This nine year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is drinking very nicely now.
Nicely balanced, soft and tangy, with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity. Shows a great nose once it opens up.
Full-bodied with medium acidity and great legs. Dry on the palate and spicy.
Showing black fruits, earth, wood, vanilla, licorice, leather, light vegetables, herbs, tobacco leaf and black tea.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
I've had this vintage a few months ago, and this time I gave it 4 hours to open up. That's when the tannins and structure came in. I should have been more patient last time. Much better now. Tasty and delicious.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$95. — a month ago
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
On the nose blueberries, black plums, black currants, licorice, oak, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, tobacco, light vinaigrette, vanilla, black pepper and dark coffee.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, red currants, spices, vanilla, light cedar, tobacco, earth, herbs, dark coffee and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a nice Bordeaux blend from Sonoma County. Spicy, tangy and elegant with a light mouthfeel.
An Interesting wine to drink with friends and talk about. Showing lots of black fruits on the nose, and red fruits on the palate. Feels more like a Merlot based blend to me. Gentle, soft and tasty.
Needs 30 minutes of airtime to open up. I let it open up for 2 hours.
A good food wine that I paired with pepperoni pizza.
A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 6% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$38. — 6 months ago
It is #FridayCabernetfix time. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a wide red/ brick rim. A very pretty color.
On the nose blueberries, black currants, spices, cedar, cooked cherries, black licorice, vanilla, tobacco, green pepper, pencil lead, earth, herbs, light vegetables, dark chocolates, dark coffee and peppercorn. Very nice complexity on the nose.
Medium plus in body and soft, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, earth, light vegetables, bitter herbs and graphite.
Long finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with a tangy and spicy finish.
Not your typical Napa Cabernet, which is nice to see. Showing lots of fruit and earth notes, that make it very interesting.
This 8 year-old from the great 2012 vintage is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.
Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and blossom. I had a little taste right out of the bottle, and let it be for 90 minutes. When I came back, what a big difference on the nose, especially, so be patient for that lovely nose.
This is a wine to savor. I loved smelling on it for a long time.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Great with the Brie cheese.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$125. — 4 months ago
Foyt Family Wines Sonoma County No. 61 Pinot Noir 2016, California
Ruby in color medium-plus intensity and the wide reddish rim.
Strong nose of bing cherries, earth, strawberries, spices, vegetables, barnyard, light alcohol, black pepper and licorice.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with bing cherries, red candy, light wood, earth, strawberries, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and black pepper.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and cherries.
This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. Well balanced with a nice tang and a spicy finish. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. A nice wine to sip on by the pool. Very tasty and a good quality wine.
I gave it a light chill and paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 5 months ago