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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

On the nose blueberries, black currants, black plums, cedar, earth, vegetables, vanilla, bell peppers, tobacco, light wet leaves, dark chocolates, dark coffee, graphite and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, earth, chocolates, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, tobacco leaf, dark coffee and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Already drinking very nicely, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Showing nice complexity, especially on the nose, and a great mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with a tangy finish.

Showing lots of earth notes that I wasn't expecting. Made it more interesting. Will be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. I gave it 2 hours.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair very nicely with a big piece of steak. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 3% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 28 months in mostly French oak barrels (40% new). A very small production of only 125 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.
— 12 days ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Frenchtown Red Blend 2019

Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, oak, spices, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, light alcohol, blueberries, light earth, pencil lead, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.

Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a young red blend from Columbia Valley. Fruit forward with a nice mouthfeel.

A good everyday wine to sip on by the porch. Easy drinking, tangy and interesting.

Good now, and will be better in a couple of years. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 45% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah and Grenache. Aged for 9 months in neutral oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$22.
— a month ago

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Heir Apparent

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Heir Apparent Cellars Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California

Dark purple/ inky in color with a short purple rim.

Pretty nose of blackberries, black cherries, licorice, light vanilla, cedar, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, spices, light herbs and pencil lead.

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

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, vanilla, tobacco, cedar, leather, dark chocolates, coffee, light earth, vegetables, liquorice and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing a smooth mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Still very young, but already enjoyable, even by itself. Needs 5 to 7 years to mature properly.

A good quality wine that has the potential to become a 95+ point wine.

Needs 4 hours to open up properly, so give it time.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$165.
— 2 months ago

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Stewart Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coke, coffee, light vinaigrette, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, light plums, cedar, chocolates, vanilla, leather, earth, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, graphite, coke and pencil lead.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Napa Cabernet from a great vintage. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the big tannins. After 4 hours it is very tannic.

Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years of bottle time.

Alcohol is well integrated by now. Very tasty and rich.

Thank you Scott for sharing.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$75.
— 19 days ago

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Cesconi

Pletter Lagrein 2016

Deep purple in color with a short purple/ reddish rim. Not showing its age.

On the nose black currants, black plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, barnyard, bitter herbs, spices, dark coffee, earth and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, blueberries, raspberries, light wood, earth, river rocks, coffee, tobacco leaf, bitter vegetables, spices, light herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Italian red from Italy. Rich and extracted with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. Tannins show up after an hour.

This 5 year old is still young, and needs another 5 years in the bottle to mature properly.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and olives. Paired nicely with French Camembert.

100% Lagrein grapes were aged for 12 months in neutral oak barrels. Certified Organic.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$35.
— a month ago

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Arrington Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Say hello to my first Tennessee wine!

This Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking very nicely now. Showing black fruits with oak, vanilla milk chocolate coffee, tobacco spices peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Short finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

Good right out of the bottle and better with some air time.

Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine by the porch.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
— a month ago

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Château Bellefont-Belcier

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a delicious one from France.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black plums, black currants, cedar, tobacco, vanilla, leather, spices, dark coffee, milk chocolates and peppercorn. Pretty, once it opens up.

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

Dry on the palate and fruity, with blackberries, earth, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, light alcohol, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, leather, pencil lead, herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious 5 year old Right Bank Bordeaux. Drinking very nicely now, although still young.

This 2016 vintage is showing very nicely now. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Still a little hot at the back of the throat, at this point, but I love the cedar and sweet cherry notes.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly, so give it time. Good by itself once it opens up.

Will age nicely in the next 15 years, and has good potential to become even better.

Tasty, tangy and spicy. A delicious wine from a great vintage.

A good food wine too, that will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with cheeses and green olives.

A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are grown on limestone soil.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$55.
— 2 months ago

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Kukeri

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa.

Inky in color with a very short reddish rim.

Gorgeous nose of wildflowers, black plums, cedar, cooked cherries, chocolates, dark coffee, earth, licorice, blackberries, vanilla, light graphite and black pepper.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, light coke, earth, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak in Napa Valley. Nicely balanced with nice complexity. Already drinking very nicely with a great mouthfeel.

Needs time to open up and after two and a half hours in a decanter, it just blossomed and surprised me. Changed completely, so be patient with it.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too.

A Good quality wine, and still young with lots of potential to become a 95+ point wine. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years. Will age nicely in the next 15 years.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A very small production of only seven barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$75.
— a month ago

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So about 168 cases made? Have had very few Atlas Peak cabs that rocked my world but I may be unlucky.
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Siglo

Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Nice fruity nose with cedar, black currants, black cherries, light earth, vegetables, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, spices, espresso, chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium finish with grippy tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Tempranillo from Rioja. Still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself.

Good right out of the bottle, but after an hour of airtime, tannins come in with nice structure. I really enjoyed the nose here.

Showing a great mouthfeel, but might be much for some (grippy tannins). Needs 5 years in the bottle to chill out.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

100% Tempranillo grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$13.
— a month ago

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Montaribaldi

Dü Gir Barbera d'Alba 2018

Dark ruby in color with a red/purple rim.

Strong fruity nose of blueberries, sweet raspberries, cherries, licorice, light oak, vanilla, earth, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, black cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, light oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, herbs, chocolates, peppercorn and light vegetables.

Short finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Barbera from Italy. Much bigger than I expected it to be. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young and would be better in a few years. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years. A good quality wine.

Good right out of the bottle, and gets earthier as it opens up. After 90 minutes of airtime, tannins show up, and bring in more structure. After 3 hours, the tannins become grippy.

A good food wine that I paired with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Barbera grapes were aged in New oak barrels for 20 months.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.
— 2 months ago

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