Lovely blend from Charlie Hopper. Has a nice spiciness to it just like I’m sure his dear grandma was (who the wine was named after). A very nice tribute wine. Good the second day too. Fine on its own, better with food. — a month ago
Pop and pour. On the nose: clove, cinnamon, muddled strawberry, blackberries and sugar. On the palate: at first, ok acidity, and not so well-delineated flavors; burnt sugar, then acidity picks up, and the palate is clearer: blackberry and blueberry, clove, and then a wall of finely grained tannin..the finish is a little too staccato, but good energy after the wall of tannin fades a bit, and good length. Still, very tasty! — 4 months ago
Inky in color with a short reddish rim.
Nice nose of black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, pencil lead, coffee, earth, herbs and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, tobacco, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, leather, earth, dark coffee, pencil lead, bitter herbs, green vegetables, beef jerky and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
Fruit forward with a Bordeaux feel. Spicy and interesting. I really enjoyed the nose here.
Good right out of the bottle, and gets earthier as it opens up. Much better after 2 hours of airtime. Would be interesting to try it in 3 to 5 years.
A good food wine that will pair nicely with lamb dishes. Paired well with the Brie cheese.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (93% new).
15% alcohol by volume.
$55. — 3 months ago
A little over 5 years since my last btl. Pop and pour, and this is in an excellent place. On the nose: black cherry, blueberry, cedar, sweet vanilla, blackberry liqueur. On the palate: very good acidity, sweet blackberry, vanilla, lighter bodied than expected, but density without weight. Tannin on the finish attenuated, which shows some blackberry and black pepper. Yum. — 6 months ago
Wonderful smooth red, looking forward to visiting their winery! Highly recommend. — 3 months ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a beautiful one from Washington State.
A pretty color of dark ruby with a short reddish rim.
On the nose blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, cedar, chocolates, mocha, bell pepper, vegetables, black pepper and spices.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and pretty legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, earth, oak, spices, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, light vegetables and pencil lead.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain in Washington State.
Already showing nice complexity, although it is still young and needs 3 years to mature properly. Will be good in the next 10 years.
Needs time to open up properly. I gave it 90 minutes, which is when the tannins showed up and brought in nice structure, and a nice mouthfeel.
Rich and delicious. Spicy and good by itself or with food.
This Single Vineyard is fruit forward and extremely dry, which is a unique combination. As it opens up it becomes earthier.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Really nice with the fatty Italian salami, and will pair very nicely with a big piece of steak.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in 50% new French Oak barrels.
15.1% alcohol by volume.
$70. — 4 months ago