shades of purple, a bit cloudy. Nose of fresh cranberry, spices, strength of alcohol, soda powder, cherry jam, and some more burning sensation in the nasal cavity. Nose is beyond average. Taste follows the nose with addition of sweetness, really soft tannins, blackberry, a bit jasmine tea, and hint of vanilla. Aftertaste is medium, clean, mellow, and enjoyable. Except just a bit too sweet for me, this one is nice! Considering the price tag, she is awesome. — a day ago

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Hundred Acre Vineyard

Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

1 hour decant (little fine sediment). A triumphant garnet color with a little bricking. Not the most expressive nose for HA, but beautiful notes of red fruit, wet forest floor, plum, smoke, pine, and herbs. Taste: elegant, velvety smooth, rich medium plus body wine with dark plum, spice, espresso, touch of blueberry, cedar and a charcoal caramel medium plus long finish. In its drinking window and don't think a lot more time will be its friend....pop one NOW if you got em!!! — 3 days ago

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Jill Young

Jill Young

My favorite!
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Jill Young one more bottle with your name on it. Cheers!
Jill Young

Jill Young

You are amazing! 🥰

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

David T
9.4

For steak dessert, 2007 Caymus Classic. Chuck, why oh why, did you change the original styling of this wine? 🤦‍♂️

I ran out of my cellared Caymus Classic. Classic is pre 2012 vintage. In 2012, it was changed to a highly marketable consumer friendly wine syrup that drinks well early for some. I can’t palate it.

I recently went to the secondary market and found some beautifully stored 2007. Missed it.

The nose reveals, stewed & candied; blackberries, black raspberries, both plums, black cherries, poached strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, full scorched earth, grey clay, potpourri, dark under stated ambers, dark, moist forrest floor, dry sage, notes of Worcestershire sauce, eucalyptus with withering; dark, red, purple flowers.

The mouthfeel is glorious with balance & length. Ripe fruits of; stewed & candied; blackberries, black raspberries, both plums, black cherries, poached strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries hovering over all the rest, scorched earth, dark spice with subtle yet punctuating heat, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon & vanillin, dry crushed, limestone rocks, grey, mud clay, potpourri, dark under stated ambers, dark, moist forrest floor, oak char, expresso, black licorice, dry sage, notes of Worcestershire sauce hues, eucalyptus/mint with withering; dark, red, purple flowers. The acidity is a rushing, spring mountain river. The length, balance fruit & earth, elegance, polish would captivate most any discerning palate.

Chuck, I think you should make both Caymus Syrup & Caymus Classic again.

She is at the tail end of her precipice.
— 9 days ago

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Wine concentrate? Needs dilution.

Quest

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2018

A nice Austin Hope Cab/Cab Franc, though a little high in alcohol for me. Has lots of dark fruit with a lingering peppery finish. Really opens up after about an hour. — 6 days ago

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Trixie

Yum! Cheers!🍷

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2014

Medium-bodied. Blackberry. Currants. Red fruits. Cassis. Fine dry tannins. Needed a lot of time to open up and show off its greatness! Cheers 🍷 — 8 days ago

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Hall Wines

The North End Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Ming L
9.3

A Hall bottling I’ve not heard about before. Inaugural vintage is 2014. Predominately from Calistoga and Saint Helena (hence North End of the valley). 22 months 80% new French oak.

No detail notes, but this is beautifully balanced and elegant. Approachable but have the structure for 20-25 years cellaring.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers!
— a day ago

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Maybach Family Vineyards

Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The flagship, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium, represents 560 cases and achieved 14.8% alcohol after aging in 90% new Taransaud and Darnajou casks. Remarkably, the wine matches the perfect 2013, with extraordinary fragrance of blueberry, blackberry, forest floor, truffle, spring flowers and background barbecue smoke followed by a thick, unctuously textured, juicy, but incredibly well-balanced, intense wine. This is built like a skyscraper with enormous quantities of blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit, well-integrated acidity and sweet, gentle tannins. This is an extraordinary effort from Maybach that can be drunk now or cellared for up to 30 or more years. — 3 days ago

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Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Beautiful nose of wildflowers, blueberries, blackberries, light cedar, licorice, spices, black pepper, chocolates, dark coffee and earth.

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

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, blueberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Lake County in California. Drinking very nicely now, with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food. Will be nice to revisit this in a few years, and see how it evolves.

Good right out of the bottle, but so much better after 2 hours of airtime, when it becomes so aromatic. Loved smelling on it for a long while.

Grapes are grown on rocky red volcanic soil, at elevation of 2,200 feet. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit verdot. Aged in (80% new) French Oak barrels. 1800 cases produced.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$75.
— 10 days ago

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Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A rich, dense ruby color, hints at the dark fruit nose of blackberry and currant that carries through to the palate, interwoven with complex aromas of black licorice, anise and creme de cassis. On the palate, the wine opens up to reveal an earthiness, with brown spice, cigar box and ripe dark fruits that linger throughout the extracted and long finish. The texture is opulent and rich, yet has a velvety quality with supple density. — 2 days ago

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