Staring down the barrel of home workouts once again, sigh...
I think vintage received rave reviews from WS, and for good reason. The nose presents blossom, lychee and jasmine. Palate is vibrant and energetic. Beautiful, exotic delineation, with pineapple and limestone.perfect sweetness with racy acidity. Excellence from NZ. — 4 days ago
Surely one of the finest Cabernet made in California in terms of the aromatic complexity, but one can find better wines for less from Bordeaux. There is not enough mineral tension force one gets from the top domaines in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone. Everything from Mount Eden is imbued with innate sense of integrity and equilibrium. — 7 days ago
2 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). A wonderful dark purple garnet color. On the nose: Interesting.......blueberry, perfumed soap, slight barnyard funk hiding underneath, smoke, pinetree. Taste: A soft, ripe, medium body wine with cedar, cassis, spice, some blackberry, and a chocolate oak medium plus finish with tamed tannins. Easy to drink wine on this Saturday night. Cheers!! — 5 days ago
Here is my #FridayCabernetfix for this week.
Pretty color of dark ruby, with a cloudy reddish rim.
Fruity nose with blueberries, currants, cherries, light wood, honeysuckle, spices, pencil lead, earth, herbs, black pepper and dark coffee.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with red currants, black plums, oak, tobacco, earth, spices, licorice, light vegetables, dark coffee, cloves, herbs and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a nice Cabernet based Bordeaux blend from California. Showing a nice mouthfeel at this point, with mild complexity.
I had it last year, and this time I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter to open up.
Showing interesting notes of honeysuckle, which surprised me. This five year old is soft and engaging. Tangy and interesting.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with salami, Brie cheese and crackers.
Aged for 29 months in French Oak barrels. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
$40. — a month ago
Hints of Sancerre and New Zealand. Slate minerality, citrus fruit, passion fruit, flint and nice acid. — 8 days ago