Cabernet Franc Blend


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Paul J

My last two bottles of Continuum have both been below average.

1hr+ decant. Dark red color. Nice nose of mature cherries, earth, and subtle baking spices. Wine was tannic, spicy, and unrefined. Medium plus depth but weak finish. Disappointing for the price.
— 2 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Ron, Tom and 5 others liked this
Ron R

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Oh man, I loathe that type of experience which such high-end wines. I haven’t had much of this, but it’s typically standout. I have a few 07’s lurking. I hope I haven’t left em too long. Overly tannic is unusual for this wine. Direct from the winery?
Paul J

Paul J

The ‘12 I had a few months ago was even worse. Got from a good friend who’s been buying direct for a long time.

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

Classic lunch bags. Inky sour cherry and stony grippy fruit. Really straight down the line bordeaux. Classic. — 3 days ago

Paul Woolls
with Paul
Juan, Iwan and 14 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

A 3 hour decant has 05 Montrose showing beautifully, wafting layers of cassis, cedar and mocha with a silky and vibrant palate and fine grained tannins. Still so young but in a real nice spot. — 16 days ago

Bob, Ericsson and 17 others liked this

Colgin Cellars

IX Estate Napa Valley Red Blend 2005

Open the Bottle night(last Sat of Feb.) and thought I would sacrifice this bottle tonight.

+1 hour decant(chunky/fine sediment). A fabulous dark purplish garnet color with little bricking. On the nose: Intoxicating savory perfumed notes of dark red fruit, forest floor, cigar ash, stewed meat, smoke, soil. Taste: dark cherry/plum, espresso, leather, dark chocolate and a smokey/spiced/earthy long dry finish. YUM! Some slightly kickin still there tannins, but in a good spot for me with time to go at 19 years.
— 9 days ago

Paul, Billy and 14 others liked this

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

2001 Lafon-Rochet
Saint Estephe

Inky black with cassis, black currant and blackberry. Black pepper and lavender with a whiff of smoke and graphite. Plum and vine charcoal give a softness to the tannin which is amazingly strong. Graphite shimmers through dark cocoa, cedar and pepper. Lovely and lively.

#lafonrochet #lafon #stestephe #leftbank #bordeaux #bordeauxrouge #2001
— 16 days ago

Severn, Daniel and 1 other liked this

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

So appealing for such a young Dominus. Bursting aromatics of ripe currants, blueberries, baking spice, flowers, green leafs, pepper, iron. I know Dominus ages gracefully but this is a treat to drink already today. — 12 days ago

Joe, Bob and 12 others liked this

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Isosceles Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Nice blend of Cab., Cab. Franc and Merlot. Deep dark red wine with an inviting nose, mild tannins and velvet finish. Paired with a Cornish game hen , rice and salad. — 15 days ago

Realm Cellars

The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2021

I've had many different vintages of this gorgeous wine, and it always delivers.

Still very young, but already delicious.

Rich, yet elegant and fruit forward.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

94 points
— 2 days ago

Robin, Ron and 21 others liked this
Ron R

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Yes. And not a complete nosebleed at the checkout, either…

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

Worth a check in at 10 years. Always an outstanding nose. Needed hours of air and still pretty shy, fruit in particular is closed. Paired with NY strip tonight. Have half a case left of this vintage and will check in again in a couple years. — 9 days ago

David, romo and 3 others liked this

Beaulieu Vineyard

Reserve Tapestry Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1998

1998 | Red Blend

Quite vegetal and austere after a few hours of decant, couldn't drink it. Shuffled aside, after almost two weeks it finally shed its mortal coil and reminded us of the beauty of Tapestry. Our finale of the BV 1998's in the cellar.
— a month ago

Steve, Dawn and 23 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Need to do the same clear out.
David T

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96 was a very good vintage for this bottling. Took 15 plus years but excellent once it got there. 97 better, but still needs time to get to the beauty of the 96 was 5 years back or so and is now.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

My bad. I was off by 10 years, 2006 is what I have