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Flora Springs

Trilogy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2021

Inky in color with a short purplish rim.

Strong nose with black fruits, cedar, licorice, chocolates, light vegetables, wild flowers and peppercorn.

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

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, currants, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, herbs, licorice, dark chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Napa Valley is already delicious.

Rich and engaging. Powerful and dark. Still a little unforgiving. Spicy and fruit forward.

Much earthier on the nose than on the palate. Only after 2.5 hours it balances out, so be patient.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years, and has good potential to become a 94+ point wine. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

I Had a few vintages of this wine and it is very consistent.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. Will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec. Grapes were handpicked and aged for 18 months in mostly French oak barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$95.
— 3 months ago

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Kukeri

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, violets, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberry pie, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, herbs, vanilla, spices, chocolates and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This 6 year old Napa Cabernet is still young, but already very enjoyable, even by itself. Rich and extracted. Fruit forward, but calm.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Very flowery once it opens up. I liked the nose better than the palate. A very enjoyable wine.

This Single Vineyard will continue to age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels (40% new) for 26 months. A tiny production of only 5 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$95.
— a year ago

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Amphorae

Makura Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

#AgedWineTuesday

Here's another beautiful wine from the Michel Rolland consulting collection.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

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

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Showing blackberries, black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, alcohol, peppercorn, tobacco leaf, herbs and licorice.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Nicely aged with a beautiful nose, that I kept smelling on. Looks and feels much younger.

The alcohol is still noticeable, which surprised me a little.

I had this vintage before, and it seems like this 14 year old has reached its peak a year or two ago.

Feels like a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley with a splash of Bordeaux.

Delicious right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours in the decanter.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 36 months.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$55.
— 2 years ago

Jay, Severn and 12 others liked this

Clos du Val Wine Co.

Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Clos du Val Wine Company Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California

Time for my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, cherries, raisins, dried figs, cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, tobacco, black pepper and dark chocolates.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, sweet cherries, tobacco, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious and a classic Napa Cabernet. Exactly what you expect from one. Rich, yet not over the top and very chocolatey.

Still very young, but already very tasty. A beautiful Bordeaux blend with lots of potential. Very engaging and approachable at this young age.

Good right out of the bottle, but needs time to open up and show the tannins (90 minutes).

Showing great potential to become a 95+ point wine, and will age nicely in the next 10 years. Already showing nice complexity with a soft and smooth mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too. Will pair nicely with a big piece of steak. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Aged for 19 months in mostly French oak barrels (58% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$52.
— 3 years ago

Dick, Ted and 18 others liked this

Kukeri

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Kukeri Wines Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Napa Valley, California

It is time for my
#FridayCabernetfix.

Dark inky in color with a short purplish rim.

Light nose with blue and black fruits, oak, herbs, dark chocolates and coffee.

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

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, black cherries, cedar, licorice, light cola, coffee, peppercorn, dark chocolates, earth and tobacco leaf.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is starting to drink nicely, but needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Fruit forward and elegant. Chewy and opulent.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Has good potential to become 94+ point wine. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

Rich and complex, but easy drinking, and a good quality wine. Spicy and tangy.

I've had a few vintages of this wine, and it is very consistent.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.

A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. Aged in (40% new) American and French oak barrels for 15 months. A tiny production of only 3 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$80.
— 7 months ago

Veronika, Vanessa and 18 others liked this
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Ice picture! Maybe you should drink a little less. 😄
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Perus Wine

Janeen Proprietary Red Blend 2018

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon.

Deep Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, blueberries, figs, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco leaf, licorice, vanilla, light cola, fresh herbs, coffee, Mediterranean spices and black pepper.

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

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, stewed cherries, figs, cedar, cola, earth, light vegetables, vanilla, coffee, licorice, chocolates, light alcohol, tobacco leaf, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon from the house of Russell Bevan. Rich and extracted. A big wine that shows restraint and elegance.

Still very young, and needs time to open up properly (2 hours), but very tasty right out of the bottle too. As it opens up, it calms down a bit, and earth notes come in to play.

Elegant and opulent. fruit forward and tasty, with good potential to become a 95+ point wine.

This 4 year old is already delicious, and will continue to age nicely in the next 15 years.

I had the 2016 this year, and it shows good consistency. Will be nice to revisit it again in 5 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% merlot. A small production of only 300 cases.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$180.
— 2 years ago

Diane, Ron and 11 others liked this

Château La Tour Seran

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Here's a nice Merlot for #MerlotThursday.

Deep ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Nose of black plums, cooked cherries, oak, spices, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, light vegetables, pencil lead, earth, herbs and espresso.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and black tea.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Merlot blend from Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Needs an hour to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too. Tannins show up after an hour of airtime.

This 7 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

I had this vintage a couple of years ago and it is drinking much better now.

Spicy and entertaining, and good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses, crackers and a beautiful view of the lake.

A blend of 65% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Kosher and Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.
— 2 years ago

Anthony, Alex and 15 others liked this

Hayfork

Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a short red rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, metals, chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cola, cedar, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, leather and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Spicy and rich. Opulent and tasty.

Easy drinking right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet from the great 2016 vintage, is still young, and would be better in the next 5 to 10 years.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels (75% new) for 20 months.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$70.
— a year ago

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@"Odedi" nice review 👌
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Perus Wine

Bryn Proprietary Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019

It is time for a delicious Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Let's bring Merlot back!

Deep purple/ Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Big strong nose with blueberries, blackberries, black cherries, licorice, cedar, light vanilla, spices, raisins, chocolates, dried figs, light alcohol and peppercorn.

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

Dry and very fruity on the palate with cooked cherries, cedar, espresso, vanilla, spices, cola, herbs, beef jerky, tar, peppercorn pencil lead, dark chocolates and tobacco leaf.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a gorgeous Merlot based blend from Napa Valley.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.

Tasty and concentrated. Rich and powerful, and not for the faint of hearts.

This young Bordeaux blend is already fabulous, will be so much better in 10 years, and will age nicely in the next 15 years. Would be nice to revisit it again in 5 years.

A blend of 67% Merlot and 33% Cabernet sauvignon. A small production of only 300 cases.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$125.
— a year ago

Romain, Stuart and 15 others liked this

Barra of Mendocino

Petite Sirah 2019

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Strong fruity nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, dried fruits, light oak, spices, chocolates, coffee, licorice and black pepper.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, milk chocolates, coffee, cola and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a nice and easy drinking Petite Sirah from Mendocino County.

Nicely balanced, rich and fruit forward. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.

Still young, and would be better in a few years. Will be nice to revisit it in a couple of years, and see how it evolved.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with BBQ Meats.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in French oak barrels. Organic.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$26.
— 2 years ago

Brent, Casey and 14 others liked this